Originally Posted by ant
If you hit someone with your car on a road, you are dealt with by the law.
That's actually not true in cases that don't involve injury or death, 95% of the time. In fact, even when injury or death is a result, tickets still aren't necessarily issued, and I would hazard to guess that less than a quarter of the fatal accidents in the US result in criminal charges being filed.
The vast majority of roadgoing accidents are dealt with between the individual parties, with little or no intervention from police. Usually police intervention is limited to mere reporting, similar to what Ski Patrol does in such incidents.
The exact same thing can be said for collisions between skiers. While most collisions are caused by a willful disregard for safety in both automobiles and skiing, in both subjects only the most serious are dealt with by law enforcement.
|People understand that driving a car or motorbike on the road does not mean you can go around smashing into people adn if they do, they are liable for severe penalties.
No, people clearly don't understand that. Road-users go around killing each other at alarming rates, with penalties meted out in only the most egregious cases.
You don't understand what I'm saying to you. Skiers legally are and should be held responsible for their actions. Realizing that some just won't
is common damned sense, and this realization is printed for you on your ticket in case you aren't capable of figuring it out for yourself.