This video has been circling the internet for the past week… if you haven’t already seen it, take a minute and watch it before reading the rest of this post.
As I watch this, I can’t help but wonder what this person could possibly be thinking! Obviously, this is not the first time this driver has performed this little maneuver, given the that school bus driver was able to catch the act on camera and the police were able to set up a sting operation. The driver was sentenced to 30 days suspended license and two hours of standing on the side of the street wearing and idiot sign. Seriously? This person broke multiple laws, willfully put people’s lives at risk and this slap on the wrist is all she got?
A later video was posted with a snippet of her hearing
where she entered a plea of not guilty. Clearly, she has not learned anything from this experience, if she was caught on camera multiple times and observed by a police officer. How is it that this considered acceptable behavior in our society? This person clearly has no regard for the responsibility she “should” assume when she gets behind the wheel of a car. Yet, somehow, we as a society just let these people keep driving. I wish I knew how we could start a bigger conversation about this type of selfish and reckless behavior some people choose to exhibit when they get behind the wheel. Do you have any ideas about how we can do this?