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"otherwise occupied" seems to be the case in more and more of these tragic incidents. We need to stop referring to them as "accidents". There's nothing accidental about them. Given they're not alcohol, drug, reckless, or speeding related, they are likely and overwhelmingly the result of distracted behavior, which should be treated as a violation in itself. Unfortunately, there is no provision in most state VTLs treating this type of incompetency as a violation. The problem is, unless they have a cell phone wedged into their ear canal, how do you charge them, let alone convict them of "reckless distracted behavior"? So, for the forseeable future these "idiots" will probably walk. With the exponential increase in cars and mindless drivers on our roads combined with the dramatic increase in motorcycle and scooter use, we need to start treating driving as a privilege, not a right, and rethink licensing and training requirements. Otherwise, incidents such as this will continue to be disturbingly common. Sorry to go off on this when you folks are understandably otherwise occupied. Our prayers are with you -please keep us advised.
 
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