I went to bstreetsmart in 2014 and it really was life changing. I knew already that you shouldn’t drink drive, speed, use your phone, etc. and I continuously saw advertisements. But what you showed us in the expo really put things into perspective.
The talks that the two paraplegic drivers gave to us was heart wrenching and it touched me how they spoke, “you think it will never happen to you, but it can.”
I got my P’s a couple weeks ago, and your program and words have still stuck by me and I will never forget it. I always make sure my phone is in my glovebox, i don’t speed and so far I do not drink alcohol at all, but I know to call a taxi or uber as it can ruin mine or someone else’s life. I’d like to thank you for making me truly understand what it means to drive and how big of a responsibility it is. I hope you continue influencing young adults like me so they can make the right decisions.
Personally, I believe you should always continue to have more and more speakers who have experienced accidents and whose lives have changed because of it, because I felt like that was what made me realise how dangerous driving can actually be.
Once again, I’d like to thank you and I hope you continue to influence many other teenagers to make the right decisions.