Sorry if I seem grumpy. 3 month old is cutting molars and I'm not getting much sleep. I have to take my boys to kinder... sure hope I be sensible and keep my wits about me!
- online grocery deliveries... A walk to the shops with bubs in the stroller (an hour each way? Even better, exercise is great). Hubby picking up milk on the way home... There are alternatives.
I'm sorry but I don't think there is any excuse for driving when you are essentially drunk. Being a new parent is not a free pass for.... Negligence.
Ok @VicPark here are the definitions. See the difference? It's not my opinion that you're wrong. It's fact. Accidents and negligence have very different meanings.
These parents don't fail to take proper care. That comes from a position of laziness, neglect, etc. It is just a horrible accident.
Accident - an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.
Negligence - failure to take proper care over something.
"his injury was due to the negligence of his employers"
synonyms: carelessness, lack of care, lack of proper care and attention, dereliction of duty, non-performance of duty, non-fulfilment of duty, remissness, neglectfulness, neglect, laxity, laxness, irresponsibility, inattention, inattentiveness, heedlessness, thoughtlessness, unmindfulness, forgetfulness; More
I say parents who drive when they are so tired they have the same skill level as a drunk are failing to take proper care.
Of course not all scenarios are due to failing to take reasonable care however I think a chunk of the ones being discussed here are.
Walking to the shops in a sleep deprived state?
What if I forgot to put the brake on the pram?
What if I absent mindedly stepped off the footpath into the path of a car?
Assuming he wasn't holding the phone and was using Bluetooth or something, talking on the phone is the same as having a conversation with someone in the car! Or is that negligence in your world too @VicPark?
And when I am driving if I come to a difficult turn/busy section then I turn the radio down and tell passengers to zip it.
Sorry but you will never convince me to believe that this wasn't a preventable situation.
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