I strongly disagree with your comment that a person emotionally involved cannot make a rational decision. Then no one could ever make a decision about anything. If you are nor emotionally involved in life, then what the hell are you, a robot.jzmtl wrote:I was mostly referring to your statement of "anything that distracts or lowers your driving skills and awareness as an impairment", and your 2nd part of bold text does reinforce my point of any person emotionally involved cannot make a rational decision. It's a very wide brush there, what about driving home after work and you are tired, or you are pinching a loaf and gotta go, they all qualify as impairment under your definition. but in these cases you didn't choose to be distracted (well I guess you could argue otherwise, but that's why there are lawyers). There are things such accidents, but today people cannot accept that and always out looking for someone to blame.
I simply made a comment that someone who takes anothers life should spend some time behind bars, and now I am emotionally involved and cannot make a rational decision on the topic. Really?
Hopefully you and your family live a long safe and happy life, but if the worst ever happened and you got a call from a LE that your loved ones were killed due to a bad driver, you might feel different.