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2013-10-01 04:59:22 PM
Distracted driving is a big deal subby
Hurling a 4000lbs hunk of metal down the highway while staring into the mirror is dangerous to others, no matter how you play it.
 
2013-10-01 05:20:12 PM

Nezorf: Distracted driving is a big deal subby
Hurling a 4000lbs hunk of metal down the highway while staring into the mirror is dangerous to others, no matter how you play it.


It was an electric razor; there is no need to "stare into the mirror". You just keep rubbing your face with the thing until you feel smooth.
 
2013-10-01 05:34:39 PM
It's certainly nothing to get all lathered up over
 
2013-10-01 05:36:18 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Nezorf: Distracted driving is a big deal subby
Hurling a 4000lbs hunk of metal down the highway while staring into the mirror is dangerous to others, no matter how you play it.

It was an electric razor; there is no need to "stare into the mirror". You just keep rubbing your face with the thing until you feel smooth.


It depends on how distracted he was.
I'd put money on that he was moving his head all whichaway and the police either noticed him not looking forward, or erratic driving.

I'm mostly concerned about the other folk in the article, and I'm sure this guy could argue it in court.

I used to ride the bus and a significant portion of folks we drove by in traffic were looking at their phones in their crotch. 
The vantage point of a bus gives you a good angle to spot those assholes.
Eyes on the goddamn road people.
 
2013-10-01 06:14:59 PM
It seems like this problem would take care of itself pretty quickly, but only if you have the right kind of razor.
 
2013-10-01 06:16:49 PM
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2013-10-01 06:21:54 PM
I do a lot of driving for work in Calgary and have seen some pretty stupid things over the last few years.  This includes one girl painting her nails, a guy eating fried chicken, and possibly the stupidest of all, some guy who had a laptop set up behind the steering wheel on the dashboard, fiddling with the touchpad.  All while driving.  Some people don't deserve to be behind the wheel.
 
2013-10-01 06:23:26 PM
FTA: "Illinois State Police troopers stopped a man for shaving while driving on the Kennedy Expy."

Who wrote that uninformative steaming pile? A 13 year old? NOWHERE in the article did it say what part of his body he was shaving.

I immediately assumed he was shaving his balls.. very disappointed that the article left me hanging..
 
2013-10-01 06:25:09 PM
I am perfectly fine with legalized shaving while driving, as long as people are only allowed to use straight razors.
 
2013-10-01 06:30:44 PM

Farktastic: I do a lot of driving for work in Calgary and have seen some pretty stupid things over the last few years.  This includes one girl painting her nails, a guy eating fried chicken, and possibly the stupidest of all, some guy who had a laptop set up behind the steering wheel on the dashboard, fiddling with the touchpad.  All while driving.  Some people don't deserve to be behind the wheel.


Hey, if God didn't want me to eat fried chicken while driving, he wouldn't have put a drive-thru at the KFC.
 
2013-10-01 06:31:06 PM
Love listening to Chicago's police scanner on weekends. Why do Chicago PD get calls on handicap parking violators? I would think that parking enforcement would handle it via a 311 type system.

I will say of all the big cities police dispatch operators I've heard that Chicago's seem the friendliest.
 
2013-10-01 06:34:17 PM
I had a college friend who got threatened with DWHA: Driving With your Head up your Ass.
 
2013-10-01 06:36:38 PM

Big Ramifications: FTA: "Illinois State Police troopers stopped a man for shaving while driving on the Kennedy Expy."

Who wrote that uninformative steaming pile? A 13 year old? NOWHERE in the article did it say what part of his body he was shaving.

I immediately assumed he was shaving his balls.. very disappointed that the article left me hanging..


Itchy nut stubble? Distracted driving.
Shaving itchy nuts? Distracted driving.
It's a no win situation.
 
2013-10-01 06:41:47 PM

Farktastic: I do a lot of driving for work in Calgary and have seen some pretty stupid things over the last few years.  This includes one girl painting her nails, a guy eating fried chicken, and possibly the stupidest of all, some guy who had a laptop set up behind the steering wheel on the dashboard, fiddling with the touchpad.  All while driving.  Some people don't deserve to be behind the wheel.


You mean like this?

cdn.theatlanticcities.com


posdgis.files.wordpress.com

blog.nj.com

media.npr.org

They're looking for distracted drivers, you understand.
 
2013-10-01 06:47:07 PM
I'd bet he got pulled over because the cop thought it was a phone.

/hate Illinois nazis
 
2013-10-01 06:51:53 PM
Is driving while black still a thing in Chi?
 
2013-10-01 06:55:52 PM
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I was imagining the Tex Avery Car of Tomorrow
 
2013-10-01 06:57:23 PM
Good. fark these people. I always seem to get behind the asshole that's doing everything except paying attention to their driving. I was behind a guy last week that was shaving with an electric razor, going 10mph under the limit and was all over the damn road. You should be able to ram people like that.
 
2013-10-01 07:02:56 PM

Amos Quito: Farktastic: I do a lot of driving for work in Calgary and have seen some pretty stupid things over the last few years.  This includes one girl painting her nails, a guy eating fried chicken, and possibly the stupidest of all, some guy who had a laptop set up behind the steering wheel on the dashboard, fiddling with the touchpad.  All while driving.  Some people don't deserve to be behind the wheel.

You mean like this?

[cdn.theatlanticcities.com image 600x400]


[posdgis.files.wordpress.com image 600x378]

[blog.nj.com image 453x350]

[media.npr.org image 850x477]

They're looking for distracted drivers, you understand.


but you see, they have "training" for that sort of thing
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-01 07:05:16 PM
i21.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-01 07:23:15 PM

Amos Quito: Farktastic: I do a lot of driving for work in Calgary and have seen some pretty stupid things over the last few years.  This includes one girl painting her nails, a guy eating fried chicken, and possibly the stupidest of all, some guy who had a laptop set up behind the steering wheel on the dashboard, fiddling with the touchpad.  All while driving.  Some people don't deserve to be behind the wheel.

You mean like this?

They're looking for distracted drivers, you understand.


No, I mean mounted behind the steering wheel on a large pickup.  Right where people look at the road.  But hey, don't let your lack of reading comprehension stop you from turning this thread into yet another cop hating circle jerk.
 
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2013-10-01 07:25:49 PM
Being Chicago you know the rollers gots them SCHMODS.

©  microphone
 
2013-10-01 07:29:09 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-01 07:36:43 PM
I know several people who I would sooner drive near playing the banjo while juggling chainsaws than others who are trying their best not otherwise tasked. Driving isn't that hard you can't do anything else. Some people are so inept that even driving is beyond their mental capacity.

I bet I could drive in a mummy sleeping bag or maybe even while sewing on a button to my shirt.
 
2013-10-01 07:41:02 PM

calbert: [img.fark.net image 512x410]


Thanks!  I couldn't find that one
 
2013-10-01 08:03:48 PM
SOOOOOOOO much better than DWI, driving while Indian.
 
2013-10-01 08:44:15 PM
shaving what???

oh....
 
2013-10-01 09:05:41 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Nezorf: Distracted driving is a big deal subby
Hurling a 4000lbs hunk of metal down the highway while staring into the mirror is dangerous to others, no matter how you play it.

It was an electric razor; there is no need to "stare into the mirror". You just keep rubbing your face with the thing until you feel smooth.




Exactly. I shave (my face, duh) when I drive on a regular basis, and I never take my eyes off the road. What I don't do is fool around with my phone when I'm driving. I do not talk and drive ever. If the phone rings when I'm driving, it goes to voice mail. Text and drive, are you out of your flippin mind?
 
2013-10-01 09:20:07 PM

eyemarten: I'd bet he got pulled over because the cop thought it was a phone.

/hate Illinois nazis


This.
 
2013-10-01 11:38:13 PM
I do a lot of crazy shiat when I drive. Listening to music, talking on the phone, whacking off. Shaving by feel is probably the least distracting thing I do.
 
2013-10-01 11:38:51 PM

Frederf: I know several people who I would sooner drive near playing the banjo while juggling chainsaws than others who are trying their best not otherwise tasked. Driving isn't that hard you can't do anything else. Some people are so inept that even driving is beyond their mental capacity.

I bet I could drive in a mummy sleeping bag or maybe even while sewing on a button to my shirt.


It's not about how "hard" it is. It's about being prepared for the unexpected kid darting out, or a quick stop in front of you. Say you hit a bump, drop the razor, and reach down to get it. Just at that very moment, BAM, bus runs a red and you die. So sorry, might have lived if you could have reacted a second sooner.


//SO sick of farking people doing everything but driving.
 
2013-10-02 12:36:20 AM
I have a friend who cuts his own hair while driving on the expressway. Uses both hands, while steering with a knee on the steering wheel.
 
2013-10-02 01:11:13 AM

italie: Frederf: I know several people who I would sooner drive near playing the banjo while juggling chainsaws than others who are trying their best not otherwise tasked. Driving isn't that hard you can't do anything else. Some people are so inept that even driving is beyond their mental capacity.

I bet I could drive in a mummy sleeping bag or maybe even while sewing on a button to my shirt.

It's not about how "hard" it is. It's about being prepared for the unexpected kid darting out, or a quick stop in front of you. Say you hit a bump, drop the razor, and reach down to get it. Just at that very moment, BAM, bus runs a red and you die. So sorry, might have lived if you could have reacted a second sooner.


//SO sick of farking people doing everything but driving.


I don't get my daily dose of FUD like yourself. Life is slightly dangerous at all times. If you can't perform as a person then you will be outdone by those that do. My ability to drive is sufficient to eat a hamburger or drink a juice at the same time without impacting my reaction time to even the same level as the plebs that already have both hands on the wheel. I've dropped food and drink in my lap when it's necessary to exert maximum control. I accept that. I feel the key is to double your scan and awareness when multitasking, not let it degrade. I'm not going to let someone else decide where to balance liberty and security in my actions. I'm aware and deliberate with that choice. It's been calibrated quite well thus far.
 
2013-10-02 02:09:47 AM

Repo Man: ArcadianRefugee: Nezorf: Distracted driving is a big deal subby
Hurling a 4000lbs hunk of metal down the highway while staring into the mirror is dangerous to others, no matter how you play it.

It was an electric razor; there is no need to "stare into the mirror". You just keep rubbing your face with the thing until you feel smooth.

Exactly. I shave (my face, duh) when I drive on a regular basis, and I never take my eyes off the road. What I don't do is fool around with my phone when I'm driving. I do not talk and drive ever. If the phone rings when I'm driving, it goes to voice mail. Text and drive, are you out of your flippin mind?


Yeah?  Fark you.  I shave while I drive.  I also talk on the phone while I drive.  Neither of these things take my eyes off of the road, and neither of them cause a problem with me driving.

/no, I don't text while driving.
 
2013-10-02 03:09:08 AM

Frederf: I don't get my daily dose of FUD like yourself. Life is slightly dangerous at all times. If you can't perform as a person then you will be outdone by those that do. My ability to drive is sufficient to eat a hamburger or drink a juice at the same time without impacting my reaction time to even the same level as the plebs that already have both hands on the wheel. I've dropped food and drink in my lap when it's necessary to exert maximum control. I accept that. I feel the key is to double your scan and awareness when multitasking, not let it degrade. I'm not going to let someone else decide where to balance liberty and security in my actions. I'm aware and deliberate with that choice. It's been calibrated quite well thus far.

~
~
Woah. Are you my long lost twin brother?

You have described me to a tee.
 
2013-10-02 08:09:11 AM

Frederf: italie: Frederf: I know several people who I would sooner drive near playing the banjo while juggling chainsaws than others who are trying their best not otherwise tasked. Driving isn't that hard you can't do anything else. Some people are so inept that even driving is beyond their mental capacity.

I bet I could drive in a mummy sleeping bag or maybe even while sewing on a button to my shirt.

It's not about how "hard" it is. It's about being prepared for the unexpected kid darting out, or a quick stop in front of you. Say you hit a bump, drop the razor, and reach down to get it. Just at that very moment, BAM, bus runs a red and you die. So sorry, might have lived if you could have reacted a second sooner.


//SO sick of farking people doing everything but driving.

I don't get my daily dose of FUD like yourself. Life is slightly dangerous at all times. If you can't perform as a person then you will be outdone by those that do. My ability to drive is sufficient to eat a hamburger or drink a juice at the same time without impacting my reaction time to even the same level as the plebs that already have both hands on the wheel. I've dropped food and drink in my lap when it's necessary to exert maximum control. I accept that. I feel the key is to double your scan and awareness when multitasking, not let it degrade. I'm not going to let someone else decide where to balance liberty and security in my actions. I'm aware and deliberate with that choice. It's been calibrated quite well thus far.


Does it hurt when you fellate yourself that hard?
 
2013-10-02 10:57:18 AM

Repo Man: ArcadianRefugee: Nezorf: Distracted driving is a big deal subby
Hurling a 4000lbs hunk of metal down the highway while staring into the mirror is dangerous to others, no matter how you play it.

It was an electric razor; there is no need to "stare into the mirror". You just keep rubbing your face with the thing until you feel smooth.

Exactly. I shave (my face, duh) when I drive on a regular basis, and I never take my eyes off the road. What I don't do is fool around with my phone when I'm driving. I do not talk and drive ever. If the phone rings when I'm driving, it goes to voice mail. Text and drive, are you out of your flippin mind?


Exactly !  U used to drive 45 min to work each morning.  Shave and maybe put on shirt or socks and shoes and brush teeth saved me a lot of time.  Straight country roads most of the way.  Oh and a harmonica is wonderful while driving.  But never the phone.  Harmonica sounds terrible on the phone.
 
2013-10-02 04:20:23 PM

DarkVader: Repo Man: ArcadianRefugee: Nezorf: Distracted driving is a big deal subby
Hurling a 4000lbs hunk of metal down the highway while staring into the mirror is dangerous to others, no matter how you play it.

It was an electric razor; there is no need to "stare into the mirror". You just keep rubbing your face with the thing until you feel smooth.

Exactly. I shave (my face, duh) when I drive on a regular basis, and I never take my eyes off the road. What I don't do is fool around with my phone when I'm driving. I do not talk and drive ever. If the phone rings when I'm driving, it goes to voice mail. Text and drive, are you out of your flippin mind?

Yeah?  Fark you.  I shave while I drive.  I also talk on the phone while I drive.  Neither of these things take my eyes off of the road, and neither of them cause a problem with me driving.

/no, I don't text while driving.




Well of course they don't ever cause you to drive unsafely. But they cause problems for lots of other people. But not you, because you're special.
 
2013-10-02 08:53:09 PM
Years ago, I had a co-worker who argued that she could safely read a book while driving by holding it up on the steering wheel! Read a little, drive a little, read a little, drive a little. Obviously, there's no point in trying to have a discussion with someone like that. That's like arguing with the guy who says he would be dead if he had been wearing his seat belt when he was in a crash, or people who contend that they are still excellent drivers when their blood alcohol is at the legal limit.
 
2013-10-02 08:57:00 PM

DarkVader: Repo Man: ArcadianRefugee: Nezorf: Distracted driving is a big deal subby
Hurling a 4000lbs hunk of metal down the highway while staring into the mirror is dangerous to others, no matter how you play it.

It was an electric razor; there is no need to "stare into the mirror". You just keep rubbing your face with the thing until you feel smooth.

Exactly. I shave (my face, duh) when I drive on a regular basis, and I never take my eyes off the road. What I don't do is fool around with my phone when I'm driving. I do not talk and drive ever. If the phone rings when I'm driving, it goes to voice mail. Text and drive, are you out of your flippin mind?

Yeah?  Fark you.  I shave while I drive.  I also talk on the phone while I drive.  Neither of these things take my eyes off of the road


but both your hands off the wheel. :)

Repo Man: But not you, because you're special.


1) I think you missed the humor.
2) "Using hands-free devices to talk . . . contrary to what many people believe". No, it's not at all contrary. No one thinks it is "safe". It is, however, just as "safe" as talking to the person riding next to you.

' ' [H]ands-free cell phones are just as distracting as handheld models because the conversation is the biggest distraction.' ' [Source]

' 'According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, "Passengers are one of the most frequently reported causes of distraction. ' ' [Source]

' 'A new study has found that drivers with passengers were almost 60% more likely to have a crash resulting in hospitalisation than those who hit the open road solo.' ' [Source]

Now, some studies go on to say that hands-free cell-phone use is more distracting than conversing with someone in your car:

' ' "The passenger adds a second set of eyes, and helps the driver navigate and reminds them where to go." ' ' [Source]

' '[P]assenger conversations differ from cell phone conversations because the surrounding traffic becomes a topic of the conversation, helping driver and passenger to share situation awareness, and mitigating the potential effects of conversation on driving.' ' [Source]

These make lots of assumptions (no doubt based on whatever small sample sizes they used):
* the passenger is not blind, so can see the road
* the passenger is not a child who is most likely oblivious
* the passenger is himself paying any attention at all to the driving (for instance, he is not reading, not himself texting, etc)

In other words, they are including variables that may not necessarily true in all real-life situations. Reduced solely to conversation (other factors removed), the two (with-passenger and hands-free conversations) are just the same in regards to their riskiness.

Unless someone has done a better-controlled study that I am unaware of.

/and ban passengers
 
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