Silly woman KILLS two people by STOPPING in the left lane

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    Jun 21, 2014 2:45 AM GMT
    to try and rescue some poor ducklings in the median. How touching.




    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/06/20/woman_who_stopped_car_for_ducks_guilty_in_fatal_crash.html
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    Jun 21, 2014 2:48 AM GMT
    I hope this will serve as a lesson for the people who think it's ok to abruptly slam on the brakes for small animals, without any concern for the people behind them.
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    Jun 21, 2014 5:19 AM GMT
    Cops really need to crack down on DWF.

    I almost got killed by a c@nt the other day who dipped into the right lane to pass me, doing about 90, then immediately slammed on her brakes because.. (oes noes!) the highway was about to enter a tunnel icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 21, 2014 11:40 AM GMT
    She did not "abruptly slam" her breaks. The lady put her distress fires on before stopping, and the collision took place 30 SECONDS after she had gotten out of the car, most likely because the guy wasn't really paying attention.

    (Also zZz at holding human lives to such high value. Ducks probably need MUCH more conservation help than we do.)
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    Jun 21, 2014 12:15 PM GMT
    if it had to go one way or the other
    +1 for the ducklings
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    Jun 21, 2014 12:21 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidto try and rescue some poor ducklings in the median. How touching.




    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/06/20/woman_who_stopped_car_for_ducks_guilty_in_fatal_crash.html
    What a dumb dingbat. Stopping in the left lane over ducks supposedly stranded in a median. Causing an accident that takes two innocent lives over birds in a median. At least they were in the median and not out in a travel lane. This still is a very dangerous maneuver on this woman's part. Worst of all, two innocent lives have been needlessly vanquished.
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    Jun 21, 2014 4:03 PM GMT
    When I took traffic school many years ago, the instructor was a retired CHP officer. This topic came up for discussion. He advised everyone to use common sense.. If you see a stray animal wandering on the road, don't stop abruptly and don't swerve in a panic. If you have to make the choice to kill an animal or cause a massive traffic incident, choose to kill the animal.
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    Jun 21, 2014 4:37 PM GMT
    She's an idiot. The dad was driving way too fast, though.
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    Jun 21, 2014 4:39 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI hope this will serve as a lesson for the people who think it's ok to abruptly slam on the brakes for small animals, without any concern for the people behind them.


    I disagree , you should be able to stop on time if you are driving at a safe speed .
    It is different to be surprised by a car coming out of a street , or making a u-turn right in front of you , but if you are following a car at safe distance , and you aren't speeding , you should be able to stop .
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    Jun 21, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
    neffa said
    paulflexes saidI hope this will serve as a lesson for the people who think it's ok to abruptly slam on the brakes for small animals, without any concern for the people behind them.


    I disagree , you should be able to stop on time if you are driving at a safe speed .
    It is different to be surprised by a car coming out of a street , or making a u-turn right in front of you , but if you are following a car at safe distance , and you aren't speeding , you should be able to stop .


    Unless the person stopping for the animal begins to skid...
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    Jun 21, 2014 6:18 PM GMT
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    neffa said
    paulflexes saidI hope this will serve as a lesson for the people who think it's ok to abruptly slam on the brakes for small animals, without any concern for the people behind them.


    I disagree , you should be able to stop on time if you are driving at a safe speed .
    It is different to be surprised by a car coming out of a street , or making a u-turn right in front of you , but if you are following a car at safe distance , and you aren't speeding , you should be able to stop .


    Unless the person stopping for the animal begins to skid...
    Or unless you're changing the radio station, or looking at a roadside billboard, or changing the temperature of the air conditioner/heater, or checking your rearview mirror. When traveling at 70 MPH, that's a little over 100 feet per second. A lot can happen in one second on the road.
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    Jun 22, 2014 1:40 AM GMT
    The road was one way, two lanes. She slowed and pulled over to the far left, over the yellow line and against the concrete median. The man in the motorcycle hit her about 30 seconds later going well over the speed limit. His wife, behind him on her own cycle, and doing the speed limit, was able to stop.

    Suppose it wasn't ducks but a moose?

    When I was 9 my brother and I went with Dad and his buddy and buddy's kid up to a lake about 130 miles out of Winnipeg. On the way back, we hit a moose. No seat belts in those days. We're lucky to have made it out alive. The car was a wreck. No ambulance way out there, so the police took us all back to Winnipeg.

    Had we been going a little slower we could have missed it, or stopped for it.

    The interesting thing here is, suppose the police had seen her, and pulled up behind her, then got out of his car to give her a ticket and just then a motorcycle slammed into the back of his cruiser....

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    Jun 22, 2014 1:53 AM GMT
    Animal Lovers are so stupid. Humans are animals too. Dumb fucks icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 22, 2014 3:06 AM GMT
    meninlove said The road was one way, two lanes. She slowed and pulled over to the far left, over the yellow line and against the concrete median. The man in the motorcycle hit her about 30 seconds later going well over the speed limit. His wife, behind him on her own cycle, and doing the speed limit, was able to stop.

    Suppose it wasn't ducks but a moose?

    When I was 9 my brother and I went with Dad and his buddy and buddy's kid up to a lake about 130 miles out of Winnipeg. On the way back, we hit a moose. No seat belts in those days. We're lucky to have made it out alive. The car was a wreck. No ambulance way out there, so the police took us all back to Winnipeg.

    Had we been going a little slower we could have missed it, or stopped for it.

    The interesting thing here is, suppose the police had seen her, and pulled up behind her, then got out of his car to give her a ticket and just then a motorcycle slammed into the back of his cruiser....



    I would assume a competent cop would keep his sirens on etc. everyone would slow down.
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    Jun 22, 2014 4:29 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Sweetooth said
    neffa said
    paulflexes saidI hope this will serve as a lesson for the people who think it's ok to abruptly slam on the brakes for small animals, without any concern for the people behind them.


    I disagree , you should be able to stop on time if you are driving at a safe speed .
    It is different to be surprised by a car coming out of a street , or making a u-turn right in front of you , but if you are following a car at safe distance , and you aren't speeding , you should be able to stop .


    Unless the person stopping for the animal begins to skid...
    Or unless you're changing the radio station, or looking at a roadside billboard, or changing the temperature of the air conditioner/heater, or checking your rearview mirror. When traveling at 70 MPH, that's a little over 100 feet per second. A lot can happen in one second on the road.


    Driving defensively saves life ....
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    Jun 22, 2014 8:01 PM GMT
    meninlove said The road was one way, two lanes. She slowed and pulled over to the far left, over the yellow line and against the concrete median. The man in the motorcycle hit her about 30 seconds later going well over the speed limit. His wife, behind him on her own cycle, and doing the speed limit, was able to stop.

    Suppose it wasn't ducks but a moose?

    When I was 9 my brother and I went with Dad and his buddy and buddy's kid up to a lake about 130 miles out of Winnipeg. On the way back, we hit a moose. No seat belts in those days. We're lucky to have made it out alive. The car was a wreck. No ambulance way out there, so the police took us all back to Winnipeg.

    Had we been going a little slower we could have missed it, or stopped for it.

    The interesting thing here is, suppose the police had seen her, and pulled up behind her, then got out of his car to give her a ticket and just then a motorcycle slammed into the back of his cruiser....



    None of the stories I read here in the US mentioned these details. If she was all the way over on the shoulder, the shoulder is for emergency stopping, not to play with some ducklings. But if she was all the way over on the shoulder, that raises questions, why was he so far over? Was he speeding around a turn? I would hope these details were explored in court. Still, it was at best silly and at worst fatal to stop on the highway for some ducklings, no matter how soft hearted one might be. Humans must have priority.
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    Jun 22, 2014 9:23 PM GMT

    Blakes, when something happens in the US I use google to read the US news and the Canadian version. This is pretty obvious, so go look up some Canadian coverage on google.

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    Jun 22, 2014 10:46 PM GMT
    THAT is where I found the story. Other places were Drudge and foxnews.com I wanted to post from a site that wasn't vilified by RJers as biased, and the one I chose was from google. Is there any objectivity anymore?