We are so careless that we do not
consider it necessary to first turn around in our
seat and make sure that there is no one behind
our car before we reverse our car. No one
expects the car to go reverse when it is facing
the opposite way. Many cars do not sound the
reverse alarm before they move with the reverse
The driver is guilty of murder if there is any death
while he is operating his car, and it is not any
less a crime if the death occurs while he is
reversing the car. A car that suddenly reverses
will cause either injury or death to the person
who is over-run by the car. The injured person is
not guilty of any negligence for being behind the
car at a time when the car is parked and it
suddenly moves backwards. It is entirely the
fault of the driver if he reverses the car before
he makes sure there is no one behind the car.
|Please spare our children from death due to reckless driving
By Mohan Shenoy
A five-year-old girl dies after being hit by a reversing car in Bangalore.
Take a moment and look for children before you reverse your car.
Adyar Gopal Parivar
|Spare Our Children
from death due to reckless driving
By Mohan Shenoy
Sindhu, aged five, daughter of Basavaraj and
Balamma who lived in Jai Maruthinagar in
Bangalore, was playing in the narrow free space
spared by so many parked cars in front of her
house. It is natural that Sindhu was playing with her
other 5-year-old friends unaware of her impending
death by the car that suddenly reversed and hit her.
She fell on the ground hitting her head on the
pavement. She was taken to a hospital where she
was declared dead on arrival, on Saturday, the 5th
of June, 2008. The car which was parked in front of
the house did not belong to Basavaraj or Balamma.
Parking of vehicles in front of the house leaves little
space for children to play, or for pedestrians to walk
There should be very severe punishment
including death penalty to those drivers who reverse
their car and knock down children and cause injury
This article is by Dr. Mohan Shenoy, based on Newspaper reports.
|Adyar Gopal and Radha Bai