Having a car has become a necessity at this point. Sure, the kind of car you drive is still a status quo, but with everyone getting their vehicle, it is now more of a need than a want. I mean, let’s face it, everything is more accessible when you have a car.
Getting your first car is still one of the best memories anyone of us can have. It is just a relief to see all of your hard work pay off for you. For the first few days, you make sure you take care of that car. You don’t slam the door, you clean it every other day, you drive so carefully, and you take care of it as if it was a newborn baby. It is all fun and dandy until you hear about rollover accidents.
A rollover accident is your car rolling over. You know how like in the movies where there is a car chase, and it usually ends up in one or more of the cars are rolled over or totaled? That is a rollover accident. Rollovers are by far the deadliest risk faced by SUVs, minivans, and trucks. In a report, it has been documented to say that 280,000 rollover accidents are reported yearly, and 10,000 lives are claimed every year for the same thing. From a statistics point of view, SUVs are more likely to roll over in serious accidents.
With the pandemic happening, less and less go out and drive. This quarantine has impacted everything. The economy, education, relationships, health care systems, the government, we have all been hit by the pandemic in all sorts of ways and means. At first, it is frustrating to be stuck at home and being bored all day, but when we look at the bigger picture, we get to see that the virus has done more for us than anything else has. It has lessened car accidents; it gave us more time to spend with family, the environment it slowly coping, it made us look into ourselves and help us become a better person. We have been restored more in the past few months than we have been in the past year or two.
Damage has been done in many areas, and it is genuinely heartbreaking to see so many people and countries suffer the wrath of this virus but looking at the bright side of things, the virus has also done us a favor by saving a few lives in the wake of it infecting a lot more. Ironic, isn’t it? How a lot of people were spared from accidents and rollovers, but a whole lot more got sick and passed on.
It’s true that even in the darkest times, a glimpse of light is always present. We all have to look for that light during this dark time in history. We make the best out of that light, and maybe we can be that light as well. Talk to your friends and family, see how they are doing and how they are coping. If you see any red flags, do not ignore them and make sure that the people you care about are doing okay because although car accidents have lowered in number, suicides are still a big issue, bigger than it used to be, especially with everyone stuck at home.
Remember, even the strongest and funniest have their darkest times. So be there for everyone and be kind because you will never know when you got to save another life for the few kind words that you said. Have courage and be kind.