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Why does it take 20 minutes to put Aiden down for a nap, but an hour and a half to put him down at night?

Which is worse, ethically speaking: causing an accident due to intoxication, or causing an accident due to obliviousness?

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fraterseraphino
Jun. 30th, 2008 07:57 am (UTC)
I know you're talking about "ethical responsibility", but just as a side note, "legal responsibility" varies from state to state, but mostly boil down to "if you broke the law and that law breaking created an accident, you're at falt." So driving angry doesn't make you responsible--but driving fast because you're angry does.

As to ethical responsibility--I'd still have to go with intoxicated being worse than obliviousness.

"An intoxicated driver is ignoring one rule, whereas an oblivious driver is ignoring dozens." Because the intoxicated driver is also chemically oblivious (hence, "intoxicated"), the intoxicated driver is going to break just as many rules as the oblivious one.

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