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(News 96.5 Florida)   If you text while driving, you might roll your car. If you're really lucky, the whole thing will be caught on a dash cam and posted on the internet   (news965.com ) divider line
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10768 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Jan 2014 at 11:35 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-14 11:44:59 AM  
8 votes:
...and then a 70 year old ex-cop came and shot him dead.
2014-01-14 12:38:36 PM  
3 votes:

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 12:24:04 PM  
3 votes:
knuckledraggin.com

Was it this guy?
2014-01-14 12:14:45 PM  
3 votes:

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.


I use to ride a motorcycle, but then I took a minivan to the knee.
2014-01-14 12:03:21 PM  
3 votes:

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

/if I'm bigger than they are.


You should keep a pair of diving goggles and a snorkel on you for just such an occasion. It would be surreal as hell to see a diver banging on your car door. "Wait, am I underwater?"
2014-01-14 01:51:56 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-01-14 12:43:15 PM  
2 votes:
As always, bad things happen on roads named MLK.
2014-01-14 12:24:16 PM  
2 votes:

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


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2014-01-14 12:18:43 PM  
2 votes:

cgraves67: 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.


Like most safety devices, it is not 100% effective, as some will choose to circumvent the device's functionality, but those people are dumb.

I have known some teenagers who probably wouldn't shift until they finish their text. RPMs be damned.


CSB time:

When I was a teenager, my next-door neighbor's daughter - cute, blonde and dumb as a post - had some sort of sporty Dodge coupe. The tachometer was indicated in RPMx100, not x1000 like normal today. One afternoon, I rode with her to the corner stop-and-rob and she commented that her car was a piece of shiat. Wouldn't go over 50, she said.

Because she was looking at the tach.

/lots of speeding tickets
// she blew that engine up eventually
/// we're still friends today

End CSB
2014-01-14 11:56:04 AM  
2 votes:
rlv.zcache.com
2014-01-14 11:42:35 AM  
2 votes:

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


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2014-01-14 11:38:58 AM  
2 votes:
funnycatwallpapers.com
2014-01-14 07:43:32 PM  
1 vote:

LiteWerk: I have been known to lay on the horn for 5-10 seconds every time I see somebody texting while driving.  You know, when they are in the lane next to me.  And, this happens at least once or twice a week.

/not gonna let the ignorant a-holes kill somebody if I can do something to stop it


So you're one of the people who lays on the horn while I'm glancing down to advance songs on my phone.

Got it.
2014-01-14 06:13:22 PM  
1 vote:

DigitalCoffee: we nd a txt ofndrs lst


It would be rendered useless as soon as it started filling up with 18yo guys texting their 16yo girlfriends, and guys who got caught drunkenly pissing on their phones.
2014-01-14 03:37:35 PM  
1 vote:

theslowblade: Car_Ramrod: 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.

Yup, and if you give me a pissy face or flip me off I'll take a mirror. You can whine all you want about interacting and distracting the allready distracted till you're blue in the face. Ever use your horn?  same farking thing!

The problem has become so bad that there really is nothing left to be done than to make your own personal contribution to the education of these irresponsible assholes. I can tell you that after one of my "lessons" the driver will at the very least think twice about using that phone behind the wheel. I'm doing these things after I've almost been killed, so safety is moot at this point.

You also might be interested in the advanced course I will be teaching in the spring when people start driving with their windows down "try to get your phone back from the guy on the bike who is allready gone".


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2014-01-14 12:55:47 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:40:56 PM  
1 vote:
Too bad there weren't some indigenous Floridians at the bus stop.
2014-01-14 12:39:52 PM  
1 vote:

Cold_Sassy: The tree always wins.


Sometimes it's not even a good contest.

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2014-01-14 12:33:41 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:29:30 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:06:38 PM  
1 vote:

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


The tree always wins.
2014-01-14 12:05:39 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2014-01-14 12:03:34 PM  
1 vote:
i403.photobucket.com
2014-01-14 11:59:32 AM  
1 vote:

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
2014-01-14 11:59:07 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2014-01-14 11:43:57 AM  
1 vote:
Dumbass!

/You will read this in Red Forman's voice.
2014-01-14 11:40:32 AM  
1 vote:
Did he complete his test message?  Important details, subby.
2014-01-14 10:42:23 AM  
1 vote:
Looks more like drunk texting to me.
 
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