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Informative Speech

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It takes you from point A to point B. Some use it wisely other’s may not. Some make home safely, back into their parent’s arms, while other may be unfortunate. Now close your eyes and imagine that you are a senior in high school again. You’ve got the whole world ahead of you. You’ve already applied and been accepted to your dream college and now all you’ve got to worry about is not breaking curfew and keeping your grades up. One day you get a call that a family member of yours has just been involved in a car accident, and you jump in the car with your mother to race to the scene of the accident but you don’t seem to make it there because you forget one of two very important things; either your seatbelt or the posted speed limit. You accidently lose control, hit a tree and kill not only yourself, but your mother as well. I wish that the story I’m telling you is a story I made up off the top of my head, but it’s not.

{PULL OUT YEARBOOK} Do you know what this is? (PAUSE)

It’s my yearbook from my junior year of high school. Yearbook’s are supposed to hold your best memories. However for some it brings back painful memories. On August 29, 2010, I lost a classmate and friend. Maria Williams was an outgoing, but feisty, kind individual that went way too early. Every year hundreds of people die in accidents, where either the seatbelt isn’t used or they drive way above the posted speed limit. According to drive 55% of teens that are killed in car accidents weren’t wearing their seatbelt. Chaya, Blake, Lexi Poerner, and Kevin Fox. These names probably mean nothing to you, but those are names of teenagers who lost their lives in car accidents. Say you are driving down the highway and trying get home in time to watch you favorite show on TV; or just taking a quick trip to the grocery store. The speed limit is


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