Comment 107132

By mikeonthemountain (registered) | Posted December 16, 2014 at 12:36:27 in reply to Comment 107127

If you're in a car, and I'm not, and we have a conflict, the car and the street and the speed limit and the [you name it] is the problem

The fact that I've successfully jumped out of the way for turning cars that weren't watching where they were going, does not absolve their criminality for moving a multi-thousand pound steel conveyance without watching where they were going.

Everybody is responsible for their safety because everybody makes mistakes.

The difference is a vehicle can crush or kill somebody.

Operating it without due care and attention is a crime for a very good reason, people can die very very easily.

As classes of vehicle get heavier, the requirements and regulation increase.

I don't think anyone has posited that this absolves people (pedestrians and cyclists are people who happen to be walking or biking in that instance) from their responsibility to not run out in front of cars or run out against traffic lights. People ask for risk mitigation initiatives where they live. Shocking.

Everything so bloody polar and dichotomous with some of you.

Comment edited by mikeonthemountain on 2014-12-16 12:46:15

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