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    Local idiot!

    Not bike related but cyclists can relate to this type of hit and run behavior when a non-motorized vehicle or bicycle is hit and the driver flees: Police: Kinzers man stripped car after hit-and-run

    Using "scared" as an excuse should double the sentence.

    How do people like this even get driver's licenses? Make the test harder, please!

    Cars and trucks should be designed to leave vin identifiable debris tags after a collision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number400 View Post
    Not bike related but cyclists can relate to this type of hit and run behavior when a non-motorized vehicle or bicycle is hit and the driver flees: Police: Kinzers man stripped car after hit-and-run

    Using "scared" as an excuse should double the sentence.

    How do people like this even get driver's licenses? Make the test harder, please!

    Cars and trucks should be designed to leave vin identifiable debris tags after a collision.
    I can see an I was scared excuse. I'd even say it is grounds for some leniency......

    IF the scared person turns them self in once they calm down.

    Now when they try to dispose of the vehicle involved they deserve additional obstruction of justice charges and anything else a creative DA can come up with.
    Perish any man who suspects that these men either did or suffered anything unseemly.

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    Hit a horse and buggy? Wasn't it big enough to see?

    This is exactly the kind of thing that always makes me wonder about the notion of "take the lane."

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    pond scum & the father is no better for not reporting it or busting his lame ass son's ass all the way to the Police station
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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    Hit a horse and buggy? Wasn't it big enough to see?

    This is exactly the kind of thing that always makes me wonder about the notion of "take the lane."
    When I was in Australia for the Rugby World Cup our group was loading into our tour bus. The kind that are about 4-5 feet taller than a school bus and a bit wider to. It was between 8 and 9 in the morning on a bright sunny day. Some guy rear ended the parked bus. Just before contact it would have been he couldn't see anything besides the bus. Still plowed into it.
    Perish any man who suspects that these men either did or suffered anything unseemly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number400 View Post
    Not bike related but cyclists can relate to this type of hit and run behavior when a non-motorized vehicle or bicycle is hit and the driver flees: Police: Kinzers man stripped car after hit-and-run

    Using "scared" as an excuse should double the sentence.

    How do people like this even get driver's licenses? Make the test harder, please!

    Cars and trucks should be designed to leave vin identifiable debris tags after a collision.
    That guy is a real piece of work. I sort of wish, every hit-n-run driver could have what was done to U.S. Air Force Col. Steve Austin(Six Million Dollar Man), EXCEPT FOR. The part about being stronger n' faster. So, They are just made 'better'. But better in this case, would be altering their minds to the point that, they refuse to drink and/or drive. Even if someone gave them the opportunity.
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    Way to work drinking into the discussion!
    But at any rate, there are a lot of morons out there. I doubt that anything will or can be done about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith99 View Post
    When I was in Australia for the Rugby World Cup our group was loading into our tour bus. The kind that are about 4-5 feet taller than a school bus and a bit wider to. It was between 8 and 9 in the morning on a bright sunny day. Some guy rear ended the parked bus. Just before contact it would have been he couldn't see anything besides the bus. Still plowed into it.
    Yup and folks plow into cement trucks and trash trucks often enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
    Way to work drinking into the discussion!
    But at any rate, there are a lot of morons out there. I doubt that anything will or can be done about them.
    Can is one thing.... will is another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith99 View Post
    When I was in Australia for the Rugby World Cup our group was loading into our tour bus. The kind that are about 4-5 feet taller than a school bus and a bit wider to. It was between 8 and 9 in the morning on a bright sunny day. Some guy rear ended the parked bus. Just before contact it would have been he couldn't see anything besides the bus. Still plowed into it.
    Wow - ya gotta admire the guy for the tackle when the bus was so much bigger than the truck. Too much Rugby does strange things to people ...

    Either that or just plain target fixation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number400 View Post
    ... Cars and trucks should be designed to leave vin identifiable debris tags after a collision.
    I like this idea.

    I note the runner was a Lancaster county resident ... he can't be unaware there are horse and buggies using the road.

    Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb stoopid dumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    Can is one thing.... will is another.
    ... and fantasizing something else again ... POW! ZZAPPP! KWATOWIE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    Yup and folks plow into cement trucks and trash trucks often enough.
    And these:


    Quote Originally Posted by Number400 View Post
    Cars and trucks should be designed to leave vin identifiable debris tags after a collision.
    Then a popular weekend pastime for bad/drunk drivers would be finding unattended cars of the same make/model/color as their own and swapping body panels with them so the VIN debris will be wrong next time they're in a wreck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD5NRH View Post
    And these:




    Then a popular weekend pastime for bad/drunk drivers would be finding unattended cars of the same make/model/color as their own and swapping body panels with them so the VIN debris will be wrong next time they're in a wreck.
    Joseph, that would be too time consuming...they would just steal the vehicle and leave it when they were done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number400 View Post
    Cars and trucks should be designed to leave vin identifiable debris tags after a collision.
    I wondered why my new-to-me car ('04 Insight) has little VIN tags all over it. I've never seen anything like it, but I'm not used to new cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obed7 View Post
    Joseph, that would be too time consuming...they would just steal the vehicle and leave it when they were done.
    No good: a stolen car gets noticed and reported. If you're swapping otherwise identical parts, it won't be found until there's a wreck.

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