Red Light Persuasive Speech

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Imagine this, your waiting for your child to get home, and you hear the brakes of the school bus outside. When suddenly you hear a loud screech, then the screaming of young children. You rush outside to find your child laying there in the street, lifeless. You sit there and wonder how this could have happened, and why me? Now the driver is saying that it was an accident, but she ran the stop sign. Now there is a darkness that haunts you. Just knowing the laws and stopping on red on red in the first place could prevent thousands of accidents and deaths, not just in Texas, not just the United States, but the whole world.
You may ask, what are the exact regulations you are required to follow? According to Texas Department of Motor Vehicles “Stop
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Just giving people tickets? There is also a week that is dedicated to raising awareness of just how dangerous it can be to run a red light. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, “697 people were killed and nearly 127,000 were injured in crashes that involved running a red light. Stop On Red Week is intended to encourage drivers to obey traffic laws and stop on red. Each day is dedicated to different statistics, stories, and social media campaigns to raise awareness. They have new statistics year round, and here are they're reasons to stop on red ,“Between 2004-2013, an estimated 7,799 people were killed from red light running incidents. The cost to society of all crashes exceeds $230 billion annually. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 4 and the second leading cause of death for children age 3 and 5-14. About half of the deaths in red light running crashes are pedestrians, bicyclists and occupants in other vehicles that are hit by the red light runners. “In 2013, more than 697 people were killed and an estimated 127,000 were injured in crashes that involved red light running. More than 36 percent of drivers continue to run red lights and take risks, despite the fact that 55 percent of the participants said it was a very serious threat and 73 percent acknowledged that running red lights is unacceptable. Slow down and come to a complete stop at a red light. Look both ways before entering an intersection when the light turns green. These simple things can reduce intersection accidents and people who are injured or killed. Make the pledge to stop on red!”
Even after everything I've said it still might beg the question, Why Stop On Red? Stop on red because it will save lives, these children are the future of this great nation, and even the world as we know it. Who are we to take that away from them? Thats right, we aren't, every child has a future, and we should let them have it. Thats why you Stop On

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