Owen Barritt (hmmm_tea) wrote,
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Death by Careless Driving

On the radio this morning there was an discussion about creating an offence for death by careless driving for when an offence covered by careless driving causes a death.

This seems strange to me as it implies you are less in the wrong if you do not cause a death.

There was a growing trend for legal penalities to become more about revenge then justice, although it seemed to be curved when politicians stopped stepping in to interfere with sentancing. Surely this is just bringing it back.

Although it's tragic if someone happens to be killed due to careless driving, drivers are no more in the wrong for doing it then if they were lucky and didn't harm anyone.
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  • Funny the things you find gathering dust at the back of the internet

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