It is getting more and more crazy here in BG, a busdriver being drunk on the job in the morning. What the f**k is going on in these people's minds who obviously have no respect for life at all?
I live in Varna and just recently I noticed the trolleybusses constantly ignore the red light infront of my appartment. What if I, as a pedestrian, would be crossing during green light and I would be hit by a trolley running a red light and with a drunk driver behind the wheel.....would I also "suddenly appear" on the street?
"And anyway, people die on the roads every night in every country in Europe."
True, however I think within the EU, BG currently holds the record for the number of deaths (caused by traffic accidents) per capita.
The law in Bulgaria does require everyone (both drivers and passengers) to wear seatbelts, however not too many people obey this law. By law it is also forbidden to use a mobile phone without a handsfree set while driving, yet numerous people do this.
The cops in BG are wasting their time on stupid and pointless document controls instead of handing out tickets for speeding, not wearing seatbelts, not handsfree calling, driving under the influence, running red lights, ignoring one way streets, parking behaviour etc. etc......the list is long.
The law itself is clear and good enough, however enforcing the law is exactly what is missing in Bulgaria and on top of that, in many/most cases Bulgarian drivers lack any responsibility and common sense. The result of all this we can read daily in the newspaper or on the internet: 2 killed, 8 killed, 3 killed......
"The Black Sea coast needs more development not less!"
Yes....it needs more development, however not in the sense of building more hotels and such. There are already way too many of these massive, ugly structures.....and almost all of them lack style and class. It's cheap entertainment one can see all over....and cheap entertainment attracts cheap tourists and one should not want that type. At least, I'd rather see them leave than come here in Varna.
Let them develop a mentality through which one will be able to look further than tomorrow's fast profits, let them focus on, and develop good infrastructure in the cities and area's near the resorts (preferably the whole country).
You are absolutely right. In any event someone is being careless with death of someone else as result, the punishment should be equally high. Whether it'd be calling without a carkit, lighting a cigarette, watching a DVD while driving (this does actually happen here in BG - especially some taxi drivers here in Varna like to do so), messing around with the person on the passenger seat....name it.
The question with the gun also crossed my mind. Should the intention be to kill someone, however for some reason one fails to "succeed", I'd support the idea of the punishment being equal to the one for a succesful killing. However bad thing is that lawyers on the other side will fight until eternity the question whether the shooting was intentionally or accidentally.
"And that other drivers will think twice the next time they want to drink their rakia and drive afterwards."
That is only wishful thinking. Drivers here in Bulgaria can only be changed if the fines will be set very high and, more importantly, enforced without any exception (so no mafia, city council, police privileges).
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