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Old 07-16-14, 01:06 PM   #1
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Cyclist tracks down hit run driver

Sorry if this is a repost: Hit-and-run victim investigates, solves own crime
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Old 07-16-14, 01:08 PM   #2
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I saw this on facebook earlier... that cyclist is one seriously forgiving person, no way I would be that nice about it.
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From the explanation on the video, it sounded like he was riding on the sidewalk before he entered the intersection.
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I wonder what goes on in the heads of people like the driver. Is it "Gee, if I leave now, I can get away with it" or simply "I don't giver a dam, I have someplace to get to and tough on anyone else"

I don't know what would be an appropriate sentence for this, but if I were a judge, it would certainly involve 2 elements besides any fine.

1- some kind of suspension or heavy restriction on the driving license, so there would be a serious inconvenience.
2- an open court allocution, where the driver must explain to the judge, victim and public what exactly she was thinking.

Maybe a third element, having to spend time standing in a busy public place - maybe the shopping mall, maybe in front of the school, holding up a sign saying "I am an obnoxious sh-thead. I hit someone with my car, and my only thought was to push him out of the way so I could get on with my day".
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Old 07-16-14, 08:04 PM   #6
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Also in the Atlanta area, they finally have identified the driver who chased and ran down the cyclist last month, they already arrested the guys girlfriend for covering for him.
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I wonder what goes on in the heads of people like the driver. Is it "Gee, if I leave now, I can get away with it" or simply "I don't giver a dam, I have someplace to get to and tough on anyone else"

I don't know what would be an appropriate sentence for this, but if I were a judge, it would certainly involve 2 elements besides any fine.

1- some kind of suspension or heavy restriction on the driving license, so there would be a serious inconvenience.
2- an open court allocution, where the driver must explain to the judge, victim and public what exactly she was thinking.

Maybe a third element, having to spend time standing in a busy public place - maybe the shopping mall, maybe in front of the school, holding up a sign saying "I am an obnoxious sh-thead. I hit someone with my car, and my only thought was to push him out of the way so I could get on with my day".
Gotta admit, I wonder about this too... just what goes through the mind of some folks...
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Good deal. Now she will find out it doesnt pay to be stupid!!!!

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Gotta admit, I wonder about this too... just what goes through the mind of some folks...
I used to wonder the same thing. Then I realized that some people don't actually have thoughts. That solved a lot of puzzles for me.
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I hope they track down this animal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvs3xrO9_gw#t=177
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I hope they track down this animal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvs3xrO9_gw#t=177
if you read the comments from the rider, the driver stopped
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Gotta admit, I wonder about this too... just what goes through the mind of some folks...
Well considering that their heads are up their A**ES, I'd suspect that they are full of $**T.
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What do you guys think about cyclists who get hit while they are on the sidewalk or pedestrian crosswalk? Do they share the blame?
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