Driving A Car Is No Difference Essay

1245 Words Mar 9th, 2016 5 Pages
“Driving a car has no difference to holding a gun I tell you,” my mother would always warn me in Cantonese when we talked about me starting to begin driving. Indeed, I agreed with her. Driving a car is no different from holding a gun. Both have the ability to kill, and ultimately, it comes down to how the user controls it. Drivers have the biggest responsibility and their choices, their self-control, determines everyone’s safety on the road.

Witnessing the driver in the car next to our Kia Carnival using a phone whilst waiting at the traffic lights is a weekly occurrence for me. It’s pretty easy to spot you guys. Your hands are off the steering wheel as you grasp onto your heavenly device, praying that the pesky policemen do not catch you. From time to time, you covertly sneak glances at the traffic light, begging it to not turn green before you finish checking the latest tweet or text to your friend. Your head is tilted down and your double chin protrudes for the world to see. How unattractive! But do you know what’s more unattractive? Your clear display of selfishness and lack of respect for other road users.

I am 16 and have recently acquired my learners permit. As a road user, I have become more aware of other drivers and more aware of what others drivers do whilst driving. On car trips where I am the passenger, I always find my eyes wondering to the car on my left. I look at the driver and observe what they do. Because our car is tall, I often see everything. There…

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