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  #1 Texting and Driving

Hi guys!

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 β€œnot careful” – so β€œreckless 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.

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