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      01-11-2012 01:14 PM #26
      Read about the dog and the accident this morning in the paper. I just couldn't believe the dog took to the water to escape. Just sad

      I can't believe there is a video of the fisherman!!!

      Thanks for posting this.
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      01-11-2012 01:40 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      You live in Florida and deal with Florida drivers every day and you're complaining about people from out of town?
      Oh yes, indeed. I live in Sarasota and there is a huge difference between the summertime driving environment and what it's like right now.

      A congestion increase alone adds an extra level of danger, but when almost 100% of that extra congestion consists of drivers unfamiliar with the area (or even the country), well, you don't really need to study actuarial tables to know that the odds of something bad happening increase exponentially.

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      01-11-2012 01:59 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by brad@fifteen52 View Post
      Oh yes, indeed. I live in Sarasota and there is a huge difference between the summertime driving environment and what it's like right now.

      A congestion increase alone adds an extra level of danger, but when almost 100% of that extra congestion consists of drivers unfamiliar with the area (or even the country), well, you don't really need to study actuarial tables to know that the odds of something bad happening increase exponentially.
      Agreed.

      I was in Sarasota last August, and there were quite a few times people nearly crashed into me because they were not looking or were distracted. Thankfully I remembered my way around from prior trips (as a kid).

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      01-11-2012 02:05 PM #29
      really sad if you ask me...
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      01-11-2012 02:11 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      Wouldn't do ****. Penalties don't deter DUIs, neither does licensing. This tool would have showed up, done fine on the renewal test, and killed the woman six months later.

      This is what MADD and the politicians and so forth always miss. Driving drunk is, by definition, done with impaired judgment. Drunk people are less able to assess risk than sober people. So it doesn't matter if you make DUI punishments punitive or not, they'll do it anyway because they're not thinking about that when they get behind the wheel. Either that, or they're blowing a 0.08 and feel fine.
      Ding ding ding! We have a winner here ladies & gents.

      I agree that we should have license renewal programs but unfortunately it wouldn't have stopped this. For drunk drivers we need a way for those who go out drinking to safely get home for a nominal fee. This guy was obviously drunk beyond belief and if he was drinking with friends they should have never let him leave like that. The guy gets whatever is coming to him but we can't let blind hatred drive us to make irrational decisions and laws. We need to find a solution that would stop the problem, not a solution that will make us profit off it.

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      01-11-2012 02:28 PM #31
      Agreed penalties alone might not be able to stop them. My point was based under my desire that maybe under continued testing or certification common sense may kick in and or be trained into. Then again like I said common sense training.
      Just hoping justice is served on this one.
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      01-11-2012 02:45 PM #32
      Off topic: I want a kayak like that with the pedal action.

      On topic: That poor dog.

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      01-11-2012 02:49 PM #33
      for the kayaker for doing the right thing
      such a sad story and the video was hard to watch knowing the dog's owner is dead.
      and... yeah, there's really no excuse for drunk driving.... unfortunately, people do it all the time and will continue to do it....

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      01-11-2012 02:57 PM #35
      http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/new...fatal-accident

      Police told Chen, the alleged drunk driver, was traveling at least 90 miles per hour and likely missed hitting Barney by inches. Barney and Donna had been on a busy state road and had been at a turn.
      hopefully, the lady didn't suffer too much.

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      01-11-2012 03:00 PM #36
      No way

      I saw this video of the dog on reddit few days ago, before people found out about the sad story behind it.
      Last edited by SebTheDJ; 01-11-2012 at 03:03 PM.

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      10-08-2012 08:50 AM #37
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