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Community and conscience

Chapter


Abstract


  • In a multi-tasked, no-waiting, instantaneous world, you know you are in control, so

    its perfectly ok to text and drive, while at the same time scrolling through an MP3

    player and changing lanes, and talking to passengers and eating and drinking. You

    know how to be safe - you slow down to 40 or 50 in an 80 zone and you know

    how to steer with your knees - you do your best to stay in your lane, and what more

    could anyone expect? And what's wrong with having fog lights on? They help you see

    better at night. The real problem is everyone else on the road. They drive too slowly,

    and what's worse is they won't get out of the way when you want to overtake them

    or if you drift into their lane they seem to get angry. You don't understand why. They

    should know that you want to get where you want to go, and that you have to send

    that text. After all, you are more important than them because everyone has told you

    that all your life.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Edition


  • 2

Citation


  • Leiboff, M. (2014). Community and conscience. In M. Leiboff & M. Thomas (Eds.), Legal Theories: Contexts and Practices (pp. 143-175). Australia: Thomson Reuters.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780455231051

Book Title


  • Legal Theories: Contexts and Practices

Start Page


  • 143

End Page


  • 175

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • In a multi-tasked, no-waiting, instantaneous world, you know you are in control, so

    its perfectly ok to text and drive, while at the same time scrolling through an MP3

    player and changing lanes, and talking to passengers and eating and drinking. You

    know how to be safe - you slow down to 40 or 50 in an 80 zone and you know

    how to steer with your knees - you do your best to stay in your lane, and what more

    could anyone expect? And what's wrong with having fog lights on? They help you see

    better at night. The real problem is everyone else on the road. They drive too slowly,

    and what's worse is they won't get out of the way when you want to overtake them

    or if you drift into their lane they seem to get angry. You don't understand why. They

    should know that you want to get where you want to go, and that you have to send

    that text. After all, you are more important than them because everyone has told you

    that all your life.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Edition


  • 2

Citation


  • Leiboff, M. (2014). Community and conscience. In M. Leiboff & M. Thomas (Eds.), Legal Theories: Contexts and Practices (pp. 143-175). Australia: Thomson Reuters.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780455231051

Book Title


  • Legal Theories: Contexts and Practices

Start Page


  • 143

End Page


  • 175

Place Of Publication


  • Australia