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(WTVR)   Man texts, "I need to quit texting because I could die in a car accident..." immediately before driving off a cliff   (wtvr.com) divider line 11
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2012-08-03 01:04:59 PM  
6 votes:

WienerButt: Meh.


He lived.


images.sodahead.com
2012-08-03 01:38:08 PM  
2 votes:
I'd better stop posting to Fark at work, or the cute Asian girl two cubicles over is going to start blowing me.
2012-08-03 06:48:56 PM  
1 votes:

Psycat: But, anyways, Fark is a waste of time...

/hopefully this will be my last post...


don't let the door hit you in the assface
2012-08-03 05:17:01 PM  
1 votes:
He took a chance bothe texting and driving.
2012-08-03 02:38:14 PM  
1 votes:

seadoo2006: Bullseyed: Zerocyde: I say everyone should txt and drive. Weeds out the retarded.

Nearly everyone does. The accident rate on texting and driving is like 00.0001% just like drunk driving. We just have really bad or intentionally mischaractized data on the subject.

Out of the 250M people who drove to work this morning while texting, one 1 nearly died. That is 0.000000000004%.

Exactly what I've been saying ... The OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL recently released their study on distracted driving accidents from 2009-2011. They found that out of over 900,000 total accidents in those 3 months, only 30,000 were because of distracted driving, representing only 3% of total accidents.

Not only that, but of those 30,000 accidents, only a small portion were because of cell phones. And of that small portion, an even smaller number were caused by texting while driving.

Source: http://statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/Distracted_Driving_Bulletin_2012.pdf

Also, in 2009, 5,474 people died nationally in distraction-related crashes. This represents 16% of all fatal crashes. Of these crashes, 18% involved cell phone use.

Source: www.distraction.gov/research/PDF-Files/Distracted-Driving-2009.pdf

So, nationally, only THREE PERCENT OF ALL CRASHES (18% of 16%) were cell phone related.

Let's keep our eyes on the ball here, folks.


We agree and you're making a good point, but could make a better one.

1.) The reason given for a crash and reported doesn't mean anything. When the cop asks "why did you crash" are you going to say your phone went off or "durr officer I'm just stupid and went without looking"?

2.) We always focus on crash stats, rather than the opposite. It doesn't matter than 3% of crashes are because of texting, what really matters is the rate at which texting causes accidents. It is pretty safe to assume that 50% of drivers on the road text at some point during their morning commute. The number of people who crash on their way to work any given day is extremely low.

I work in an office of about 3,000 people. I've heard about one person crashing on the way to work in the 4 years I've worked here. That means the accident rate is approximately 0.00034% for the last 4 years, 0.000084% per year and 0.000000228% per day. But if that 1 accident was caused by texting then 100% of accidents would be related to texting the media would froth and jizz all over themselves.
2012-08-03 02:31:08 PM  
1 votes:

TastyEloi: I'd like to see all cars sold be fitted with a small, single-shot camera, aimed at the driver's seat. It would be activated by the same crash sensor that deploys the airbag, just a split second before the air bag deploys. Anyone captured on film texting, combing their hair, applying makeup, or any of the other stupid things people do instead of keeping their eyes on the road, would receive an enormous fine and possible jail sentence.

It might not prevent people from acting like idiots, but it would at least penalize those who crash because of their idiocy.


Why exactly should there be any penalty for an accident?

Can we also fine/jail people who spill their pop on the floor at the movie theater?
2012-08-03 02:29:31 PM  
1 votes:

seadoo2006: Lucky LaRue: seadoo2006: [media.tumblr.com image 294x294]

It's truly amazing people didn't crash at all before cell phones.

wait.. are you suggesting that cell phone usage isn't contributing to car accidents?

Nope, I'm saying the same idiots crashing today because of cell phones would've crashed because of some other cause. Like the minivan that hit me a couple months ago ... she ran right into the side of me because her kids threw Cherrio's at her. Or how about the mother of the high school girl that sideswiped me because - gasp - she was changing the radio station.

People are going to get in accidents. What do I care what the hell they are doing. Substitute annoying crotchfruit or radios with cell phones and the same result would've happened anyways. Their insurance buys me a new car or fixes the one I own. Seriously, who do people care so much?

Besides, getting all worked up over a statistically insignificant number of people who crash while driving doesn't mean there aren't people fully capable of driving fine while doing both. Or, put another way, are you capable of driving your car in a reasonably safe manner while having passengers int he car (#1 reason for distracted driving crashes), changing a radio station, or shifting gears?

Just because there are a number of people who fail to be able to to anything else (including texting/using a cell phone) while driving without crashing, doesn't mean that there isn't a larger number of people who do it everyday and DON'T crash.

We have insurance for a reason ... so stop biatching about people using their cell phones and start biatching about having passengers in the car (who have a statistically higher chance of causing an accident than cell phone use).


Yep. The accident rate for texting while driving is somewhere in the neighborhood of 0.00000000004%

BUT THE MEDIA TOLD ME IT WAS DANGEROUS

Why do cops and ambulance drivers get to text while driving if it is dangerous?
2012-08-03 02:18:16 PM  
1 votes:

Bullseyed: Zerocyde: I say everyone should txt and drive. Weeds out the retarded.

Nearly everyone does. The accident rate on texting and driving is like 00.0001% just like drunk driving. We just have really bad or intentionally mischaractized data on the subject.

Out of the 250M people who drove to work this morning while texting, one 1 nearly died. That is 0.000000000004%.


Exactly what I've been saying ... The OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL recently released their study on distracted driving accidents from 2009-2011. They found that out of over 900,000 total accidents in those 3 months, only 30,000 were because of distracted driving, representing only 3% of total accidents.

Not only that, but of those 30,000 accidents, only a small portion were because of cell phones. And of that small portion, an even smaller number were caused by texting while driving.

Source: http://statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/Distracted_Driving_Bulletin_2012.pdf

Also, in 2009, 5,474 people died nationally in distraction-related crashes. This represents 16% of all fatal crashes. Of these crashes, 18% involved cell phone use.

Source: www.distraction.gov/research/PDF-Files/Distracted-Driving-2009.pdf

So, nationally, only THREE PERCENT OF ALL CRASHES (18% of 16%) were cell phone related.

Let's keep our eyes on the ball here, folks.
2012-08-03 02:12:28 PM  
1 votes:

Zerocyde: I say everyone should txt and drive. Weeds out the retarded.


Nearly everyone does. The accident rate on texting and driving is like 00.0001% just like drunk driving. We just have really bad or intentionally mischaractized data on the subject.

Out of the 250M people who drove to work this morning while texting, one 1 nearly died. That is 0.000000000004%.
2012-08-03 01:57:06 PM  
1 votes:
coolmaterial.com
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-03 12:34:12 PM  
1 votes:

SnarfVader: Bothe's father said he believes teens, especially those just starting to drive, should have their phones' texting features disabled as a precaution.

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That will work for the three days it takes someone to figure out how to root it and re-enable it.
 
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