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(Jalopnik)   New York State Police are now driving vehicles specially modified to give them good upskirt shots... uh... I mean "allow them to check for drivers texting". Yeah, that's the ticket   (jalopnik.com) divider line 159
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2013-07-28 12:36:35 PM
So they'll be encouraging you to pay attention to your driving by not paying any attention to their own driving as they gawk at you.
 
2013-07-28 12:55:43 PM
I wonder how subbette sits if she's worried that cops looking down into her car are going to see up her skirt.
 
2013-07-28 01:10:03 PM

Krieghund: I wonder how subbette sits if she's worried that cops looking down into her car are going to see up her skirt.


Mirrors, man. They got mirrors.
 
2013-07-28 01:35:15 PM
"The new, unmarked Chevy Tahoes are modified so that the police officer driving them sits up much higher than normal"

www.davie-fl.gov
 
2013-07-28 01:53:19 PM
What, you can't text and drive? I THOUGHT THIS WAS AMERICA!

www.lawlz.org
 
2013-07-28 01:57:42 PM

hardinparamedic: What, you can't text and drive? I THOUGHT THIS WAS AMERICA!

[www.lawlz.org image 400x333]


You're getting good mileage from that pic today.
 
2013-07-28 02:52:24 PM
Authoritarians will use every excuse to find out every little thing about you. This is modern America. It's a shiathole.
 
2013-07-28 02:53:37 PM
I drive naked, but I never text while driving, so I'm good, right?
 
2013-07-28 02:54:39 PM
Okay...I used the GPS on my phone, but I don't have a cradle to use for it. So would I be fined for texting since my phone would be in my lap?  Sounds like another case of "You look guilty, so you are guilty."  Similar to those people who get drunk at the bar, crawl into their car, put the radio and heater on and sleep it off get arrested for drunk driving, even though the car never actually moved.
 
2013-07-28 02:55:25 PM
So as soon as the cops have to obey the distracted driver laws, so will everyone else. Unless of course your county doesn't allow their cops to text, watch their laptop, eat donuts, drink coffee, watch the radar gun readouts and use the two way radio, while adjusting the air-conditioning as they really need to pee.

Texting motorcycle cop. skip to 35 seconds......
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cri3MNF5RFk
 
2013-07-28 02:57:08 PM

Great Janitor: Okay...I used the GPS on my phone, but I don't have a cradle to use for it. So would I be fined for texting since my phone would be in my lap?


Phone must be attached to the vehicle or allowable some cases attached to your belt clip for blue tooth access.
 
2013-07-28 02:59:01 PM

JerkyMeat: Authoritarians will use every excuse to find out every little thing about you. This is modern America. It's a shiathole.



OH NO THE COPS CAN LOOK IN MY CAR TO SEE IF IM DOING AN ILLEGAL ACTIVITY THAT CAN LEAD TO THE DEATH OF MYSELF OR OTHERS! AMERIKA IS THE SUCKS!!!1! OBUMMA IS A COMMIE!
 
2013-07-28 03:00:22 PM
I feel conflicted here.

I am a member of what used to be known as the 'STFU and drive club', and as cars have become interactive living rooms, people are starting to drive like every day is Sunday morning and it is full of old people doing their once a week drive to church before they die.

But I hate cop mission creep, and pretty soon this will be next version of a DWI where there is a financial incentive to stop crime.  So using that android device as a GPS or to play music on your car stereo...are you willing to show cops your text messages to prove you are not texting?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-07-28 03:00:59 PM
The new Tahoes don't just come by themselves, however. They come with fines and points on your license, too

New York has been changing phone-related tickets to moving violations because there is a tax on license points. You have to pay tickets four times, once in court and once per year for the next three years.
 
2013-07-28 03:01:28 PM
 
2013-07-28 03:02:39 PM
I'm not sure why came up with the up-skirt scenario, I drive a van, which sits about as high as an SUV, the woman would have to have her skirt around her waste to see anything.
 
2013-07-28 03:02:48 PM
Also, just because it is wrong for a cop to text and drive, that doesn't make it right for you to text and drive.
 
2013-07-28 03:03:20 PM
Oh and, the cops around here have been driving SUV's for years. why is this news?
 
2013-07-28 03:04:28 PM

sheep snorter: Great Janitor: Okay...I used the GPS on my phone, but I don't have a cradle to use for it. So would I be fined for texting since my phone would be in my lap?

Phone must be attached to the vehicle or allowable some cases attached to your belt clip for blue tooth access.


So, I would be guilty of texting even though I wouldn't be texting.

Now, I am against texting while driving.  I've had three drivers (all female) damn near hit me because they were speeding down the freeway at 70+ MPH with their heads down at their phone texting away instead of paying attention to the street, and I had one rear end me because she was texting while driving (a wreck where I broke seven ribs, two shoulders, plus head and neck injuries and totaled my vehicle), and I think that those who do cause wrecks while texting should lose their license for life while letting those who they injured beat them for five minutes using a golf club.  But I think that a blanket "If you do this one act we will ticket you."  is the wrong approach and comes across and nothing more than a mother farking cash grab.
 
2013-07-28 03:04:53 PM
I don't understand the purpose of this.  If someone's driving erratically, pull them over, ticket them, and move on.  If they aren't driving recklessly, then who cares what they're doing.  That said, 75% of the bad drivers I've noticed were either yapping away on the cell phone oblivious to their surroundings, or even holding the phone up to the steering wheel texting away.  This whole thing sounds like a 'we've got money, let's spend it or they'll give us less next year.
 
2013-07-28 03:05:42 PM

Krieghund: I wonder how subbette sits if she's worried that cops looking down into her car are going to see up her skirt.


Welllll, sometimes, if you get lucky; if you look at the right angle, you can see all the way to the pavement.

/ not that I'd know anything about that
 
2013-07-28 03:05:57 PM
Just an excuse to put lift kits on their tahoes.
 
2013-07-28 03:07:03 PM

sheep snorter: Great Janitor: Okay...I used the GPS on my phone, but I don't have a cradle to use for it. So would I be fined for texting since my phone would be in my lap?

Phone must be attached to the vehicle or allowable some cases attached to your belt clip for blue tooth access.


Is that the actual law or are you guessing?  And is this the case for most states?

I also like to use the GPS feature of my phone.  I also lack a fixed phone mount, so I either keep it on my lap or in the cupholder and then let it bark out directions at me.
 
2013-07-28 03:07:55 PM
Yeah, because most of the crotches in America are worth looking at.  Not.
 
2013-07-28 03:08:05 PM
So the cops are getting a view that's a little closer to, but still not as good as, a truck driver.  Que the ignorant outrage...oh, I see it's already started.  Carry on then.
 
2013-07-28 03:08:41 PM
"The new, unmarked Chevy Tahoes are modified so that the police officer driving them sits up much higher than normal"
 

more like, down your blouse than up your skirt.
 
2013-07-28 03:08:46 PM

trappedspirit: So the cops are getting a view that's a little closer to, but still not as good as, a truck driver.  Que the ignorant outrage...oh, I see it's already started.  Carry on then.


Learn to spell before you start calling people ignorant.
 
2013-07-28 03:10:36 PM
ReapTheChaos,
Oh and, the cops around here have been driving SUV's for years. why is this news?


The police have been given one million dollars to elevate SUVs just to get a better view. As I understand that means that cops are looking for this situations as compared to a situation where it falls in their lap.

If you know anything about the history of DWI enforcement, this means that it will become a problem for people in the future as cops will probably be farking with people looking for this problem.
 
2013-07-28 03:11:10 PM
it's actually an innovative way for cops to catch people who are driving dangerously, according to ABC News.

...or, they could simply catch people who are actually driving dangerously, instead of trying to catch people who are possibly performing certain acts which may or may not lead to driving dangerously.
 
2013-07-28 03:14:16 PM
fredklein
it's actually an innovative way for cops to catch people who are driving dangerously, according to ABC News.
...or, they could simply catch people who are actually driving dangerously, instead of trying to catch people who are possibly performing certain acts which may or may not lead to driving dangerously.


Its being done for the children, what is wrong with you?

/People that chronically text in their lap should die in a fire, by themselves hopefully.
 
2013-07-28 03:14:27 PM
I don't text when I drive... I just read/write emails.
 
2013-07-28 03:19:12 PM
In my city, cell use is prohibited while driving, but the cops don't pull anyone for it, mainly because the cops here are the worst offenders.

It's a shame, because this is a law that should be strictly enforced everywhere. If a phone is in your hand when on the road, ticket. No exceptions.

/I'm somewhat of a hypocrite on this, by the way
 
2013-07-28 03:19:49 PM

Great Janitor: Okay...I used the GPS on my phone, but I don't have a cradle to use for it. So would I be fined for texting since my phone would be in my lap?  Sounds like another case of "You look guilty, so you are guilty."  Similar to those people who get drunk at the bar, crawl into their car, put the radio and heater on and sleep it off get arrested for drunk driving, even though the car never actually moved.


In BC, your phone has to be securely attached to your car or to your body.

Lots of people "just had their phone resting in the lap" when they got into an accident.  Not saying you do that, just that there are always phone sitting in the back seat, with a disconnect time exactly at the time of the accident, when the police arrive.

In other words, yes, if you're phone's not secured you're getting a ticket.

My car's got a closable compartment that sits just above the stereo.  Works great for BT.
 
2013-07-28 03:21:30 PM

sheep snorter: So as soon as the cops have to obey the distracted driver laws, so will everyone else. Unless of course your county doesn't allow their cops to text, watch their laptop, eat donuts, drink coffee, watch the radar gun readouts and use the two way radio, while adjusting the air-conditioning as they really need to pee.

Texting motorcycle cop. skip to 35 seconds......
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cri3MNF5RFk


There was no crash at 35 seconds.  I demand my money back.
 
2013-07-28 03:25:16 PM
What? No upskirt thread?? I'm disappointed.
/And no upkilt shots, you wiseguys!
 
2013-07-28 03:25:55 PM

The Downfall: JerkyMeat: Authoritarians will use every excuse to find out every little thing about you. This is modern America. It's a shiathole.


OH NO THE COPS CAN LOOK IN MY CAR TO SEE IF IM DOING AN ILLEGAL ACTIVITY THAT CAN LEAD TO THE DEATH OF MYSELF OR OTHERS! AMERIKA IS THE SUCKS!!!1! OBUMMA IS A COMMIE!


actually, my reaction is more of:

we're spending money on specially modified cars and wasting time on having officers look for texting drivers, really? aren't there more important things, like some drug cartel or educational programs for safe driving (instead of catching people, try to teach them), that we should focus on?
 
2013-07-28 03:34:49 PM
The number of times I see women and girls look at their phone for a few seconds, holding it instead of the steering wheel is dangerous as hell. Then again the number of times I look at things to check something (I don't text and drive, but if I need a map or whatever) because "I'm old enough to keep track" is also pretty disturbing.
 
2013-07-28 03:35:59 PM
Reading and responding to this thread while driving... Getting a kick...
 
2013-07-28 03:36:53 PM

potierrh: I don't understand the purpose of this.  If someone's driving erratically, pull them over, ticket them, and move on.  If they aren't driving recklessly, then who cares what they're doing.  That said, 75% of the bad drivers I've noticed were either yapping away on the cell phone oblivious to their surroundings, or even holding the phone up to the steering wheel texting away.  This whole thing sounds like a 'we've got money, let's spend it or they'll give us less next year.


Distracted drivers are often indistinguishable from others until they slam into the back of someone at 80 mph.
 
2013-07-28 03:42:13 PM
WHAR UPSKIRT WHAR!
 
2013-07-28 03:46:05 PM
If only there were a way to identify which cars contained drivers who were not paying attention to the road without special equipment.
 
2013-07-28 03:46:45 PM
Solution: Text with left hand next to door.
 
2013-07-28 03:50:33 PM
And what happens the first time a trooper tips over his jacked-up Tahoe and gets killed?

I'm in favor of the no-texting law, but the one they really need to enforce is a piece of cake to catch - start ticketing the oblivious asshats who are tooling along in a farking monsoon with their headlights off. I have never heard of anybody ticketed for that. Maybe the cops don't feel like getting out of their cars in the rain.
 
2013-07-28 03:51:48 PM

theMagni: In BC, your phone has to be securely attached to your car or to your body.

[...] 
In other words, yes, if you're phone's not secured you're getting a ticket.

Wait, so because I don't like sitting in the car with my phone in my pocket, and put it in a cupholder so I don't forget it when I get out of the car, I'd potentially get a ticket in BC?  Even though it is just sitting there?
 
2013-07-28 03:52:14 PM
You're driving a ton of steel down the road, so quit screwing around with your cell phone and keep your eyes on the road. Your messages can wait. You're NOT. THAT. IMPORTANT.
 
2013-07-28 03:52:28 PM
2015 cars will blink high beams  if on a cell phone. Just my prediction.
 
2013-07-28 03:54:32 PM

cameroncrazy1984: trappedspirit: So the cops are getting a view that's a little closer to, but still not as good as, a truck driver.  Que the ignorant outrage...oh, I see it's already started.  Carry on then.

Learn to spell before you start calling people ignorant.


Sounds like I took the wind out of someone's would be tirade.

/mission accomplished
 
2013-07-28 03:55:46 PM
Nonsense. They looking down blouses not up skirts.
 
2013-07-28 03:56:36 PM

Gulper Eel: Maybe the cops don't feel like getting out of their cars in the rain.


"Do you know why I stopped you today?"

"Yep! You know why I ran the stop sign?"
 
2013-07-28 04:03:04 PM
I DRV BTR WHYL TXTING
 
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