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Death by Dangerous Driving

Yesterday, when driving home from work, I had to make a detour due to the road being closed. The reason I found out later was that an elderly woman died after being hit by a lorry. The driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

I don't know the full details of this particular incident, but it made me think about the attitude that some people appear to take to driving.

The fact is that any motor vehicle has the potential for killing people. Judging by some of the driving I see, some people don't seam to appreciate that the way they drive could potentially kill someone else. In the event that the driver is then found to have caused death by dangerous driving then they may have to consider:

Loss of Driving License
Loss of Job (due to no driving license)
Possible Prison Sentence

as well as having to live with the guilt of having the death of someone on your conscience and the devastating effect that may having on their family.

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