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Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, 'Just Don't Care'

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You put someone in the hospital, and all you care about is the dent in your car! what kind of person are you!

*sigh*

Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, 'Just Don't Care'
 
Poor Kimberley Davis.
 
The 21-year-old Australian woman was livid when she slammed into a bicyclist while texting late last year, putting dents in her car. The victim suffered a spinal fracture and would spend the next three months in a hospital, but Davis wasn't having any of it, The Standard reports.
 
"I just don?t care because I?ve already been through a lot of ######## and my car is, like, pretty expensive and now I have to fix it," she told a responding officer two days after the Sept. 20 collision. "I?m kind of ###### off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don?t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn?t on my phone when I hit the cyclist."
 
Davis, of Port Fairy, pleaded guilty on Monday to dangerous driving and was fined $4,500. Police say she used her phone behind the wheel 44 times before running down the cyclist. She called emergency responders but parked more than 300 feet away from the victim and refused to offer him help.
 
Davis couldn't contain her sadness after the loss of her license, and she made her woes known on Facebook:
 
(continued : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/16/texting-driver-hits-bicyclist-i-dont-care_n_5158966.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular)

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She then proceeded to a party, where she drove her friends around while under the influence of alcohol, because, in her words "I'm going to lose my licence anyway".

Suspended for 9 months.  What a joke.

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Talk about sinking even lower.

 

I do not wish bad things to people, but I would honestly not mind if karma gets her.

 

She then proceeded to a party, where she drove her friends around while under the influence of alcohol, because, in her words "I'm going to lose my licence anyway".

Suspended for 9 months.  What a joke.

 

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I hope karma gets her back.

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I hope karma gets her back.

...and then some

 

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I, like, just don't care... what happens to her.

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Bitch needs a serious slapping and a permanent ban from the roads.

 

Sure, cyclists are damned annoying and quite often ARE the cause of many accidents that then gets blamed on the driver, but as she was texting, she WAS on the phone, clearly distracted, and therefore clearly to blame.

 

What the hell was the judge thinking, being so lenient, especially given her dreadful attitude?

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I think we are allowed to shoot people who make Australia look that bad..

 

Nashy, want to join me?

 

She got 18 months in total >.< Still not enough.

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Can she like...uhhh...get locked up 25 - life? And I thought the cyclists along with idiots texting in Priuses was bad here in Los Angeles. Bikes need to stay in their lanes, and text addicts need to park their asses out of the way because they tend to create more traffic anyways.

 

My sympathies to that gentleman and his wife, I hope this turd nugget gets eaten by dingos.

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I can understand people not realising how dangerous using a mobile phone is while driving, as most of the time they'll probably be able to get away with it, but to show no remorse is absolutely unacceptable. She needs a serious jail sentence, as she is clearly a menace to society.

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She then proceeded to a party, where she drove her friends around while under the influence of alcohol, because, in her words "I'm going to lose my licence anyway".

Suspended for 9 months.  What a joke.

 

on the way home from the party, wraps car round tree, all her friends die, she lives but just brushes it off and says "i broke a nail".

 

 

 

could happen, sounds like the type of person.

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Double the sentence for "Dangerous lack of intelligence"

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If you have that little regard for human life then you shouldn`t be on the roads.

What if she killed him?

Sorry but if the punishment does not change the attitude then the punishment either continues until such time it does or it should be a much more severe punishment.

Give her, her license and ban her from owning any electronic device capable of communication, no phone, no net, no gps or radio. FOR LIFE!!

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Reminds me of a case that happened here in England. A drunk van driver knocked down and killed a cyclist, but didn't stop until later to check out the damage to his van. He then continued on. 

 

8 years imprisonment. What a joke.


If you have that little regard for human life then you shouldn`t be on the roads.

What if she killed him?

Sorry but if the punishment does not change the attitude then the punishment either continues until such time it does or it should be a much more severe punishment.

Give her, her license and ban her from owning any electronic device capable of communication, no phone, no net, no gps or radio. FOR LIFE!!

 

That wouldn't solve anything though would it. The problem is the use of technology whilst driving, not use of technology full stop. 

 

The problem is that she doesn't take her responsibilities as a driver seriously, so banning her from driving for a long time is the obvious appropriate punishment. 

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Reminds me of a case that happened here in England. A drunk van driver knocked down and killed a cyclist, but didn't stop until later to check out the damage to his van. He then continued on. 

 

8 years imprisonment. What a joke.

 

That wouldn't solve anything though would it. The problem is the use of technology whilst driving, not use of technology full stop. 

 

The problem is that she doesn't take her responsibilities as a driver seriously, so banning her from driving for a long time is the obvious appropriate punishment. 

If she cant legally own a phone, then she cant use it while driving?

Not to mention remove a large part of the social bs she seem`s to value over a persons life.

Mind you I`d of done that on top of the driving ban.

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If she cant legally own a phone, then she cant use it while driving?

Not to mention remove a large part of the social bs she seem`s to value over a persons life.

Mind you I`d of done that on top of the driving ban.

 

The phone isn't the problem though, it's the mentality that she doesn't have to concentrate on the road whilst driving. If she wasn't checking her phone she could be programming her radio, checking her makeup or generally being a menace in some other way. 

 

The fact that she deliberately drove whilst drunk just because she was going to lose her licence shows her child like mentality. She should be banned from driving for a very long time. The phone isn't the issue here, it's her lack of empathy / intelligence. 

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Before my post, I clearly want to say she should have gotten jail time. Obviously too dumb to be on the road.

The being said: Cyclists. I think the cops should really start to crack down on these guys. I mean, I have to yield to them in a roundabout yet they can go in any direction they want, lane split, etc....They are a danger to themselves. Recently, they have put bike lanes all around here which is a step in the right direction but that also removes a lane for regular drivers....and the idiots still use the regular lanes instead of their bike lanes when it is right next to them.

Personally I think cyclists should be reduced to pedestrians with the only exception of being able able to use all shoulders. Its safer for everyone. Also, obligated helmet everywhere and at all times.

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I've always thought the following of cyclists and always will:

 

They should NOT be allowed to use the public highways with cars etc UNLESS they:

 

1.  Wear a helmet and other protective gear at all times.

2.  Carry insurance against accidents, just like all other users have to.

3.  Contribute towards the road taxes, just like all other users have to.

4.  Obey the laws of the road, just like all other users have to, and face THE SAME PUNISHMENTS.

 

If they don't want to do any of the above, then they shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a road.

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The phone isn't the problem though, it's the mentality that she doesn't have to concentrate on the road whilst driving. If she wasn't checking her phone she could be programming her radio, checking her makeup or generally being a menace in some other way. 

 

The fact that she deliberately drove whilst drunk just because she was going to lose her licence shows her child like mentality. She should be banned from driving for a very long time. The phone isn't the issue here, it's her lack of empathy / intelligence. 

Im not saying it isn`t, but I am saying that on top of any driving ban she should be banned from owning electronics. And part of that mentality is the social aspect of her life and how she needs to be constantly connected to it.

Her punishment should also include a punishment on her social life and standing, not just on the roads.

Yes the fact she nearly killed someone while in charge of a vehicle is the pressing matter, but the causation and mentality that she harbours need to be addressed also.

Simply banning her from driving isn`t enuff.

Mind you in saying that I truely believe that she,ll one day walk out in front of a bus due to her "social life" and phone attachment. (Darwin in action).

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Suspended for 9 months.  What a joke.

 

A joke indeed. You hear so often about some moron who has committed pretty serious traffic offences getting the proverbial slap on the wrist.

 

Lawyers usually go into court and argue that the defendant losing their license would be too inconvenient for them... And it works!

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why does she need to care about the other person? her fault or not she can give a ###### about who ever the ###### she pleases

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I've always thought the following of cyclists and always will:

 

They should NOT be allowed to use the public highways with cars etc UNLESS they:

 

1.  Wear a helmet and other protective gear at all times.

2.  Carry insurance against accidents, just like all other users have to.

3.  Contribute towards the road taxes, just like all other users have to.

4.  Obey the laws of the road, just like all other users have to, and face THE SAME PUNISHMENTS.

 

If they don't want to do any of the above, then they shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a road.

Your argument about road tax is invalid and only further highlights the mentality car users have against cyclists.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23694438

Tho I do agree, on points 1 and 4.

Most serious cyclists with expensive bikes already have them insured under home contents.

But I know what you mean with regards to liability insurance. And yes, I agree there also.

You should at least be on a registrar to say your allowed and competant on a public road with a bike.

Bit stupid to teach bike safety to primary school kids, who wont even need or use it until there in there late teens.

By which point half of its forgotten. Mind you I often think they should do some kind of 5-10yr reminder course for cyclists and drivers alike.

 

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I've always thought the following of cyclists and always will:

 

They should NOT be allowed to use the public highways with cars etc UNLESS they:

 

1.  Wear a helmet and other protective gear at all times.

2.  Carry insurance against accidents, just like all other users have to.

3.  Contribute towards the road taxes, just like all other users have to.

4.  Obey the laws of the road, just like all other users have to, and face THE SAME PUNISHMENTS.

 

If they don't want to do any of the above, then they shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a road.

 

Sounds reasonable. 

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Im not saying it isn`t, but I am saying that on top of any driving ban she should be banned from owning electronics. And part of that mentality is the social aspect of her life and how she needs to be constantly connected to it.

Her punishment should also include a punishment on her social life and standing, not just on the roads.

Yes the fact she nearly killed someone while in charge of a vehicle is the pressing matter, but the causation and mentality that she harbours need to be addressed also.

Simply banning her from driving isn`t enuff.

Mind you in saying that I truely believe that she,ll one day walk out in front of a bus due to her "social life" and phone attachment. (Darwin in action).

 

I think that that would be targeting an irrelevant part of the offence.

 

It would be like banning somebody who assaults someone with a pool cue from playing pool. The problem is the assault - not the specific implement used. 

 

IF a pattern emerges and the person continues to carry out assaults using pool cues, or, in this case, continues to use her phone whilst driving, then I can see the logic in your proposition. 

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