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(CNN)   New Jersey is so serious about stopping asshats from texting and driving that they'll even go after the person who SENDS a text to a driver   (cnn.com) divider line 15
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6283 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Aug 2013 at 9:24 AM (33 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-29 09:30:30 AM
4 votes:
How the fark do I know what my friends are doing when I send them a message?

"Hey dude, you wanna go watch the game at the bar on Saturday?"
'WTF I was taking a shiat and you made me laugh I just split my rectum and will need surgery for anal fissures.  I sue you.  I'm down for the game though.'
2013-08-29 09:06:50 AM
4 votes:
So if I'm driving in NJ , listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio, he can be sued when he sends me into a murderous rage and I plow into a farmer's market? Certainly, he knows that many of his listeners are driving and he's therefore electronically in the car with them.

How about Justin Beiber? He records those insipid songs knowing full well that people are going to listen in the car, get distracted and run over school children.
2013-08-29 09:27:25 AM
2 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So if I'm driving in NJ , listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio, he can be sued when he sends me into a murderous rage and I plow into a farmer's market? Certainly, he knows that many of his listeners are driving and he's therefore electronically in the car with them.

How about Justin Beiber? He records those insipid songs knowing full well that people are going to listen in the car, get distracted and run over school children.


Following that, if I see a cop on my television at home, that gives him the right to search it?
I gotta move those dead hookers...
2013-08-29 12:12:55 PM
1 votes:

mainstreet62: So...what happens when someone gets an Amber Alert message while driving?

Is it the kidnapping victim's fault?


I predict that butterflies in china will be receiving many tickets very soon.
2013-08-29 11:52:53 AM
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: You're kind of a raging asshole, eh?

There is some daylight between banning radios and not pumping sound directly into your skull, but I get that it's hard for infants to discern these things.


You know what, Susan? You can pretend like you have some sort of super scientific knowledge of stereos and headphones, but the truth is you're just pulling this out of your ass.
"It seems to me that blah blah blah." I get it. You have opinions.
2013-08-29 11:15:16 AM
1 votes:

Baron Harkonnen: HotWingConspiracy: You are robbing yourself of one of the senses that might keep you safe on the road.

Dimensio: I concur; your enjoyment while commuting is substantially more important than is the ability to hear the sirens of emergency vehicles.

So what you guys are really saying is that you want all car stereos of every kind prohibited by law? Is that correct? Or are you just both idiots with no clear idea of what you're saying, but enjoy that satisfying rush of righteous indignation that comes with a snap judgment?
I bet I know the answer to that one.


You're kind of a raging asshole, eh?

There is some daylight between banning radios and not pumping sound directly into your skull, but I get that it's hard for infants to discern these things.
2013-08-29 10:11:24 AM
1 votes:

Latinwolf: wildcardjack: The general case must be made "How in the hell would I know what the recipient is doing?"

This.  When a person is sending a text, in most cases they don't know where the person receiving is.  Really stupid idea.


Did any of you actually RTFA or are you pretty much just using your imagination so you can be outraged. Even though the precedent was set, the person on the other end was let off because she didn't know he was driving.

Exactly what you think should happen is what happened here. They went after the other party as a participant and the court said "that's fine, but in this instance there's not enough evidence to prove she knew he was driving so you lose".

You people try way too hard to be wrong.
2013-08-29 10:10:29 AM
1 votes:

The Goddamn Batman: Just repeat this mantra to yourself when you think about texting while driving: "I am not that important."


Or, just repeat this mantra to yourself when you are texting while driving: "Human beings are not an endangered species."
2013-08-29 09:42:24 AM
1 votes:
Now we are getting somewhere.  Let's hope that other states begin to classify those "accidents", which are just as much "accidents" as a guy with a .2 BAL driving 20 miles in the wrong lane on I-95 and hitting a school bus.

I hope that people begin to realize that when you take a bite of Whopper while texting with the other hand and steering with your knees all the while sitting with one foot on the driver's seat with the legs spread (to air out the vag maybe?) that an accident really is not an "accident".

It's NOT a farking La-Z-Boy recliner, douchebags.
2013-08-29 09:40:24 AM
1 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So if I'm driving in NJ , listening to Rush Limbaugh

a report on this decision by one of the judges on the radio, he can be sued when he sends me into a murderous rage and I plow into a farmer's market? Certainly, he knows that many of his listeners are driving and he's therefore electronically in the car with them.

I'm good with that.
2013-08-29 09:36:56 AM
1 votes:

BalugaJoe: a 3 second distraction can be fatal. don't do it.


The other day someone called and I picked up my phone to look at the caller ID and almost had an accident. Can we find that telemarketer?
2013-08-29 09:33:41 AM
1 votes:
If you are driving and have a cell phone turned on, you are an asshat.
2013-08-29 09:33:30 AM
1 votes:

MBrady: welcome to the liberal NJ.  They have to protect everyone

themselves at the expense of the plebes undeserving of their enlightened glory.

Seems more accurate this way.
2013-08-29 09:31:56 AM
1 votes:
That's farking stupid.

And how the hell do you prove that the sender knew the recipient was driving, unless the text was, "hey I know you're driving right now, but open this text and respond to it immediately"?

Finally, people should become aware that you don't have to immediately read a text when you get one.  Now I know most texts contain vital information like "sup" or "hi babe :)" but maybe waiting a few minutes to read it won't send the Earth off its axis.
2013-08-29 09:30:56 AM
1 votes:
I give up on this species.
 
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