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Old 12-29-2015, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Ironically, it is illegal to kill sand cranes down here in FL, whether intentional or not.



This is a very common sight around here. If you see them crossing the road, you are expected to stop or swerve. Kill them, and expect to face jail time or a massive fine.
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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???

If they are driving behind you at a safe following distance, they can stop without rear-ending you.

If they are driving so close behind you that they cannot stop in time, they deserve whatever they get.

I would stop for the geese. Not MY problem if people follow me too closely.
Not your problem? That kind of foolish thinking could get you killed as all manner of trucks/cars/buses could run over you as you stop on a busy interstate to tend some ducks.
While i'll try to avoid a confrontation with animals on the road i'm not going to put my life on the line or any one elses for that matter by stopping on a busy expressway and potentially causing a major wreck.
The woman was rather fortunate that her victims were on a bike, may have been a whole different outcome for her had she been dealing with one of these=
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Fact: She did not kill anybody. Her actions caused an unfortunate series of events that lead to the death of two others, but she did not kill anybody.
If I point a gun at someone and pull the trigger, by your logic I didn't kill them, just an unfortunate series of events did.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:16 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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A big rig at speed would be hard pressed to keep from hitting a car that jams on the brakes for a bird. You'll be dead, crushed like a wad of paper.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Ironically, it is illegal to kill sand cranes down here in FL, whether intentional or not.



This is a very common sight around here. If you see them crossing the road, you are expected to stop or swerve. Kill them, and expect to face jail time or a massive fine.
I've read only if intentional and that goes with any bird on Federal or State protection. You may get a fine but no one is getting jail time for hitting a crane on the road by accident.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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I've read only if intentional and that goes with any bird on Federal or State protection. You may get a fine but no one is getting jail time for hitting a crane on the road by accident.
$25,000 fine per bird for an "accident." I'd rather try to avoid that.
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:11 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I dont know about the traffic in your area but if you leave a 6-7 car length between you and the car in front of you here in Montreal you will continually have cars pulling into that space and effectively eliminating your safety zone.
Ditto for my old area, the local section of the freeway was often bumper to bumper with everyone doing 65-70 mph. I always did my best to stay off it. No such thing as being able to maintain a safe space with people weaving in and out of every available gap trying to get ahead of everyone else.
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Old 12-29-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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We have had a snowfall here in Toronto in the last 24 hours, about 6 inches of it.


As I was driving to get a haircut, I saw this.


A woman had stopped her SUV in the middle of the road, and she was outside of the vehicle, using a snow brush to clear her windows...........Meanwhile, there are SIX other cars lined up behind her, stopped and blocked because she was too dumb to pull over to the side of the road, to do the windows.


Idiots are everywhere...


JiM B.
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Old 12-29-2015, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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I learned a valuable lesson when I was younger--- remember to always to the "right" thing-- vs a "good" thing-- in her case-- the two did not match...
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:25 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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$25,000 fine per bird for an "accident." I'd rather try to avoid that.
Max fine. Never happen. I'll mow them down all day before jamming my brakes in heavy traffic. People have less heart for transients crossing the streets getting hit. I'll avoid hitting a person before a bird.

No one is getting fined 25k for hitting a bird on accident. No one. The worst I've heard of is someone killing a canvasback duck and the fine was 1000.
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