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Pedestrians = more dangerous than drivers?

Old 09-30-19, 07:28 PM
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In some way or other it seems that drivers have always been given a special benefit of the doubt when operating big deadly machines - I suppose you never needed specialized training to ride a horse either

There is probably a strongly reasonable argument for suspending drivers license after one or two "accidents"

But I guess barring a person from driving is considered (and often is) a huge imposition, especially in America
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Old 09-30-19, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
That's right. That's why "Cyclist Killed by Truck" is sufficient. The primary goal of headlines is to be short and to the point.
"Cyclist killed by Driver" is short and to the point also.
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Old 10-01-19, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
"Cyclist killed by Driver" is short and to the point also.
Sure, but which conveys more information?

"Cyclist Killed by Driver" or "Cyclist Killed by Truck"
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Old 10-01-19, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Sure, but which conveys more information?

"Cyclist Killed by Driver" or "Cyclist Killed by Truck"
The one that doesn't dehumanize anyone.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Sure, but which conveys more information?

"Cyclist Killed by Driver" or "Cyclist Killed by Truck"
well a truck doesn't kill anyone ever. A person driving it can kill someone. A person being negligent in parking it can lead to the possibility of it rolling.

The way you argue it, drunk drivers don't kill people either, because their truck did?

I just want truthful information. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
well a truck doesn't kill anyone ever. A person driving it can kill someone. A person being negligent in parking it can lead to the possibility of it rolling.
No one is arguing that trucks, by themselves, kill people. If a headline reads "Cyclist Killed by Truck", the implication is that the cyclist was killed by a truck while being driven by someone. It doesn't imply the truck was responsible, the truck was driverless, or the truck fell out of the sky and landed on the cyclist.

The way you argue it, drunk drivers don't kill people either, because their truck did?
Not at all. If a cyclist is killed by a drunk driver, the headline likely would be "Cyclist Killed by Drunk Driver". That conveys the most important detail.
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Old 10-01-19, 12:26 AM
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Not at all. If a cyclist is killed by a drunk driver, the headline likely would be "Cyclist Killed by Drunk Driver". That conveys the most important detail.
I thought you likes short and to the point?

"Drunk driver kills cyclist"

4 words vs 6 words.

If you are going to set standards, then hold yourself to the standards you set!!! Please. Enough with the wishy washy BS
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Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
I thought you likes short and to the point?

"Drunk driver kills cyclist"

4 words vs 6 words.
Sure, that's better. (But your counting skills need some work.)

If you are going to set standards, then hold yourself to the standards you set!!! Please. Enough with the wishy washy BS
I'm not trying to set any standards. I'm using hypothetical headlines to illustrate a point.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Sure, that's better. (But your counting skills need some work.)



I'm not trying to set any standards. I'm using hypothetical headlines to illustrate a point.
typing skills,
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