When My Life Changed

This is a story about a teenage girl who was driving home from school with her best friend in the car with her. She was remembering what her mother told her as a young child. After the car wreck the girl was fighting for her life because she didn’t want her family to worry sick about what happened.

Let’s Get Home SAFE!

We all have someone we love or miss It may sometimes come to your mind in a hiss We may have some days that are really important to us And we need to get there in a rush We miss breakfast, lunch or dinner, We text or talk on the phone We put on makeup to see our inner We check if anyone is there or at home We drive and drive To get to our destination We hope to see no emotion or anger But when we do other things and drive We put ourselves and others in danger But we don’t see this wager Let us put these objects down Let us lock these objects up Somewhere we can’t open or reach Let us focus on these objects some other time When we are out of the car in a chime We can spend a dime or dine Some other time Turn off and leave you’re phone If you really want to go home A few seconds is what it’ll only take Before you realize to step on those breaks Drugs and alcohol shouldn’t be consumed Because it’ll put you in your doom Your sense in logic will be gone Before you know the words to this song So let’s get home safe and alive So you can have some time to do whatever you like And be alright

Equivalent Exchange

This is a poem about how life can change in an instance and your regrets do not change what happened.

Remember

This is a poetic piece detailing common driving mistakes made by teenagers. It is told from the point of view of a recently deceased driver, guilty of forgetting the importance of road safety. An irony is presented as she remembers a multitude of carefree moments, but was unable to remember important driving rules while in the car. “Remember” is meant to impact the audience and convince them to drive with care, emphasizing how driving offenses can result in heavy injury or death.

Steer Clear of Distractions

“Steer Clear of Distractions” provides practical strategies and tips to help readers drive more carefully. Additionally, this piece informs readers of the very real dangers and consequences of distracted and reckless driving. By taking the act of driving a little more seriously, I believe that we can lower the astounding percentage of crashes that are caused each year due to carelessness and inattention behind the wheel. There is no reason for unsafe driving — together, we can create better habits for the road.

I Wish I Would’ve

A few years ago, a childhood friend of mine lost her life due to reckless driving. Losing someone close was shocking and had an immediate impact on me regarding the seriousness of poor decision making when behind the wheel. My poem is a representation of the actions that could be used to stop reckless behavior, as well as provide a dramatic effect of the considerable loss due to distracted driving.

Alexa, Could You Please Undo My Car Crash?

This writing is written off a true experience. About a year ago, I took my eyes off of the road to pick up my phone and change the song. A few seconds later I ran into a stone mailbox and flipped my car. I was lucky to be unharmed but it was a frightening experience that I would like people to learn from. Not texting and driving is not limited to just not texting but also social media, changing songs, or anything that takes a driver’s focus off of the road.

Experience = Expert

In the new wave of technological advancements, we need to make sure that we remember the importance of our lives and others’ lives when we get ready to drive a car.

A Word From Your Attention Span

Why do we drive distracted? In our fast paced society, it is becoming increasingly difficult to focus on a single task for longer than a few moments. With shorter attention spans, it’s hard for drivers to focus on the road with so many distractions begging our attention. In this intervention, our attention span, while distracted, reminds us what really matters and where our attention should be focused.

We Are Not Mere Statistics

My poem aims to breath humanity into the statistics we see about car crashes. Those statistics are more than just a few digits in front of us. Drivers need to be more careful, being sure to watch the road, not their phone or passengers. Their life is much more valuable than blasting loud music or one text they needed to send. I aim to influence people to watch the road because others’ mistakes can also be detrimental.

Don’t Drive with Death.

“Don’t drive with Death. Stay scared. Stay safe.” The only thing scarier than the Grim Reaper is distracted driving. The infographic highlights statistics about the deaths and injuries that result from distracted driving. This is emphasized by images of bones, skulls, and scythes found throughout. The aim is to scare people so that they don’t drive distracted. The infographic also outlines a few strategies that help people focus on the road. I made everything in the infographic myself using Logoist2 and FireAlpaca. Sources: https://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-accident/cause-of-accident/cell-phone/cell-phone-statistics.html https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving https://www.icebike.org/texting-and-driving/

Owing the pied piper.

This poem is about the consequences of distracted and reckless driving. ‘Owing the pied piper’ promotes responsible driving by showcasing a strategy, being mindful and aware, to reduce distracted and reckless driving.

Impact Teen Drivers

Car accidents have always been a scary thing to experience for people who have been in one. I thankfully haven’t been in one yet, but I can’t even imagine what it’s like to hop back behind the wheel after something like that. It’s like going back to a dog that attacked you, and caused you to bleed. Hopefully through this page people will be more mindful of the road, and care more about the people around them, whether in the car or out.

Road Safety

The automatic lock on phones that Apple has created for iPhones is a great idea. The phone automatically locks whether your driving or even in any automotive. This should be for all phones to help accidents decrease.

End Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the numerous problems that have been seen insignificantly, and therefore creating much more effects than one could possibly imagine. Many are not aware that the choices they make on the road have consequences and they tend to get distracted easily by the little things they think are important. However, it is not too late and you have the power to turn things around by taking actions and be more empathetic with one another on the road.

The Dangers of Distraction

Your phone is a very dangerous distraction while you’re driving. It tempts you with social media, texting, and many other things. You need all your attention on the road and none on your phone. Be smart and just turn it off.