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Old 10-18-2015, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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She caused an accident that resulted it deaths. The point of the impound is to see if something is going on with the car, and yes they do that in other places. Was the owner neglectful in regards to maintenance of their vehicle.

Since FL has no car inspections, you see everything and anything on the roads, cars with bald tires and bad brakes.

She should have been tested, she is probably on a half a dozen different meds and shouldn't be behind the wheel to begin with, and her license should be suspended until there is an investigation. It would be in other states, but in the land of "a day late and a dollar short', anything goes.
Surely there will be an investigation but being on prescribed medications is not illegal.

Tell me what other places that impound cars for inspection after an accident.

Here are the facts....

A September 2008 NHTSA study (http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/DOT...es/811028a.pdf) found that 11 states have laws permitting impoundment of vehicles whose drivers committed impaired driving offenses, and that eight states (Alabama, Arizona, California, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon, and Virginia) authorize the impoundment of vehicles whose operators are driving while under suspension, regardless of the reason for the suspension. Connecticut law authorizes police to impound a vehicle for 48 hours when they arrest, for operating under the influence of liquor or drugs, a driver whose license has been suspended or revoked (CGS 14-227h).
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:15 PM
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Depending on the circumstances of the accident a vehicle may be impounded for a safety inspection.
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:07 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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As you describe it is not reckless driving. It was an operator error.

The definition of reckless driving is.....
The operation of an automobile in a dangerous manner under the circumstances, including speeding (or going too fast for the conditions, even though within the posted speed limit), driving after drinking (but not drunk), having too many passengers in the car, cutting in and out of traffic, failing to yield to other vehicles, and other negligent acts. It is a misdemeanor crime. A "wet reckless" is a plea in a drunk driving prosecution allowed to lessen the penalty when the blood alcohol level is close to the minimum allowed by law.

What on earth would the impounding of a vehicle accomplish?

Do you think that law enforcement does not know what they are doing?
You wouldn't say she was speeding and negligent?
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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You wouldn't say she was speeding and negligent?
One guy (according to the article) said she was speeding (60 mph).

The FHP investigation will tell the story on the speeds.

However, there is no indication that any crimes were committed in this accident.

Just one of thousands of car crashes that occur.
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:46 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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One guy (according to the article) said she was speeding (60 mph).

The FHP investigation will tell the story on the speeds.

However, there is no indication that any crimes were committed in this accident.

Just one of thousands of car crashes that occur.
I'm not saying a crime was committed, but you have to know which is the brake pedal and which is the gas pedal. Something needs to happen. She is elderly, she needs to see if she is capable of driving.
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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I'm not saying a crime was committed, but you have to know which is the brake pedal and which is the gas pedal. Something needs to happen. She is elderly, she needs to see if she is capable of driving.
I didnt see anything about a pedal error in the article. I do agree she should go through a professional driving ability test to make sure she can drive. Besides that, there isnt much more that can be done except answer to the civil charges that are sure to be filed.
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:35 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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driving in FL sux. one article i saw said she got confused over which pedal.
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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driving in FL sux. one article i saw said she got confused over which pedal.

Driving in FL is nice except for the people who either shouldnt be driving or dont know how to drive properly. Also the morons who weave in and out of traffic. Hitting the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal is, unfortunely a major problem. If you Google "hit gas instead of brake" there are several pages of results.

This one is interesting..


Unintended acceleration: How drivers can avoid it - Feb. 11, 2011
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:01 PM
 
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Surely there will be an investigation but being on prescribed medications is not illegal.

Tell me what other places that impound cars for inspection after an accident.

Here are the facts....

A September 2008 NHTSA study (http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/DOT...es/811028a.pdf) found that 11 states have laws permitting impoundment of vehicles whose drivers committed impaired driving offenses, and that eight states (Alabama, Arizona, California, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon, and Virginia) authorize the impoundment of vehicles whose operators are driving while under suspension, regardless of the reason for the suspension. Connecticut law authorizes police to impound a vehicle for 48 hours when they arrest, for operating under the influence of liquor or drugs, a driver whose license has been suspended or revoked (CGS 14-227h).

Wrong, if you're impaired you're impaired.

Alcohol is a legal substance, people drink it and drive impaired.
People also take prescription meds that say "do not drive or operate machinery" and they ignore that.

In other states you cause a crash like this, you're getting medically evaluated and your license is suspended for the time being.

And considering the amount of abuse there is in the "Pill Mill State", of prescription drugs it is quite probable that many drive under the influence of prescription drugs.

Nothing will happen to this woman, she has devastated so many people, I can't even begin to imagine how this woman who lost her husband and her baby can even process this.
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Driving in FL is nice except for the people who either shouldnt be driving or dont know how to drive properly. Also the morons who weave in and out of traffic. Hitting the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal is, unfortunely a major problem. If you Google "hit gas instead of brake" there are several pages of results.

This one is interesting..


Unintended acceleration: How drivers can avoid it - Feb. 11, 2011

Our roads are nice and relatively easy to navigate, but the drivers are pretty darn bad. Too many different types of bad drivers.

I'm sure it happens (mistaking the gas pedal for the brake), but people are dead, including an infant. This lady's visibilty, reaction time, etc needs to be addressed before it happens again. And I'm sure the elderly lady feels awful, but there needs to be something in place to make sure she doesnt do this again.
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