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(610 WIOD)   While I appreciate you grabbing the steering wheel from the back seat after I passed out, perhaps next time you just put the car in neutral instead of driving into the lake, mkay?   (610wiod.com) divider line 17
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2012-08-01 09:28:03 AM
I am sure subby is always cool under pressure.
 
2012-08-01 09:58:23 AM
...No, that was damn close to best-case scenario there. And why would putting the car in neutral have helped? A car at highway speeds will take minutes to coast to a stop. Colliding with a semi at 64 rather than 66 MPH is really only an improvement on paper.

If he was throwing himself forward to grab the wheel, it would be hard to NOT overcorrect as his body tried to fall back into his seat. Alternately, leaning forward with no brace (like a seatback), turning the car could have swung his body, pulling the wheel farther. This wasn't even CLOSE to the guy's fault.
 
2012-08-01 10:19:00 AM
The Dayton area seems to make the Fark mainpage pretty often these days...

Are we just full retard around here?
 
2012-08-01 10:20:59 AM
*Sigh* Nobody likes a back-seat driver.
 
2012-08-01 10:23:05 AM
How does one properly shift a car from the back seat? Main point being that the backseat driver's actions probably saved everyone in the car with him.
 
2012-08-01 10:25:36 AM
I've actually passed out while driving and had the passenger throw the car into neutral so as to coast to a stop on the shoulder, so I am getting a kick out of these responses.

/tru story
 
2012-08-01 10:26:06 AM
The Patrol says alcohol and drugs were not factors, but they have not said what caused Shelley to lose control.

I've heard a love of rock & roll plus a hot dog can make women lose control.
 
2012-08-01 10:30:42 AM

AmStatic1: I've actually passed out while driving and had the passenger throw the car into neutral so as to coast to a stop on the shoulder, so I am getting a kick out of these responses.

/tru story


I actually had to use the parking brake to stop my grandmother's car when her brake lines burst.

It was an extremely good thing, because with her reaction times, if she had been driving, she'd probably be dead. After that experience (she was in the car with me) we were able to have a serious talk with her about not driving any more.
 
2012-08-01 10:43:53 AM
"While I appreciate..."
"Management will back you"
"We need to talk"

When you hear these phrases, run like a startled wildebeast.

Any others?
 
2012-08-01 10:44:33 AM
"They have not said what caused Shelley to lose control." I'm going to take a wild guess and say it was because she passed out.
 
2012-08-01 10:48:16 AM
"Crash investigators indicate [DeLoache] may have overcorrected."

Ya think?
 
2012-08-01 10:56:48 AM
I mentally prepared myself for this (among other things) every time my grandparents drove me anywhere when I was younger, since my grandmother would always drive and my grandfather would usually fall asleep in the passenger seat. If she were to pass out, I planned to spring forward, grab the wheel, throw the shifter in neutral and steer the car into a curb or guardrail to slow it down. I was so ready for things to go wrong that I was disappointed that they never did.
 
2012-08-01 11:00:25 AM
"Dong, where is my automobile?"

"Automobile? [makes sounds of brakes screeching, splashing] Lake. *Big* Lake."
 
2012-08-01 11:04:12 AM
Meanwhile Angel who was in the front seat was posting to facebook to ask her friends what she should do.
 
2012-08-01 12:31:16 PM
methamphetamine
 
2012-08-01 12:56:05 PM
While I appreciate you grabbing the steering wheel from the back seat after I passed out, perhaps next time you just put the car in neutral instead of driving into the lake, mkay?

The shift lever may not have been within his reach. The car could have had a manual transmission. Without knowing all the details, I'll go with Good Job, Dude! rather than criticize.
 
2012-08-01 01:51:42 PM
When I'm riding shotgun in a friends car, I like to try to put the car in neutral without them realizing it. I love it when they think there is something wrong with their car. The older the car, the better the chance that they believe their car just broke.

Another fun game when riding shotgun is quickly put the car into neutral then turn the car off while we are still moving. Bonus points if they don't understand power steering.

\of course, I always made sure there wasn't a lot of traffic around us.
 
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