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The drivers' decisions are whether or not to do something that may result in their injuring or killing somebody else. The pedestrians' decisions are whether or not to do something that may result in their own injury or death. These are not comparable.

Dangerous to the driver? Not really. The driver faces little personal risk.

I'd agree that killing someone else is not totally comparable to being killed. However, I think we can agree that a decision where you potentially may kill someone can be classified as a "dangerous" decision, just as a decision where you might be killed yourself is a "dangerous" decision. So, my original question still stands, are drivers forced into "dangerous decisions". I'd say no. They are not forced into dangerous decisions, rather they make dangerous decisions out of ignorance, carelessness, or stupidity. Similarly, I wouldn't say peds are forced into making dangerous decisions either.

A situation where you are "forced" into making a dangerous decision would be like deciding whether to jump out of a burning building.

by Falls Church on Jan 30, 2013 12:54 pm • linkreport

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