In 2011, I received a ticket from Jupiter police for reckless driving at 6:36 pm it was my first tickets ever since I’ve receive my driver’s license in 2005. I was dropping my co-worker home from work, and as I was turning into the development, a car hit me from behind. The lady immediately got out of her car screaming saying I backed my car into hers and I told her that I did not, that she hit me, she wanted to argue but I got into my car and called the police. Now, by the time the officer arrived she was laying on the floor crying and screaming with her son. So I got out the car and asked her if she was ok. Long story short I received the ticket despite my vehicle being damaged. Now because I felt that I was innocent I decided to not pay
Red light running is a serious issue in the United States. According to T. Walden and B. Bochner (2011), it is estimated these violations result in over 100,000 accidents and 1,000 fatalities each year. The economic impact is assessed to be over $14 billion dollars annually (“Effectiveness of Red Light Cameras-Texas Statewide Evaluation,” p. 30). Typical costs include items such as property damage, medical expenses, response expenditures, etc. The monetary costs are significant, but the loss of life is incalculable. N. Elminity and E. Radwan (2008) state that drivers who run red lights are the primary cause of high-speed angular collisions at intersections (“Issues Related to Red-Light Camera Enforcement Systems,” p. 32). RLCs are an attempt to increase safety and reduce risk at problematic intersections in order to mitigate these costs.
“BEEP!” Shrieked the horns. Suddenly, I see what's happening and I fully process that I'm in the middle of the road with traffic going in the opposite direction.
Finally, accidents and fatalities have been known to have been reduced at intersections where red light cameras are in place. Reduction in life altering accidents and fatalities should be a main point as to why it is absolutely critical that there should be red light cameras. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis office of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “Total red-light running crash fatalities decreased 22% from 2007 to 2011, as the number of communities with
Have you ever walked down that white tile floor that reeked of bleach, with a bouquet of roses and daisies, all tied into one? Well, I have. My brother was in a small hospital room for a little over a week, trying to recover from a car accident with a minor concussion. I remember standing close by my dad as we went into the huge elevator filled with people. I slowly made my way to the far right corner and waited till our stop. As the elevator ringed, we snuck out of the crowd of people and turned the corner. I knocked on the door. The door slowly squeaked opened with a nurse on the other end. I look over to the bed; my brother had needles and wires stuck into him like a pincushion. But yet, he still managed to get some sleep. I set the box of chocolates on the table beside him, and then set my own self onto the small, unpleasing couch. Trying to get comfortable, I
The car stopped moving as my head made contact with the steering wheel and smoke began to come out of the hood of the car.
“ HONK HONK HONK “ was the sound of my siren when an intoxicated/high driver ran into my car, but before I enlighten you on what exactly went on that night lets start with the beginning of June 24, 2017. After a long summer day of work, I had ordered a plate from PolansHouston, a black-owned business in Missouri City. As a citizen of Texas, drivers are required to take a drivers education course to receive your license.The purpose of Driver’s Education is so that drivers can learn the right way to drive and avoid any citations from the law. I enjoyed taking Driver’s Ed because I was taught how to follow the rules of the road.Although it taught me what I need to know about avoiding collisions and etc.Statistics of are high for teenagers to have car collisions rather than adults.
As soon as we got in our cars we pulled out fast. I had my friend in the passenger seat putting in the location on gps as we pull off. We are driving down Broadway fast (speed limit 40) I'm going 55 mph making my way up to 60 mph swerving, cutting through lanes, windows rolled down, playing loud music not paying attention to anything on the road cause i was eager to get to the destination first . Then I look into my rearview i see Ester behind me and she's coming up slowly. she passes me and “I'm thinking oh no, no way she's not getting there before me.” She passes with a yellow light and i'm speeding going even faster to catch up. As soon as I hit the intersection the light turns red but that didn't stop me cause i didn't care at the moment. We kept on going till we got to Tanque verde.
Then I had been notified of the brake and gas location, but the rest of the directions went straight through my ears. Now shifting the gear into drive, I slowly stepped on the gas. The car flyed forward. Not knowing what to do, I stomped my foot all the way down on the brake. The car jerked forward. In an intense, angry tone my brother Silvio yelled, “BELLLAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!”
So we stopped at the nearest rest stop.It was a quick in and out and we hopped right back in the car an ibucled up as we pulled out of the lot. About 2 minutes later i hear everyone scream,[even my dad for the first] I dont know whats going on so I scream too.Then i hear a loud PLUNK!
As time seemed to slow down around me, I saw things I never thought I’d see. Because of our speed, I saw how the tail end of our car would swing out far enough to hit the small hatchback, injuring the mother and teenager in the front seats. I also saw the bullet fired from the NYPD police cruiser behind us, the glass from the passenger window seemingly floating in mid-air, as it just barely missed my lifelong “friend.” But as time around me slowed, I did the worst thing possible; I thought.
I was fearful as the car seemed to be traveling much too fast to be considered safe. As our car passed over the crest of the hill and down towards a left curve, our tires lost traction, and the road became a glass plate. We slid left across the water, hydroplaning as we neared the shoulder. Our tires touched the gravel on the roadside, and our car spun down into the bowl like median with thick trees in our path. The car spun three times, then shuddered as the side was crumpled in by a large pine. The window to my right imploded as crystalline stars filled my vision and the world slowed down, then blacked
It was a morning similar to any other. I had been seventeen for a full twelve hours. It was now time for me to head to work and earn the wages of a teenage employee. The entirety of my previous summer consisted of nothing but helping my father rebuild a 1976 Ford Bronco. The Jade-Green beauty was my new favorite thing. I had completed the majority of my commute and was one more left turn away from reaching my destination. I saw that my arrow was orange and, hardly even glancing at the traffic coming towards me, I made the turn. The first lane I crossed over was clear. The second lane though, came with a little car barreling down at me.