Sunday, March 29, 2009

Killing pedestrians should be a crime

Kind of a no-brainer. But usually, the driver isn't even charged! Part of the problem is that it's not exactly clear what crime is committed when a car jumps the curb and mows down innocent people.

Here's the answer: make driving on the sidewalk an arrestable offense. It's not something you have to arrest a driver for. But when you come on the scene and somebody is dead, it gives police something to charge the driver with.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Drivers are rarely charged here for hit and runs that happen every week.

PCM said...

That is the greater problem. But we could start by making it a crime when they drive on the sidewalk to do so.

Ajlouny said...

A hit and run is a totally different subject then an accident of hitting someone. Leaving someone to die at the scene of a accident is criminal and cowardly.