Fair enough then... I've been thinking about this a lot recently. For example, many small roads don't have sidewalks, and on those roads, I see it as a share situation, since the pedestrians must be on the road. I drive very slowly on those roads. On the other hand, on a proper road, with sidewalks, and sometimes barriers between the car and pedestrians, I'm not expecting some idiot to jump out. A child in an accident is tragic, no matter who is right or wrong, but children should be taught road safety by their parents. Surely that's what parents are for.
If an adult steps in front of my car, this should not be my fault just because I'm in the car and he is smaller. I would still of course try to brake in time to avoid an accident, but is the Japanese system totally devoid of any personal responsibility for pedestrians in car accidents?
If this is really the system, then the people who have no responsibility are failing in their duty to warn drivers that they are about to encounter a walking clusterf*ck. Any adult who is incapable of taking care of themselves should have to wear a flashing sign and alarms warning "moron on the loose: no care taken, and no responsibility" At least that way we might see them coming.
I'm sorry to hear your story. And, I don't really need to know the details, so don't post them if you think it might cause a problem. Reading it'll probably give me an ulcer in any case
Originally Posted by Icarus