Student voices: Stay safe on the roadsIt’s licenses galore here at Rosemount High School, especially being a sophomore. From last September to this August, people I know have been getting their licenses constantly.
By: Kassie Klassen, Rosemount Town Pages
It’s licenses galore here at Rosemount High School, especially being a sophomore. From last September to this August, people I know have been getting their licenses constantly.
I got mine in December, and it was really different. I had so much more freedom. I know everyone says that, but it is true. I’m in control and have all the people’s lives around me in my hands.
With driving comes responsibility, no matter how old you are. It’s everyone’s responsibility to pay attention and drive safely, which lately I haven’t been seeing a lot of.
The second week of good weather this spring, my family and I took a convertible ride. We turned on to Highway 3 and a car came right behind us and decided that his time was more important than ours. Right after a curve, we got to a very steep hill. He sped right around our car to pass us, but at the top of the hill met another car and swerved back into our lane right in front of our car. He of course did this in a no passing part of the road. He put my family and others in danger.
Was it worth that extra minute it would’ve taken to go the speed limit to put our lives in danger? Also, if you are riding my bumper, it’s not going to make me go faster. I go the speed limit and I would rather not explain to the officer I was speeding because the car behind me was riding my tail. Speed limits were made for a reason. If you are in a hurry, leave earlier next time. Don’t make other people experience the consequences that should have been yours.
I’m 16, but that doesn’t mean that I hang on my cell phone with four other people in the car, drunk, blaring music and speeding on the wrong side of the road. I’m just like all the rest of the drivers. Well, most of them.
Lately, I feel like people have been really inconsiderate and lazy drivers. A few weeks ago, I counted how many people pulled out in front of me in one day. Four times I had to slow down to almost a stop because they thought they couldn’t turn onto the road after me. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves.
Is my time really less important than yours that you had to pull out in front of my car? Unless you are the Queen or you are headed to the hospital I’m pretty sure my time is just as important as yours.
Next time you are deciding to pull out in front of someone else, think twice. Especially if it is me. Stay courteous, Rosemount.
Kassie Klassen is a student at Rosemount High School.