Driving down the road you see a young child and you swerve to avoid killing the

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. ptosis profile image70
    ptosisposted 8 years ago

    Driving down the road you see a young child and you swerve to avoid killing the kid but

    there is an oncoming Mac Truck on the left and a telephone pole on the right curb. Hitting the truck - probably get killed instantly, hitting the telephone probably be crippled for the rest of your life. Or-----save yourself and run over that little kid. What would you do?

  2. wingedcentaur profile image82
    wingedcentaurposted 8 years ago

    Good Day ptosis

    I don't think there really is a choice, is there? Only a monster would deliberately run over the child, right? Especially since the operative word is 'child.' As for choosing the mac truck or the telephone pole: I would choose the telephone pole. I always wear my seat belt, and there's a good chance one could come out of that without permanent damage at all -- but if the choice is paralysis, death, or safety in hitting the child, I would choose the paralysis of hitting the telephone pole. What else is there to do?

  3. dabeaner profile image60
    dabeanerposted 8 years ago

    Bye, bye, kid.  Sob, sniffle.  You are just as likely to die hitting the telephone pole.  Just sign me "monster".  Bite me.

    And if you end up as a cripple, are the parents of that kid going to support and care for you?  Or do you expect to foist the results of your stupidity (crippled), onto society?

    And what is the big deal about "child"?  How about if it was a hot naked chick?  Or someone's granny?  Or just some middle-aged male?  Are they lesser than a "child" (sob sniffle)?

    Stupid answer, Winged.  And Ptosis, a good question only that it got me going.

  4. amberjones21 profile image59
    amberjones21posted 8 years ago

    I consider myself a good driver and I am very a very cautious mother of four. If I were driving and saw a child,  realistiacally I would instinctly slow the car and swerve. I would have to say that I would take my chances with the light pole.

  5. keepitnatural profile image71
    keepitnaturalposted 8 years ago

    Fair comments dabeaner, I'm guessing you don't have kids..?
    Truth is I'd probably do the same, but I think instinct would probably drive most people to in that split second.

  6. ptosis profile image70
    ptosisposted 8 years ago

    Thanks! These all all great answers - debeaner's the best because he said the unpopular answer - save yourself.

    But in all truth, during that split second decision - some folks will TRY to swerve to avoid the kid and then swerve again to avoid the telephone pole.

    So I would probably 'nick' the kid and total the back end of my car. Trying to go through the 'eye of the needle' - like a camel!

Closed to reply

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)