This poem was sent to me recently which carries a very powerful message against drunk driving. (I also think driving while on a mobile, when tired or at speed should be included.)
For some real information and support for educating young drivers check out the Mothers Against Drunken Driving at http://www.madd.org. But do read the poem first. It is very powerful and should be read by every young driver.
I went to a party,
You told me not to drink, Mum
So I had a Sprite instead.
I felt proud of myself,
The way you said I would,
That I didn’t drink and drive,
Though some friends said I should.
I made a healthy choice,
And your advice to me was right,
The party finally ended,
And the kids drove out of sight.
I got into my car,
Sure to get home in one piece,
I never knew what was coming, Mum
Something I expected least.
Now I’m lying on the pavement,
And I hear the policeman say,
The kid that caused this wreck was drunk,
Mum, his voice seems far away.
My own blood’s all around me,
As I try hard not to cry.
I can hear the paramedic say,
This girl is going to die.
I’m sure the guy had no idea,
While he was flying high,
Because he chose to drink and drive,
Now I would have to die.
So why do people do it, Mum
Knowing that it ruins lives?
And now the pain is cutting me,
Like a hundred stabbing knives.Someone should have taught him,
That it’s wrong to drink and drive.
Maybe if his parents had,
I’d still be alive.My breath is getting shorter, Mum
I’m getting really scared.
These are my final moments,
And I’m so unprepared.
I wish that you could hold me Mum,
As I lie here and die.
I wish that I could say, ‘I love you, Mum!’
So I love you and good-bye.
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) for more information on doing your bit to stop drunk drivers then check out http://www.madd.org