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Collision Costs and Preventions

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There are many costs associated with owning and driving a car. The purchase of a car is only the beginning. There are maintenance costs, fees, tolls, taxes, fuel and insurance. For the next few questions, you will explore these costs by talking to a parent or guardian about your driving responsibilities.

1. Will I have a vehicle of my own to drive, or will I share? My mother is the owner of my vehicle.

2. Who will pay for the insurance and gas?
My mom and I split the payment of the insurance and gasoline.

3. Contact your family’s car insurance company to obtain a cost estimate. How much will you be expected to pay monthly or annually?
I have to pay $ 289.00 every six months.

4. If you drive 50 miles each week and your car gets 25 miles to the gallon with gas costing $4.00 per gallon, how much gas will you have to buy? I need to buy $8.00 of gas because if the car gets 25 miles for gallon so I spend the double 50 miles.

5. If you get paid $8.00 per hour at your job and insurance is $200 a month, how many hours will you have to work to pay for insurance? I have to work 25 hours to gets $200 to pay my insurance.

6. Will your parents set restrictions on your driving such as the hours of the day you can drive or how many passengers you can have in the car? If so, please include restrictions.
If my parents set restrictions to me can be something like just 2 people on the car and you have to come home before 9:00 pm.

7. Will your parents allow you to drive to school, work, on major highways, how far from home can you drive? Please include where you will be allowed to drive. Besides school, at work and on the major highways, my parents let me drive at 75 miles further from my work where I can go to the mall where I meet my friends.

8. Never text and drive! Discuss with your parents the use of your cell phone when driving. 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. Not sure talking or texting when we’re driving because doing so can cause an accident. This is because we pay close attention to the phone and not driving. To speak by phone must seize the red lights or parking space in a place we do call or send a message that we have no problem driving.

Module 8: Substance Abuse
Choose one option to complete your 5-8 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 well-being 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 3 dangers she may face and 2 alternatives for her to safely and legally enjoy the celebration.

I would tell my friend that there are many ways to have fun without having to purchase drugs or alcohol. If she wants drugs and alcohol she will be risks that can cause an accident which can endanger your life and that of another person. Another risk is that this can risk doing arrested and the officer would do the examination to check for drugs or alcohol in her blood (the DAL) and she would come out positive. As also another great danger that she risks is infected by a disease such as HIV, Hepatitis B, etc. But if she wants to celebrate whatever your weekend using alcohol or drugs would be most appropriate to have a resigned driver, but it is a bad choice since being under the influence of these have no control of your body. But it would be best to enjoy your celebration by sharing with your friends without having to consume any of this and not have problems with anything or anyone.

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