posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 09:03 AM
I am looking for opinions about drivers who blatantly break the law by using their mobile phones, drink driving or even by simply not listening to the
government concerning fatigue.
Firstly, in Australia, Using a Mobile phone while driving is illegal. You will be fined.. But lets add some more stakes to the so-called crime. What
if you were on your Mobile phone, steered off the road and accidently killed someone?
- Should the court put you in jail because of your own stupidity? Is it a manslaughter charge? Maybe the court should be leniant because you didn't
mean to do it. I'm looking for some opinions because I have read a local story over the last couple of days which does involve some of what is written
I want to see what others think about the punishment which should be implemented, remembering you have taken another persons life and also brought
sadness to another family. I would really like to know what a fair sentence would be in your opinion for taking someones life while you were
My opinion is you should be put in jail at minimum for taking someones life, but thats just me.
Suspended Sentence for Distracted
She said she had just been distracted when someone allegedly asked if she had been on her mobile phone.
However, the court heard she told police after she briefly looked away from the road while moving her mobile phone into a console.
There was no evidence any calls or text messages had been made at the time of the incident.
So what has happened is a 48 year old lady was moving her Mobile phone into the console of her car. While she was doing that, she somehow veered off
the road, hit someone who was standing on the side of the road and crashed into a paddock herself. In my opinion, you would have to have your eyes of
the road for a little while. Not to simply move your phone.
I understand this woman may be genuinly remorseful for what she done, but to me, this isn't a case of simply moving your phone from one part of your
car to the other. The only way I can see her veering off the road is if she was texting.. A 60 year old lady who was cycling with her friends was
killed. The other 3 were lucky to get out of the way. How can a 12 Month suspended sentence be a fair punishment? Or am I being harsh myself? I know
if I had done the same thing, I would be in custody.
edit on 22-12-2012 by DarknStormy because: (no reason given)