posted on Jun, 30 2004 @ 02:45 PM
No, it's the person's fault. Saying it's the automobile's fault that a person drove irresponsibly and had an accident is like blaming guns for
people who get shot; it's like blaming my pencil when i misspell a word on the paper I'm writing. (Or is it the paper's fault?
People have to learn to take responsibility for their own actions for society to work properly. It's not the automobile industry's fault that John
was driving 80 in a 65 zone and hit the car in front of him; it's John's fault. It's not the gun industry's fault that Mike shot Dave; it's
Mike's fault. It's not the pencil's or paper's fault that I misspelled 'guacamole' on my shopping list yesterday; it's my fault.
Now, if it could be proven that the automobile industry committed fraud by selling people cars with bad brakes on purpose to make a few extra,
unethical dollars, and the accidents happened to people who took care of their cars properly and followed traffic laws, then we'd have another
situation. But otherwise, it's clearly the person's fault.
[edit on 6/30/2004 by ThunderCloud]