Officer Uses Just Two Words To Teach Reckless Young Driver A Valuable Lesson

A young driver in Florida could have faced a severe punishment but was thankful for the “knowledge” shared with him by an officer when he declined to give him a speeding ticket and gave him some heartfelt advice instead.

The young driver, Tyler Maricic, was pulled over for speeding and told Storyful,  “I was pulled over for going 90 in a 65 [zone] and I didn’t have my driver’s license on me.”

Maricic was recording the incident when the officer decided that instead of giving him a ticket, he would give him some stern advice instead.

The officer went on to tell Maricic to “wake up” and pay attention. He continued by saying that he was “Tired of reading about it in the paper: 19, 20-year-olds killed because they weren’t paying attention.”

The deputy ended the confrontation by urging Maricic to “wake up” saying, “If you don’t wake up, you ain’t going to wake up!”

The video has received over a million likes on TikTok, where Maricic gratefully wrote, “we need real cops like him.” 
An article by entitled, “The Keys to Defensive Driving,” stated,

Aggressive drivers are known road hazards, causing one third of all traffic crashes. But inattentive or distracted driving is becoming more of a problem as people “multitask” by talking on the phone, texting or checking messages, eating, or even watching TV as they drive.

The article went on to explain how “updating your defensive driving skills can help you avoid the dangers caused by other people’s bad driving.”
The article lists several ways that you can be more mindful and in control. Some of which is by staying focused, staying alert, and watching out for other drivers.
The article also gives good advice by stating eight defensive driving tips that can help reduce your risk when behind the wheel.  
These are: Think safety first, be aware of other drivers, and do not depend on other drivers to get out of the way or follow traffic laws. Drivers should also follow the 3-4 second rule between vehicles, lower their speed, always plan for an escape route, separate risks, and cut out distractions.


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