20:39, Fri 11 Jan
Doing something about the concept of blame at the moment.

Please if you have a minute or two read this scenario and give your answer and any justification....

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A man is driving his car on a dual carriageway through the countryside and his girlfriend is in the passenger seat. The man is driving safely and within the speed limit.

The girlfriend then turns the conversation into a full blown verbal attack/rant against the boyfriend and begins to quarrel with him.

The boyfriend responds by saying "Not now! I'm driving!"

But the girlfriend continues her rant and after this goes on for a few minutes, the boyfriend begins to argue back and defend himself.

At times, in order to argue as he wants, he had to look at his girlfriend which means that at various brief intervals he's not looking at the road.

One one such instance, he fails to see a roadsign that informs him that the speed limit is reduced by quite a large amount due to entering a built up area. He fails to see this due to being involved in the argument. He continues to drive at the speed he was as they enter the outskirts of the built up area.

Further along the road, a 16 year old lad walks up to the traffic lights to cross the main road.

He presses the button. The man is red therefore the light is green for motorists.

Although the man is still red, the 16 year old says to himself "ah sod this I'm not waiting." He begins to cross.

At that moment, the man and his girlfriend come around the bend at a speed that is too fast.

He hits the breaks but travelling too fast means that he can't stop in time and he hits the young lad who is smacked down to the ground and is quite badly hurt with several broken bones.

The question is...WHO is to blame?

a) The girlfriend/passenger?
b) The boyfriend/driver?
c) The young lad/pedestrian?
d) All 3 equally?
e) All 3 but to varying degrees?
f) None of them?

Please explain your answer where possible.
The driver. End thread
Fat Buddha - 'Rab C Nesbitt. He's a contrary fecker, but invariably right. He has his finger on the motherfecking pulse.'
20:44, Fri 11 Jan
agreed, cos the driver of the vehicle was in control of the vehicle and should be in a position to preempt anything that happens. If he is in an argument he should pull over if its affecting his driver.

not saying that happens like but thats what it its i reckon.
Rob
20:47, Fri 11 Jan
Thirded
20:48, Fri 11 Jan
Pedestrians always have right of way (i think)
20:48, Fri 11 Jan
a. being a fkin idiot whilst someone is trying to drive.
20:48, Fri 11 Jan
the council worker who put a crossing on a bend
Keeping Right On since 1981
20:50, Fri 11 Jan
The speeding driver
20:50, Fri 11 Jan
Jesus Effin God
20:51, Fri 11 Jan
Rob
Rob
Thirded

Rob, Zlammer, Rab C

The driver fair enough but totally or just mostly?

Are the other two blameless?

No right or wrong just looking for as many angles as possible.
20:52, Fri 11 Jan
Blueboy81
the council worker who put a crossing on a bend

I should have added another option "someone else"
20:53, Fri 11 Jan
ZLAMMER
agreed, cos the driver of the vehicle was in control of the vehicle and should be in a position to preempt anything that happens. If he is in an argument he should pull over if its affecting his driver.

not saying that happens like but thats what it its i reckon.

I agree about pulling over.
20:54, Fri 11 Jan
Steve Cotterill is to blame ... obs !!
Real Adebola Bloke
Rob
Thirded

Rob, Zlammer, Rab C

The driver fair enough but totally or just mostly?

Are the other two blameless?

No right or wrong just looking for as many angles as possible.
Totally. That really is it.
Fat Buddha - 'Rab C Nesbitt. He's a contrary fecker, but invariably right. He has his finger on the motherfecking pulse.'
20:56, Fri 11 Jan
It's A. Rab I've done the course.