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(Essex Chronicle)   Driver mistakenly thinks car is alight because Adele's 'Fire' was playing on the radio. Yes, really   (essexchronicle.co.uk) divider line 30
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2014-07-22 09:54:14 AM
We couldn't find the highway, so we had to take this thing called the M6.
 
2014-07-22 10:41:59 AM
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Approves of these shenanigans.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-22 11:00:46 AM
A legend about the US Navy says a plane caught fire during launch off a carrier, an officer screamed "you're on fire, eject!" over the radio, and all four pilots in the air at the time ejected.
 
2014-07-22 11:24:41 AM
SPEAK ENGLISH!!
 
2014-07-22 11:27:40 AM
I woke up in the middle of the night once because I left music playing and upload.wikimedia.org came on, first song "This House Is on Fire." Somehow my sleeping brain did the math, figured out I live in a house and not an apartment, but couldn't figure out who this woman was who was talking. Even though I've heard her hundreds of times.

And so my brain decided to panic me out of sleep to put out the fire.
 
2014-07-22 11:34:18 AM
Good thing the lady wasn't listening to Alicia Keys! 

THIS.  GIRL.  IS ON.  FIYAAA


This.  Girl.  Is on.  Fiyaaaaaaaaa-ah!
 
2014-07-22 11:34:19 AM
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2014-07-22 11:36:10 AM
Just to make sure I have this straight, the brits would rather someone drive exhausted or read a map while in motion than to take a 5 minute stop on the side of the road?
 
2014-07-22 11:39:46 AM

Thingster: Just to make sure I have this straight, the brits would rather someone drive exhausted or read a map while in motion than to take a 5 minute stop on the side of the road?


...or continue to the next exit and find somewhere safe to stop.
 
2014-07-22 11:40:00 AM
Good thing it wasen't 'It's the end of the world as we know it'
 
2014-07-22 11:40:48 AM

ChipNASA: SPEAK ENGLISH!!


What, your car is not alight or something?
 
2014-07-22 11:44:27 AM

Slaxl: Thingster: Just to make sure I have this straight, the brits would rather someone drive exhausted or read a map while in motion than to take a 5 minute stop on the side of the road?

...or continue to the next exit and find somewhere safe to stop.


And the shoulder isn't safe?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-22 11:50:48 AM
Lucky Dave Matthews isn't big in England. But officer, the car told me to crash.
 
2014-07-22 11:52:20 AM

Thingster: Just to make sure I have this straight, the brits would rather someone drive exhausted or read a map while in motion than to take a 5 minute stop on the side of the road?


These are all excuses people gave for parking in the breakdown lane of a freeway, not pulling into the side of a surface street.

The hard shoulder of a motorway is such a dangerous place that the advice when broken down is to exit the vehicle and stay on the grass verge well away from traffic
 
2014-07-22 11:58:43 AM
Last year I dated someone who played the "21" album ALL day long. Songs that started out listenable became unbearable, songs that I didn't care for to begin with became sheer torture.

There was a time when, if I was driving and was forced to listen to "Set Fire to the Rain" AGAIN, I would have driven off the road on purpose, just to end the misery once and for all.

Nowadays, the only song off that album that I enjoy listening to is the bluegrass number at the end: "If it hadn't been for love". One that she didn't write, of course.
 
2014-07-22 12:01:16 PM

Norfolking Chance: Thingster: Just to make sure I have this straight, the brits would rather someone drive exhausted or read a map while in motion than to take a 5 minute stop on the side of the road?

These are all excuses people gave for parking in the breakdown lane of a freeway, not pulling into the side of a surface street.

The hard shoulder of a motorway is such a dangerous place that the advice when broken down is to exit the vehicle and stay on the grass verge well away from traffic


I realize this, but which is a more immediate danger:

Someone that is so exhausted they can't drive safely anymore pulling over to sleep *or* that same person driving on?

In most, maybe all, US States stopping on the shoulder due to exhaustion is a valid emergency stop.
 
2014-07-22 12:03:20 PM
True story: was in bed the other night and the mrs couldn't cum. Bed was on fire though.
 
2014-07-22 12:08:20 PM

ChipNASA: SPEAK ENGLISH!!


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/totes obscure
 
2014-07-22 12:12:51 PM
Why is people checking maps on a list of inappropriate responses alongside thinking the vehicle is on fire due to a song title or attempting to get a new insurance policy or selling a vehicle on the spot?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-07-22 12:20:47 PM
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Something like the Paul Shaffer Fire Alarm?
 
2014-07-22 12:27:18 PM
I took a company car to New Orleans and looked down at the radio that was on but had the volume turned all the way down and it displayed "Get Out Now" for a split second I thought "What the Hades!", but then I realized what it was. First time I have seen a radio that displays the song title and is not a satellite radio.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-07-22 12:28:33 PM

Alkoholiker: ChipNASA: SPEAK ENGLISH!!

What, your car is not alight or something?


My door is a jar.
 
2014-07-22 12:32:08 PM

vpb: Alkoholiker: ChipNASA: SPEAK ENGLISH!!

What, your car is not alight or something?

My door is a jar.


"the chair is against the wall, the chair is against the wall", "john has a long mustache, john has a long mustache".
 
2014-07-22 12:41:04 PM
Does the UK actually have a good amount of rest stops, or is it like the US in that rest stops barely exist? If the former, I can kind of understand why they would rather you stop at a rest stop than be on the side of the road. On another note, playing Euro Truck Simulator 2, it blew my mind that you were allowed to actually sleep in your truck at a rest stop. I always thought police chased sleepers out of rest stops. Maybe that's just a US thing, or I'm completely mistaken. No driver's license, after all.
 
2014-07-22 01:01:54 PM
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At least he wasn't listening to the audio book version of this.

/First thing I thought of.
 
2014-07-22 01:41:33 PM
If you've ever listened to The Cure's "The Top" you'll know it starts with the grinding, metallic sound of an old-fashioned metal top (the kind with the pump on it) spinning down. I once panicked because that song came on while I was driving and I mistook the sound for having come from my vehicle. For a moment I thought I'd dropped the transmission or something.

Other than that, I hate it when songs have police sirens in them and they come on while I'm driving.
 
2014-07-22 04:13:18 PM

Pichu0102: Does the UK actually have a good amount of rest stops, or is it like the US in that rest stops barely exist? If the former, I can kind of understand why they would rather you stop at a rest stop than be on the side of the road.

UK highways have a reasonable number of stops, but they're more like US turnpike service plazas than rest stops - a service building with restrooms, convenience store, one or two eateries (Costa Coffee, Road Chef, etc.), and a petrol station. Some of these service areas are fairly elaborate, with seating for a few hundred people. On average, they're every 20 miles or so.
 
2014-07-22 04:27:45 PM

Thingster: Norfolking Chance: Thingster: Just to make sure I have this straight, the brits would rather someone drive exhausted or read a map while in motion than to take a 5 minute stop on the side of the road?

These are all excuses people gave for parking in the breakdown lane of a freeway, not pulling into the side of a surface street.

The hard shoulder of a motorway is such a dangerous place that the advice when broken down is to exit the vehicle and stay on the grass verge well away from traffic

I realize this, but which is a more immediate danger:

Someone that is so exhausted they can't drive safely anymore pulling over to sleep *or* that same person driving on?

In most, maybe all, US States stopping on the shoulder due to exhaustion is a valid emergency stop.


Most motorways have services every 20 odd miles so it's easy to find a  place to rest if you need to so if you are not safe to drive for another 15 minutes you should of already pulled off the motorway. With all those stops having a kip on the hard shoulder is the more dangerous thing to do.
 
2014-07-22 04:33:06 PM

The Man With Crazy Super Animal Powers: If you've ever listened to The Cure's "The Top" you'll know it starts with the grinding, metallic sound of an old-fashioned metal top (the kind with the pump on it) spinning down. I once panicked because that song came on while I was driving and I mistook the sound for having come from my vehicle. For a moment I thought I'd dropped the transmission or something.

Other than that, I hate it when songs have police sirens in them and they come on while I'm driving.


Really? Pray tell, why do you dislike the sound of sirens when driving? Something we should know about you?

When I'm out driving and I hear a police siren, my first thought is "Yes! One of these [other driver] idiots is about to get it!"
 
2014-07-22 04:34:01 PM

Norfolking Chance: Thingster: Norfolking Chance: Thingster: Just to make sure I have this straight, the brits would rather someone drive exhausted or read a map while in motion than to take a 5 minute stop on the side of the road?

These are all excuses people gave for parking in the breakdown lane of a freeway, not pulling into the side of a surface street.

The hard shoulder of a motorway is such a dangerous place that the advice when broken down is to exit the vehicle and stay on the grass verge well away from traffic

I realize this, but which is a more immediate danger:

Someone that is so exhausted they can't drive safely anymore pulling over to sleep *or* that same person driving on?

In most, maybe all, US States stopping on the shoulder due to exhaustion is a valid emergency stop.

Most motorways have services every 20 odd miles so it's easy to find a  place to rest if you need to so if you are not safe to drive for another 15 minutes you should of already pulled off the motorway. With all those stops having a kip on the hard shoulder is the more dangerous thing to do.


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