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Old 10-29-2013, 07:13 PM   #3638
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There’s Another Way


Under Dutch law, the driver is automatically at fault, unless it can be proved that the cyclist was at fault. The greater responsibility for safety is placed upon the driver because the driver is operating the more dangerous vehicle. Even if the cyclist is at fault, the driver’s insurance is still responsible for at least 50 percent of the damage to the cyclist and the bike. And if the cyclist is a child, the driver’s insurance pays 100 percent of the damages.

that is another way, alright.

a f'ing idiotic way. a way that does away with any concept of being responsible for your own decisions/actions and the ramifications thereof.

hooray for social diffusion of responsibility, i guess...good grief.
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