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Last year a taxi driver drove on the wrong side of the road, past booms, and onto a railway crossing. A train hit his taxi, killing 10 children and injuring four. He was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder; there's legal precedent for being egregiously reckless and causing deaths.

He was convicted of murder and attempted murder, and got 20 years. Good.

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Next up, a drug-fuelled DJ and his friend who were racing each other on a public road, lost control, and ploughed into a bunch of school kids, killing several.

Date: Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:37 (UTC)
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Jesus, that's some crazy driving. So many idiots about. Awful :(

Date: Saturday, 3 March 2012 15:23 (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kasdeva
the driver deserves the sentence. This does nothing for the general mayhem they cause. If punishment is only meted out when passengers are killed, it will never fix the day to day problems. How do you punish a taxi driver for reckless driving if you can only fine him? Fines are so optional in this country. Do the right thing, bribe a traffic cop today.

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