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(CBS Chicago)   A new study shows that kids in a car are 12 times more distracting than a cell phone. So please do every one else a favor, and leave those things at home   (chicago.cbslocal.com) divider line 74
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2013-05-11 08:48:26 PM
OBAMA!!!!!!
 
2013-05-11 08:57:12 PM
there's no way something going on behind you is more distracting than something going on in front of you
that's just science
baby science
for dummies
 
2013-05-11 09:08:09 PM
"Are we there yet?!"

"No. Keep still and stop kicking the back of my seat."

"Are we there yet?!"

"If we were there, we wouldn't still be on the road, would we? Now shush!"

"Are we there yet?!"

" Aaaaargh! I've just about had it with your incessant whining, you little b-"

CRASH!
 
2013-05-11 09:12:15 PM
You farkers with babies, don't listen to this crap. You're definitely fine driving with your offspring. Just get that idea of flying with them instead right out of your heads.
 
2013-05-11 10:22:48 PM

NFA: OBAMA!!!!!!


Back to the Politics tab with you.
 
2013-05-11 10:23:57 PM
Pet carriers, not just for dogs and cats.
 
2013-05-11 10:24:05 PM
Don't be ridiculous subby, most cars have perfectly good trunks, so theres no reason to leave em at the house
 
2013-05-11 10:24:57 PM

DoctorCal: You farkers with babies, don't listen to this crap. You're definitely fine driving with your offspring. Just get that idea of flying with them instead right out of your heads.


The biggest problem with flying is that the parents do it wrong.  If your kid is well rested, well fed, and entertained -- they'll be fine.  It's the idiots who think that they'll take the late night flights or wake the kid up early in the morning or skip a nap which are the problems.  Keep a stash of food and toys plus your Kindle Fire or iPad and the kids are going to be fine.
 
2013-05-11 10:25:13 PM
CROTCH FRUIT!!!!
 
2013-05-11 10:26:27 PM

Pribar: Don't be ridiculous subby, most cars have perfectly good trunks, so theres no reason to leave em at the house


This.  My two fit in the trunk perfectly and with it being so dark they almost always fall asleep very quickly.  That helps keep the thumping from disturbing the neighbors.
 
2013-05-11 10:29:07 PM

JasonOfOrillia: Pet carriers, not just for dogs and cats.


i135.photobucket.com

Might be a tad uncomfortable for the lil tyke....
 
2013-05-11 10:30:58 PM
Don't make me pull this car over!
 
2013-05-11 10:36:40 PM
Confucius say:

Kids in the back seat may cause accidents.

Accidents in the back seat may cause kids.
 
2013-05-11 10:36:51 PM

Apos: "Are we there yet?!"

"No. Keep still and stop kicking the back of my seat."

"Are we there yet?!"

"If we were there, we wouldn't still be on the road, would we? Now shush!"

"Are we there yet?!"


"Do you want me to pull over RIGHT NOW and let you walk home? because I will, I really mean it!"

"Are we there yet?" [seat kick]

" Aaaaargh! I've just about had it with your incessant whining, you little b-"

CRASH!


/added a little touch of reality
//actually had to walk home once, 4 blocks
///today CPS would have been called in for doing that
////get offa my lawn
 
2013-05-11 10:37:44 PM
yeah sure right, kids in a car once in a while is more dangerous than every time you drive text chat roulette.
 
2013-05-11 10:38:06 PM
And this points up the immense failure of the assholes who just can't shut their motherf*cking yaps and drive, as if yammering on a cellphone to their f*cking girlfriend is the most important thing in the universe RIGHT NOW.

Here's a hint: as much as some people might think otherwise, children are human beings, or at least on their way to being so. It is sometimes necessary to take them places with your car, preferably on the inside since the police and CPS may have issues with tying them to the roof. They may make noise. That is their job. You will hear that noise. That is your curse.

There is no excuse for driving while talking or texting. None. Whatever you have to jack your jaw about can WAIT.
/why do these morons try like hell to come up with excuses like this/
 
2013-05-11 10:39:11 PM
I'm not sure I understand how something in the backseat is more distracting than something right in front of you taking your eyes off the road.

Unless they're talking about women turning around to talk to their kids (which may be what they studied), texting from a cell phone while driving seems much more dangerous.
 
2013-05-11 10:44:48 PM
My son was throwing such a screaming fit one day, I put him in the car in front of the house, got in, and backed directly into my neighbor's car.
 
2013-05-11 10:48:20 PM
Uhh... CBS Local trifecta complete?
 
2013-05-11 10:50:45 PM

God-is-a-Taco: Uhh... CBS Local trifecta complete?


I noticed that too. Perhaps CBS paying off Drew with beer money?

/Probably not
//Wouldn't blame him for taking booze money, though
 
2013-05-11 10:53:41 PM
The difference?  I have to haul my kids across town.  You don't have to talk on your cell phone.

/You should see when I drive, yell at my kids AND talk on the cell...  Can someone run the statistical multiplier for me?
 
2013-05-11 10:54:30 PM

Pribar: JasonOfOrillia: Pet carriers, not just for dogs and cats.

[i135.photobucket.com image 792x612]

Might be a tad uncomfortable for the lil tyke....


http://www.amazon.com/review/R2CI3IDCLUXJCU
 
2013-05-11 10:55:24 PM
Hey! Parent! Leave those things at home!

/seriously read the title to the tune of ABITW
 
2013-05-11 10:55:54 PM

DoctorCal: You farkers with babies, don't listen to this crap. You're definitely fine driving with your offspring. Just get that idea of flying with them instead right out of your heads.


My kids drive and fly just fine, FYVM.

Amazing how some topics are insta-greens around here- hatred of children is one of them.
 
2013-05-11 10:56:08 PM

Churchy LaFemme: The difference?  I have to haul my kids across town.  You don't have to talk on your cell phone.

/You should see when I drive, yell at my kids AND talk on the cell...  Can someone run the statistical multiplier for me?


......It's come up as "Yo arse should be dead, sis/bro." before lighting itself on fire.

 Don't think I've ever seen that before.
 
2013-05-11 10:57:19 PM

meanmutton: If your kid is well rested, well fed, and entertained -- they'll be fine.


Bullshiat. Stop spreading misinformation. The pressure changes will upset the best rested and fed baby. It's gonna scream and cry for 30% of the flight.

Don't. Fly. With. Babies. Dammit.
 
2013-05-11 11:05:07 PM
eyeonspringfield.files.wordpress.com

That's why the kids go in their own bubble.

BTW, a GIS for homer bubble car has a very unrelated image in the group if you have safe search off.  It goes Homer, homer, homer, homer, homer, homer, homer, naked guy, homer, Isetta, Isetta, Homer...
 
2013-05-11 11:07:27 PM
What about kids ON the car?

/Got a roof rack I hardly ever use
 
2013-05-11 11:07:34 PM
Oh good lord, deaf or insensitive parents. I was sitting in my favorite bar this evening, and this kid was screaming exactly the same note that indicates "run for your f**kin' lives" to anybody conscious in the last 40 years, and not once did I hear them try to quiet her down.
 
2013-05-11 11:11:13 PM

TommyDeuce: What about kids ON the car?

/Got a roof rack I hardly ever use


www.blogcdn.com

Running boards could make a comeback.
 
2013-05-11 11:12:13 PM
I can attest to this. Had to make two freaking U turns today in a high traffic area because NO ONE would shut up. It's not hard to keep from crashing, but hearing one yammer about "being a hero" with the wife on the phone next to me AND the radio going (why she didn't shut it off is beyond me) AND the two year old babbling fries a brain quick.
 
2013-05-11 11:14:01 PM

Your Average Witty Fark User: DoctorCal: You farkers with babies, don't listen to this crap. You're definitely fine driving with your offspring. Just get that idea of flying with them instead right out of your heads.

My kids drive and fly just fine, FYVM.

Amazing how some topics are insta-greens around here- hatred of children is one of them.


Amazing how everyone on Fark only has angels for children.
 
2013-05-11 11:15:01 PM

TommyDeuce: What about kids ON the car?

/Got a roof rack I hardly ever use


Should have voted for Romney.
 
2013-05-11 11:15:39 PM

rewind2846: And this points up the immense failure of the assholes who just can't shut their motherf*cking yaps legs and drive, as if yammering on a cellphone about their kids to their f*cking girlfriend wives is the most important thing in the universe RIGHT NOW.

Here's a hint: as much as some people might think otherwise, children are aren't human beings, or at least on their way to being so. It is sometimes necessary to take them places with your car, preferably on the inside since the police and CPS may have issues with tying them to the roof. They may make noise. That is their job. You will hear that noise. That is your curse.

There is no excuse for driving while talking or texting with kids. None. Whatever you have to jack your jaw abouttake your kids to can WAIT.
/why do these morons try like hell to come up with excuses like this/


FTFY.
 
2013-05-11 11:17:11 PM

Churchy LaFemme: The difference?  I have to haul my kids across town.  You don't have to talk on your cell phone.

/You should see when I drive, yell at my kids AND talk on the cell...  Can someone run the statistical multiplier for me?


WALK, you insufferable jackass.  Stop putting the rest of us drivers at risk.
 
2013-05-11 11:17:28 PM
I put the kids some 15 feet behind me and turn the music up.  Just one more reason to own a van.
 
2013-05-11 11:17:32 PM
Ban kids from cars if it's so dangerous. I have the same issue with driving laws that come as a result of studies like "teenagers drive as bad as seventy year olds when texting." Well shiat, that's terrifying. Ban seventy year olds from driving while you're at it.
 
2013-05-11 11:18:17 PM
Ah Subs, I'd upvote ya just to keep the trolls happy.
 
2013-05-11 11:19:19 PM

Bane of Broone: TommyDeuce: What about kids ON the car?

/Got a roof rack I hardly ever use

Should have voted for Romney.


Nah, my dog curls up in a seat and goes to sleep.  The kids find something trivial to argue about and then fight like mad for a couple of hours about it.

/Annoys the dog to no end
 
2013-05-11 11:19:46 PM
Or at least shut them off at the movie theatre.
 
2013-05-11 11:21:14 PM

DoctorCal: meanmutton: If your kid is well rested, well fed, and entertained -- they'll be fine.

Bullshiat. Stop spreading misinformation. The pressure changes will upset the best rested and fed baby. It's gonna scream and cry for 30% of the flight.

Don't. Fly. With. Babies. Dammit.


This must be the semi-monthly thread where 20 somethings with no clue, and 30 somethings who think they're the smartest people in the room judge people with real lives.
 
2013-05-11 11:29:17 PM

jtown: [eyeonspringfield.files.wordpress.com image 600x450]

That's why the kids go in their own bubble.

BTW, a GIS for homer bubble car has a very unrelated image in the group if you have safe search off.  It goes Homer, homer, homer, homer, homer, homer, homer, naked guy, homer, Isetta, Isetta, Homer...


Came in just to see if this was posted by anyone. A little sad how far down your post was. Oh well.
 
2013-05-11 11:30:08 PM

seadoo2006: rewind2846: And this points up the immense failure of the assholes who just can't shut their motherf*cking yaps legs and drive, as if yammering on a cellphone about their kids to their f*cking girlfriend wives is the most important thing in the universe RIGHT NOW.

Here's a hint: as much as some people might think otherwise, children are aren't human beings, or at least on their way to being so. It is sometimes necessary to take them places with your car, preferably on the inside since the police and CPS may have issues with tying them to the roof. They may make noise. That is their job. You will hear that noise. That is your curse.

There is no excuse for driving while talking or texting with kids. None. Whatever you have to jack your jaw abouttake your kids to can WAIT.
/why do these morons try like hell to come up with excuses like this/

FTFY.


I'm guessing this is to be funny. It's supposed to be witty, right?

Right?
 
2013-05-11 11:32:38 PM
I remember once, my Dad gave us the 1000 yard stare, in the rear view mirror. Once. We shut the hell up, and cars behind us changed lanes.
 
2013-05-11 11:43:53 PM

Hebalo: DoctorCal: meanmutton: If your kid is well rested, well fed, and entertained -- they'll be fine.

Bullshiat. Stop spreading misinformation. The pressure changes will upset the best rested and fed baby. It's gonna scream and cry for 30% of the flight.

Don't. Fly. With. Babies. Dammit.

This must be the semi-monthly thread where 20 somethings with no clue, and 30 somethings who think they're the smartest people in the room judge people with real lives.


I know the expectation is just that a thread like this is going to have people spewing child hate, to the extent that Poe's law comes into play, but that isn't what this is.

In the last 18 months, I've flown around 40 flight "segments", and a majority of them have had at least one, sometimes multiple, crying infants on them. During one stretch, it felt like a game, like they were chasing me - being seated nearer and nearer to me. I had one *directly behind* me, actually kicking my seat during a screaming fit, and I completely ignored it. (At the end of the flight, the embarrassed mother apologized, and I reassured her that I had been fairly oblivious to whatever she was so sorry for.)

The kicker was when I was boarding a return trans-Atlantic flight.

I had arranged six weeks prior to the flight to be seated with access to an electrical outlet for a medical device. AS I BOARDED THE AIRCRAFT I was informed that I had been reassigned "to keep a family together". As I walked past my former seat, I saw that there was an infant in it. *sigh* They won the game, finally making a direct hit - actually taking my seat.

Since then, the screaming babies have continued.
 
2013-05-11 11:44:39 PM
Or you could teach your kids to behave in the car...like our parents apparently did.
 
2013-05-11 11:44:58 PM

Elmo Jones: I remember once, my Dad gave us the 1000 yard stare, in the rear view mirror. Once. We shut the hell up, and cars behind us changed lanes.


Sounds like my Mom. Luckily, I inherited it and use it on children who kick my seat on planes.
 
2013-05-11 11:45:27 PM
It depends on the kids, it depends on the parents, yadda yadda.  They certainly can be distracting but you can avoid the worst of it if you teach them at a young age that acting up in the car will not be tolerated.  I cant count the number of times my wife or I pulled off the road to discipline our kids.  If you just keep rolling, not wanting to lose 5 minutes by stopping, then you will be dealing with the distracting behaviors forever.
 
2013-05-11 11:46:34 PM

eaglepuss: Sounds like my Mom. Luckily, I inherited it and use it on children who kick my seat on planes.


I save it for the "parents." Those useless f*cks.
 
2013-05-11 11:49:15 PM

What_do_you_want_now: Churchy LaFemme: The difference?  I have to haul my kids across town.  You don't have to talk on your cell phone.

/You should see when I drive, yell at my kids AND talk on the cell...  Can someone run the statistical multiplier for me?

......It's come up as "Yo arse should be dead, sis/bro." before lighting itself on fire.

 Don't think I've ever seen that before.


I had a snarky answer all ready, but I see that would be redundant.
 
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