Running red lights
The most common ethical dilemma is involved when you are taking someone to hospital for an emergency treatment by car. The law states that speeding and running red lights is illegal. However, this person might die if not treated quickly and they are in your car.
It is noteworthy to hear the amount of people saying they would ignore all traffic rules and rush them to hospital. You are probably saying that to yourself now. But in reality, few people do this.
Why you probably wont break the laws
You have been conditioned so strongly by society that you will be punished if you break laws and then shunned or publicly shamed for doing so. This is a more powerful deterrent than any fine.
So you will start to rationalise why you wont speed or drive through red lights by telling yourself;
- I have time and the