#1 Texting and Driving
We are still warming up to the official beginning of our course so this weekend, I would like to discuss the following video.
We are going to be using a new platform to watch videos to make our classes even more interactive!
Watch the video below.
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Are you prepared?
After watching the advert:
1) would you change the way you deal with texting and driving?
2) do you think the advert is compelling to the point of making people change their behaviour?
*compelling = evoking interest attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way.
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FACTORS CAUSING CAR ACCIDENTS
Car accidents can be caused by a number of factors. Here are some of the most common.
- speeding – driving faster than the speed limit
- tailgating – this is when one car drives extremely close behind another car. It’s dangerous because if the first car stops suddenly, the second car will not have time to stop.
- drunk driving – driving under the influence of alcohol. To test for the level of alcohol in a driver’s blood, police use a breathalyzer test.
- weather conditions – rain, snow, and ice can make the road slick or slippery. There can also be poor visibility (difficulty to see) due to fog or darkness
- reckless driving – the word reckless means “not careful” – so “reckless driving” means driving dangerously, not carefully – for example, people who change lanes without using the turn signal, or who drive impatiently and without careful observation or consideration
- road rage – when a driver gets angry at another driver, and begins driving aggressively
- distractions – when the driver is paying attention to other things – for example, their cell phone – and not watching the road.