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(Sun Sentinel)   Florida police department will give people $100 for every drunk driver they report. What could go wrong?   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 126
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2012-12-31 11:42:41 AM  
1.  Sit in a bar, observe patrons, report them as they leave, profit.
2.  Find out where your ex likes to party, call it in as she's leaving, Shadenfreude + profit.

All reports are required to be by text message.
Really, is it smart to encourage vigilante wannabes to drive around talking on cell phones in the wee hours when everybody is drunk?
 
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2012-12-31 11:44:17 AM  

TexasPeace: 1.  Sit in a bar, observe patrons, report them as they leave, profit.
2.  Find out where your ex likes to party, call it in as she's leaving, Shadenfreude + profit.

All reports are required to be by text message.
Really, is it smart to encourage vigilante wannabes to drive around talking on cell phones in the wee hours when everybody is drunk?


Compared to the domestic violence this will create, texting while driving isn't the main thing to worry about.
 
2012-12-31 12:09:20 PM  
Gotta spend money to make money, boys.
 
2012-12-31 12:46:36 PM  
If you're gonna snitch, you better be sure you don't have so much an overdue library book.

Like all their other snitch programs, they run a background check on you first.
 
2012-12-31 03:23:05 PM  
And its Socialists who are dividing America?
 
2012-12-31 03:37:58 PM  
"30 to 40" rewards per year since 2001.  Doesn't seem like a very popular program.
 
2012-12-31 03:56:56 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: "30 to 40" rewards per year since 2001.  Doesn't seem like a very popular program.


And it's dropping, which seems to be the point of the article.
 
2012-12-31 03:57:58 PM  
Get one or two thousand of your closest friends. (Maybe through the Face Books or something.) Next time any of you see a drunk driver, text everyone else first, then all of you text the police. You each get $100. Lather, rinse, repeat.
 
2012-12-31 03:58:13 PM  
shiat I could sit outside a bar and report 2 or 3 people a day. Probably more. That could be a pretty good income.
 
2012-12-31 03:59:34 PM  

kwame: BarkingUnicorn: "30 to 40" rewards per year since 2001.  Doesn't seem like a very popular program.

And it's dropping, which seems to be the point of the article.


If it's on Fark, people only read the headline
 
2012-12-31 03:59:44 PM  
fc04.deviantart.net

Anything that gets asshole drunk drivers off the streets, and keeps civil liberties intact works for me.
 
2012-12-31 04:00:54 PM  
The worst thing that could happen is that fark alcoholics will finally get their keys taken away from them.

wah wah.

/It's my right to be piloting a murder machine with a BAC of 1.0
 
2012-12-31 04:02:12 PM  

fluffy2097: /It's my right to be piloting a murder machine with a BAC of 1.0


If you have a BAC of 1.0, you're riding in a herse, because you've been embalmed. >_>
 
2012-12-31 04:04:12 PM  

BronyMedic: fluffy2097: /It's my right to be piloting a murder machine with a BAC of 1.0

If you have a BAC of 1.0, you're riding in a herse, because you've been embalmed. >_>


What if zombies start driving? fark that is terrifying.
 
2012-12-31 04:07:11 PM  
Great, now I've got to drive home drunk AND text the cops to report other impaired drivers? Ugh maybe I'll just get a cab.
 
2012-12-31 04:07:52 PM  
I reported a drunk driver once but only once because the guy really seem to be messed up. As in kill himself, kill others etc. All over the road messed up.

After spending about 5 minutes on 911 with the operator, giving the drivers position and watching him swerve all over the road and about hit oncoming vehicles they asked me if I wanted to file a complaint.

I told them "Nevermind, this is my turn. I'm heading home but you might want to send an ambulance about 2 or 3 miles north of me because the roads are going to start getting curvy. Bye."
 
2012-12-31 04:08:39 PM  

redmid17: What if zombies start driving? fark that is terrifying.


Well, Florida is God's waiting room. What happens when heaven fills up?
 
2012-12-31 04:11:01 PM  

BronyMedic: fluffy2097: /It's my right to be piloting a murder machine with a BAC of 1.0

If you have a BAC of 1.0, you're riding in a herse, because you've been embalmed. >_>


That's typical of totalitarians. They lie about everything to take liberty from others.
 
2012-12-31 04:12:01 PM  
Has this program ever snagged a drunken cop?
 
2012-12-31 04:13:13 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: That's typical of totalitarians. They lie about everything to take liberty from others.


No, Sir. The only liar here is you. How dare you distract us from the problem of corpses driving! Are you wanting to let them have our brains EASIER?!
 
2012-12-31 04:14:54 PM  

BronyMedic: redmid17: What if zombies start driving? fark that is terrifying.

Well, Florida is God's waiting room. What happens when heaven fills up?


Well we know hell is exothermic. I can't imagine that heaven is any different.
 
2012-12-31 04:16:21 PM  

BronyMedic: If you have a BAC of 1.0, you're riding in a herse, because you've been embalmed. >_>


You don't know my uncle. He can't stand straight when he's sober. Has a BAC of 2.0 at all times. You cut him and everclear comes out.
 
2012-12-31 04:17:08 PM  

fluffy2097: BronyMedic: If you have a BAC of 1.0, you're riding in a herse, because you've been embalmed. >_>

You don't know my uncle. He can't stand straight when he's sober. Has a BAC of 2.0 at all times. You cut him and everclear comes out.


He was making a joke about your decimal being wrong.
 
2012-12-31 04:18:16 PM  
"911, what's your emergency?"

"itsh me"

"I'm sorry? What was that?"

"Ittttsss meeeee. MEEEEEE"

"This is a recorded line. Is this a joke?"

"Jo...wha? Its me. Me. ME!"

"Joe? What's your emergency?"

burp "I wanttt my hunnred doll... burp... lars."

Dial tone*
 
2012-12-31 04:18:58 PM  

redmid17: He was making a joke about your decimal being wrong.


The decimal point is exactly where I want it. I'm making a joke about alcoholics. Like you, who is apparently to plastered to get the joke.
 
2012-12-31 04:19:10 PM  
30-40 payouts a year? Doesn't seem like it's getting out of hand. I expected it would, but it's been going on since 2001.



The program has led to hundreds of arrests over the years since it began in 2001. Every year, Mobile Eyes hands out 30 to 40 cash rewards.
 
2012-12-31 04:21:08 PM  

fluffy2097: redmid17: He was making a joke about your decimal being wrong.

The decimal point is exactly where I want it. I'm making a joke about alcoholics. Like you, who is apparently to plastered to get the joke.


Well you farked it up the first time. Pardon me if I don't see backtracking poorly as a joke.
 
2012-12-31 04:21:10 PM  

fluffy2097: redmid17: He was making a joke about your decimal being wrong.

The decimal point is exactly where I want it. I'm making a joke about alcoholics. Like you, who is apparently to plastered to get the joke.


meowcheese.com
 
2012-12-31 04:21:21 PM  
Let's make it interesting. If you report a drunk driver who is successfully nabbed for DUI, you get $100.

If the person you reported is not drunk, you get fined $500 for filing a false report.
 
2012-12-31 04:22:20 PM  
This isn't going to end well. it oneof those things that sounds great on paper but in practice its a night mare waiting to happen.
 
2012-12-31 04:27:07 PM  
"That B*TCH just ran part of her tire over the edge of my broad leaf plant!"

"Honey, let it g.."

"Let it go my ass! Hello? 911?"
 
2012-12-31 04:30:11 PM  

kwame: BarkingUnicorn: "30 to 40" rewards per year since 2001.  Doesn't seem like a very popular program.

And it's dropping, which seems to be the point of the article.


Snitches get stitches.

/is there a latin term for snitches get stitches?
 
2012-12-31 04:32:05 PM  

fluffy2097: The worst thing that could happen is that fark alcoholics will finally get their keys taken away from them.

wah wah.

/It's my right to be piloting a murder machine with a BAC of 1.0


It's not just a Honda.  It's a Murder Machine.
 
2012-12-31 04:36:46 PM  

TexasPeace: 1.  Sit in a bar, observe patrons, report them as they leave, profit.
2.  Find out where your ex likes to party, call it in as she's leaving, Shadenfreude + profit.

All reports are required to be by text message.
Really, is it smart to encourage vigilante wannabes to drive around talking on cell phones in the wee hours when everybody is drunk?


1. Sit in a cop bar and report patrons as they leave...
 
2012-12-31 04:39:11 PM  

RogermcAllen: kwame: BarkingUnicorn: "30 to 40" rewards per year since 2001.  Doesn't seem like a very popular program.

And it's dropping, which seems to be the point of the article.

Snitches get stitches.

/is there a latin term for snitches get stitches?


e pluribus unum
 
2012-12-31 04:41:13 PM  

BronyMedic: [fc04.deviantart.net image 850x850]

Anything that gets asshole drunk drivers off the streets, and keeps civil liberties intact works for me.


That statement contradicts itself.
 
2012-12-31 04:41:53 PM  

wellreadneck: Has this program ever snagged a drunken cop?


BWAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2012-12-31 04:46:23 PM  

BronyMedic: Anything that gets asshole drunk drivers off the streets, and keeps civil liberties intact works for me.


You know when I see a obviously impared driver I pull over and call 911 FOR FREE.

Only happened twice and maybe they were drunk, maybe it was a medical emergency, but if you really think this program is a good idea - money spent better than educating the public on what to do, helping bar staff to work w police without fear of getting in trouble themselves because they had cut off one drunk but he had a friend slip him more and just peeled out of the parking lot etc wellllll
 
2012-12-31 04:47:58 PM  
When I go out to bars I go with my cop friends because no matter how drunk we get, we don't get in trouble.

/used to drive from Queens to Lake Champlain in 2.5 hours thanks to a police driver.
//Gotta love those double standards!
 
2012-12-31 04:52:06 PM  

Warlordtrooper: That statement contradicts itself.


How so. The constitution does not protect you from others calling 911 when they witness you breaking the law.
 
2012-12-31 04:57:35 PM  

fluffy2097: redmid17: He was making a joke about your decimal being wrong.

The decimal point is exactly where I want it. I'm making a joke about alcoholics. Like you, who is apparently to TWO plastered to TOO get the joke.


/pet peeve
 
2012-12-31 04:57:42 PM  

Warlordtrooper: BronyMedic: [fc04.deviantart.net image 850x850]

Anything that gets asshole drunk drivers off the streets, and keeps civil liberties intact works for me.

That statement contradicts itself.


media.comicvine.com
 
2012-12-31 05:01:53 PM  
What can go wrong?

Actually, nothing. According to TFA, it has been in effect since 2001 and appears to have been effective since then.
 
2012-12-31 05:04:17 PM  

Great_Milenko: Let's make it interesting. If you report a drunk driver who is successfully nabbed for DUI, you get $100.

If the person you reported is not drunk, you get fined $500 for filing a false report.


that's a little better, but it still reeks of brown shirts and shiny boots. i don't understand why joints that serve don't have a drive home the drunk patrons mobile. should have been that way years ago. from the cops POV: how many mangled bodies can you see from DUI before you never want to see another. for me the first one would be enough. what a shiat job.
 
2012-12-31 05:06:49 PM  

BronyMedic: Smeggy Smurf: That's typical of totalitarians. They lie about everything to take liberty from others.

No, Sir. The only liar here is you. How dare you distract us from the problem of corpses driving! Are you wanting to let them have our brains EASIER?!


This is 'Merica. We're safe from brain eating zombies. All you need to do is move to Texas.
 
2012-12-31 05:08:13 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: This is 'Merica. We're safe from brain eating zombies. All you need to do is move to Texas.


llwproductions.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-31 05:10:43 PM  
What crime is drunk driving anyway? You are at a higher chance to commit a crime...but you haven't done anything yet

Thought crime, precrime...stupid American's
 
2012-12-31 05:11:51 PM  

tbhouston: What crime is drunk driving anyway? You are at a higher chance to commit a crime...but you haven't done anything yet

Thought crime, precrime...stupid American's


Other than operating a vehicle whilst intoxicated? Not sure if troll or actually that stupid
 
2012-12-31 05:15:40 PM  

kwame: BarkingUnicorn: "30 to 40" rewards per year since 2001.  Doesn't seem like a very popular program.

And it's dropping, which seems to be the point of the article.


Nah, the point of the article is to pump it up again.

The program is unusual because it pays for arrest, not for conviction like other crime-stopper programs I've seen.  Cops must be pretty confident of their ability to fabricate evidence.
 
2012-12-31 05:16:31 PM  

tbhouston: What crime is drunk driving anyway?


Well, it's a crime covered under Statute 55-10-401 in the State of Tennessee. But that's beside the point.

tbhouston: You are at a higher chance to commit a crime...but you haven't done anything yet


Society says otherwise, which as a whole deemed the prospect of someone driving above an arbitrary limit unacceptable when compared with the danger that person on average poses to others on the road.

tbhouston: Thought crime, precrime...stupid American's


suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com

Link to a table of legal BAC limits by country (in Mg/ML not MG/DL like the US commonly uses). I think you have no idea what you're talking about.
 
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