Narrative Essay About Seatbelts

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My best friend and I completely changed the world by simply creating a strap that holds someone in place while driving. What people know as "seatbelts" became a number one safety component in all automobile accidents when I was just a teenager. Since seatbelts revolutionized vehicle safety, many more people feel confident driving. In order to invent the seatbelt, my best friend and I had learned to fully understand the need for such a precaution the hard way. It all began in the 1950 's, a time of Bobby Darin, my favorite musician, and president Truman. When I was 15 I remember being utterly obsessed with my high-top converse, chunky glasses, and everything about cars. They called me Derek Jones; I was only 5 '3 with blonde shaggy hair, a …show more content…
Most people doubted us because of our youth, nevertheless we didn’t let it stop us or even stall us. We borrowed seats from old cars from a junkyard down the road and tested all of our ideas that way. After weeks and weeks of diligently and intelligently working, we finally maneuvered that strap in a logical and safe position that actually would work. We both knew was had succeeded when we wiped our sweaty brows and shared a relieved smile. Moments after our realization we were calling every vehicle corporation we could think of to excitedly explain our possible life-saving …show more content…
In the year 1968, Josh and I took a step back and reviewed our accomplishments. Even if we had several prizes and awards, we always stayed humble in honor of my mother because she wouldn’t have had it any other way. “I know she would be immeasurably proud of us and everything she inspired us to do.” Josh said compassionately as he climbed into the passenger seat. “Losing her was the worst day of my life; I never thought that it would drive us to do something so wonderful. The one thing that kept me from giving up on all of our dead ends, wrong turns, and times we were way under the speed limit was knowing that she was always encouraging us through the sky. By now I’m sure she is crying tears of joy, just like you and I, bud.” I finished and Josh nodded as we drove off in our original dream, bubblegum blue painted body, vanilla ice-cream colored top, the shiniest chrome grill I ever saw, and brand new seatbelts. We finally got to share that 57 ' Chevy, and it still ran such as a

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