By Username - 15/05/2011 06:42 - United States
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when you get rear ended no one usually gets hurt just a scrape or two. if your willing to kill an animal over that your just messed up. also the person behind her ovbiously wasn't paying attention or was tailgating you have to be a novice drive to not realise they hit the brakes. 122 112 110 your all don't deserve to be drivers. driving isn't a natural thing an animal walking is so the animal being natural comes before your right to drive willing to run over animals
so you are saying an animals life is valued higher then a humans life? what does that animal doing for you that makes it so worth saving? nothing yea that's what I thought. I'm not saying animals are worthless but don't try save an animal by putting someone else's life at risk you dumb bitch
Actually no, the person behind the OP doesn't get to pay the damages. You're not supposed to brake for animals for this exact reason, the OP is at-fault unless the person behind him/her was tailgating, in which case it'd be mixed responsibility. You need to be aware of what's around you so that if you DO have an animal run in front of you, you can make a SAFE decision about whether to brake or not. People talk about there being only scrapes or what have you from a rearend collision, but try telling me that a squirrel's life is worth having my spine out of whack. Funny, it was feeling fine before a guy swerved in front of me then braked hard. :)
Face it, most drivers (and people in general) aren't mindful of what's going on around them, nor do they think about how their actions may affect other people before they act. Just another situation where instead of being aware of their surroundings, some selfish idiot just reacts instead of thinking and screws someone else over. I'm sorry, I really like squirrels but it's not worth getting in an accident over. Besides, squirrels rarely just run in a straight line across the street, I've seen them stop and go back, etc... Just as likely that the squirrel would have gotten through but by breaking, the OP hit it instead.
147: Living in harmony with the planet. Yes, because there's no historical precedence for animals wiping out other species of animals, ransacking the native vegetation. Because animals don't kill other animals. Because the rise of Algae has nothing to do with the current balance of gasses in our atmosphere. It's funny when people try to argue that humans are the only organism that shouldn't be allowed to transform its enviornment to suit it. Don't get me wrong, we should always strive to be less damaging to our enviornment when it comes to "unnatural" pollutants, but please get a grip... We're about as much in harmony with the planet as any other lifeform.
91 and all of you saying a wreck is worth the animals life Is simply not true. u guys r probably hypocritical ppl who only care about ourselves. wrecks COST more then a pet, and being rear ended can cause serious damage. my mom had a miscarriage BECAUSE she was rear ended. so is a squirrel worth more then a HUMAN baby? u guys need to grow the fuck up and get ur head out of ur asses. ur hippy shit is unrealistic and nobody wants it. stop watching bs PETA and get with it. life is harsh and it sucks the squirrel died but at the end of the day it's just a squirrel. we all animals who have the ability to adapt, it's the squirrels fault for not learning from when it's other buddies get run over. if u think contrary ur just as dumb and deserve to get run over instead of taking up space a useful person could be occupying. PERIOD.
It doesn't matter if you really love animals or not. If it's a choice between the squirrel or the little 6 year old girl in the car behind you, you don't put the girls life at risk. I've seen some really idiotic statements here, such as getting rear ended isn't dangerous. You can break your neck, and cause brain damage to a little girl when she gets hit with a airbag. Stop arguing about how much you love animals. No one cares. You can love what you want, but when you're driving, you respect other drivers. If you'd rather kill a person than an animal in that situation, then don't drive, and everyone's problems are solved.
let's put this in a different perspective...instead of a squirell it was a human....now Wat would you do? it should be the same for every living creature...and who ever said humans aren't the only ones ruining the planet...other species aren't doing it unnaturallty are they making cars and factories that create acid rain are they taking down rainforrests are they creating bombs are they creating nuclear plants?
^sean, you swerve out for every living creature? fucking moron. Never killed a fly, a bee, or a butterfly while driving? Fuck off, not every living creature needs to be respected the same way. Hell, if it was Osama, I would have accelerated even harder, hit him, then reversed back over him.
Some of you animal lovers are quite moronic. Most animals don't have the same brain power as humans, and besides that, it's a squirrel. They are rats that have fuzzy tails. So many people die because of car accidents, and is the life of a squirrel worth the same as a human being. I hit a cat while driving. Sure I felt bad and I did hit the brakes, but I wasn't going to swerve out of the way and take the risk of hitting someone. You people need to grow up.
It's a squirrel. Run over it, you damned hippy activist bastard. I ran over one just today and didn't even try to stop, even though I was the only car on the road. I guess I'm now a selfish bastard. Go me. Of course, you were probably driving a plug-in hybrid shitmobile. I guess those cars just can't hit small objects and not roll over from being so damned top heavy and spherical. Oh and by the way, plug-in cars are pointless. You're still using fossil fuels like coal, it just costs 10x more to change that fuel into something that fits in a battery.
staceysgenesis16, are you an idiot? Depending on the size of the animal, you could seriously damage your car or injure the occupants by hitting an animal. Stomping on the brakes is exactly the right thing to do. Swerving, however, is NOT. If someone was stupid enough to be following that closely behind you, they are a moron. What if it was a child who ran out in the road and then the OP slammed on the brakes, but the idiot was following too closely behind and still ran into them? Whose fault is it then? The fault lies on the same driver no matter why the person in front slammed on the brakes. Geez people are stupid.
144, your distinction between what's natural and unnatural is arbitrary and illogical. Primates' brains allow them to use tools just like birds' wings allow them to fly. Every other animal uses their gifts to their full advantage. It's illogical to decree humans should only use their strongest part insofar as it doesn't affect other species. Until you hippies can put together a logical morality system without internal contradictions, keep your opinions to yourself.
What you don't understand is that when you plug in and charge a car you are using power. How is power made? By burning coal or other fossil fuels of course. So really no matter how you look at it whether you drive a fuel burner or not you are going to be using energy that was made by burning a type of fuel that will pollute the earth. It is a never ending cycle and I promise you that it can never be stopped. But if you really want to help the planet in terms of producing less pollution, walk.
more like f the person behind you's l because now they have to shell out a lot of cash because you wanted to stop for a squirrel.