The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165008 Message #3955790
Posted By: Thompson
10-Oct-18 - 03:48 AM
Thread Name: BS: brake checking - what do you know?
Subject: RE: BS: brake checking - what do you know?
And an eighty year-old lady in our village had a terrible accident a few months ago. She was driving a governess cart drawn by a nice horse when a huge grain lorry zoomed up behind her and hooted loudly.
No, no, the driver zoomed up behind her and hooted loudly. The driver is responsible.
Not just a joke - our habit of taking agency and responsibility away from drivers, unconsciously - "a car drove into a group of pedestrians", "a bus mounted the pavement", etc - also takes away our realisation that these actions are done by human beings who should be held responsible, morally and financially, for their actions.