It’s not like snow is a new thing here. Every year snow covers all of Alaska, making the roads a very dangerous place. How come there are so many accidents? How come so many people lose control of their vehicles? Why can’t people realize that there is ice on the road, creating a cause for slower driving, more alert awareness, safer driving in general? Now there is the loss of a life. It is day ONE of snow, and there has already been a snow-related death.
This fatal accident isn’t even the only accident today.
Now, I’m not going to say that I’ve never sped. I have. But when snow or ice hist the roads, I drive like a saint. I have lived in Alaska my whole life, and have borne witness to too many people suffering through the loss of a loved one. And when I am driving, I have two children in the backseat, trusting me – knowing that I will do anything to keep them from being harmed. My precious cargo.
I pray that people remember to drive safe this winter. There are children’s, father’s, mother’s, brother’s, sister’s lives at stake – why do we gamble with their lives by driving reckless? Swerving? Ignoring the dangers of ice? Texting while driving? Pulling out into oncoming traffic? I pray for the family that just lost their child. I hope the number of fatal accidents – accidents in general – stay low. Zero accidents would be ideal, but is an impractical hope. All I can do is watch over my family and drive the best I can.