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Old October 24th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Vihzel View Post
I swerve if I'm able to and based on extremely quick judgments. Obviously, I'm not going to swerve so much that I roll over and risk dying or swerve into another lane and hit an incoming car, which can definitely get me and the others killed. If I CAN swerve, then why not? It would save the life of a creature.
that's probably how my dead band-director justified it too.

I value the lives of animals but not more than my own or any other driver around me. It's incorrect to judge that way.
I don't think you value it more, rather, you cross the line of negligence when you THINK you can make a determine the safety of said manuever in a split second.

Side note: What would happen if a dog that one loves is in the street? Would one act differently? If you have never loved a dog, then you can't understand.
I have had pets, loved them as pets (did not equate them to a baby or anything) but if I'm in my banddirector or aunt's position.... I would try to stop (decelerate or brake) and drive straight. I had a big dog too.

I will swerve for kids or humans, not animals.
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