lordargent: The driver was not cited.The fark?!
justoneznot: How about you just try submitting witty headlines yourself, that way you don't have to waste all that time critiquing others
Hollie Maea: DemDave: But even with all that help, I still can't figure out how a car gets on there. Maybe one of you will have better luck finding an entrance where a driver could get confused.This picture shows where she got on the path. Unfortunately there is no streetview for the road, but there is for the bike path (the road is just a little minor dead end road). So this image is from the bike path, looking out towards the road that she entered the bike path from.
BadReligion: AKA a Malibu with last generations body style, specifically made for fleets that want the cheapest mid sized sedan possible.
serial_crusher: Feral_and_Preposterous: serial_crusher: well done subby.FTFA: He could not believe the driver was not citedI'm right there with him. Accidents happen but responsible people own up to their mistakes.How is not being cited not "owning up" to your mistake? Should they have begged the police for a ticket? Do you think there's a big chance (now that they've gotten away with inconveniencing themselves so massively) they're really fired up to go do it again?The next time she does this crap she's going to run somebody over. I'd rather have her thinking twice as a result of that time the police gave her a ticket she rightfully deserved, than thinking once about the nice policeman who helped her out of her mistake.
Outshined_One: ChiWhiteSox_56: jaytkay: We have a new experimental bike lane here in Chicago.Two-way bike traffic on a one-way street.With separate red & green traffic lights for bikes.I think it's going to confuse the fark out of everybody - drivers, cyclists and pedestrians./ Cyclist[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 480x638]Well I'll be dipped. That's news to me!They're doing it on Dearborn and on Franklin in the Loop for now. Supposedly these lanes are going to expand into River North and the West Loop eventually.Heaven help us when they start popping up on streets like Milwaukee, Ogden, and Elston. I already want to open my door on 90% of the cyclists who use Milwaukee.
scottydoesntknow: lordargent: The driver was not cited.The fark?!They never showed her or gave her name, I'm willing to bet she was old as hell. Retirees get away with a lot of shiat.
Feral_and_Preposterous: serial_crusher: well done subby.FTFA: He could not believe the driver was not citedI'm right there with him. Accidents happen but responsible people own up to their mistakes.How is not being cited not "owning up" to your mistake? Should they have begged the police for a ticket? Do you think there's a big chance (now that they've gotten away with inconveniencing themselves so massively) they're really fired up to go do it again?
LumberJack: berylman: I hate to do this but she was driving a Pontiac Parisiennet?/surely not rightYou're right, that is incorrect. It's a simple Chevy Malibu, only reinforcing how ancient the driver must have been.
max_pooper: doglover: lordargent: The driver was not cited.The fark?!No laws were broken.I'm pretty sure operating a motor vehicle on a designated bike path is illegal in most states.
Pocket Ninja: Subby, you had the beginnings of a good, multi-faceted troll here, but I'm afraid that, frankly, you blew it. Yes, you got the "biggest douchebags" reference in there for the bike riders, and that's going to cause a nice but somewhat predictable flare up between oblivious bike riders who think they own the road and waddling blubber cushions who couldn't ride half a mile if their life depended on it and are therefore jealous that they'll never be able to wear spandex without a very real risk of causing permanent blindness. But "worst female driver in the world"? Come on, is that supposed to enrage women or something? Being the "worst female driver" is only saying something about that one driver. It's not saying anything about female drivers in general. In fact, if you just take the words at their literal sense, it's actually not an insult at all. It takes the "worst female driver in the world" to do something like this? I guess all the rest of them must be pretty good drivers then, huh? At least good enough to not have this happen, anyway.Now, let's look at this another way. What if she's not "the worst female driver in the world" but is rather a "typical female driver?" A fair representative, in other words, of all women drivers. Now that would be saying something. And what if we just tweaked the overall tone of the headline, made it a question. People like headlines that are questions...it pulls them in, makes them want to click the link to see if the answer they've already shaped in their head fits the actual scenario. So, instead of "worst female driver in the world vs. the biggest douchebags in the world," maybe you'd have something like this:What happens when a typical female driver meets the biggest douchebags on the road?"or, for something even punchier and more direct:Woman driver vs. douchebags. Who loses?Lots of other possibilities, too. The main thing to remember is to not go overboard with the hyperbole. Lots of times, things are funnier when ...
doglover: lordargent: The driver was not cited.The fark?!No laws were broken.
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