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  • Writer's pictureBedford Driver

Everything I Know

Updated: May 27

This is my version of a safety campaign, blended together with a healthy dose of life advice, some of which is derived from stories my students have told me on lessons, and also my own experiences. I want to show you the benefits of making good decisions and thinking or planning ahead. (there are no nursery rhymes in it, I promise 🤣).

Being authentic and open is the best way to get through to people and to connect with them. Instead of preaching to the younger generation, we should be influencing them by teaching them to think before they act and consider the bigger picture. These photos make me very thankful that I have always done my best to make common sense and safe decisions, because I can now look back and smile as I browse through them.

Driving Is A Lot Like Life So Take Notes

Walk With Me

Eventually everyone grows up and some of your friends will move away from their communities but they're your people and always will be no matter where they go or what they do.

Put your heart and soul into everything that you do.

There is a lesson to be learned from every mistake.

Life is a one shot deal, you only get one empty canvas to paint a portrait on.

Always protect those closest to you.

Life can get real in an instant and driving is no different. It's okay to take a little extra time when waiting to pull out into traffic or while making a major life decision.

When you're genuine and real many so-called normal people will say that you’re weird or different, but keep in mind that the most brilliant and successful people in the world are weird and different.

You might have some regrets later in life, but making safe decisions won't be one of them.

Be bold and courageous when a life storm hits and dig your heels in.

Always hold your ground when questioned and be sure of yourself, but also check yourself once in a while too.

A safe drive is a fun drive.

Surround yourself with real people and be an angel to them.

Focus on what you love to do because you’ll always be best at the thing you love and will never have to try.

Being real and sincere is all that matters at the end of the day.

People that are constantly negative will eventually drain you of your vitality so avoid them as much as possible.

Avoid shallow people.

If something looks shady then it probably is.

Always trust your instincts .

Never suppress that fire in your soul in order to conform to the world.

A healthy person has a thousand wishes, a sick person has one.

Go hard and give your all at anything you do.

When you see bad things happening around you do good things.

There is a healthy balance to be found with everything in life and finding it is the key.

Fake people talk, real people do.

Think ahead but don't overthink.

If you have to pull over to the side of the road so that you can check a text or adjust your music playlist, do it in a low speed area or parking lot and never pull over in a curve or on the highway.

When it's time to throw down and take action don't hesitate.

Never confuse empathy with sympathy.

Be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around you.

Life is a storm, look up and let the rain splash off of your face when things get difficult.

Embrace adversity because it builds character.

Give people the benefit of the doubt but question everyone.

Cultivate community and do as much good as you can.

Don't be normal be legendary.

Consuming too much social media is like eating too much food. It will make you sick which can affect your judgment.

When it's all said and done people will only remember how you made them feel, not what you accomplished.

Speak from your heart not from your mind.

When in doubt on a multiple choice question of a test always choose "C" as your answer.

Life is an intricate series of paths. Take as much time as you need to choose yours.

The thing you can't stop doing is the thing you are meant to do.

Couches and sofas are dangerous so avoid them as much as possible and try to keep moving.

Those who over-preach about safety on social media and in classrooms rarely do anything to improve safety in the real world.

Never store precious photos or memories on a physical hard drive. Always store them in the cloud.