Originally Posted by saphena
If you are on your cell phone or texting while driving then you are behaving carelessly, recklessly, negligent or stupidly. That's the opposite of intentional.
But fortunately you the rider won't be behaving carelessly, etc so you'll allow for his mistake and get out of the way.
I have to speak up here....your logic in the first statement just doesn't make sense to me. I know it's your opinion so please take this response as non-personal.
Your statement is almost exactly the same as saying a girl that has sex without contraceptives and gets pregnant did so by accident. If she used contraceptives and got pregnant, that was an accident or immaculate conception.
The fact that she doesn't protect herself from impregnation makes her pregnancy intentional especially if the contraceptives were readily available. If she knowingly had unprotected sex with someone with full blown AIDS and got the disease, was that an accident and unintentional too? If I close my eyes before throwing a rock at your window, does that make the fact that the window was broken and someone took a rock on the noggin make it unintentional?
The fact that someone is doing something that #1 is against the law (at least in Calif it is) and #2 something that everyone knows easily leads to accidents makes it intentional. Your reasoning could be expanded to drunk driving as the drunk obviously never intended to hurt anyone but drove intoxicated anyway. Where I live drunk drivers that kill other people "unintentionally" go to jail.
There is a limit to behavior that is careless, reckless, negligent or stupid. It becomes intentional when the behavior is likely to cause an accident or death.