Florida capital briefs: Drivers bear ...

Florida capital briefs: Drivers bear much fault in fatal January...

There are 3 comments on the The News-Press story from Aug 10, 2012, titled Florida capital briefs: Drivers bear much fault in fatal January.... In it, The News-Press reports that:

A 31-page report from the Florida Department Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and Florida Highway Patrol released Friday concluded driver error and alcohol consumption played significant roles in the deaths of 11 people and the injuries to many more during a series of crashes on a smoke-shrouded stretch of I-75 south of Gainesville in January.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The News-Press.

CIM

Ocala, FL

#1 Aug 11, 2012
Just the normal cover-up !
CIM

Ocala, FL

#2 Aug 11, 2012
Justte normal cover-up!
billy sharpstick

Tampa, FL

#3 Aug 12, 2012
How is it a coverup? Because the highway patrol didn't prevent the accidents from happening?
If I recall Florida(and probably every other state) law, the speed limit is what is posted,- OR - what is safe for current conditions. That means when visibility is low, you are supposed to slow down to a speed that allows you to react in time to brake, or get the hell off the road.
I feel for those who got caught up in that tragedy, but technically speaking, every one of those drivers who ran into something in front of them was at fault.
We as Americans have come to give up responsibility. We expect the powers that be, our parents, our politicians, the police, the insurance companies, the lawyers to look after us, make sure we don't get hurt and clean up our messes. When did we change from the independent pioneers who built a great nation to the bunch of whining children who can't even wipe their own noses?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Wildfire Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News 10Investigates: After deadly wildfires, officia... Feb 6 Gatlinburg Resident 4
News National Fire Advisory Issued For Drought-Stric... Feb 1 red 1
News Inmates accused of manufacturing meth behind Ca... (Nov '09) Jan 31 Robert 22
News Public agencies lock down all information about... Jan 30 Resident 1
News Brush fire contained on Kennesaw Mountain Jan 30 Johnston 1
News Only On 9: Surveillance Video Shows Possible St... Jan '17 wildfire 1
News Times that by 2,400': County personnel assist f... Dec '16 mariemonroecounty 1
More from around the web