You have probably already seen the various anti-drink drive campaigns which are floating around on social media.
But the truth is, that no enough people will see these campaigns and actually think twice about how and when they drive.
And I am not just talking about drink drivers here.
I am also talking about the driver who thinks that it’s ok to drive at double the speed limit.
Or the driver who thinks that it’s ok to overtake a car whilst driving down a dark country lane on the wrong side of the road.
In truth, too many people have a sense of ‘detachment’ when it comes to changing how they act or what they do based on the advice given to them by other people.
But let’s just imagine, for a second, that everyone who watched the interview below really did change the way they drove? That they decided NOT to get behind the wheel of a car having had too much to drink.
That they decided not to speed through a zebra crossing because they did not have the patience to wait.
Or that they decided NOT to race their mate around residential streets.
Traffic Officers have a reputation for being emotionally ‘hard’; for being too happy to give out speeding tickets.
But when you have dealt with so many serious RTC’s that you have forgotten the actual number, then can traffic officers be blamed for being passionate about trying to prevent accidents from happening?
They, as well as other response team officers and other members of the emergency services, have seen the disastrous effects of other people’s bad choices.
They know just how quickly things can go wrong and the devastation it can cause.
Not too long ago, we were contacted by a taxi driver who had seen a devastating accident happen right in front of him.
He was still in shock when he messaged us, but he sent us a passionate plea that he wanted us to share with our followers about slowing down. About driving with more care and consideration.
In the accident he witnessed, three young lads perished.
Just before we were about to share the piece he had written, he asked us to refrain from sharing it, because he had subsequently found out that one of the lads who passed away, was his best mates son.
If you have got a spare 9 minutes, then please watch this video and then share this article with as many people as you can.
You never know, it might save a life…
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