Re: Risk mitigation (Was:Re: Mega-Tsunami..)

From: Loree Thomas (
Date: Sat Sep 08 2001 - 18:05:02 MDT

--- Russell Blackford <>
> Mike said
> >If you choose to drive, or to walk beside a road,
> you are voluntarily
> >assuming the risk that you could be in an accident
> with another car that
> >is out of your control.
> That's not the position in any legal system I know
> of. I'm not aware that
> volenti non fit injuria has ever been accepted as a
> defence in motor vehicle
> accident case--anywhere. We do *not* consent to
> negligent or reckless
> driving by (other) motorists.
> Maybe the law is different in New Hampshire...

I don't think Mike was talking about human law... but
about the way the universe actually works.


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