Driving: Smoker VS Non-Smoker

When I was in form 4, 16 years old, my English teacher prepared a set of comprehension questions for our test. The article that she chose for us to read was quite informative and interesting, that was why I scored A. Muahahaha! Anyway, that's not the point. The point is, the title of the article was "Driving: Smoker Vs Non-Smoker". (Honestly, I don't really remember the exact title, but this's close to it)

Okay, here's the story. I'm gonna share with you guys in present tense form, because it's easier for me to construct sentences. Haha.

A research has been made and during the process of researching, the researchers prepare three stages to come up with answers of who is better in driving, in a sense of safety, smoker or non-smoker.


A driving session is conducted and a number of people consist of smokers and non-smokers take part in it. So, they all drive happily and the researchers observe every single aspect of safe driving. You know, seat belt, speed, brake, you name it.
The results? Not too different. Whether they smoke or don't smoke, they can drive safely. So, it's 1: 1 now.


Still using the same method, driving session..(of course, the title of the article starts with the word 'driving'). But this time, there are obstacles (cone, car etc.) purposely put on the road by the researchers, and the samples (participants) need to drive without hitting any of those obstacles. So again, they all drive happily. Can you guess what the results are? Not too different as well. All of them can avoid hitting the obstacles, and some of the smokers can even do it better than those non-smokers! But that is based on individual experience of driving, the researchers don't count that aspect. So, all proceed to the next stage, and it's 2: 2 now.


This is the most critical part of the research as well as of the driving aspect. A sudden encounter with an obstacle or more. On this level, the samples need to drive on the road without expecting any obstacles. Yes, the researchers don't tell them that there's gonna be an obstacle during the process. So, the samples get in the car, put on all safety measures and drive. They drive, drive and keep driving, until there's another car speeding towards them all of a sudden. Bang!

Guess what? The non-smokers succeed, while most of the smokers fail and hit the other car unexpectedly! Wow, it's still 2 for the smokers, and it's now 3 for the victorious non-smokers!

So, what do we learn today? Simple, research has proven that people who smoke can drive as better as those who don't smoke, but, when it comes to critical situations where critical and quick solutions are needed, smokers will falter. The smoke that they have been inhaling (including all the chemicals in the smoke) has damage some parts in their brain which control the critical and reflexive thinking..that's all.

So my friends, try your very best not to smoke..a friendly advice from me.

P/S: There's also another research proving that smsing or talking with the phone while driving is as dangerous as driving while you're drunk. But I didn't get the details.


ili_ahaks February 13, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

Huhuhu.. I think i know u. hmm.. Kwn anip yg suka main basketball , i think u good at it, sorang jer kot. Ejan kot.. anyway, ssh giler ok nk suruh lelaki yg mmg smoker utk quit smoking.. Ahaks..

Melissa ng February 13, 2009 at 12:54 PM  

hey, it's very nice to meet you.
i love writing but i don't write poems,
i write what my mind is thinking and how i feel,
so you write poems? I'd like to read some of it if i had the opportunity :)

Melissa ng February 13, 2009 at 1:28 PM  

sure i'll read it and anyway, i'll link you up :)
what's your name?

Anonymous February 13, 2009 at 1:44 PM  

yeap.. hard to quit once da heavy.. well.. it happened twice yesterday, when i was driving..

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