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(Phys Org2)   New mobile app helps motorists nab drunk drivers. Of course you have to use your iPhone while driving to use it, which is also illegal   (phys.org) divider line 28
    More: Ironic, iPhone, mobile apps, UC Riverside, motorists, Haas, Frank Vahid  
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2013-01-15 04:55:32 PM  
I'm sure everyone will *wink wink* pull over and secure their vehicle before using this app...
 
2013-01-15 04:57:32 PM  

Grapple: I'm sure everyone will *wink wink* pull over and secure their vehicle before using this app...


That's pretty easy to do actually.
 
2013-01-15 05:01:12 PM  
so it's a dashcam? wow, how innovative...
 
2013-01-15 05:10:51 PM  
Hopefully it can catch speeders, those guys are breaking the law too
 
2013-01-15 05:23:18 PM  
Call it a 'shotgun rider' app and encourage passengers to use it while their friend or loved one is driving. That makes it sound more exciting anyway, like cowboys.
 
2013-01-15 05:32:06 PM  
"I asked myself, 'What are the biggest problems facing this country?' To me, drunk driving is one of the biggest and most outrageous; over 10,000 deaths a year in the U.S. caused by drunk driving and several hundred thousands of injuries"

really? drunk driving is the biggest problem facing this country? I didn't even know it was an issue.

/ prepared to get lambasted by fark for not being sensitive to the dead people in their families.
// you want to fix the problem, make better public transportation that runs late at night. provide more 'free-rides', make taxis cheaper (perhaps decrease the costs of a taxi driver from getting his taxi license, or something)
/// drunk driving is like pot. people are going to do it no matter how illegal it gets. you want them to do something else, make something else more accessible.
 
2013-01-15 05:43:11 PM  
This is the way things will work in the future...

It will be illegal both to use your phone while driving or fail to report a suspected drunk driver.

Therefore if you are driving you have committed a crime and they can selectively prosecute based on whim instead of law.
 
2013-01-15 05:56:07 PM  
So I can abuse this app like I can abuse 1-800-GrabDUI when somebody just pisses me off?
 
2013-01-15 06:00:14 PM  

pute kisses like a man: really? drunk driving is the biggest problem facing this country? I didn't even know it was an issue.


I dunno about "biggest" but it's nontrivial, at least, as far as causes of death go. Honestly the biggest is still heart disease, iirc.
 
2013-01-15 06:07:01 PM  
 
2013-01-15 06:10:02 PM  

KillAllHumans: /// drunk driving is like pot. people are going to do it no matter how illegal it gets. you want them to do something else, make something else more accessible.

I'm not sure which America you're living in, but we don't do things like that here.


same thing goes with being drunk on Fark apparently
 
2013-01-15 06:14:38 PM  

pute kisses like a man: you want to fix the problem, make better public transportation that runs late at night. provide more 'free-rides', make taxis cheaper (perhaps decrease the costs of a taxi driver from getting his taxi license, or something)


Try living in the sticks. Its $40 for a one way cab ride to the bar from my house.
 
2013-01-15 06:48:49 PM  
Branding/marketing fail. As described, the app would work just as well in car accidents where you want to show the other guy is at fault. I'd think that "keep yourself from being sued" is a stronger carrot than becoming some sort of drunk hunting vigilante.

/I left the hyphen out on purpose.
 
2013-01-15 07:27:57 PM  
Waiting for the headline where someone uses the app with other camera on and they end up filming themselves driving drunk.
 
2013-01-15 08:28:21 PM  

tbhouston: Hopefully it can catch speeders, those guys are breaking the law too


Gtfo of the way pussy!
 
2013-01-15 08:58:11 PM  
It's OK submitter.

Drunks are satans gift to good christians, and anything you do to beat them is legal and justified. Up to and including beating them with cars.
 
2013-01-15 08:58:26 PM  
30 die a day from drunk drivers? I don't care if that is the CDC, that's bullshiat. From what I have read, when they tally these numbers, it includes ANYBODY involved in the crash (driver or not) who had any alcohol in the previous 24 hours. MADD used to claim some even more ridiculous number, that would have meant everybody in America would have been killed by a drunk driver in ten years.

DUI is a revenue stream for lawyers and judges, period. If anybody gave a crap about your safety on the road, they wouldn't allow themselves to be shouted down by the AARP whenever mandatory testing for elderly drivers is suggested.
 
2013-01-15 09:06:16 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: tbhouston: Hopefully it can catch speeders, those guys are breaking the law too

Gtfo of the way pussy!

 
2013-01-15 09:07:46 PM  

Insatiable Jesus: 30 die a day from drunk drivers? I don't care if that is the CDC, that's bullshiat. From what I have read, when they tally these numbers, it includes ANYBODY involved in the crash (driver or not) who had any alcohol in the previous 24 hours. MADD used to claim some even more ridiculous number, that would have meant everybody in America would have been killed by a drunk driver in ten years.

DUI is a revenue stream for lawyers and judges, period. If anybody gave a crap about your safety on the road, they wouldn't allow themselves to be shouted down by the AARP whenever mandatory testing for elderly drivers is suggested.


About 300 people die daily in car wrecks sober. This means that drunks are 90% less likely to cause an accident. Everybody should drive drunk.
 
2013-01-15 09:12:31 PM  

pute kisses like a man: /// drunk driving is like pot. people are going to do it no matter how illegal it gets. you want them to do something else, make something else more accessible.


Prosecuting drunk drivers is like pot. We are going to keep doing it no matter how wrong you think it is. If you want us not to do that, then try not driving drunk.
 
2013-01-15 09:47:31 PM  

pute kisses like a man: "I asked myself, 'What are the biggest problems facing this country?' To me, drunk driving is one of the biggest and most outrageous; over 10,000 deaths a year in the U.S. caused by drunk driving and several hundred thousands of injuries"

really? drunk driving is the biggest problem facing this country? I didn't even know it was an issue.

/ prepared to get lambasted by fark for not being sensitive to the dead people in their families.
// you want to fix the problem, make better public transportation that runs late at night. provide more 'free-rides', make taxis cheaper (perhaps decrease the costs of a taxi driver from getting his taxi license, or something)
/// drunk driving is like pot. people are going to do it no matter how illegal it gets. you want them to do something else, make something else more accessible.


That doesn't make any money
 
2013-01-15 09:52:46 PM  
I'm confused as to why you HAVE to be driving to use it....
 
2013-01-16 12:52:16 AM  

Insatiable Jesus: 30 die a day from drunk drivers? I don't care if that is the CDC, that's bullshiat. From what I have read, when they tally these numbers, it includes ANYBODY involved in the crash (driver or not) who had any alcohol in the previous 24 hours. MADD used to claim some even more ridiculous number, that would have meant everybody in America would have been killed by a drunk driver in ten years.

DUI is a revenue stream for lawyers and judges, period. If anybody gave a crap about your safety on the road, they wouldn't allow themselves to be shouted down by the AARP whenever mandatory testing for elderly drivers is suggested.


I'm using this the next time I get pulled over for speeding.

//ticket will be worth it
 
2013-01-16 08:16:20 AM  

Burr: Try living in the sticks. Its $40 for a one way cab ride to the bar from my house.


we should clearly change the laws to suit your desire to live in the sticks and drink in the town...

/have you considered moving? or not "going to the bar"?
 
2013-01-16 08:18:44 AM  

The Angry Hand of God: About 300 people die daily in car wrecks sober.


the number is about 100...
 
2013-01-16 09:39:43 AM  
"Malware Ahead"

Yup, not going there.
 
2013-01-16 10:12:03 AM  

Insatiable Jesus: 30 die a day from drunk drivers? I don't care if that is the CDC, that's bullshiat. From what I have read, when they tally these numbers, it includes ANYBODY involved in the crash (driver or not) who had any alcohol in the previous 24 hours. MADD used to claim some even more ridiculous number, that would have meant everybody in America would have been killed by a drunk driver in ten years.

DUI is a revenue stream for lawyers and judges, period. If anybody gave a crap about your safety on the road, they wouldn't allow themselves to be shouted down by the AARP whenever mandatory testing for elderly drivers is suggested.


It's a huge jobs program, like the military.

/i feel safer
 
2013-01-18 07:58:26 PM  
Wow, big bro, do we get a nice red sash with that app?

"Under the spreading chestnut tree,
I sold you and you sold me..."
 
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