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2010-04-30 04:14:12 AM  

AbbeySomeone: She drives to the market to get more sammich fixins or else it gets the hose again.


FTFY >:)
 
2010-04-30 04:51:47 AM  
Excellent headline. I LOL'd
 
2010-04-30 06:00:25 AM  

ArkAngel: WeenerGord: The funny thing is that women are actually better drivers than men, and get an insurance break because of it.

No, women get in fewer accidents overall because they drive less. Women get in more accidents per mile driven.


But women don't catastrophically impact a building at 100 MPH in their Ferraris because they're compensating for something.
 
2010-04-30 06:18:20 AM  
speaking as a former Phila cop (and getting a kick out of...)

bout time

fender benders were such low priority jobs we never got around to em. not that those involved were much fun to deal with anyway.

I say, "let em crash".
 
2010-04-30 06:21:54 AM  
www.tulsaworld.com

/Yeah, it was a women.
 
2010-04-30 06:32:40 AM  
"If there's an issue that you don't feel can be resolved without the officer there, the dispatcher will evaluate that on the phone when you call 911

Yeah, sure. The Philly 911 operators have such a good record of evaluating situations. Just google Edward Polec.
 
2010-04-30 06:34:43 AM  

metametameta: Exactly! To really fark up while driving, you have to be male.

On a serious note, I'm not sure this is a good idea. Fender benders fark traffic over hard when there isn't a cop telling the two to pull it over to the side of the road. And many insurance companies look for a cops report to see if they are going to shell out money. And who the hell calls a cop if there isn't real damage?


This has nothing to do with your post, but I was profile trolling (as I am wont to do late at night) and saw that on your profile it looks like you slapped God in the face. I am not a fan of your surgery, random person I don't know on the internet.
 
2010-04-30 06:38:41 AM  
I'll tell you what requires an officer.... making sure the person that hit you has any valid insurance.


I've been hit in Philly a couple of times, and the person was uninsured.
 
2010-04-30 07:09:33 AM  
I've been hit in Philly a couple of times, and the person was uninsured.

Welcome to the United States. This household has seen three accidents in 20 years -- two with uninsured drivers. One, who was intoxicated, didn't even show up for the court date.
 
2010-04-30 07:10:35 AM  

caledonian: Hmm. What about the other 6/7ths that did require a police officer?


You should be a reporter, because I didn't see the one that wrote the story asking that question.

You could also ask why the numbers don't match what another TV station in town reported (new window).
 
2010-04-30 07:10:38 AM  

thnksqrd: Wait, cops actually used to respond to calls in Philly?


THIS.

/Philly resident
 
2010-04-30 07:15:35 AM  

willydwonka: metametameta: Exactly! To really fark up while driving, you have to be male.

On a serious note, I'm not sure this is a good idea. Fender benders fark traffic over hard when there isn't a cop telling the two to pull it over to the side of the road. And many insurance companies look for a cops report to see if they are going to shell out money. And who the hell calls a cop if there isn't real damage?

This has nothing to do with your post, but I was profile trolling (as I am wont to do late at night) and saw that on your profile it looks like you slapped God in the face. I am not a fan of your surgery, random person I don't know on the internet.


This has nothing to do with the thread, but I saw that on your profile one of the Things You Hate is "Blatent rudeness" (sic). I am not a fan of your hypocrisy and ignorance.
 
2010-04-30 07:20:39 AM  

Phil Herup: I'll tell you what requires an officer.... making sure the person that hit you has any valid insurance.


I've been hit in Philly a couple of times, and the person was uninsured.


"No-Fault" Insurance solves that particular problem. (new window) You get to deal with your OWN insurance company right off the bat, rather than Mr. Rednecck's lack of insurance.
 
2010-04-30 07:26:14 AM  
On a related note, drive carefully today. It's the last day of the month, and some cops will be scrambling to make quota.
 
2010-04-30 07:28:07 AM  

CitizenjaQ: willydwonka: metametameta: Exactly! To really fark up while driving, you have to be male.

On a serious note, I'm not sure this is a good idea. Fender benders fark traffic over hard when there isn't a cop telling the two to pull it over to the side of the road. And many insurance companies look for a cops report to see if they are going to shell out money. And who the hell calls a cop if there isn't real damage?

This has nothing to do with your post, but I was profile trolling (as I am wont to do late at night) and saw that on your profile it looks like you slapped God in the face. I am not a fan of your surgery, random person I don't know on the internet.

This has nothing to do with the thread, but I saw that on your profile one of the Things You Hate is "Blatent rudeness" (sic). I am not a fan of your hypocrisy and ignorance.


After I bought you dinner, I would make violent love to you and then regret it immediately afterward and never call you again. I eagerly anticipate your retort to this.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2010-04-30 07:31:00 AM  
This is an insurance company's nightmare.

Not around here. For minor accidents insurance companies assign blame to one party in a few standard cases (rear-ender, stop sign) and negotiate among themselves in other cases, often agreeing to split the bill 50-50 rather than waste any more time investigating. A $1,000 or $5,000 claim is not a big deal.

If they are facing policy limits liability they care a little bit, but that's an accident police would respond to.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2010-04-30 07:44:30 AM  
Day_Old_Dutchie

"No-fault" is used in different ways.

My insurance company in insisted Massachusetts did not have "no-fault" insurance for property damage. But the standard collision insurance policy works a lot like no fault in your Canadian link. You recover from your own insurance company.

The difference is, our system is opt-in. Only minor personal injury is mandatory no fault. Anybody who doesn't have full collision insurance can sue. There is also a lesser form of collision insurance that only pays if another identified driver is at fault.

So the insurance agent was sure it was not a no fault system because the insurance company sometimes had to face lawsuits. To drivers with full insurance, it might as well be no fault.
 
2010-04-30 07:46:57 AM  
Q: How do you know asians are moving into the neighborhood?
A: All the mexicans buy insurance.

In all seriousness, as a cop, my main purpose in life is to be a reporting agency. I gather facts, Hopefully in an impartial manner, so other agencies can act on those facts. (Insurance, prosecution, etc) Sounds to me that the department is either over streched and can't afford the man hours, or are forgetting their place.

And yes, women are by FAR worse than men when it comes to accidents. They are also more likely to try to putter away from minor accidents without reporting. (Someone sees it, calls us, we find the driver, usually a woman, who says "oh it wasn't that bad") Women also account for 80% of the downright hazardous traffic violations, like rolling through stopsigns/lights, chatting on cell phones, driving with lights off, passing on the left, etc.

Men are in the lead for off the wall stupid style accidents as well as drunk driving. men also lead the way in personally reckless behaviors, such as speeding and tailgating.
 
2010-04-30 07:54:07 AM  
Several months ago I got rear ended by a guy whose entire commentary on the accident was 'I saw that you stopped for the red light, but I kept moving forward until I hit you anyway.'

He did not want to pay for the damage.

When the insurance company called him (we were both insured by the same company) he told them much the same thing. The insurance company disagreed with him and explained that when you drive your car into the back of someone else's, you have to pay for that.

Even men can be ditzes.
 
2010-04-30 08:08:40 AM  
But officer! It's not a fender bender. It is a bumper thumper this time.
 
2010-04-30 08:30:04 AM  
This in a city where half of the drivers lack insurance. So approx 5000 more drivers will not be caught for driving without insurance.
 
2010-04-30 08:33:33 AM  
So you can put on make up and talk on the phone, etc etc, while driving?

How about almost every time I see a hit and run involving kids at a school walk getting maimed or killed, it's a women driver on her cell phone? I guess they should have been doing their make up and making a sandwich at the same time to avoid killing kids.
 
2010-04-30 08:36:14 AM  
Good. More time to respond the male offenders. You know, those pesky murederers, rapists, carjackers drug dealer, muggers.
 
2010-04-30 08:36:42 AM  
For a state with no license plate in front this makes sense.

1. Get a sharp ramming front bumper
2. Move to Philly
3. ?
4. Profit
 
2010-04-30 08:43:06 AM  
So, more and more the police help us less and less. More and more they are offering their "services" less and less.

But guess what? Now they'll have more time to enforce the law and generate more money because they'll be out ticketing people.

If you don't think we are at least on our way to becoming to a police state you aren't paying attention.

They admit they won't be helping as much so they'll have way more free time to screw us.


Craziness.
 
2010-04-30 08:48:59 AM  

BurnKateDrumGuy: speaking as a former Phila cop (and getting a kick out of...)

bout time

fender benders were such low priority jobs we never got around to em. not that those involved were much fun to deal with anyway.

I say, "let em crash".


So, the only things cops are useful for (reports for insurance), you're no longer even going to do that.

So, what good are you? Seriously, cops will just have more time to F off and hand out more tickets.

God forbid they actually do their jobs.


\and they wonder why everyone hates them
 
2010-04-30 08:51:10 AM  

abhorrent1: /Yeah, it was a women.


WOW. How in the world did that care get up that high?
 
2010-04-30 09:05:12 AM  
It's not like they respond anyway. A few hours? Sure, if they feel like it.
 
2010-04-30 09:22:14 AM  
I'm not surprised a PA police department has too many minor accidents to worry about
 
2010-04-30 09:31:03 AM  
When a man and a woman are involved in a traffic accident, it's always the man's fault. Always. You know how I know? Because there isn't anywhere in the world where it's legal to drive in the kitchen.

So, back on topic for reals, does this mean that Philly cops are going to stop writing "minor" tickets, too? You know, so they can focus on the important things?
 
2010-04-30 09:42:00 AM  
FTFA

"We can save police response time and have officers available for more important, pressing issues," Lt. Frank Vanore explained."

Like what? donuts run? ticket writing?

Is the crime rate that freaking high that all cops are chasing down criminals?

A few years back I had a bad year and people just kept crashing into my vehicles (4 times, 2 of them while sitting still at a light).

I'm sorry but I'd rather have a cop make a report than having to find myself in a situation of word against word, AND I'd rather have the cop there to take the idiot's license away when it's easy to see that the person shouldn't be driving at all.

I was glad to have been driving my old (RIP) Dodge Caravan, when the two rear-end happened, my bumper was bent a bit while their car was either totaled or their front was seriously caved in.
 
2010-04-30 09:43:11 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Phil Herup: I'll tell you what requires an officer.... making sure the person that hit you has any valid insurance.


I've been hit in Philly a couple of times, and the person was uninsured.

"No-Fault" Insurance solves that particular problem. (new window) You get to deal with your OWN insurance company right off the bat, rather than Mr. Rednecck's lack of insurance.


Not really....


Here is the big problem: IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO DRIVE WITHOUT INSURANCE

also... if you get hit, you should have to pay nothing at all


if you get hurt, who do you collect from?


I don't think you thought your response all the way through
 
2010-04-30 10:27:04 AM  

thnksqrd: Wait, cops actually used to respond to calls in Philly?


hahahaha. No.

Cool Story: One of my co-workers did drive the wrong way down a one-way street here while high, possibly backwards - he's not clear on that part and an officer did stop him. The officer was tired though, [he didn't want to fill out paperwork and stuff] so he let my friend off. My friend does not tend to make up stories, and is high a lot, and his non-high girlfriend verified the story so it's probably legit.
 
2010-04-30 10:36:06 AM  

untaken_name: When a man and a woman are involved in a traffic accident, it's always the man's fault. Always. You know how I know? Because there isn't anywhere in the world where it's legal to drive in the kitchen.


I LOL'd IRL

/misogony is fun!
//misanthropy is more inclusive tho
 
2010-04-30 11:00:44 AM  
They've been doing this in Dallas for years. Not sure what took Philly so long.

Women are terrible drivers, but so are men. Just this week, I saw one guy (he was next to me for about a minute, so I saw him clearly) go through a red light at a busy intersection in rush hour traffic after waiting what I suppose he felt was an unreasonable amount of time. A car turning left had to stop to keep from hitting him. 5 minutes before that, a white Mercedes SUV passed me in the breakdown lane on the highway (ie, I was in the farthest right lane, he/she went into the breakdown lane to pass) going 60+ mph. Not sure about the gender of that driver, he/she blew past me too fast to see, but I suspect a male driver. Men tend to drive assholishly, women tend to drive dumbfarkedly. I don't really prefer one over the other.
 
2010-04-30 11:01:50 AM  

Braindeath: thnksqrd: Wait, cops actually used to respond to calls in Philly?

hahahaha. No.

Cool Story: One of my co-workers did drive the wrong way down a one-way street here while high, possibly backwards - he's not clear on that part and an officer did stop him. The officer was tired though, [he didn't want to fill out paperwork and stuff] so he let my friend off. My friend does not tend to make up stories, and is high a lot, and his non-high girlfriend verified the story so it's probably legit.


Oh very believable. Philly cops are mostly cool and are only interested in real crimes by real criminals. Motor vehicle crap does not interest them. You can speed and blow red lights in Philly all the time.
 
2010-04-30 11:04:10 AM  

thnksqrd: untaken_name: When a man and a woman are involved in a traffic accident, it's always the man's fault. Always. You know how I know? Because there isn't anywhere in the world where it's legal to drive in the kitchen.

I LOL'd IRL

/misogony is fun!
//misanthropy is more inclusive tho


Well, the way I see it is: I wouldn't be misogynist if women weren't inferior.
 
2010-04-30 11:13:46 AM  

abhorrent1: /Yeah, it was a women.


A women?

Grammar FAIL
 
2010-04-30 11:19:42 AM  

theoriginalslash: Men tend to drive assholishly, women tend to drive dumbfarkedly.


I am an excellent driver.
 
2010-04-30 11:28:44 AM  

Phil Herup: theoriginalslash: Men tend to drive assholishly, women tend to drive dumbfarkedly.

I am an excellent driver.


hermaphrodite?
 
2010-04-30 11:31:58 AM  

Braindeath: thnksqrd: Wait, cops actually used to respond to calls in Philly?

hahahaha. No.

Cool Story: One of my co-workers did drive the wrong way down a one-way street here while high, possibly backwards - he's not clear on that part and an officer did stop him. The officer was tired though, [he didn't want to fill out paperwork and stuff] so he let my friend off. My friend does not tend to make up stories, and is high a lot, and his non-high girlfriend verified the story so it's probably legit.


My fiance had a similar friend who did that in Philly. Drove the wrong way down a one-way road. He got pulled over, the cop left him know hew as going the wrong way, and she was going to let him go with just a warning - until, when he went to turn around, he hit her squad car.

I have another friend who was driving around in Drexel Hill. He came to a red light, locked eyes with a cop who happened to be sitting there at the time, stopped, and then continued to drive. He treated the light like a stop sign, basically. The cop pulled him over, flabbergasted, and said, "You saw me! I saw you look at me! What were you thinking??" and ended up leaving him go with just a warning.

The only accident I've been involved with (that required calling the cops, anyway... I fenderbendered my Dad's '65 Plymouth Belvedere trying to park in front of my house in the ice..) actually happened in Springfield. I was getting off the 476 exit ramp heading into Springfield. Left lane turned left, middle lane turned left and went straight, right lane turned right. I was in the middle lane turning left, stopped at the light. When the light turned green, I started to make my turn, when I was slammed into on my drivers' side. The dumb biatch in the left lane thought it would be BRILLIANT to go straight from over there. Her excuse? "Well I wanted to go straight and I thought you were going straight, too!" She initially told the cop it was my fault, but thankfully, one of the people who saw the accident had pulled over and told him what really happened.

To this day, I still look out for Ruby from Wayne, driving a white 2002 Grand Am.
 
2010-04-30 11:32:15 AM  
The Schuylkill Expressway backs up for miles. Hilarity ensues.
 
2010-04-30 11:34:49 AM  

RationalLunacy: The Schuylkill Expressway backs up for miles. Hilarity ensues.


That's a daily occurrence. I never realized how much I hated sitting in traffic until I moved down to this area.

/grew up in Allentown
//we had some traffic, but not like this
///if it takes me half an hour to go half a mile, I get really stabby
 
2010-04-30 12:49:03 PM  

enad58: Phil Herup: theoriginalslash: Men tend to drive assholishly, women tend to drive dumbfarkedly.

I am an excellent driver.

hermaphrodite?


Apparently.
 
2010-04-30 01:07:51 PM  

enad58: Phil Herup: theoriginalslash: Men tend to drive assholishly, women tend to drive dumbfarkedly.

I am an excellent driver.

hermaphrodite?


I would guess neuter. If Phil's a hermaphrodite I would expect a combination of iceholish dumbfarkery.
 
2010-04-30 01:12:02 PM  

thnksqrd: Everyone knows Prussia doesn't have a King!


hahah - I see what you did there

/lives near KOP
//works in the city
///the train is the only way to do it
 
2010-04-30 01:36:24 PM  

theoriginalslash: They've been doing this in Dallas for years. Not sure what took Philly so long.

Women are terrible drivers, but so are men. Just this week, I saw one guy (he was next to me for about a minute, so I saw him clearly) go through a red light at a busy intersection in rush hour traffic after waiting what I suppose he felt was an unreasonable amount of time. A car turning left had to stop to keep from hitting him. 5 minutes before that, a white Mercedes SUV passed me in the breakdown lane on the highway (ie, I was in the farthest right lane, he/she went into the breakdown lane to pass) going 60+ mph. Not sure about the gender of that driver, he/she blew past me too fast to see, but I suspect a male driver. Men tend to drive assholishly, women tend to drive dumbfarkedly. I don't really prefer one over the other.


I think the basic rule is this:

If you're getting passed on the shoulder when you're driving in the far right lane, you're driving too slow. You need to do AT LEAST 65. Kudos for being in the right lane, though.

Likewise, when going on the onramp to merge with the highway, if the driver behind you passes you before you merge, you're not accelerating enough.
 
2010-04-30 02:48:42 PM  

Phil Herup: if you get hit, you should have to pay nothing at all


Day_Old_Dutchie: Phil Herup: I'll tell you what requires an officer.... making sure the person that hit you has any valid insurance.


I've been hit in Philly a couple of times, and the person was uninsured.

"No-Fault" Insurance solves that particular problem. (new window) You get to deal with your OWN insurance company right off the bat, rather than Mr. Rednecck's lack of insurance.


In Oklahoma, we have uninsured/under-insured driver insurance. Not horribly expensive (maybe less than $100/6 months), but it only pays out if...the other driver doesn't have insurance or hits their cap. Beautiful thing is, if another driver's insurance pays, your's doesn't go up. :D

DantesDiscoInferno: 'I saw that you stopped for the red light, but I kept moving forward until I hit you anyway.'


Kind of like the idiot that asked me why I stopped at a 3-way intersection...with oncoming traffic and a stop sign against me. The beautiful thing was, he was ticked off because he was going to trade it in *that day*, but didn't have full coverage. So, he paid for the damage to my S-10 (about $5K worth), and his asshattery nets him a call to sell his totalled heap to a junk yard. :D
 
2010-04-30 02:52:18 PM  

Phil Herup: theoriginalslash: Men tend to drive assholishly, women tend to drive dumbfarkedly.

I am an excellent driver.


"I don't have any pants on, Mike."
 
2010-04-30 03:12:27 PM  
RE Meecrob
"I think the basic rule is this: If you're getting passed on the shoulder when you're driving in the far right lane, you're driving too slow. You need to do AT LEAST 65. Kudos for being in the right lane, though."

Sure, because people never drive assholishly just because they can. Your logic is impeccable.
 
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