An account worth reading

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Re: An account worth reading

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Apr 2018, 7:50pm

The utility cyclist wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:I really think he should not have resumed driving

Not being in a situation to harm anyone else could have helped with his psychological problems

One wonders whether he is a normal driver now, or is he especially careful?
Has he taken a course such as those for drivers caught exceeding the maximum speed limit?

OTOH everyone has the right to rehabilitate themselves and from reading his account I have a sense that he will prove to be an exceptionally careful driver.


Killer let off by police in writing contrite open letter to a public forum to garner sympathy/offload guilt/clickbait shocker, he was hardly going to write anything else was he!
You have a "sense" he'll be exceptionally careful, based on what evidence, a contrite piece in a broadsheet? :? :roll:
The reality is he does not nor will not be able to see his own mistakes, the police have basically said he hasn't made a mistake, his family/friends have said same, joe public almost to a man and the so called 'justice' system as well as yourself have absolved him, you've defended the killer throughout this thread, despite the flagrant breach of the HC, one that you won't or don't accept even when spelled out to you by another forum member as to why the killer was in the wrong and completely at fault, writing a contrite letter seemingly is enough for you and many to just move on, I think that's perverse. :evil:

Basically he will not learn because he doesn't know what he did wrong, he like most other motorists will continue to get lucky, continue to have close shaves, continue to have the technology in their motor vehicle get them out of trouble/scenarios that should never have occurred and continue to drive in exactly the same manner that causes circa half a million injuries* on our roads despite all the protection systems/devices in motor vehicles.
As I said before he even wades in right at the end of the article with his way of thinking and his insistence others (i.e. vulnerable road users) wear high visibility garments to give people like him a chance to see them. :twisted:
He has not learned a thing, still thinks the responsibility for safety lies more so with the vulnerable, at no point does he suggest anything he should have done, not once does he mention the 'hazards'/clues that would mean you slow right down and be aware of a vulnerable road user, not once does he say he was at fault in any aspect of what unfolded.
And you have a 'sense' he'll be "an exceptionally careful driver", I couldn't disagree with you more.

*latest government estimates which include non reported injuries

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Re: An account worth reading

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Apr 2018, 8:29pm

pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:One wonders why the author was named
Was it his real name?
Maybe it would have been more appropriate to publish the article anonymously


Why? I saw it largely as a confession, and part of confession is being open.

In the catholic church, confessions are secret, thank the Lord
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Re: An account worth reading

Postby pwa » 14 Apr 2018, 9:26pm

brynpoeth wrote:
pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:One wonders why the author was named
Was it his real name?
Maybe it would have been more appropriate to publish the article anonymously


Why? I saw it largely as a confession, and part of confession is being open.

In the catholic church, confessions are secret, thank the Lord

I was brought up as a Catholic but gave it up decades ago. "Forgive me Father for I have sinned. It is 37 years since my last Confession....." :lol:

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Re: An account worth reading

Postby brynpoeth » 19 Apr 2018, 5:50am

I could not see how to use his website, did anyone manage it? I did see, there is a chance of clap/approve but no chance to disapprove, - 1
Did brake accept the donated fee?
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Re: An account worth reading

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Sep 2018, 6:58pm

pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:One wonders why the author was named
Was it his real name?
Maybe it would have been more appropriate to publish the article anonymously


Why? I saw it largely as a confession, and part of confession is being open.

Not in the catholic church for example, there it is top secret
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Re: An account worth reading

Postby brynpoeth » 18 Sep 2018, 7:25am

*white minnie couper*
Is that a fun vehicle to drive?
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Re: An account worth reading

Postby brynpoeth » 21 Jan 2019, 4:53pm

This one is worth reactivating in relation to the threads about old drivers :(
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Re: An account worth reading

Postby Bonefishblues » 21 Jan 2019, 5:09pm

brynpoeth wrote:This one is worth reactivating in relation to the threads about old drivers :(

Unless you can explain where the link might be, I'd suggest not. This was a middle-aged driver who struck and killed an elderly man who was a pedestrian, who later wrote an account of it.

I started it, and very shortly thereafter wished I hadn't, given the turn it took.

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Re: An account worth reading

Postby brynpoeth » 21 Jan 2019, 5:13pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:This one is worth reactivating in relation to the threads about old drivers :(

Unless you can explain where the link might be, I'd suggest not. This was a middle-aged driver who struck and killed an elderly man who was a pedestrian, who later wrote an account of it.

I started it, and very shortly thereafter wished I hadn't, given the turn it took.

I am glad you started it, hoping for more interesting comments, not sure why you regretted it, care to explain?
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Re: An account worth reading

Postby Bonefishblues » 21 Jan 2019, 5:16pm

brynpoeth wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:This one is worth reactivating in relation to the threads about old drivers :(

Unless you can explain where the link might be, I'd suggest not. This was a middle-aged driver who struck and killed an elderly man who was a pedestrian, who later wrote an account of it.

I started it, and very shortly thereafter wished I hadn't, given the turn it took.

What is am glad you started it, hoping for more interesting comments

You said it was relevant. It really isn't, and if you are going to continue along the road that you took on the thread previously, I'd rather you didn't. Happy to continue on PM, should you choose.

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Re: An account worth reading

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Mar 2019, 11:05am

Regretted starting the thread, why? Because some of us disagree with you?

I love reading different opinions! As long as they are clearly expressed, not in riddles, and no bad language of course

Plus One for diversity of opinion, tolerance of differing views, thread drift to related subjects!
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Farms are 'dangerous' places with lots of machinery, sometimes rules are not observed
Read about a couple of cases where grandparents took their grandchildren out on the tractor, the child slipped off and died under the back wheel, the grandparents were offered counselling
Unclear whether they were punished or whether they published accounts of their experiences
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Re: An account worth reading

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Mar 2019, 5:29am

Bonefishblues wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:There is a big problem with driving correctly, slowing down just in case when passing a bus &c
It is abnormal behaviour and irritates normal drivers
I have been driving regularly to work again, I thought I should always signal, but signalling to turn off on the nearside is often interpreted as an invitation to overtake, a lunatic made to overtake me before a blind bend

Driving safely and carefully provokes normal drivers, the best solution for me is to drive as little as possible (plenty of other reasons for that) but then the lunatics will take over the asylum :(

I still believe the impossible, mind (remember 1989!), that the cops will start enfarcing the law and that vehicles will refuse to perform illegal actions :wink:

I think that I have commented similarly before, but if people doing lunatic things around a driver is a regular occurrence, then the driver in question should consider what might be provoking
..

Provocation?! : obeying the law, keeping comfortably inside the maximum speed limit, applying the handbrake at the lights (costs a few milliseconds), keeping well back from the vehicle in front, coasting up to red lights, junctions, corners to avoid braking, halting at STOP signs!!!!

Could driving a small vehicle with a small engine be seen as provocation?

There are a couple of dodgy places on the way to work, one where a PoF was killed, where I am especially careful, doubtless normal drivers dislike that
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Re: An account worth reading

Postby pwa » 8 Mar 2019, 10:11am

Does anyone remember what this tired old thread is about? Surely it has been done to death.

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Re: An account worth reading

Postby reohn2 » 8 Mar 2019, 12:10pm

pwa wrote:Does anyone remember what this tired old thread is about? Surely it has been done to death.

Some people insist on flogging a horse that's decomposing even :?
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Re: An account worth reading

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Mar 2019, 4:32pm

It is about drivers who kill, a very interesting subject that one knows little about

Plus thread drift of course

Not sure whether 'jokes' about dead horses are appropriate
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