Amazon.com Widgets

Should reckless driving resulting in the death of another person be punishable by death?

Asked by: Juris
  • Reckless Driving Should Be Punishable By Death

    When another person is killed by someone's reckless driving, then the offender should be able to be punished by the death penalty. To get behind the wheel while intoxicated and then kill someone else is an unforgivable crime. There's no reason that these individuals should be spared from the death penalty.

  • It is murder

    They still killed a person because they were being reckless with a car. A car is like a gun or a knife, if you are reckless with one of those and kill someone you deserve the death penalty, but it should be up to the judge whether to enforce it.

  • Yes, but only on a case by case basis.

    There seems to be a lot of questions like this, asking for blanket policies when a thing happens. Like all other crimes, we need to approach this on a case by case basis. Should an elderly driver who lost control of his car, cited for reckless driving, be put to death? No. Should some idiot on a police chase who plowed into a school be directed to the body pile? Yes!

  • No, it is not intentional.

    No, reckless driving resulting in the death of another person should not be punishable by death, because it is not first degree murder. A person who drives recklessly does not set out to purposefully kill someone. Unless someone purposefully kills or rapes someone, the death penalty is too harsh of a punishment. At best, the act is manslaughter, which is punishable by a term in prison.

  • Reckless driving resulting in the death of another person should not be punishable by death.

    Reckless driving resulting in the death of another person should not be punishable by death. I am sure that the families of the victim would like this solution but I do not think the death penalty should be given for this. This seems way to extreme for this situation and I think there are other ways to punish someone then death.

  • Reckless Driving Should Not Result in the Death Penalty

    No, reckless driving that results in the death of another person should not result in the death penalty for the driver. All human life is sacred and all humans have an inalienable right to life. While certainly punishment, perhaps life in prison, would not be too much to require, killing someone for accidentally killing someone else is wrong.

  • An accident does not deserve death.

    Reckless driving should not be tolerated. A car, when in the wrong hands, can be a deadly weapon. Some people do not take enough responsibility when driving. However, an deadly accident is still and accident. No one is intending to kill somebody. If reckless driving leads to the death of another, the driver needs to take responsibility and do time in prison. However, they should not be put to death as their actions weren't intentional.

  • Reckless driving resulting in the death of another person should not be punishable by death

    Reckless driving resulting in the death of another person should not be punishable by death for the following reasons: First, the death penalty is arbitrarily ordered and executed. (There is a pun in there somewhere). Second, by definition, if someone commits a crime "recklessly", they do not have the criminal intent (the "mens rea") necessary to sentence them to death. Assuming the existence of the death penalty, one must commit a crime intentionally (and not "recklessly") to eligible for such a sentence. No one should be sentenced to death for what amounts to an accidental crime.


Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
No comments yet.