July 29th, 2010 10 Comments
Rick Darge produced this excellent video of the Blood In protest & press conference:
This video is almost as amazing as the actual “blood in” with no sticky residue.
You are trying to humanize a problem. This is a start but you need to get to the heart of the problem. The insurance industry is a major player in weather you get justice at the seen of an accident. Non motorized road users are given the lowest priority in all situations. CA states that driving is a privilege but it is a time honored wright. They have allowed people to get away with murder on a regular basis for so many years that they can not see what is wrong with it. It is just business as usual and we are not supposed to take it personal.
You’re right – fundamentally we’re trying to humanize the issue. I think we can make the case. It’s going to take a lot of face to face conversations about what should and should not be acceptable on the road. But once we get some buzz about this campaign going, we’ll have an army of people willing to back, because so many have been victims of hit and run.
It’s so absurd to me that someone can walk away with community service after hitting a person with their car and being drunk at 19 when it happened. It’s just crazy but all too common.
10 years ago a family friend was hit by a drunk driver as he rode home from church and he was maimed and died at the scene. The driver was never tried or convicted. He literally got away with murder.
Gracie – that’s a sad story, and unfortunately way to common. We’re going to get some street justice if I have to work till my hair falls out!
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