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    Cyclist tracks down hit run driver


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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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    "I kinda hit a guy on a bike."
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    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!!!!
    Last edited by rydabent; 07-17-14 at 06:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Number400 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    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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