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Three Months?

20160107082814614The driver of a Wuling van who, at the end of November, hit and killed a couple in their seventies, on a pedestrian crossing in the south of the city, sparking the campaign to have drivers stop at crossings, has been tried and sentenced.

Tests were carried out and it was discovered that he had been drinking and that his vehicle had defective lights among other safety issues.

The drunken idiot, owner of this dangerous vehicle, was sentenced to a mere three months in prison. It is also reported that he has made a financial settlement with his victims’ family in compensation. No details of this settlement have been released.

Meanwhile, since the end of the campaign, fewer and fewer drivers are now stopping to let pedestrians cross. As soon as the barrage of media reminders ended, drivers mostly went back to their old ways.

Also, some still think crossings are car parks, blissfully unaware that they are forcing pedestrians to cross in less safe ways.

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Road safety will never improve unless they properly enforce the rules and dish out real, severe punishment to violators.

. This entry was posted on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at 12:24 pm and is filed under Liuzhou News, Stupidity, Traffic Traumas. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Three Months?”

  1. Robert Says:

    Looks like a face saving exercise. The driver serves his 3 months then goes back to whatever existence he previously had and the family get a lump sum settlement and are relieved of the burden of supporting the old couple. Be careful out there.

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Face saving exercise?

    Drunken driver in a defective vehicle mows down and kills two pedestrians and gets three months? Face saving?

    The chances of the relatives actually getting the cash are close to zero. All they will get is a big IOU.

    Get real.



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