General Chat Thread, 66 per cent increase in people killed in police chases in General; Originally Posted by Michael
What's always confused me about the DVLA, is that they don't make driving on the motorway ...
17th July 2009, 02:06 PM #16
cant speak for anyone else but i find motorway driving much easier than any other as its just hold constant rpm/speed and drive in a straight line you just need situational awareness so you know when a car is alongside etc but thats not something i think can be taught as such
Originally Posted by Michael
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17th July 2009, 02:10 PM #17
The kids driving like maniacs on these shows don't always have licences and don't seem the sort to bother. Most of them are like 15-16 and from deprived council estates having a "laugh". Either that or drugs. If they were responsible enough to wait till they were old enough and then get a licence and go on a special fast driving track they probably would be different kids than the ones playing rally racing in the streets.
17th July 2009, 02:13 PM #18
Again as i've put in many many topics like this, no child is the same and will deal with life differently. Regardless of policy / laws.
Stiff sentences for the ones that do commit these crimes is a deterrent and should not be eased up on because of their age. Yes they made a mistake but at the end of the day 99.9% of other kids didn't. Why taint the rest with the same brush...
17th July 2009, 03:15 PM #19
This is a classic mis-use of statistics! it is a 66% increase but it's actually just 16 people (a total of 40 died).
Originally Posted by witch
OK; 40 people dying like this is 40 unnecessary deaths but it's still not as bad as a headline "66%" suggests!
17th July 2009, 04:11 PM #20
they (not teenegers) always seem to get 3 months in jail!? which is rubbish.
teenagers get nowt. rubbish.
17th July 2009, 04:21 PM #21
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