Speech On Why Not To Speed

1633 words - 7 pages

For the next 7/10ths of a second I am going to take you through DEATH IN SLOW MOTION -- It's night, your tired, and your past your curfew, so your driving 55 mph on a dirt road which is not designed for that speed.Your car reaches a curve in the road, but you make a mistake, to late, the car goes out of control and you hit a solid unmovable object. Such as a WALL. Boom, Bang, CRASH!! 1/10ths of a second: the front bumper and chrome grill collapse. Slivers of steel puncture the wall to a depth of 1 and a half inches. 2/10ths of a second: the hood rises, crumples, smashes into the windshield. Spinning rear wheels leave the ground. Your body continues to move forward at 55 mph - 20 times the normal force of gravity. You now way more that 3,000 pounds. Your legs ramrod straight and snap at the knee joints. 3/10ths of a second: your body is now off the seat torso upright, broken knees pressed against the dash. The steel frame of the steering wheel begins to bend beneath your death grip. 4/10ths of a second: the cars front 24 inches(2 ft.) have been demolished, but the rear end is still traveling at 35 mph - a city speed limit. 5/10ths of a second: your fear frozen hands send the steering column into almost vertical position. Jagged steel punctures your lungs and arteries. Blood spurts into you lungs. 6/10ths of a second: your feet are ripped from your tightly laced sneakers. The car begins its down -fall. spinning wheels digging into the ground. 7/10ths of a second: the entire body of the car is forced out of shape. In 1 last convulsion, the steel rams forward, pinning you against the cruel steel of the steering shaft. Blood leaps from your mouth. shock has frozen your heart, YOU ARE DEAD! Total time elapsed: 7/10ths of a second! That is DEATH IN SLOW MOTION - Author Unknown. Today I am going to teach about why you shouldn't speed. And no that isn't why you should - it is why YOU - yourself - should stop speeding. I am now going to read you a poem intitled "Moon Light Ride" it is also know as "Tell Mom and Dad I'M Sorry!" Jenny was so happy about the house they had found. For once in her life "twas on the right side of town. She unpacked her things with such great ease, as she watched her new curtains blow in the breeze. How wonderful it was to have her own room, school would be starting, she'd have friends over soon.There'd be sleep-overs and parties she was so happy. It was just the way she wanted her life to be. On the first day of school, everything went great. She made new friends and even got a date! She thought, "I want to be popular and I'm going to be, because I just got a date with the star of the team!" To be known in this school you had to have clout, and dating this guy would sure help her out. There was only one problem stopping her fate, her parents had said she was too young to date. "Well, I just won't tell them the entire truth. They won't know the difference, what's there to lose." Jenny asked to stay with her friends that night,...

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