Safe Driving

Beating The Drums

Visible Scars of careless Driving

As I have stated over and again I will never stop writing about safe Driving. Why? People don’t listen, they never learn from other people’s catastrophe. Every morning I turn on the News, not to hear about World Politics or Local Government Bickering. I watch the News to find out who is the latest victim of careless Driving. In my neck of the woods, Tampa Florida careless Drivers rules. There is hardly a day goes by when a Pedestrian, a Bicyclists, a Motorcyclists or a Driver don’t lose their Lives or mangled for Life. I would imagine it’s the same in many Metropolitan Cities in the World.

I don’t know if those of you who read my Safe Driving Blogs noticed that I am strictly Hard Core Doomsday. The reason for that is, I am trying to Scare you to Live and save Lives. In my Neck of the Woods, the past weekend was a killing spree for Motorists. At least four people lost their lives, even though it may have been six. One poor soul in a motorized Wheelchair crossing the Street,  will never see his loved ones on this side of life anymore. Thanks to one of my Neighbors who thought my Blogs about mindless Creatures behind the Wheel didn’t pertain to them. I call you crude Names because I am trying to shock you into reality that Driving is far more serious than the average Driver takes it.

Even if you are not reckless as the average Bobblehead, you need to take your Driving to the next Level when it comes to conscientiousness and being astute. The reason for that is that the Lord looks out for Babies and Fools. Sometimes he is busy and he relies on you to pick up the slack. My Driving Instructor told me that the hardest thing about driving was looking out for the other Guy. If you don’t think that’s a full time job when you are behind the Wheel, you are part of the problem. There are Professionals out there such as Truckers, E.M.T. Firefighters and Cops who causes Fatalities also.  One month ago a Sheriff’s Deputy in an unmarked vehicle, no Siren ran over and killed a Teenager.

This weekend less than one mile from my House an E.M.T Ambulance ran over a Bicyclist who wasn’t equipped with any safety Reflectors. To me that’s irrelevant. When I lived in Pennsylvania during Deer hunting season the Hunters would go Hunting deep into the Woods, scaring the Deers out of their Habitat into City Streets and Highways. Many people lost their lives not having what I call Cat’s Eyes, Cats see very well in the dark. During Deer Season you have to be totally focused or a Deer could come flying through your Windshield. All my life I have been Driving like it’s Deer Season and I have saved many lives, including children chasing their Balls into busy Roadways.

Back in my neck of the woods victim number three crossing in the middle of the Block intoxicated didn’t know what hit her, she felt no pain, it was instantaneous. The Driver has to live with the painful memories of the hidden Scars of careless Driving. Victim number four also a Pedestrian who stepped off the Curb in front of someone who took his Driving Galavantingly and probably had the Cell in hand. Victim number five never left the Curb. Do you think I do this because I have nothing better to do than writing about these dreadful occurrences of mindlessl Driving. I do this because I am trying to create a new Breed of Drivers whose goal is to reduce the fatality Statistics.

I have been Driving many years, I have had many opportunities to become part of the Statistics and choose otherwise by embedding the words of my Driving Instructor into my Brain. ” Drive like you are the only one out there that knows what you are doing”. I don’t know about you but I take criticism seriously, it brings out the best in me. When I was a new Driver and my Mother was my Passenger. Whenever I became Gas Happy, she would ask me where was the fire. Many people don’t fare well with criticism, especially about their Driving. Most People pass the Road Test and believe that passing the Road Test makes them an accomplished Driver.

Two months ago two Kids with new Licenses choose to Drag Race each other in Celebration of Graduating High School. The outcome was devastating. A young Woman pushing a Stroller crossing the Street was mowed down, both her and her Infant Child died. There are too many people on the Road who have a point to prove, that they are Racecar Drivers. Those are the Dangerous ones. They are as bad as Impaired or Distracted Drivers. If you have a point to prove, get involved in Politics, Driving is not the Place. My Car does 170 M.P.h. in the hands of a Fool that is a Dangerous Weapon. Once Traveling U.S. 19 at twelve O’clock at night I came upon an Accident Scene. A car was Impelled on a Iight pole twenty feet in the air, the Driver was doing 100 in a forty five MPH Zone,I looked up at the car and said to myself, Point well taken, speed kills.

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