WHOSE NEGLIGENCE IS IT ANYWAY?
It's quite disheartening to see that the people in our country don’t want to take responsibility, not even for their own life and its safety. An 18 yr old DU student driving a BMW crushes man at North campus , gets arrested and is charged under sections of rash driving and negligence. But should it not be seen as the negligence of that 50yr old man who didn’t bother to cross the road at a pedestrian crossing ? Why was he crossing a busy road expecting the people behind the wheels to take the burden of safety of his life ? Motor vehicles Act needs to look into this aspect and liability should be imposed on such people who are at fault for suddenly surfacing on the road and putting others on the hook.
Calousness of such pedestrians has been recognised and is the core theme of most tyre advertisements. It’s about time that pedestrians start taking more responsibility and at the same time, it will not be wrong to impose legal liability on such defaulters who think they can cross the road anywhere, anytime and that too with a blindfold.
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