Tik Tok “Hurry up, we’re going to be late,” you yell to your sister. There are only so many hours in a day and she was wasting so many of them. “I’m here, I’m here,” your sister says, and you open the front door and jog out to the car with her in tow. Tik Tok School started In ten minutes and you are exactly ten minutes away. Siblings have a way of guaranteeing lateness. The only difference is this time your lateness was gonna gift you with a nice detention. “Buckle up” you say, and she does so quickly, it makes you smile. “Now yours,” she says. You look at her for a while. “No time,” and with that you take off. Tik Tok You are halfway to school and making good time, forget detention, you may even be a bit early. “Slow down,” your sister says. “I’m going the speed limit, I know better,” I say, and you glance over at her. “Why are you so antsy?” “I just have a bad feeling,” she says. “Well don’t worry about it, I’m the best driver we kno…” Tik Tok Screeching tires…impact…air. Silence One sister buckled, and one out of time. 50% of the people who lose their lives in collisions each year would still be alive if they had worn a seatbelt. There are only so many hours in a day, are you ready to cash in yours early? Buckle up. You and every person who loves you are worth it. It only takes a second, and it can mean life or death in a collision. No clock should stop because of a seatbelt.
I think that something we all as humans can agree on is time is precious and, as it follows, precious things should be protected. That’s what I want you to take from what you’ve just read. Yes, what I’ve written is text, but its message is as real as anything else. No ones time here should run out because of something as simple as a seat belt.