posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 09:00 PM
reply to post by StevenDye
well now...i'd say the man was right in what he said. as a former EMT i can tell you car wrecks can be very ugly. people, especially young people
do not realize the extreme dangers when it comes to driving.
there is a reason why insurance premiums are higher for younger drivers, they tend to have more accidents.
i get the impression you feel as though you're just being lectured and that they're just wasting their time. if what he did can keep some of your
classmates from driving like absolute morons then he did his job. such education is done to help prevent death and bodily harm.
i dont think most people quite realize just what a MVA can do the human body, those pictures show what can happen. they were shown to help you keep
in mind when you drive what can happen if you drive dangerously, dont watch out for maniac drivers, etc.
part of it might have been to scare you and if so i dont agree with that. people SHOULD see the end result of dangerous driving behavior. people
SHOULD see the end result of drinking and driving. if people were shown these things more often they might put a bit more thought into what they do
before deciding to street race, run red lights, speed, weave in and out of traffic like a maniac. i agree with the education but to be honest such
pictures are going to bother people and they should.
life and the human body are fragile.
i read an article a couple months ago where someone quite young, around 18 i think, is looking at prison time for killing his brother and 3 of his
friends because he was speeding and driving dangerously. the car was stolen too but more or less a side issue to the fact his driving behavior killed
4 people in an instant. he has to live with what he did every day for the rest of his life. he wanted to joyride and impress his friends, instead
his friends are dead and he's probably going to prison for 20+ years.
rather than viewing such education with contempt you should try absorbing it and considering it before dismissing it and viewing it as pointless or
worthless. they dont tell you thins to waste their breath or time. they do it to help you learn something to prevent these things from happening in
the future. thats the entire point of education, to not make the mistakes others have made before you. too bad people dont learn that the easy way.