I agree with OP for the most part, but I cannot get on the bus here...
Originally Posted by Subybaja
My wife and I once walked up to a girl being raped in a public park. (Grabbed the guy, cops came, testified, etc). She had a .3 BAC, enough to be fatal to many people and that she was completely unconscious. The guy went to jail, as he should, but I didn't have many tears for the victim either.
Rape does not work this way. Leaving the keys in the car unattended and leaving you vagina unattended are completely different scenarios. It's one thing to steal an item from someone, and quite another to assault them physically.
Here's a good example of what OP ias talking about. Recently there was some footage posted online of a car passing another car in a legal passing zone. The car being passed turned on the left turn signal, slowed down, and took a left into a driveway. The driver of the passed car did not realize they were being passed, and nearly turned into the passing car as it went by. You could see the passed car abort the turn, and then hit it again after the passing car was out of the way.
My take on this is, watch your damn mirrors. If you make a left turn without being aware of all cars in the area, you're simply asking to get creamed. It may well be, technically, the passing driver's fault, but what does that really matter when you're in the hospital or the morgue?
Another example is not carrying un[der]insured motorist insurance, and then whining about how the idiot that bent your car doesn't carry liability. You think a law is going to guarantee anything? Pulleaze! Cover your ass.