posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 03:47 PM
Today at my school, we had a fireman come in to give us a lecture on road safety...being 16, with some people 17 already it sounded fine.
Now, it did mention graphic images, which I assumed would mean some nasty injuries received by people...but no it went much much further.
No, we were shown around 30, if not more dead people. Almost all of them showed the face...which annoyed me terribly by the way, because any one of us
could very well have known the people in these pictures.
We were shown (Without going into much detail) peoples ankles destroyed, a man laying with his intestines spilling out next to him and a man who had
been decapitated (granted a star covered the neck, but it was still gory). Just to mention a few, everybody felt sick by the end of the assembly and
some people had to leave during it. Some people were shaken up badly enough to not want to get on the school bus to reach the first lesson.
Now, aside this was the way the firefighter made it sound as if this was the way ALL crashes occured. Yes, he kept saying speeding would make it
worse, but he implied these types of injuries would occur regardless which is simply not true. This is not even true off all high speed crashes...
He even decided to show us how the air bag can injure you, showing us graphic pictures of airbags which contained a gas that burnt all the moisture on
your face, and of people and had recked their eyes when they made contact with it.
The last thing he left us with, after being tactfully stopped by a teacher from showing more pictures... Was that 1 in 4 people aged 17 to 25 would
die in a car crash, now I cannot confirm nor deny this statement, but I cannot believe it is true either.
It only dawned to me after that this seemed to be comprised entirely of blatant scare tactics...would anyone agree, or not.
I can go into more detail via PM, though these forums are frequented by young people, so I do not want to go into much more detail here.