If I was a passenger in the vehicle that night, I would have made sure everyone had their seat belt on. I also would’ve told the driver to slow down because she was driving at a very dangerous speed. I think this accident could have been avoided under the following circumstances: the girls were traveling at a slower speed, all the passengers had their seat belts on, they were traveling at a different time of the day (afternoon instead of early in the morning) and/or the girls were more responsible. If I was the driver of the vehicle, I would live every day of my life suffering because of guilt. I would never be able to forgive myself for the pain that my lack of responsibility caused. I think the punishment was a good punishment for the girl because living with the guilt of what she did would also be a terrible punishment.