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This is a truly sad story: last weekend, 56-year-old Anita Zaffke was riding her motorcycle when another driver, Lora Hunt, struck and killed her. The reason: Hunt was allegedly painting her nails while behind the wheel. She told police that she was giving herself a manicure while driving and simply didn't see Zaffke until after she hit her. Hunt was given a ticket for "failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident," but Zaffke's family and friends would like to see more serious charges brought forth. This is just another heartbreaking reminder — though it should go without saying — to focus on the wheel, not on your primping, when you're driving.

bellazmom bellazmom 8 years
What a horrible story. My thoughts go out to Ms. Zaffke's family and friends.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
That is completely insane. If she doesn't lose her license and do some jail time, the victim's family should sue in civil court. Ridiculous.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
Wow. I absolutely think the charges should be steeper.
Bksuga Bksuga 8 years
wow thats getting off real easy, serously she though she could drive and do that at the same time smfh
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
I'm hoping that she gets charged. What a careless b!tch!
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
I meant wasn't mascara..
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
What an idiot... She needs jailtime and her license revoked. I see a civil suit in her future. Who does that??????? Paint your nails while driving....too bad it was mascara, she could have at least poked her eye out!
untitled1 untitled1 8 years
They are idiots not to charge her with vehicular manslaughter. vehicular manslaughter n. the crime of causing the death of a human being due to illegal driving of an automobile, including gross negligence, drunk driving, reckless driving, or speeding. Vehicular manslaughter can be charged as a misdemeanor (minor crime with a maximum punishment of a year in county jail or only a fine) or a felony (punishable by a term in state prison) depending on the circumstances. Gross negligence or driving a few miles over the speed limit might be charged as a misdemeanor, but drunk driving resulting in a fatality is most likely treated as a felony. Death of a passenger, including a loved one or friend, can be vehicular manslaughter if due to illegal driving.
risqueredhead risqueredhead 8 years
this is ridiculous, she deserves way more than that... vehicular manslaughter anyone? jail time would be appropriate, I agree polkadots.
polkadots567 polkadots567 8 years
thats terrible! she needs jail time or something since the motercycler got KILLED... that needs something more serious than a freaking traffic ticket
Glamamom Glamamom 8 years
Unbelievable. How awful that someone's life was taken because some idiot wanted to paint their nails while their car was MOVING!!! A ticket? That's pathetic.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
Seriously? Who paints their nails while driving? I have to second gothamgal's comment - she should really have gotten more than a traffic ticket!
RachLA RachLA 8 years
I HATE when I see women doing their makeup behind the wheel! My family friend was a track star but his career was ruined when a woman hit him with her car, distracted by putting on lipstick. Seriously, don't do it, ladies.
Katharine Katharine 8 years
That is crazy. How is she only getting a parking ticket. I often paint my nails in the car but it is before I start to drive. To me it is the oerfect place to do it. I always have my hands on the wheel so there is little chance to mess them up and they are dry by the time I get to work. I would NEVER do it in a moving car though. That is insane.
gothamgal gothamgal 8 years
I cannot believe this. That woman should voluntarily suspend herself from driving, offer some (albeit insufficient) restitution to the victim's family, and do time in jail. Seriously. Not to mention community service and probation. My heart goes out to Anita Zaffke's loved ones.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I agree with the family that this person should definitely get more of a punishment. Manslaughter, negligent homicide, something more drastic than a slap on the wrist.
emalove emalove 8 years
Who the hell paints their nails while they're DRIVING?! Seriously. People are insane.
Frenched Frenched 8 years
This is absolutely RIDICULOUS. She KILLED someone, and she gets a TRAFFIC ticket?! She's getting off way too easily. That's not right.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I heard about this yesterday, so sad.
7showgirl7 7showgirl7 8 years
This is wrong she should be charged with vehicular manslaughter.
a-million-suns a-million-suns 8 years
Wow. I completely agree with her family and friends. That woman should be charged for manslaughter. How completely careless. I hope her feelings of guilt are much, much worse than the punishment they gave her.
JCP0240 JCP0240 8 years
What a MORON. I cannot stand it when I see these people doing their makeup, texting, fixing their hair etc. This is a tragedy.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
seems like the wrong person survived. darwin, did you get confused?
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