I aim to make a difference through promoting road safety. Whether I'm teaching a student how to be safer on the roads, or promoting road safety in schools to teenagers. The earlier we speak to students the more likely we can have a positive influence on their future driving behaviour. Hence my Under 17 Course.
I would like to share a story today. It goes as follows: The Star Thrower.
A young girl was walking on a beach where thousands of starfish had been washed up during a storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said "why are you doing this? Look at the beach! You can't save all of the starfish. You can't begin to make a difference!"
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated by the comments. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked at the man and replied.
"Well I made a difference to that one!"
The man looked at her inquisitively and thought about what she had done. Inspired by her action, he joined in, throwing the starfish back into the ocean. Soon others joined in helping throw the starfish back into the ocean, and all of the starfish were saved.
We can all make a difference, we just have to start some where.