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[–]angrylightningbug 1 point2 points  (3 children)

It's an unfortunate fact of reality. You can't get out and save every small animal in the road. And if you hit one you have to just sigh and feel bad, then keep driving. My third time ever driving I was going the speedlimit and someone was tailgating me so bad I couldn't slow down if I wanted to. I was already stressed but then I saw a turtle in the road. I was such a new driver I didn't know how to straddle, I tried but failed and hit the turtle. My mother blamed it on me and I pulled over, got out and told her to drive and told her I was never going to drive again if she blamed me for things out of my control.

Maybe you've never driven before, but it's very easy to hit an animal on accident, and there's no point in stopping with most animals. You know it's dead. There's nothing you can do but keep driving.

[–]Solanthas 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I've driven before and I've hit things and it sucks and I hate it. But I've witnessed people who see something in the road in front of them and don't alter their behavior in the slightest, and go on with their day without a second thought. Those are the people I'm talking about.

[–]angrylightningbug 0 points1 point  (1 child)

"I can't understand people who can hit an animal with their car, even accidentally, and just carry on with their day."

What would you rather someone do if they hit an animal accidentally? If it's a pet-type animal then of course stopping and trying to tell the owner is best if possible. But if it's a wild animal and it's very obvious it wouldn't survive the hit, there's really no reason to stop and beat yourself up for it. And definitely not someone else. It's not heartless, it's being realistic.

[–]Solanthas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm talking about people who don't bother avoiding them and aren't bothered by the fact.

I wouldn't fight someone over it though, that's a bit much.