Signal 30

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© JamesHarmon McQuilkin
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UploadedMarch 25, 2010
TakenMarch 8, 2010
MakeSony
ModelDSC-R1
Exposure1/200 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length29.2 mm
ISO800
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Q: I am curious about more information on the RULES

A: Do you know?

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Headed to work early the other morning, I spotted this mess of a wreck of the remnants of what used to be a car. I can't believe anyone survived this. I hate to admit it, but (early-on in my 'driving-career') I would get caught in a traffic jam
and be so angry that I would shout out to anyone that would listen, "There better be some dead bodies up there!" Of course, it didn't help that I drank and drugged at that time too. Part of our high school, driver's ed. requirements was to watch the movie 'Signal 30'. Next to the Concentration Camp
documentories, it was the most gruesome thing I had ever seen. It was meant to scare us into being good drivers. It scared us so much that we felt like we had to drink and drug just to get out on those God-forsaken strips of cement.
I had to learn the hard way, and totaled my dad's car 3 days after I got my licence.
It was all downhill from there. A cat would have run out of lives by now. As a matter of fact, one did. That's another story.

6 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Mar 2010):

    Your photo and words are very graphic I hope that you make others think twice before drinking and drugging my friend! Despite the gruesomeness of the photo it is sincerely an awesome photo!

  • Cindy Mikulski

    Cindy Mikulski gave props (25 Mar 2010):

    wow James, I do remember that movie in drivers ed. I grew up in Ohio and I swear that's the one we had to watch.

  • Lisa Starling

    Lisa Starling gave props (25 Mar 2010):

    I like the "noise" in this photo and accompaning story...makes you think twice about driving carelessly. I am glad to say I missed that movie, though. :]

  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (25 Mar 2010):

    Hope you're a better driver now! Interesting capture!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (25 Mar 2010):

    A very good message and image James. We were lucky ones and so many have not made it.

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