Collisions: Costs and Preventions
There are many costs associated with owning and driving a car. There are maintenance costs, fees, tolls, taxes, fuel, and insurance. Discuss these costs with your parents or guardians, then answer the questions in one or more complete sentences.
1. Will I have a vehicle of my own to drive, or will I share? I will have to borrow my mother or father car. And will be able to have my own vehicle when I’m 18.
2. Who will pay for the insurance and gas? I will pay for the gas and my parents will pay the insurance.
3. Contact your family’s car insurance company to obtain a cost estimate. How much will you be expected to pay monthly or annually? $200-$400
4. Each week, you drive 150 miles. Your car gets 25 miles to the gallon, and gas prices are $3 per gallon. How much gas money will you spend on gas each week? $125
5. If you earn $8 per hour after ...view middle of the document...
Explain to them the one situation when it would be appropriate to talk on your cell phone. Then write the situation you spoke with them about.
We discussed if I’m ever driving and they need me to stop to go pick something up. They can text me and tell me what they needed or text me telling me to call them. And once I pull over I’ll text them or call them.
Choose one option to complete your five- to eight-sentence paragraph in this section.
Imagine a close friend is planning to go out and celebrate this weekend. You know your friend intends to drink and may experiment with drugs. You are not only concerned for her wellbeing but also worried that she might get behind the wheel and drive. Using the information you learned in module 8, write a paragraph persuading your friend to make safe choices. List at least three dangers she may face and two alternatives for her to safely and legally enjoy the celebration.
I don’t think it is safe for you to go out this weekend to celebrate, I know what the “celebration” is going to be like. What you might experiment with can cause paranoia. Comas, or even death. Or if you use a narcotic you could become drowsy, fall into a coma, or have convulsions, which could cause a wreck if you try to drive home. You might seem fine at first, and feel better, but you won’t be, you will be worse. Things like alcohol and drugs can impair your vision, and can sometimes cause something worse than you can think, like collapsed veins or liver diseases. If you drink you could get date raped, pregnant, STDs, poisoned, injured or even die. Just say no to the alcohol and drugs. Don’t let anyone who has any drive you around, and if you DO decide to have some, don’t drive.
Search the internet for news of a motor vehicle collision in your community involving drugs or alcohol. Keeping in mind that you don’t know the condition of others on the road, explain how it makes you feel that you must share the road with others. Explain the situation, and include the web link to the article.