I almost got killed on the road.
It was stupid. a small distraction. I was literally an inch away from certain death.
This dramatically changed my perspective of road safety. Our lives are fragile.
As a teacher for students with learning disbilities, as an advanced driving instructor and as a road safety content creator, I believe it is crucial to expose everyone to the dangers on the road and to train avoiding them.
This must happen in a fun, engaging manner.
Frontal lessons, talking statistics, trying to frighten with tragic stories and even showing 360° videos-
all these are just not effective enough. One has to practice in realistic conditions.
In almost every training session I do, I hear students or teachers say "wow, this is exactly what happened to me \ to a relative \ to a friend".
After every single session, students come to my, thankful, and say it was the most fun lesson ever.
But every now and then, I get to hear things like "I understand now. I'm not going to use my smartphone while being on the road,
and will look behind obscuring cars before I cross it."
When this happens, I get goose bumps. I feel I saved lives.
I want to reach much much more people. You are welcome to join my effort!