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Old 12-29-2015, 10:33 PM
 
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$25,000 fine per bird for an "accident." I'd rather try to avoid that.
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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.
Yeah, for accidentally hitting a bird, $25,000 is just unreal. I mean, geez, if it was a genuine accident (like you genuinely didn't see the bird(s)), they're seriously going to punish you that hard? No way. I don't believe it.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Yeah, for accidentally hitting a bird, $25,000 is just unreal. I mean, geez, if it was a genuine accident (like you genuinely didn't see the bird(s)), they're seriously going to punish you that hard? No way. I don't believe it.
To be honest, though, it's rather hard to hit those birds to begin with. While they are all over the place, they are rarely seen near busy highways, and they are HUGE, so you really can't not see them from a distance. Not to mention, the damage to the vehicle and potential injury from it going through the windshield that could ensue...
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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what? you know they are in Orlando 24-7 by my job we have turkeys lots of them - the others were in Clermont at my kids- the sounds scared me first time I heard them - but they hate cars- peck at them and you - in either care people over animals and would hurt NONE if possible - except I eat it or its a bug-- bees excluded!
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Old 12-30-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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what? you know they are in Orlando 24-7 by my job we have turkeys lots of them - the others were in Clermont at my kids- the sounds scared me first time I heard them - but they hate cars- peck at them and you - in either care people over animals and would hurt NONE if possible - except I eat it or its a bug-- bees excluded!
I did say that seeing them is pretty much a daily occurrence. However, I stand by my statement when I said they generally do not show up on major highways. I've never seen (or heard of) one on the Turnpike, I-4, 408, 429, etc. They seem to be well aware of the dangers of fast-moving cars.
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Old 12-30-2015, 04:34 PM
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Location: Suburb of Chicago
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I'd attempt to get out of paying the fine by telling them the sand crane was looking very distraught before it jumped in front of my car.

Geeze, I hope I don't need to add a smiley face after that.
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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I can imagine that someone getting hit with a $25k fine for killing a bird when an alternative would be to create a potentially life threatening situation like making a sudden stop on a busy interstate is a recipie for a big, juicy lawsuit. The government can't expect me to endanger my own life and the lives of people around me over a bird.
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