It Won’t Happen to Me

Araceli G


It won’t happen to me. Statistics may show that 9 people die daily, More than 1,000 are injured. I won’t be one of them, though. What are the chances? Distracted driving is not that dangerous, really. I am a very good driver, a very good multitasker. A text only takes a moment and sending a snapchat just a few seconds. Traveling at 55 mph, my car will only travel the length of a football field. That’s not that long, and what would I hit anyway? It’s such a small risk. I couldn’t wait to respond LOL, but I do this all the time. I’m not putting anyone else in danger In 2015, over 3,000 people died because of distracted drivers. That same year, 391,000 people were injured. But I wasn’t one of them. What are the chances? I’ve never met someone who was killed by an email or injured by changing the radio station. Distracted driving isn’t deadly. Or so I thought. It would never happen to me, I thought. Until it did.


This poem describes the thought process of most young people. Despite the statistics, most teenagers continue to take risks while driving. No one thinks they will ever be in a wreck until distracted driving hurts them or someone they love.