I Crashed My Car & All I Can Think about is Restorative Justice

Stock image online of a red car with a concerned-looking driver rear-ending a blue car with an angry-looking driver.

I was 17 years old the first time I had a car crash. I had only been driving about a year and a half and I had a 1996 Mazda Protege that had been my stepmothers, then my older brothers, and finally mine! At 17, having a car brings you a feeling of freedom and responsibility! It had no A/C, something that is NOT a luxury in the sweltering heat of Florida.