Fatal Machines

             Have you noticed how careless people can be when they are behind the wheel of an automobile? Cars are dangerous machines which require patient drivers. Over the years technology has made cars safer. Many people think they are indestructible when they’re behind the wheel. They figure the car wouldn’t be on the road if it weren’t safe. Today’s drivers are used to hopping in their car and being able to drive from point A to point B, but now we have traffic, which many drivers can’t deal with.
             A car used to be a difficult thing to operate and with technology moving at the rate it is cars take almost no effort to drive, but drivers don’t understand how dangerous cars really are. I became aware of this after talking to my grandfather. He told me how he didn’t used to have automatic transmission, power steering, power windows, and cruse control, nor did he have air bags, and braking systems. Back then he said there weren’t half as many accidents. Many drivers also think they are indestructible when they drive because of how safe cars makers say their cars are, but they don’t understand how dangerous they can really be. Yet everyday on the news there is a new story involving an automobile death..
             All the features to make the car drive better are great, but putting a more powerful engine under the hood is just going to make them more dangerous. Today people like power under the hood of their car, but don’t want a car that eats gas, or that sounds like a hotrod. Technology has made it possible for powerful quiet cars that are very fuel-efficient. This is great, but most drivers aren’t responsible enough to handle the extra power. With the extra power people are racing down the freeway, but even worse they’re racing through downtown streets, parking lots, even school zones. Yesterday I saw a man race past me on the freeway and a couple miles along the road I saw the same car smashed

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