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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri admits taking illegal drugs for over 10 years See in context

@yubaru

"allowed her to be detained until Nov 26"

Becasue that is not the norm, they requested an extension. It was ALLOWED by the courts. 100% nothing wrong with that sentence.

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Posted in: 72-year-old man backs car into granddaughter, killing her See in context

Oh wow...this is a sad one.

@Joe

I agree with you but 60 is a bit young...or maybe have a "stage 1" test during a doctors visit for motor skills and vision and at 70 a "stage 2" test at the licencing department.

Something needs to be done though...

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Posted in: Visually impaired woman hit, killed by train after falling off platform See in context

Allowed? Were the laws changed?

You know languages are dynamic and always changing right? Also, "blind" is an absolute where as being visually impaired has a range...it's a much more apt description most of the time.

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Posted in: Saudi women step on face veils in social media protest See in context

"In Saudi Arabia, however, it's not a matter of choice..."

There are a lot of countries that while not the law, you face threats of harm of you don't wear one such as Afghanistan or Pakistan..many countries in Africa too...

"a genuine choice made of a woman's own free will and religious conviction"

When you are indoctrinated at birth, there really is no free will.

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Posted in: German gets 6 years for attempted murder committed after he was snubbed by women See in context

...another man loses his child-like mind, has a tantrum and tries to kill somebody because he didn't get what he wanted.

Pathetic. Six years to think about that sounds good...

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

@browny1

"...traffic science are far more complex than just big vs small cars."

I think we're actually in total agreement as this is the point I was trying to make that blanket statements such as "Kei's are deathtraps" is just pure hyperbole and easily disproven with facts.

"in Japan most accidents occur within proximity of or not so far away from the drivers homes"

Also true in North America..I believe it's within 2km on average.

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

@bogva

Had one there for 2 years with zero problems...never took it on a 'high-speed' highway mind you and would not recommend it. Long times were no problem though...fun little thing.

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

I believe the Spark is classes as a sub-compact as it's size and engine(1L and up) clearly parks in there. Kei, being 660cc max clearly are NOT the same animal. Between Kei and Sub-Compacts you also have micros too I believe.

Your claim is for another class and not for the real class of Kei cars.

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

@Samit Basu

Kei-class is Japanese and everyone knows that..you are talking about the next size-up with larger engines and heavier frames NOT what this whole story is about...

Way to move the goalposts...

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

@browny1

Correct that was my error.

But the point is still the same; even when using your stat, you would think with over 1/3rd of all cars being of the Kei class (apx), the fatalities would be a lot higher than in the USA and their big/safe vehicles. But they are not which is contrary to the OP I was replying to...

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

@Samit Basu

Both your examples are NOT Kei-class cars...try again....

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

@Samit Basu

"So blame Japanese government for allowing unsafe Kei cars on the road."

What are you babbling about? SK have more fatalities than Japan so....

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

@browny1

I'm not sure I get your point as you are agreeing with me. Even with those "death traps" and comparable KMs travels, the USA death rate is over 2x higher....

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

@ebisen

Ebisen, let me explain it so that you also understand:

"at faster speeds is really high, especially when they crash agains a real car,"

So then by your logic the road deaths in the USA should be lower as they are all "real cars"...yet it's not...by a long shot.

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

@Ishiwara

"this is calculated in terms of accidents per capita, and in the USA many more people rely on cars and drive much more than in Japan, so that skews the numbers a bit."

Um, per capita removes data skewing as it's a value generated regardless of population size.

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

@ebisen

You know that even with those so called "death traps" you whined about, Japan is still one of the safest countries to drive in. The USA with all it's "huge" cars has over twice the fatalities per capita as that of Japan...

Try again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_death_rate

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