Like firearms, cars are tools that can be deadly if misused. A father found that out after standing in front of a pickup truck as his daughter learned to park. She mistakenly hit the gas and ran over him, killing him. A tragedy that could have been prevented, had he not been standing in a location where he could have avoided being struck.

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Anonymous · December 26, 2022 at 11:49 am

?Dodge,or Ram? wuz not a escape.

Jonathan · December 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

People won’t learn as long they are protected from the consequences of their mistakes.
The problem, shown graphically here, is that people don’t learn in survivable situations so they aren’t ready for life and death situations.
Many people these days haven’t learned the lessons of real life and it will come back to hurt them if things fall apart – but I suspect before then they will demand others help them out…

BobF · December 26, 2022 at 4:44 pm

Unexpected loss of a breadwinner is bad enough, but the daughter will live with the fact that she killed her father for the rest of her life. And at Christmas yet. Really sad.

Don Curton · December 27, 2022 at 8:40 am

Basic safety program at work (chemical manufacturing plant) is called “Line of Fire”. As in, make sure you are not in the line of fire in case shit goes bad (my words, not the official program message). Opening a drain valve on a piping system? Make sure anything the splashes out won’t hit you. Crane lifting load to upper deck? Don’t stand underneath it, dammit! Train pushing railcar up to unloading station? Don’t stand on the fricking tracks, not matter how slow it seems to be moving. Etc. and so forth.

Seems like a lesson that could have been useful here.

And teaching kids to drive is very dangerous. Damn near gave me ARLD.

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