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(Yahoo)   German couple fined for "Chinese fire drill" -- at 50 mph   ( divider line
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13170 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Mar 2003 at 3:43 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-03-07 10:35:50 AM  
That ain't dangerous. Ever try to fool around in a Corvette? Especially with that big gear shift. Trouble, I tell you.
2003-03-07 11:45:27 AM  
I thought a Chinese fire drill was where you got out and ran around the car.
2003-03-07 12:19:30 PM  
Ditto to what DownSouth said. Maybe in Germany they have a different idea of how Chinese people conduct fire drills?
2003-03-07 03:06:28 PM  
When I was a youngster, around 14 or 15, we would go get hammered and crawl out one window, cross over the top of the car and get in on the other side of the car. All at around 100+mph. Did this trick often. I will NEVER have kids knowing the stupid shizit I pulled.
2003-03-07 03:27:13 PM  
"...serious this time!"
2003-03-07 03:46:20 PM  
Police found the Mercedes contained a sleeping baby and some hashish, the spokeswoman said. The 25-year-old male driver had no driving license.
The couple, stopped in central Germany, was briefly detained and fined, but allowed to continue their journey.

I'm moving to Germany, land of the lawless.
2003-03-07 03:46:40 PM  
thought this was an ancient chinese secret...
2003-03-07 03:47:16 PM  
Holy shiat! The dumbass is the cop who let these guys go, they had a baby in the car! If it were just them I would say let them go and kill themselves. Shouldn't they have been charged with child endangerment or something?
2003-03-07 03:48:26 PM  
You don't have to lie to us, Legman, we know the gearshift was your favorite part.
2003-03-07 03:48:27 PM  
and were allowed to continue after a brief stop. Christ in most places in the US they would be arraigned in court today, and in jail tomorrowl.
2003-03-07 03:48:34 PM  
I thought this was a Simpsons reference to Fireworks.
2003-03-07 03:48:34 PM  
There were some kids who did this in my town a few years ago. The dumbass that was driving forgot to set the brake. Car rolled into the intersection and broadsided a cop car. Hilarity ensued.
2003-03-07 03:49:12 PM  
ok I am the only one thats having a little problem believing Maui Haui?

Man, swapping seats, pot, and a baby, and they are let off. Thats true freedom man, give me some of that action...
2003-03-07 03:49:50 PM  
Nice one, Meshman!
2003-03-07 03:49:57 PM  
I take full responsibility for the misuse of "chinese fire drill" here. It was early this morning when I submitted this, and... and...

damn, i still got nuthin'
2003-03-07 03:50:10 PM  
Won't somebody please think about the children?! Oh wait, Kyroha already did. Thanks Kyroha.
2003-03-07 03:50:12 PM  
I wonder if they got to keep the hashish.
2003-03-07 03:50:33 PM  
I tried a chinese fire drill once.
I forgot to put the car in park.
Thankfully it idled into the curb where I could tame the runaway buick.
2003-03-07 03:50:36 PM  
What this article is about is - switching seats, which given the right room isnt that hard...
A Chinese firedrill is when you stop the car, get out and run around and switch seats.
Once again a misleading title...

A child must die!
2003-03-07 03:51:11 PM  
Reminds me of the time I was returning from a long trip from an amusement park with a buddy and his gf. I was tired so I let him drive my car so I could sleep in the back. I wake up a bit later to slurping sounds. She was giving him oral while he drove my freakin car. I said hey if you want to do that shiat with your own car without anyone else in it then fine, but what the fark? They could of killled me with one wrong lick I mean turn.
2003-03-07 03:51:58 PM  
Another story "Man Fakes Choking to Get Women's Attention" on this same page got a chuckle out of me.

This guy actually eludes police

"Our hands are kind of tied here," sheriff's spokesman Bob Carpenter said Friday."
2003-03-07 03:55:08 PM  
We pulled a CFD at a green light once. Then we pulled through the light and saw an honest-to-god paddy wagon in the parking lot across the street. There we are, 8 of us in this station wagon, one of my friends crammed on my lap, as the cop gets out of his intimidatingly large vehicle and walks up the length of the car, shining his flashlight in the windows to get a count. He paused when he saw my friend and I, and my friend whispers "If he says anything about this, I'm going to tell him "This is our lifestyle, deal with it!"
The cop was taken aback by the force of glares we all shot at the moron on my lap.
2003-03-07 03:55:18 PM  
I can just see this...

"You're stoned, and you're driving too fast!"
"Do you want to drive??"
2003-03-07 04:00:23 PM  
"we would go get hammered and crawl out one window, cross over the top of the car and get in on the other side of the car. All at around 100+mph. Did this trick often",/i>

2003-03-07 04:01:04 PM  
Isn't that story is sending the wrong message?
I mean, letting a baby off now with possession of hashish is just asking for trouble in preschool.
2003-03-07 04:01:38 PM  

Isn't this supposed to be the name of Guns 'n' Roses next album, "Chinese Fire Drill" ? I heard Axl is remaking one of GNR's most popular songs, to be renamed, "Welcome to the Drive-Thru".

[image from too old to be available]

2003-03-07 04:04:09 PM  
Wheatweasel: I wasn't the one driving. Did it many many times. We were kindof starved for entertainment up where I grew up in Northern Michigan.

*holds up hand and points towards the top
2003-03-07 04:08:16 PM  
This is news?

Two German people are pulled over for switching places while there car was moving and this makes it into Yahoo?????

Someone should be punished for posting this.
2003-03-07 04:09:42 PM  
Maui Houi is likely overstating the speed of the vehicle but we did that in High School. When you are over 60-65 mph the wind resistance makes moving around outside the vehicle tough. The real trick is changing cars at 65 mph. A sun roof for the driver to climb up out of makes things easier.
2003-03-07 04:12:15 PM  
I_Can't_Believe_It's_Not_Smegma: Whatever, I swear to all that I hold holy that it is the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

There are other farkers that have met me in person. I am sure that one or two of them will vouch for me. Crazy antics don't mean jack to me. I have no fear of death.
2003-03-07 04:14:33 PM  
Who wants a mustache ride ??
2003-03-07 04:17:42 PM  

I agree wholeheartedly. I call shennanigans on Maui Haui.
2003-03-07 04:21:18 PM  
I was imagining that a "Chinese Fire Drill" was some sort of sexual position.
2003-03-07 04:31:54 PM  
OK, to those of you that are unbelievers. While I don't have pics of me climbing across moving cars I can present a pic of me doing my job at about 10 stories high. It is tame by comparison to more interesting stuff I do in my freetime. ie., skydive, rockclimbing freestyle etc. I don't mind that you're lives are all so stagnant that you can't believe when others do ballsy stuff.

[image from too old to be available]
2003-03-07 04:32:28 PM  
A_pavlovdog: and were allowed to continue after a brief stop. Christ in most places in the US they would be arraigned in court today, and in jail tomorrowl.

Marty: "..they were charged, arrested, sentenced and jailed within two hours. Within two hours?!?"

Doc: "Justice works swiftly in the future, now that they've abolished all lawyers!"
2003-03-07 04:35:23 PM  
Remember Steve Martin getting oral sex while driving in the movie "Parenthood"?
2003-03-07 04:42:00 PM  
Arch Stanton Is it a FREE mustache ride?
2003-03-07 04:46:02 PM  
Why do they call it a "Chinese fire drill"? I've always wondered that...
2003-03-07 04:46:30 PM  
GREAT PIC, Maui Haui .
2003-03-07 04:53:47 PM  
Thanks Bill_Wick's_Friend. This is what I do for a living. Lots of times I don't bother with my climbing gear if I am going to be up for less than an hour or so. Sometimes I am up there for 8 hours + at much higher towers than this. I love my job. Here is another pic - on the way up. [image from too old to be available]
2003-03-07 04:58:33 PM  
Now, I thought the Chinese Fire Drill was when a gu is sitting in a bathroom stall, you yell "fire!", then throw a huge bucket of water underneath the stall, wetting the guy's pants?

2003-03-07 04:59:28 PM  

/Wal-Mart cheap keyboard
2003-03-07 05:04:23 PM  
No license? Drugs in the car? No wonder these people aren't worried about Saddam Hussein. They've got their own set of lunatics to take care of, first!
2003-03-07 05:20:01 PM  
"you got to hand it to those germans, they make great cars! hahaha"

-obscure movie quote
2003-03-07 05:30:04 PM  

Seeing as how your Nick contains the word Jeff and mine contains the word Arch, I'll have to say no :}
2003-03-07 05:39:02 PM  
Man, German police ROCK
2003-03-07 05:57:48 PM  

"I'm sorry, I don't know any German."
"That's alright, I know a little German... he's sitting over there!"
2003-03-07 06:06:36 PM  
I used to drive my company car from the passenger seat just to get a reaction from the others on the road. No cops saw me though. Just lucky I guess. I don't actually think there is a law against this, Technically, I had my seatbelt on...
2003-03-07 06:34:32 PM  
That ain't no "Chinese fire drill".
CFD is when on a red light the driver or the passager runs out to a pedestrian light switch to get the light to change.
Got chineses all over, ain't you ever seen that?
2003-03-07 06:49:16 PM  
The couple, stopped in central Germany, was briefly detained and fined, but allowed to continue their journey.

Nice to know they're keeping the streets safe over there... eh... eh?
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