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(Keloland)   Huron, South Dakota to motorists: Get out of the car and step away from the breakfast sandwich   (keloland.com) divider line 52
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2012-12-06 09:15:29 AM
So, this is different than the myriad of other distracted driving laws how? If you aren't paying attention to your driving and you do something stupid, you already can be pulled over most anywhere no matter what the source of the distraction.
 
2012-12-06 11:57:59 AM
Already illegal in the UK....where most stuff is illegal.

Woman charged with holding an apple while driving
 
2012-12-06 12:32:25 PM
But can I still play with my shillelagh while driving?
 
2012-12-06 12:32:31 PM
Do people really eat that shiat?
 
2012-12-06 12:32:57 PM
I wish CA would bump the first distracted-driving ticket to $5000 and double it to 10k on the second. No one takes it seriously. And the state could make some money from the ignorant.
 
2012-12-06 12:33:48 PM
My brother can drive a stick and eat an ice cream cone at the same time.
 
2012-12-06 12:33:52 PM
It's illegal in Ontario as well - not that any drivers here give a sh*t.
 
2012-12-06 12:35:42 PM
Was driving down a high speed stretch on my commuter route and noticed a driver in the fast lane doing 45 instead of the posted 65. I passed them on the right, looked back...the driver had a whole goddamn styrofoam plate of takeout propped on the steering wheel and was eating dinner.
Yes, it was a woman.



\runs from thread before Farkettes get here.
 
2012-12-06 12:37:40 PM
And tens of people were affected.
 
2012-12-06 12:38:08 PM

SnarfVader: So, this is different than the myriad of other distracted driving laws how? If you aren't paying attention to your driving and you do something stupid, you already can be pulled over most anywhere no matter what the source of the distraction.


Driving can be a distraction to travel.
 
2012-12-06 12:39:43 PM
According to the law, you can get a ticket for any distraction if it causes you to [...], run a stop sign [...].


Well I'd say it's about damn time!
 
2012-12-06 12:40:36 PM

oldfarthenry: It's illegal in Ontario as well - not that any drivers here give a sh*t.


In Ontario, turn signals have cobwebs on them.
 
2012-12-06 12:43:09 PM
I fail to see a problem with this.
 
2012-12-06 12:43:33 PM
i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-06 12:44:11 PM
What happened to you South Dakota, you used to be cool.
 
2012-12-06 12:44:24 PM
Good, hope it goes through and every other state follows suit
 
2012-12-06 12:50:38 PM
Just before the police started chasing her:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-06 12:54:39 PM
Hah! Just try to stop me from sending Morse code while driving! You can't see me do it from outside the car, and even if you *COULD*, it just looks like i'm resting my hand between the driver and passenger seats!
 
2012-12-06 12:54:51 PM
"In addition to ticketing any driver caught texting behind the wheel, Huron Police will be able to pull you over for eating pizza or putting on makeup as long as that distraction is affecting your driving."

I hope the law is better written than the article. So eating pizza is ok as long as it DOESN'T affect your driving, and burgers, breakfast cereal, lobster thermidor, etc. are always ok? Check

Putting on makeup is not ok, but shaving, popping zits and self-Brazilian waxes or fine? Check
 
2012-12-06 12:56:00 PM
I don't drive much on the highway anymore. Yesterday I had to run an errand though so I got to experience Highway 64, Highway 270, and Highway 170 all in one day in St. Louis. Dude on a cell phone in the left lane going 55 in a 60 zone and oblivious he was blocking the lane. One woman reading a farking book balanced on her steering wheel. Two guys in two pickups in the left and center lane with their windows rolled down talking to each other. A woman with a toddler standing in the front seat. A guy in a Yukon holding a cup of coffee, a cigarette, and a cell phone all at the same time (he was technically only using half a lane since he was mostly driving on the shoulder, so I guess I should cut him some slack). That was just in 25 minutes of driving. No wonder people get killed.
 
2012-12-06 12:58:34 PM
Sheriff Skurky is on the case.

/Obscure?
 
2012-12-06 01:04:04 PM
One time, I ate a full rib dinner while driving.
The ribs were delicious, but it all made quite a mess. There was barbecue sauce everywhere!
 
2012-12-06 01:07:37 PM
t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-06 01:07:42 PM
I find that if I just drink a six-pack while driving, nothing anyone else does seems to bother me anymore...
 
2012-12-06 01:11:47 PM
How else am I supposed to eat my Bananas Foster if I don't want it getting cold. Sheeesh!
 
2012-12-06 01:13:19 PM

Too Pretty For Prison: I don't drive much on the highway anymore. Yesterday I had to run an errand though so I got to experience Highway 64, Highway 270, and Highway 170 all in one day in St. Louis. Dude on a cell phone in the left lane going 55 in a 60 zone and oblivious he was blocking the lane. One woman reading a farking book balanced on her steering wheel. Two guys in two pickups in the left and center lane with their windows rolled down talking to each other. A woman with a toddler standing in the front seat. A guy in a Yukon holding a cup of coffee, a cigarette, and a cell phone all at the same time (he was technically only using half a lane since he was mostly driving on the shoulder, so I guess I should cut him some slack). That was just in 25 minutes of driving. No wonder people get killed.


Having spent quite a bit of time in St Louis, I'm guessing I can pinpoint which of these happened on the south side and which happened on the north.
 
2012-12-06 01:19:08 PM
I was following some dumbfark this weekend, on a four lane divided surface street (Highway 55 in Golden Valley for Twin Cities Farkers). I noticed 4 geese moseying across the road ahead of us, blocking the entire left lane, and started slowing down, assuming that the car in front of me would slow down-- nobody wants to hit a big Canada goose, let alone 4, they will destroy your radiator among other things.

The guy never even touched his brakes. I can only think that he was looking at his phone (we had just left a stop light so there weren't any cars in front of us). 3 of the geese got out of the way in time but the 4th was not so lucky. I'm sure it died eventually but it was dragging itself around in a circle and suffering horribly.

Then, of course, the dumbfark panicked and hit his brakes, probably thinking WTF did I just hit, and not knowing what to do . Eventually he pulled off into a turn lane to figure out what had happened.

Moral of the story? Keep your eyes on the damn road! And if you do hit something, don't stop in the middle of the road, pull over to where it's safe.

/not so CSB
//yes, I am mad
 
2012-12-06 01:24:03 PM

Too Pretty For Prison: I don't drive much on the highway anymore. Yesterday I had to run an errand though so I got to experience Highway 64, Highway 270, and Highway 170 all in one day in St. Louis. Dude on a cell phone in the left lane going 55 in a 60 zone and oblivious he was blocking the lane. One woman reading a farking book balanced on her steering wheel. Two guys in two pickups in the left and center lane with their windows rolled down talking to each other. A woman with a toddler standing in the front seat. A guy in a Yukon holding a cup of coffee, a cigarette, and a cell phone all at the same time (he was technically only using half a lane since he was mostly driving on the shoulder, so I guess I should cut him some slack). That was just in 25 minutes of driving. No wonder people get killed.


Holy crap, this. I see galloping stupidity on the roads every day (Dallas). I have yet to see people propping books or food on the steering wheel while driving (I have no doubt it's happening, but my commute is relatively short, so I probably miss a lot of the farktardery), but I have driven past women more than once applying mascara while driving. Because, duh, that's what that mirror attached to the windshield is for. It's a makeup mirror.

If only car manufacturers would include some sort of way to plug in a blowdryer, women could shave minutes off their morning routine by drying their hair in the car on the way to work.
 
2012-12-06 01:27:43 PM

CaptSS: How else am I supposed to eat my Bananas Foster if I don't want it getting cold. Sheeesh!


Just add more rum from the bottle under your seat and light it again.
 
2012-12-06 01:39:17 PM

hobnail: I was following some dumbfark this weekend, on a four lane divided surface street (Highway 55 in Golden Valley for Twin Cities Farkers). I noticed 4 geese moseying across the road ahead of us, blocking the entire left lane, and started slowing down, assuming that the car in front of me would slow down-- nobody wants to hit a big Canada goose, let alone 4, they will destroy your radiator among other things.

The guy never even touched his brakes. I can only think that he was looking at his phone (we had just left a stop light so there weren't any cars in front of us). 3 of the geese got out of the way in time but the 4th was not so lucky. I'm sure it died eventually but it was dragging itself around in a circle and suffering horribly.

Then, of course, the dumbfark panicked and hit his brakes, probably thinking WTF did I just hit, and not knowing what to do . Eventually he pulled off into a turn lane to figure out what had happened.

Moral of the story? Keep your eyes on the damn road! And if you do hit something, don't stop in the middle of the road, pull over to where it's safe.

/not so CSB
//yes, I am mad



My bad.... I dropped my McRib when I hit the goose and smeared the sauce on my screen. Kinda freaked me out. Do you KNOW how much LifeProofTM cost?

/Umadbro?
//kidding.
///didn't smear my screen
 
2012-12-06 01:47:25 PM
National attention. Pffft. Now you have Fark attention. Congratulations, Huron.

/I'm okay with this
 
2012-12-06 01:48:40 PM
According to the law, you can get a ticket for any distraction if it causes you to swerve, run a stop sign or drive in some other unsafe manner.

I am 100% okay with this.

So if you get pulled over for swerving, running a stop sign or otherwise driving in an unsafe manner, and the cop observes that you were eating in the car which might have caused you to do said swerving or driving unsafely, you get the additional ticket. GOOD! This will ensure the nutjob who almost hit me because she was eating soup in her car (I kid you not) will get that extra ticket.

If you can't eat an Egg McMuffin without swerving all over the road, there's something wrong with you.
 
2012-12-06 01:52:26 PM
I see a lot of dumbasses on the road all the time when driving to and from work, and my office is just two stop lights away from my house.
 
2012-12-06 01:56:55 PM
Can we start ticketing people who made an obvious boo-boo? Like the ultra-mega-super-turbo-moran this morning trying to get off the GW Pkwy (southbound, for those of you in the Arlington/Alexandria areas) onto 395-N from the CENTER lane. For those of you unfamiliar - this is one of those "on-ramp from 395-S to GWP-S is the off-ramp from GWP-S to 395-N, so she was not only blocking people attempting to continue south on the GWP, she was preventing people like me from getting from 395 to the parkway. And this during the morning commute.

It should be legal for me to put a sparkler in her gas tank.
 
2012-12-06 01:57:04 PM
Ok that's cool...I'll stop when cops stop talking on their cellphones and using their laptops while driving.

/fark their double standard.
 
2012-12-06 02:01:14 PM
One of the worst ones I saw, I was driving in stop-and-go traffic, and I looked over, and there was a woman in an Expedition (I'm driving a Corolla, so its nothing more than a speed bump to her) and eating a plate of pancakes. She had the plate balanced on top of the steering wheel with her right hand, a fork in her left (who's driving this car???), and she was hunched over the wheel to keep from getting syrup on her outfit.

That said, I don't have a problem with eating "portable" food, e,g, a cookie, apple, etc. while driving, but when you are having a catered 7-course meal delivered to your steering wheel, someone needs to stop you.
 
2012-12-06 02:02:15 PM
One time WhoopAssWayne ate an entire chicken dinner while driving on the interstate. Breast, legs, mashed potato with gravy, mac and cheese, some collards, and a biscuit. The whole thing was laid out on a huge plate in my lap. Delicious.
 
2012-12-06 02:17:45 PM

Geotpf: I see a lot of dumbasses on the road all the time when driving to and from work, and my office is just two stop lights away from my house.


Not sure if serious....

Why drive if its that close? Just walk to work...
 
2012-12-06 02:29:17 PM

Red_Fox: Ok that's cool...I'll stop when cops stop talking on their cellphones and using their laptops while driving.

/fark their double standard.


Yeah, that will help the situation. If a few people drive badly we all should! Woohoo!

I can't wait for you to show up in court and explain to the judge "Everybody else was driving like an idiot so I thought I could too"
 
2012-12-06 02:36:26 PM
Hero tag was pulled over for being a distraction.
 
2012-12-06 02:49:37 PM
imagemacros.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-06 02:55:43 PM
Almost was hit by a cop making an illegal u turn right in front of me like he was the only person driving. Must of been fresh donuts he was in a hurry for.
 
2012-12-06 02:57:31 PM

illannoyin: [imagemacros.files.wordpress.com image 562x434]


I just had a realization. What if the reason this:
talkingpointsmemo.com
is out of focus is that there's about to be a shiatton of water sprayed on him?

Maybe it's just the "go be fat" pic FROM THE OTHER DIRECTION.

// ominous music
// [i-want-to-believe.jpg]
 
2012-12-06 02:58:33 PM
Population of Huron - 13k - what else do they have to look out for
 
2012-12-06 03:16:04 PM

JohnCarter: Population of Huron - 13k - what else do they have to look out for


And there's nothing around it for miles and miles. From Huron it's about 45 miles to the next largest city - Mitchell, home of the Corn Palace. All they got in Huron are fat chicks that fark like it's going out of style.
 
2012-12-06 03:28:39 PM

NewWorldDan: JohnCarter: Population of Huron - 13k - what else do they have to look out for

And there's nothing around it for miles and miles. From Huron it's about 45 miles to the next largest city - Mitchell, home of the Corn Palace. All they got in Huron are fat chicks that fark like it's going out of style.


Not any more...they both moved.
 
2012-12-06 03:33:27 PM
I don't see a problem with this. My wife and I were driving through town in some fairly heavy traffic. I see this dumb twat driving a sports car and texting drive past and cut in front of us, nearly causing a wreck. I honk my horn at her and she lets go of the steering wheel so she can flip ME the bird.

I hope she has good insurance and doesn't like her pretty car too much
 
2012-12-06 03:35:05 PM
Amateurs! In the mid 90s I delivered the Wall Street Journal. Bags hanging from the rearview mirror, stack of papers on the passenger seat. You grab a paper, fold it in thirds, slip it into the bag and then place it in the queue. I had 3-5 bagged papers between the two seats and two rows of 3-5 papers placed behind the stack of unfolded papers. So while driving through the streets in the middle of the night, I had to grab the next paper from the queue, throw it onto the driveway of the correct house (each paper had the subscriber's name on it), while replenishing the queue with new papers. All the while keeping track of the in and out of the queue. Since my hands were always somewhere else, I was steering with my knees. And driving a stick.

Got real good at it (ugh). When I got bored, I started picking up Marlboro boxes for the miles (remember those?) that were all over the streets, by opening my car door and reaching out and picking them up off the street, trying not to stop while doing it. Good Times
 
2012-12-06 03:52:25 PM

NewWorldDan: All they got in Huron are fat chicks that fark like it's going out of style.


And the World's Largest Pheasant
 
2012-12-06 04:06:21 PM
Are we still allowed to wave at people while driving? It does require removing one hand from the wheel, after all.
 
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