I talked about driving drunk or on drugs, driving distracted, the possibility that they could die or hurt or kill someone else. I spoke of many things.
As I was leaving the school one of the school security people stopped me and told me she had listened to parts of my talk, she was too busy to stay the whole hour. She told me it was good and that she hoped that it had sunk in to at least some of the students. I do too.
I told the students to remember just 5 things. That the rest of the talk was just dressing for those things, stuff so that the important points might be remembered:
Don’t take chances
Make good choices
I don’t want to tell their parents that they are dead
Stay out of my office (until you are very old)
Those are my points and I will take every opportunity to communicate them to teens and kids and adults. I will always hope that they sink in and make a difference.