Is this fair and just?
This happened last month, yet I still can't understand the quickly arrived at "conclusion" to the case!
A man is dead because a girl ran a red light.
"The investigation came down to physical evidence," stated our Florida Highway Patrol spokesman in the Aug. 9 Bradenton Herald.
And the girl got off without even having points taken off her driver's license! Isn't running a red light physical evidence of breaking a law that's vital to the safety of our community?
Especially when it results in a death?
Oh, wait, she must pay the "huge" sum of $101 in court costs; have her license suspended for all of six months; pay an "unbearable" $1,000; and complete a huge 12 hours of driving school! Such punishment!
What about the fact that this same driver already had four other traffic infractions on her record? This doesn't matter either?
Our FHP spokesman also spoke at length about all the people here who are running red lights everyday, but that, unfortunately, this time it resulted in a death.
Yes, I'm sure a number of red lights are run in this town and, yes, we should all be more careful when driving; however, it was almost as though this driver should be held blameless because she just "happened to be" the "unlucky one" who killed a man!
People, an elderly gentleman will never again take a walk with his wife because this driver broke our traffic laws!
It was also stated that the driver hadn't slept much recently. Does this excuse her running the red light and killing a man?
Adults must take responsibility for their actions! If you're that tired, then rest and don't go out driving and endangering your (and our) community!
My heart is with the elderly lady who watched a car crash into her husband and who now must learn to live without the man who was, probably, part of her life for over 60 years.