Essay by keith124University, Bachelor'sA, April 2004

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It's 8:30 in the morning and you are running late for work. You get in your vehicle and start heading for work, weaving in and out of traffic passing cars along the way.

The intersection ahead of you has the railroad crossing arms down with blinking red lights. You stop your vehicle and watch as the train passes by slowly.

Your stress level has just risen because you realize that you are going to be late for work. The boss is not going to be happy about it because he has warned you in the past about being late. You sit anxiously waiting for the arms to come up, hoping that it is still possible to make it to work on time. The arms come up and you race towards your destination at a high rate of speed. You suddenly hear a loud chirp and wonder where it's coming from.

You look in the rearview mirror and see a police officer with his red lights flashing, signaling you to pull over. You are about to get a ticket for speeding.

Driving his late model Ford Mustang, John went to pick up his girlfriend Jenny. John and Jenny were on the way to a high school prom when they came upon a red light. A black Corvette pulled up next to John's vehicle and challenged him to a drag race by revving up his engine. John had rebuilt his engine to run faster and had yet to try it out. The temptation was too great, so John accepted the challenge and answered by revving up his engine. The light turned green; John punched the accelerator to the floor and his vehicle quickly reached speeds in excess of 80 mph. The race was to the next

intersection, and as he approached...