Owning up to your mistakes takes courage
I have a guilty conscience. I always have and I’m pretty sure I always will. My kids have the same, which is a really good trait as far as I’m concerned. I’ll admit fault when I’m guilty and apologize when I’m wrong. I know I’m not alone with this feeling. Do you act the same way throughout your daily routines?
If most people feel this way, how can some drivers commit a serious offence and live with themselves? Most drivers who do things wrong are not the chronic types that do those wrong things on purpose. They momentarily lose their focus and concentration while driving and break the law while doing so. There usually isn’t any intent to do those offenses on purpose; they just happened. However, taking responsibility of your actions is the adult thing to do. Kids run and hide.
Nine months ago a hit and run occurred. http://bit.ly/uKmzM2 A 67 year old man was struck and killed as he and his wife attempted to cross the street in the crosswalk at 8:20 pm. The vehicle went through the red light and hit them, seriously injuring the wife and dragging the husband about 100 metres to his death. The driver who struck them fled and hasn’t turned themselves into police yet. Nine months have passed and now there’s a $25,000 reward for information leading to a conviction offered by the local police.
Does it really need a tempting reward for this person to come forward? What has happened has already happened. I’m sure their conscience can’t take it any longer. They can’t go back in time as I’m sure they would want to. Even the smallest of collisions, such as with a parked vehicle in a parking lot, causes drivers to leave the scene hoping they won’t get caught. That makes things worse. Leaving the scene has two offenses; criminal and Highway Traffic Act. Staying to face the penalty, usually monitory and some demerit points is easier to swallow than criminal charges.
Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. Owning up to your mistakes takes courage I know, but it’s also the right thing to do.