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2014-01-14 12:24:04 PM
knuckledraggin.com

Was it this guy?
 
2014-01-14 12:24:16 PM

Rhypskallion: Texting drivers are more dangerous than drunk drivers.   They're everywhere, all the time, and they have no clue once they are distracted.


www.reelgood.com.au
 
2014-01-14 12:28:45 PM

Egoy3k: Z-clipped: Egoy3k: I'm all for stopping people from texting while driving but this is not a good example why it's wrong. There is no way that anybody that bad at driving wasn't going to wreck their car with or without a cell phone.

It's a perfect example of just how incredibly distracting an activity texting is.

This douchenozzle wasn't even aware of the fact that his car was pointed at a telephone pole, 30 degrees off the intended direction of travel. I don't care how bad a driver someone is, they aren't going to make that mistake without being impaired in some way.

Do you have any idea how often people do text while driving?  It's a lot.  Do many of them drive this poorly? No otherwise your commute would be much more interesting.  This isn't so much a case of texting while driving as it is a case of driving while stupid.


Actually, I probably have a better idea than you do. I drive a motorcycle pretty much exclusively which means a) I sit up high enough to easily see into your window as I pass you, and b) I'm paying much closer attention to driving than you in the first place.

I see 50 people do things just as stupid and distracted as this every time I'm on the road. They just don't usually lead to accidents, because enough of the rest of us are shouldering the burden of care for these assholes.
 
2014-01-14 12:29:30 PM

FarkerSnow: I ride a moto and just knock on texting driver's windows and yell at them.

/if I'm bigger than they are.


On Sunday, I was riding and stopped at a red light in a long line of two lanes of cars stopped at the light. Directly to my right, a woman in her 20s was sitting in a Jeep absorbed in text messaging. I was unsure what to do. I figure if I did or said anything, I would basically end up looking like the douche.

the should put a sensor in the middle of steering wheels. If it detects a text being composed within 2 feet while the car is moving, the car gets disabled for 45 minutes. That would be a good incentive not to text.
 
2014-01-14 12:29:47 PM
A few weeks ago, I was in my usual heavy-traffic commute, and kept an eye onhis 20-something girl in my rearview mirror who was looking up and then down, then up, then down.  I was sure she was going to drive straight into the back of me, so I switched lanes.   A few minutes later she was a little ahead of me, and she had to do the brake stomp/swerve into the shoulder thing as she was about to hit the person ahead of her.   I drove past her when she started moving again and it looked like she was probably trying to reach the phone on the mat in front of the passenger seat.

If she's still alive it would surprise me.
 
2014-01-14 12:30:28 PM
If I'm driving next to someone and I see they have a phone up and they're looking at it instead of the road, I have begun to toot my horn. It causes them to look up without panicing. I doubt it does any lasting good, but everyone's safer for the next few moments.
 
2014-01-14 12:30:44 PM

miss diminutive: Looks more like drunk texting to me.


Having seen drunk driving vs texting accidents I would say that texting accidents are usually as bad as the .2+ drunk drivers.  Both are basically driving with a blindfold on.

It's not just texting, it's the bazillion gadgets inside the car that should be outright banned.
 
2014-01-14 12:33:41 PM

Cold_Sassy: FrancoFile: I'm shocked at how easily that car rolled over while traveling at such a low speed.

The tree always wins.


You saw how that tree just jumped out in front of him.
 
2014-01-14 12:38:36 PM

IRQ12: It's not just texting, it's the bazillion gadgets inside the car that should be outright banned


www.gilacourier.com

Nonsense.
 
2014-01-14 12:39:52 PM

Cold_Sassy: The tree always wins.


Sometimes it's not even a good contest.

img2.timeinc.net
 
2014-01-14 12:40:56 PM
Too bad there weren't some indigenous Floridians at the bus stop.
 
2014-01-14 12:43:06 PM

IRQ12: miss diminutive: Looks more like drunk texting to me.

Having seen drunk driving vs texting accidents I would say that texting accidents are usually as bad as the .2+ drunk drivers.  Both are basically driving with a blindfold on.

It's not just texting, it's the bazillion gadgets inside the car that should be outright banned.


Can't remember the distinction between "careless" and "reckless" driving; but it seems to me those traffic charges should cover not paying attention to the road, and driving conditions, for whatever farkin' reason.  I turn that shiat off and just listen to the radio, when I'm focused on not getting in a crash.

/i.e. driving a car
 
2014-01-14 12:43:15 PM

miss diminutive: IRQ12: It's not just texting, it's the bazillion gadgets inside the car that should be outright banned

[www.gilacourier.com image 600x450]

Nonsense.


Simpsons did it!

Wait... :(
 
2014-01-14 12:43:15 PM
As always, bad things happen on roads named MLK.
 
2014-01-14 12:47:35 PM
I'm sure it was a really super-important text. Like all of them are.
 
2014-01-14 12:47:54 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: FarkerSnow: I ride a moto and just knock on texting driver's windows and yell at them.

/if I'm bigger than they are.

I've done that, and removed mirrors with a well placed kick. I stopped when it occurred to me that no matter how big I am, their vehicle is always bigger than me, and that's what they're going to hit me with. I know from personal experience that while a minivan is kind of a pussy vehicle, it still sucks to take one to the head.


Texting while driving: unsafe.
Interacting with, and damaging, the cars next to you while driving: safe and righteous.

Obviously you're doing god's work.
 
2014-01-14 12:48:07 PM
Sixy-plus posts and no discussion of Russian dashcam videos?

You're slipping, Fark.
 
2014-01-14 12:48:17 PM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: I have this crazy idea for a device to help prevent texting while driving accidents. It works by requiring both of the driver's hand to be occupied for proper operation.

[img.fark.net image 299x376]
Like most safety devices, it is not 100% effective, as some will choose to circumvent the device's functionality, but those people are dumb.


You apparently haven't been using that device enough, or been dumb enough, to have experienced eating while using that device.

/fools prove much
 
2014-01-14 12:50:25 PM

FrancoFile: CSB
On the interstate Sunday, there was a big old Caddy that I was passing. I noticed something funny, turned my head, and the lady driving it was messing with some bright-green transparent plastic stencil stuff. Like what you'd use in the 80s to draw sign waves, flowchart symbols, etc - except really big. Macrame or something?


God, I hope it was a spirograph.

endosymbiont: On Sunday, I was riding and stopped at a red light in a long line of two lanes of cars stopped at the light. Directly to my right, a woman in her 20s was sitting in a Jeep absorbed in text messaging. I was unsure what to do. I figure if I did or said anything, I would basically end up looking like the douche.


She's texting while stopped. Why would you do anything?
 
2014-01-14 12:52:42 PM

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: Sixy-plus posts and no discussion of Russian dashcam videos?

You're slipping, Fark.


I was wondering whose camera we are watching. Maybe it's in the car of a Russian immigrant. Maybe it's in the car of someone who knew they were going to be in Florida and prepare appropriately.
 
2014-01-14 12:53:46 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-14 12:54:26 PM

Somebody Else: Cold_Sassy: FrancoFile: I'm shocked at how easily that car rolled over while traveling at such a low speed.

The tree always wins.

You saw how that tree just jumped out in front of him.


Yup, it was all the tree's fault ;)
 
2014-01-14 12:55:06 PM

Anayalator: After his WTF? moment, he kneels and assumes the position. Hilarious.


"Dad is going to really mad!"

"C'Mon!  EVERYBODY TEXTS!"
 
2014-01-14 12:55:47 PM

SoupJohnB: Can't remember the distinction between "careless" and "reckless" driving; but it seems to me those traffic charges should cover not paying attention to the road, and driving conditions, for whatever farkin' reason.  I turn that shiat off and just listen to the radio, when I'm focused on not getting in a crash.
/i.e. driving a car


I got a ticket for reckless driving once, but it was because of my Restless Leg Syndrome and it totally wasn't my fault, because my restless leg was twitching so bad that I hit the gas and just plowed into that guy in front of me. I tried to explain to the judge that I was a victim of "restless driving" but he didn't even find it funny, which is a complete injustice in itself.

My lawyer says that we will win on appeal, and that it will be a victory for Restless Leg sufferers everywhere. I hope so, because my legal bills are making me even more twitchy. I can't even clean my guns right now.
 
2014-01-14 12:55:53 PM

Rhypskallion: Texting drivers are more dangerous than drunk drivers.   They're everywhere, all the time,

and they have no clue once they are distracted Complete jackasses.
ftfy.
 
2014-01-14 12:56:48 PM

Unoriginal_Username: And I would say most drunk  stoneddrivers tend to drive 5 miles below the speed limit, both hands on the wheel and looking everywhere due to the fear of getting caught.


FTFY

Drunk's don't give a fark.
 
2014-01-14 12:57:17 PM

Car_Ramrod: FrancoFile: CSB
On the interstate Sunday, there was a big old Caddy that I was passing. I noticed something funny, turned my head, and the lady driving it was messing with some bright-green transparent plastic stencil stuff. Like what you'd use in the 80s to draw sign waves, flowchart symbols, etc - except really big. Macrame or something?

God, I hope it was a spirograph.

endosymbiont: On Sunday, I was riding and stopped at a red light in a long line of two lanes of cars stopped at the light. Directly to my right, a woman in her 20s was sitting in a Jeep absorbed in text messaging. I was unsure what to do. I figure if I did or said anything, I would basically end up looking like the douche.

She's texting while stopped. Why would you do anything?


This.

I know that in some places it is illegal to text at a red light, but as long as the phone is dropped and cars move promptly at the green, who cares what people are doing while stopped?
 
2014-01-14 12:58:15 PM

Car_Ramrod: FrancoFile: CSB
On the interstate Sunday, there was a big old Caddy that I was passing. I noticed something funny, turned my head, and the lady driving it was messing with some bright-green transparent plastic stencil stuff. Like what you'd use in the 80s to draw sign waves, flowchart symbols, etc - except really big. Macrame or something?

God, I hope it was a spirograph.

endosymbiont: On Sunday, I was riding and stopped at a red light in a long line of two lanes of cars stopped at the light. Directly to my right, a woman in her 20s was sitting in a Jeep absorbed in text messaging. I was unsure what to do. I figure if I did or said anything, I would basically end up looking like the douche.

She's texting while stopped. Why would you do anything?


Texting while stopped at a red light is actually promoted around here as an alternative to texting while the car is in motion. There's no harm in it as long as you put the phone down when the light turns green.
 
2014-01-14 12:58:19 PM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: I have this crazy idea for a device to help prevent texting while driving accidents. It works by requiring both of the driver's hand to be occupied for proper operation.


Do you drive stick?  I can eat, talk on the phone, and shift at the same time... This doesn't prevent an idiot from texting, or doing other distracting things (see beginning of post)
 
2014-01-14 12:59:47 PM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: I have this crazy idea for a device to help prevent texting while driving accidents. It works by requiring both of the driver's hand to be occupied for proper operation.

[img.fark.net image 299x376]
Like most safety devices, it is not 100% effective, as some will choose to circumvent the device's functionality, but those people are dumb.


While I agree having a stick would help, I'm driving a mazda3 6-speed, having bluetooth is even better.
Most current phones will take texts via voice and send them.

/haven't tried it through the cars bluetooth yet, but calling through it is nice.
 
2014-01-14 01:01:23 PM
When in my van or truck, I honk at people texting, but only as I'm passing.

When on my motorcycle, I do not engage but get the hell out of their way as fast as possible, the same applies to old people and Volvos.

When as a ped, I get ready to jump out of their way at a moments notice. If I have to jump out of harms way, grab rock and throw, run away quickly if large hairy strong man, stay and yell if small weak human.
 
2014-01-14 01:02:42 PM

SoupJohnB: IRQ12: miss diminutive: Looks more like drunk texting to me.

Having seen drunk driving vs texting accidents I would say that texting accidents are usually as bad as the .2+ drunk drivers.  Both are basically driving with a blindfold on.

It's not just texting, it's the bazillion gadgets inside the car that should be outright banned.

Can't remember the distinction between "careless" and "reckless" driving; but it seems to me those traffic charges should cover not paying attention to the road, and driving conditions, for whatever farkin' reason.  I turn that shiat off and just listen to the radio, when I'm focused on not getting in a crash.

/i.e. driving a car


Most states have distracted/careless driving laws.  The thing is that it's nowhere near as demonized or punished the same as DUI even though the outcome is exactly the same.  They are both willful negligence.  It's a rare occurrence you see someone so drunk they are all over the road, it's a daily occurrence with phones.

It's so bad that I won't cross a street at a stop sign until I make eye contact.
 
2014-01-14 01:03:05 PM

funzyr: If I'm driving next to someone and I see they have a phone up and they're looking at it instead of the road, I have begun to toot my horn. It causes them to look up without panicing. I doubt it does any lasting good, but everyone's safer for the next few moments.


Nah. The reaction you get:  QUIET!  HOW RUDE!   I'M ON THE PHONE!
 
2014-01-14 01:03:23 PM
1. If you don't notice a police car behind you, you're really not paying attention.

2. No seatbelt? Moron.
 
2014-01-14 01:04:02 PM

SmellsLikePoo: Do you drive stick?  I can eat, talk on the phone, and shift at the same time... This doesn't prevent an idiot from texting, or doing other distracting things (see beginning of post)


I love t9wording on a flip phone because I can type with the same hand that I am shifting with.
 
2014-01-14 01:05:03 PM

SmellsLikePoo: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: I have this crazy idea for a device to help prevent texting while driving accidents. It works by requiring both of the driver's hand to be occupied for proper operation.

Do you drive stick?  I can eat, talk on the phone, and shift at the same time... This doesn't prevent an idiot from texting, or doing other distracting things (see beginning of post)


Not safely, you can't.
 
2014-01-14 01:07:06 PM

Koodz: SmellsLikePoo: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: I have this crazy idea for a device to help prevent texting while driving accidents. It works by requiring both of the driver's hand to be occupied for proper operation.

Do you drive stick?  I can eat, talk on the phone, and shift at the same time... This doesn't prevent an idiot from texting, or doing other distracting things (see beginning of post)

Not safely, you can't.


I never claimed safety, I simply stated that a manual transmission will not stop people from behaving stupidly.
 
2014-01-14 01:09:37 PM

Watubi: vudukungfu: Insurance should file a claim against the driver on behalf of everyone else who pays into the pool.

I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I would think that in 99.99% of accidents, a driver did something wrong to cause it


It's one thing to mis-operate your vehicle, it's something different to be operating a device other than your vehicle while driving.
 
2014-01-14 01:09:47 PM

SmellsLikePoo: Koodz: SmellsLikePoo: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: I have this crazy idea for a device to help prevent texting while driving accidents. It works by requiring both of the driver's hand to be occupied for proper operation.

Do you drive stick?  I can eat, talk on the phone, and shift at the same time... This doesn't prevent an idiot from texting, or doing other distracting things (see beginning of post)

Not safely, you can't.

I never claimed safety, I simply stated that a manual transmission will not stop people from behaving stupidly.


Gotcha. Agreed. I performed most of my great acts of teenage idiocy with a shifter in my left hand.

However it was before the days if GPS, in-dash video, and smart phones. Only rich kids even had a dumb phone. I wouldn't have survived it today.
 
2014-01-14 01:11:16 PM

Cybernetic: Car_Ramrod: FrancoFile: CSB
On the interstate Sunday, there was a big old Caddy that I was passing. I noticed something funny, turned my head, and the lady driving it was messing with some bright-green transparent plastic stencil stuff. Like what you'd use in the 80s to draw sign waves, flowchart symbols, etc - except really big. Macrame or something?

God, I hope it was a spirograph.

endosymbiont: On Sunday, I was riding and stopped at a red light in a long line of two lanes of cars stopped at the light. Directly to my right, a woman in her 20s was sitting in a Jeep absorbed in text messaging. I was unsure what to do. I figure if I did or said anything, I would basically end up looking like the douche.

She's texting while stopped. Why would you do anything?

Texting while stopped at a red light is actually promoted around here as an alternative to texting while the car is in motion. There's no harm in it as long as you put the phone down when the light turns green.


Except that they don't go when the light turns green, because they're looking down at the phone. They wait to notice the movement of other vehicles in their peripheral vision, which means they keep everyone behind them from making the short left turn window.
 
2014-01-14 01:14:27 PM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: I have this crazy idea for a device to help prevent texting while driving accidents. It works by requiring both of the driver's hand to be occupied for proper operation.

[img.fark.net image 299x376]
Like most safety devices, it is not 100% effective, as some will choose to circumvent the device's functionality, but those people are dumb.


Because it's impossible to steer with your knee while you load a bowltext?
 
2014-01-14 01:14:38 PM
His insurance company should permanently cancel his insurance. There's no way in hell this dude should ever be on the road ever again.
 
2014-01-14 01:18:55 PM

FarkerSnow: I ride a moto and just knock on texting driver's windows and yell at them.

/if I'm bigger than they are.


I usually honk and put my thumb and pinky up to my head like a phone and then point down while shaking my head. It's surprisingly effective. Only aftermarket part I've bothered to put on was a louder horn. I try to remember that motorcycles are just hard to see, but get off the frogdamned phone!
 
2014-01-14 01:21:25 PM

Z-clipped: Cybernetic: Car_Ramrod: FrancoFile: CSB
On the interstate Sunday, there was a big old Caddy that I was passing. I noticed something funny, turned my head, and the lady driving it was messing with some bright-green transparent plastic stencil stuff. Like what you'd use in the 80s to draw sign waves, flowchart symbols, etc - except really big. Macrame or something?

God, I hope it was a spirograph.

endosymbiont: On Sunday, I was riding and stopped at a red light in a long line of two lanes of cars stopped at the light. Directly to my right, a woman in her 20s was sitting in a Jeep absorbed in text messaging. I was unsure what to do. I figure if I did or said anything, I would basically end up looking like the douche.

She's texting while stopped. Why would you do anything?

Texting while stopped at a red light is actually promoted around here as an alternative to texting while the car is in motion. There's no harm in it as long as you put the phone down when the light turns green.

Except that they don't go when the light turns green, because they're looking down at the phone. They wait to notice the movement of other vehicles in their peripheral vision, which means they keep everyone behind them from making the short left turn window.


My experience is that people in general are awful about making left hand turns, especially in turn-at-signal-only situations.
 
2014-01-14 01:23:19 PM

Alexei Novikov: FarkerSnow: I ride a moto and just knock on texting driver's windows and yell at them.

/if I'm bigger than they are.

I usually honk and put my thumb and pinky up to my head like a phone and then point down while shaking my head. It's surprisingly effective. Only aftermarket part I've bothered to put on was a louder horn. I try to remember that motorcycles are just hard to see, but get off the frogdamned phone!


So now instead of them using their phone, they're paying attention to you and your little play. Brilliant.
 
2014-01-14 01:24:49 PM

Marshmallow Jones: A few weeks ago, I was in my usual heavy-traffic commute, and kept an eye onhis 20-something girl in my rearview mirror who was looking up and then down, then up, then down.  I was sure she was going to drive straight into the back of me, so I switched lanes.   A few minutes later she was a little ahead of me, and she had to do the brake stomp/swerve into the shoulder thing as she was about to hit the person ahead of her.   I drove past her when she started moving again and it looked like she was probably trying to reach the phone on the mat in front of the passenger seat.

If she's still alive it would surprise me.


Happened to me last night on my way home from work. Left lane comes to an abrupt stop, lady behind me is texting her BFF Jill and doesn't notice, continues racing towards me at 50mph+. She must have looked up right before she was about to hit me and noticed it was too late to brake, so she swerved into the HOV lane where she hit another car. That accident looked like it was only cosmetic, but holy hell was I shaken up after almost getting plowed into at that speed.
 
2014-01-14 01:31:22 PM
73 degrees and scattered clouds...
nice

/tfa
 
2014-01-14 01:40:44 PM

SmellsLikePoo: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: I have this crazy idea for a device to help prevent texting while driving accidents. It works by requiring both of the driver's hand to be occupied for proper operation.

Do you drive stick?  I can eat, talk on the phone, and shift at the same time... This doesn't prevent an idiot from texting, or doing other distracting things (see beginning of post)


I had a friend who could roll a joint while driving stick. At night.

/fat joints
 
2014-01-14 01:40:52 PM
and how swell would it have been if there had been someone on the sidewalk just then...

lh3.ggpht.com
 
2014-01-14 01:51:56 PM
endosymbiont:
the should put a sensor in the middle of steering wheels. If it detects a text being composed within 2 feet while the car is moving, the car gets disabled for 45 minutes. That would be a good incentive not to text.

My suggested solution has always been to remove all air bags and seat belts on the drivers side, and put a 12 inch steel spike in the center of the steering wheel.
 
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