Texting driver on cyclist she struck: "I just don't care"

A woman in Australia was fined $4500 and lost her driver's license for 9 months after pleading guilty to dangerous driving Monday. According to The Standard, she struck the cyclist at 7:20 p.m. near Koroit, Victoria, having used her phone 44 times during the short drive from Warrnambool. Most striking, though, is what Kimberly Davis told investigators.

“I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is like pretty expensive and now I have to fix it,” she told a police officer. “I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist.”

Ms. Davis will be back on Victoria's roads in the New Year.

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  1. I can't say that I'm surprised by the fact that she's a gigantic asshole; but I am somewhat surprised by how...unpragmatic..she is about it. Are Australian cops notoriously sympathetic and unlikely to use damaging statements against you or something?

    I would have expected some crocodile tears, just for strategy's sake.

  2. I kind of wondered if there was a factor in the incident not properly recorded and therefore unreportable without a lot of potential trouble in those libel-tastic commonwealth countries.

  3. IMB says:

    She's an honest sociopath, I'll give her that.

  4. As someone who rides both bicycle and car, I can say with certainty that any negative reputations on either side of the coin are deserved. People are just the worst when it comes to the roads.

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