I’m an adult now Mom doesn’t need to tell me what to do I can take care of myself, nothing can stop me I am young and free I will push the boundaries since I am a mature fifteen. So many warnings and cautionary tales Don’t drink, don’t text And always look at the road So many exaggerated stories They aren’t real I’m smart enough to avoid the crash. We just wanted a night out A bit of fun Things got rowdy, but when does it not Friends know how to have a good time I have no reason to question them Let my pal take the wheel from the passenger side Just because he wanted to. And boom. I saw the bright lights and afterwards it blurs Laying now in the inbetween Unaware of what I have done There was no relateable example Everything seemed superficial and inapplicable I ignored the warnings Sometimes we need a real story Maybe mine will rewrite yours.
For many teens, they are under the impression that a serious car accident will not happen to them. In order to bring awareness to the issue of reckless and distracted driving, teens need to be told the honest truth about the possible consequences of driving dangerously. Whether this be through images, videos, or guest speakers, we need to make the situation real for them. Once they understand that they are at risk of hurting themselves and others, they will be more likely to at least stop and think for a moment before they decide to drive recklessly or distracted.