P Platersand the 4 Impsb y A d r i a n a H o n d r o s
IMPATIENCE Having or showing the tendency to be quicklyirritated or provoked and to be restlessly eager.
Examples of Impatiencen A pedestrian is repeatedly pressing the button to cross the road and then gets annoyed so he/she crosses the road when it is not their right of way because they can not wait.n A driver late to work will drive through a red light to get past trafﬁc.n A driver will swerve in an out of lanes to get to the front and out of trafﬁc.
ImpulsivenessTendency to act quickly without thinking about the consequences off your actions.
Examples of Impulsivenessn A pedestrian is being called by his friends on the other side of the road, without going to the lights he runs across the road whilst cars are driving.n A driver gets of his vehicle and and doesnt think to turn it off.n A driver decides to drive without wearing a seatbelt.n A driver decides to text and indulge in many distractions while driving.
ImpunityExemption or immunity from punishment,recrimination and unpleasant consequences
Examples of Impunityn A driver speeds with his younger brother in the car after realising he is going 30kms over the speed limit he thinks no harm will be brought upon him and continues speeding.n A driver offers to have a motorbike race without having her helmet on after she is asked she says she dosent need it and she will be ﬁne.n A driver decides to drink and drive.
ImprovisationMaking do with what is available,doing somethingwithout planning or preparation.
Examples of Improvisationn A driver suddenly decides to cut in front of the car next to him without signalling.n A driver suddenly decides to brake without warning.n A driver suddenly decides to turn right or left without using a blinker or using the blinker in the last second.n A driver makes the passengers share one seatbelt.
Potential risks young people take associated with these Imps.
n Speeding n Death to yourself,passengers and pedestrians.n Driving through red lights. n Fines.n Aggressive behaviour such as beeping,swearing. n Loss of licence.n Overtaking. n Demerit points.n Swerve in and out of trafﬁc. n Breaking road rules like not wearing a seatbelt or overloadingn Tailgating. people in the car.n Car crash. n Drink driving.n Injury. n Getting in trouble with the police.
n Be patient. n Organise the easiest way to get to places and the most safe roads ton Listen to soft calming music. take.n Take deep breaths before you get n Use hands free. into the car. n Leave the house earlier to avoidn Be more organised-set an alarm rushing and speeding. earlier,change the clocks so it saves you time. n Don’t double up on passengers in the car only put enough for then Go to bed earlier. number of seat belts.n Do important things the night n Don’t drive after you have been out before so that you are not rushing. and have drunk so instead catch a taxi home.n Think carefully before you do an action. n Refrain from texting and talking on the phone while driving make sure the car isnt running.n Don’t drink and drive.
Bibliography (websites)n about.com.updated 18th of march 2012. http://bpd.about.com/od/understandingbpd/a/impulseBPD.htm (accessed 8th of June. 2012)n HarperCollins publishers.2002.Collins Dictionary and Thesaurus. Lorna Sinclair Knightn RTA-Road Risks Your Choice DVD (accesed 5th of June 2012)
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