Lesson 5 Around Town
Car accidents can be very serious.
Wear a seat belt when you're in the car!
Never drive when you are tired.
You might fall asleep!
Rest or let a family member or friend drive.
It is smarter and safer!
Alex was in a car accident two years ago.
A car was speeding and hit his car.
He broke his arm. He was in a lot of pain.
Alex, you drive a car.
Yes, Abby. I do drive a car.
Were you ever in an accident?
Yes. I was in an accident a couple of years ago.
A car was speeding and hit my car at an intersection.
Oh no! Were you hurt?
Yes. I broke my arm.
I was in a lot of pain.
When you are in a car, do you always wear a seat belt, Alex?
Yes. In Taipei, everyone in the car must wear a seat belt.
It is the law.
Yes. Or they will get a ticket.
In most states in America, everyone needs to wear a seat belt.
Wearing a seat belt is important.
It can save lives!
Did you hear about the car accident on Fifth Street yesterday?
One of the drivers fell asleep.
When drivers are tired, they shouldn't drive!
I agree. They should rest first.
Someone could get hurt!
Right. They should let another family member or a friend drive.
Right. That's smarter and safer!