Re: Waikato Accident

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sat 4/Dec/10 2:54pm

znomit wrote:Driver has been charged with three counts of careless driving causing death.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/4 ... ist-deaths
http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article ... d=10692013


Its a start :hmmm:
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Re: Waikato Accident

Postby slidecontrol on Sat 4/Dec/10 9:25pm

I can hear the splashing of bus tickets being moistened from here :(
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Re: Waikato Accident

Postby jo on Wed 15/Dec/10 1:41pm

Woot.

Will be interested in the penalty, especially since she pleaded guilty.
Betting a large fine, disqualification for many years, community service.
Still seems wrong for the loss of so many, but it seems she didnt correlate her reckless driving with having the potential to kill people.
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Re: Waikato Accident

Postby Colin on Wed 15/Dec/10 2:00pm

Yup.

So many lives ruined, including her own.
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Re: Waikato Accident

Postby happybaboon on Wed 15/Dec/10 2:08pm

I hope it doesn't result in too much punishment for her, really. Having 3 deaths on her conscience has got to be enough... Poor girl :(
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Re: Waikato Accident

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Wed 15/Dec/10 2:25pm

happybaboon wrote:I hope it doesn't result in too much punishment for her, really. Having 3 deaths on her conscience has got to be enough... Poor girl :(


Yes, she, the families and our society will gain nothing from her being stuck in prison for years…although it could be a lesson for those who have a tendency to drive similarly (but I imagine they’re not the type of people to get lessons about anything :hmmm: ).
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Re: Waikato Accident

Postby jo on Wed 15/Dec/10 2:47pm

The concept of "expect the unexpected" is often acknowledged in theory, but rarely observed in practice.
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Re: Waikato Accident

Postby LycraLarry on Tue 28/Dec/10 8:29pm

jo wrote:Woot.

Will be interested in the penalty, especially since she pleaded guilty.
Betting a large fine, disqualification for many years, community service.
Still seems wrong for the loss of so many, but it seems she didnt correlate her reckless driving with having the potential to kill people.


The 'story' is that her lawyer advised a guilty plea so as to avoid certain information being made public by way of evidence. Or so I am told by my mother in law who knows the family and was the young ladies teacher at secondary ...the word text message was muttered.
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Re: Waikato Accident

Postby znomit on Tue 24/May/11 8:03pm

"The Waikato coroner is to investigate whether there are any common trends in the deaths of eight cyclists, in a bid to prevent further tragedies."
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/ ... ts'-deaths
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/5047088 ... ths-probed
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/1618 ... s-welcomed
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Re: Waikato Accident

Postby velofille on Wed 25/May/11 5:21pm

Oh! i know what they have in common, being on the road with cars :)
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Re: Waikato Accident

Postby znomit on Wed 25/May/11 6:22pm

velofille wrote:Oh! i know what they have in common, being on the road with cars :)

Training for Taupo? :o
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Re: Waikato Accident

Postby velofille on Wed 25/May/11 6:33pm

znomit wrote:
velofille wrote:Oh! i know what they have in common, being on the road with cars :)

Training for Taupo? :o

Ohh! I bet its the fact that they all have bikes!
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Re: Waikato Accident

Postby fatwombat on Wed 25/May/11 7:20pm

Ways to reduce cycling deaths on New Zealand roads are to be examined in a coroner's inquest later this year. Waikato coroner Gordon Matenga will travel to four regions to hear evidence relating to eight cycling deaths, starting in Palmerston North on July 21.

Travelling to different regions meant family members and witnesses could attend inquests and would allow for greater input from the cycling community, Matenga said. "These deaths are an absolute tragedy and we must do everything we can to uncover any lessons or measures that can help avoid them in the future."

He's looking at the wrong part of the equation: what we have to reduce is the number of people killed by drivers of motor vehicles - whether they are other road users (of whom cyclists are one subgroup); pedestrians or other occupants of the driver's vehicle.

These terms of reference sound very sympathetic to cyclists, but in fact it is stigmatising us as a group who put ourselves in jeopardy, like smokers or P users.
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Re: Waikato Accident

Postby znomit on Wed 25/May/11 7:21pm

velofille wrote:
znomit wrote:
velofille wrote:Oh! i know what they have in common, being on the road with cars :)

Training for Taupo? :o

Ohh! I bet its the fact that they all have bikes!


They were all wearing helmets too.
The plot thickens.
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