Drive Safe

I want people to know especially teens that driving smart will save their families and other families heartache.

Her Legacy

This piece is an in-between of poem and a story which describes a man who has lost the love of his life in a car accident when they were teenagers and feels guilt as he is partially responsible for her death as it was his texts she was answering right before her accident. He brings the reader onto an internal journey which memorializes this incident and he urges the reader to make the choice everyday to not text and drive or “leave too soon” the same way his love did in his youth.

A World Ahead

On Christmas Day, 2019, three Dublin High School students (Javier Ramirez and twins Mark and Michael Urista) died in a car crash in Pleasanton, CA. They were in my grade. I had Health class with Javier the year before and he sat in front of me. We talked a handful of times and he was a kind, well-spirited person. Although I never got to know Mark or Michael, I’d seen them before in the halls and they seemed like incredible people too. They all deserved to grow older and experience everything life had to offer post high school. I wrote this piece knowing that I am incredibly lucky to be able to envision a future ahead, a future that they won’t get to experience, and I hope my entry will help prevent others from meeting the same fate that they did.

Angel’s Impact

This was inspired by the many roadside memorials in my city which should act as a life long reminder to drive safely.

paranoia

A poem talking about the effects of driving under the influence of drugs or alchol and speeding

The Feeling of Flying

Some people compare driving really fast to flying. My poem puts the reader in the place of one of those people. In this free verse poem, you’re given a glimpse of the flawed logic of those who drive at terribly high speeds. You’re also given a description of the terrible consequences of this flawed logic. Sitting in your ruined car after an accident is not the time or place to learn not to drive recklessly. It’s important that drivers are aware that every action has a consequence. Even if something like speeding seems fun, you put yourself and others in massive danger. The temporary fun is not worth the long-term effects it could have. The message of this poem is don’t speed while driving.

Your Life is Valuable

This essay is about the importance of how important is it to be kind to other teenagers! Mental health is such an important part of driving.

The Day We Thought Would Never Come

This story is in the form of a blog post. It is written by a girl who was in an accident that could have been deadly. She is telling her story to make others aware of why you should follow the rules and drive safely.

In The Driver’s Seat

This is a creative essay about the importance of safe driving and solutions to end distracted driving.

Distracted Driving

The tips and strategies teens should use to prevent distracted driving.

Is it Worth Your Safety?

I grew up watching my parents being safe drivers, influencing me on what is right from wrong when you’re on the road. Nothing is more important than what’s in front of you and you have no reason to be focused on something else. Whether it’s just me in the car or there are other people, I need to never focus on the distractions. There are people that care about you in every direction you look and there’s no reason to jeopardize that for a cell phone, beauty standard, beverage or hunger, or anything else that requires your eyes off of what’s in front of you. I myself haven’t experienced a car accident, but it’s terrifying to watch my friends be in that situation. Everyone needs to be safe no matter what the situation.

Put it on hold

I’ve seen a few of my friends and family members eating, distracted, or texting while driving. Although, nothing has happened yet, I still fear that one day it will probably happen. Those things can wait, our lives matter more. And if it is really important, I always suggest pulling over and get the matter over with.

Fatal Impact

This poem described a premature death of a woman, due to the recklessness of a driver. The driver is implied to be intoxicated, but it was many other mistakes which led to her death. The driver looked at a text, missing a stop sign and running into her. The dread of the situation is exemplified because the innocent woman died, while the one at fault survived. The suffering caused by a build up of one’s mistakes can not be repaired, and in order for there to be no need for repair it is important to pay attention to the minute details while driving. It is possible to drive safely after maybe a single drink, but it’s better not to risk it. A glance at your phone can cause you to miss a stop sign. Avoiding such temptations could save a life you don’t realize.