The question is why do we tolerate driving mistakes so readily? I do recognise that driving is a dynamic environment that we allow non professionals to participate in so some tolerance is understandable. However the tolerance that we have towards injuring and maiming somebody with a motor vehicle has no parallel. In almost any other circumstance you would be charge with assault or criminal negligence.
Absolutely spot on, and it disgusts me. There is a great deal of anguish (and rightly so) about the 39 australian soldiers who have been killed in afghanistan, yet in just ONE year, 1,292 people were killed on the roads here. IMO that is many orders of magnitude more than can be attributed to a true 'accident', a completely unavoidable set of circumstances.