If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(KNBC 4 Los Angeles)   Drivers cited for failing to yield to a cop dressed as a traffic cone in the crosswalk. Finally an accurate uniform they can wear   (nbclosangeles.com) divider line 63
    More: Strange  
•       •       •

6589 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Aug 2014 at 4:21 AM (9 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



63 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-08-17 03:11:11 AM  
mixlol.com
 
2014-08-17 04:24:00 AM  
If I saw that I would stop, get out of my car, and kick the cone repeatedly
 
2014-08-17 04:25:53 AM  
Well we obviously know who was on the departments shiat list.  Dressing up as a cone on the asphalt all day crossing the streets in one hundred degree weather.  Not exactly a prime detail.
 
2014-08-17 04:31:49 AM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-08-17 04:37:12 AM  
img.fark.net
The originally planned costume, rejected by police.
 
2014-08-17 04:38:45 AM  
I happen to be a road worker for Riverside County and I'm getting a real kick out of this...

But in all seriousness, my bright orange vest must mean "PLEASE HIT ME!" in a large population. I'm looking at you, nursing homes.
 
2014-08-17 04:44:44 AM  
Welcome to road hypnosis!

You're brain, for the most part, is a lazy bum.  It really doesn't want to pay attention to sensory input at all.  Once you've done something (like drive the same route) a few times, your brain just says "eh, screw this, I know what I'm doing", and shuts down most cognitive functions.
 
2014-08-17 04:46:30 AM  
I wonder how far back the cars are when he/she steps out onto the road.
 
2014-08-17 04:54:13 AM  

Boo_Guy: I wonder how far back the cars are when he/she steps out onto the road.


I imagine zero feet. Not hard to find enough dumbasses to ticket.
 
2014-08-17 04:55:26 AM  

austin_millbarge: [img.fark.net image 454x648]
The originally planned costume, rejected by police.


You are what you beat?

/I've been having morons for breakfast.
 
2014-08-17 04:56:45 AM  

opiumpoopy: Boo_Guy: I wonder how far back the cars are when he/she steps out onto the road.

I imagine zero feet. Not hard to find enough dumbasses to ticket.


Duh. Should read the other post. I meant s/he was probably at the edge.

But, y'know, likely standing still as the car approaches.

/ sometime pedestrian. Can you tell?
 
2014-08-17 04:58:02 AM  
lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-08-17 05:02:58 AM  
Remember, it's all about $$$afety!
 
2014-08-17 05:03:36 AM  
I would've assumed it was just an oversized traffic cone, unless it moved.

I've seen weirder shiat on my commute.;
 
2014-08-17 05:05:06 AM  
The French are weird.
 
2014-08-17 05:08:03 AM  
Do this long enough and eventually someone is going to freak and crash into something at the sight of the cone 'coming to life'.
Or run the cone over.
 
2014-08-17 05:44:51 AM  
It might try to kill me,  no way I'm stopping!
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-17 05:45:13 AM  
s.yimg.com
 
2014-08-17 06:05:27 AM  
I was looking for the gang of Keep left signs.
 
2014-08-17 06:17:48 AM  

daffy: I was looking for the gang of Keep left signs.


Stop it! This thread is getting too silly.
 
2014-08-17 06:20:04 AM  
Must have been an extremely tiny cop.
 
2014-08-17 06:26:22 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-17 06:55:36 AM  
I read the headline and I thought the *drivers* were the ones dressed as traffic cones.  I thought that was one creative judge.
 
2014-08-17 07:08:10 AM  
lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-08-17 07:12:28 AM  
williammaginn.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-17 07:15:06 AM  

cretinbob: [mixlol.com image 580x433]


My reaction as well.

/If I was more drunk than usual, I'd probably try to go hug the giant traffic cone to see what happens.
 
2014-08-17 07:42:48 AM  
I was trying to figure out why the cop was dressed as a traffic cone before I read the article.  Now I sort of understand why.

UltimaCS: I happen to be a road worker for Riverside County and I'm getting a real kick out of this...

But in all seriousness, my bright orange vest must mean "PLEASE HIT ME!" in a large population. I'm looking at you, nursing homes.


When I was a cart jockey for a supermarket, I swear more people almost hit me when I wore those vests than when I didn't.  Also, I try to be careful in work zones, but it always seems like at least one road worker does not pay attention to traffic going by.  Both drivers and road workers need to pay attention in work zones.
 
2014-08-17 07:59:51 AM  

starsrift: I would've assumed it was just an oversized traffic cone, unless it moved.

I've seen weirder shiat on my commute.;


C18H27NO3: Do this long enough and eventually someone is going to freak and crash into something at the sight of the cone 'coming to life'.
Or run the cone over.


Dudes, seriously, RTFA FFS, the cop wasn't pretending to be a traffic cone and jumping up to surprise drivers.  He was walking back and forth across in the crosswalk - and wearing the cone outfit because drivers cited in the past claimed they never saw the cop.
 
2014-08-17 08:12:00 AM  
I've never lived in an area where pedestrians can just start walking across a crosswalk and traffic has to come to a halt.  It's always have been pedestrians cross at intersections, with the light.  That isn't always perfect since cars making turns don't always watch for pedestrians, but at least there is an intersection bringing traffic to a much slower speed to look for walkers.  Even in parking lots, pedestrians are hit, and you shouldn't be going over 10 mph.  However a crosswalk that allows pedestrians to just start crossing and forces traffic to stop suddenly for them seems very ludicrous to me even in residential zones.  If I visit any area with those crosswalks, my trip will be short and I won't be using those crosswalks.

/who knows, one pedestrian might get pissed and end up in my rear tire.
 
2014-08-17 08:16:32 AM  
Now someone correct me if I am wrong here...

(Former Southern Californian here)...IIRC, in Cali, pedestrians have the right of way in the crosswalk...fine...the problem is that you cannot turn if someone is in the crosswalk, even if they are WAYYY on the other side....100' from you.  Am I correct about this?
 
2014-08-17 08:19:48 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: starsrift: I would've assumed it was just an oversized traffic cone, unless it moved.
I've seen weirder shiat on my commute.;

Dudes, seriously, RTFA FFS, the cop wasn't pretending to be a traffic cone and jumping up to surprise drivers.  He was walking back and forth across in the crosswalk - and wearing the cone outfit because drivers cited in the past claimed they never saw the cop.


I would've assumed the article was just what the headline said, unless it moved.
I've seen weirder shiat on my Fark.
 
2014-08-17 08:21:11 AM  

47 is the new 42: When I was a cart jockey for a supermarket, I swear more people almost hit me when I wore those vests than when I didn't.


I would guess when customers see that you're an employee, they assume you are always going to stop and wait for them.  I'm sure you also noticed a difference in people's attitudes towards you when you had your uniform on, and when you went shopping.

One of my cousins was painting some rooms in her house, when two things happened.  One she dropped some paint, getting a lot on herself, and then she noticed another can wasn't mixed well at Sherman Williams.  So she stormed back to SW and proceeded to tear the clerk apart.  Later at home, she calmed down and went back to apologize.  It's just like everyone else, they mistakenly crap on their own day and somehow it is your fault.  I think that is the crux of why working retail sucks.  All the other stuff is tolerable if the public didn't want to punish clerks all the time.
 
GBB
2014-08-17 08:52:13 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-17 08:55:05 AM  
The program was created in response to complaints that many drivers don't stop for people at crosswalks and intersections haven't been shaken down for district revenue yet.
 
2014-08-17 09:03:01 AM  

lack of warmth: 47 is the new 42: When I was a cart jockey for a supermarket, I swear more people almost hit me when I wore those vests than when I didn't.

I would guess when customers see that you're an employee, they assume you are always going to stop and wait for them.  I'm sure you also noticed a difference in people's attitudes towards you when you had your uniform on, and when you went shopping.

One of my cousins was painting some rooms in her house, when two things happened.  One she dropped some paint, getting a lot on herself, and then she noticed another can wasn't mixed well at Sherman Williams.  So she stormed back to SW and proceeded to tear the clerk apart.  Later at home, she calmed down and went back to apologize.  It's just like everyone else, they mistakenly crap on their own day and somehow it is your fault.  I think that is the crux of why working retail sucks.  All the other stuff is tolerable if the public didn't want to punish clerks all the time.


The vest was only part of the uniform.
 
2014-08-17 09:16:41 AM  
I hate people who don't yield to pedestrians, but... When I'm driving, and looking for potential pedestrians who might be crossing, I'm looking for interactive clues that they might be planning on using the crosswalk.

Are they at the edge of the crosswalk, looking both ways for oncoming traffic, turning their heads, nudging out towards the crosswalk?  Are they using the automatic door method, striding confidently towards the crosswalk?

Or are they some kind of complete idiot having a conversation with a friend, or playing with their phone on the edge of a sidewalk that just happens to be near a crosswalk, and they have zero intention of crossing.

So, you come to a giant orange cone costume at the edge of the road.  Is it crossing, or is it some kind of obnoxious advertising campaign like one of those Florida sign spinners who you try to ignore so you can keep your eyes on the road and drive safely?  What kind of visual clue are you getting, if any that it intends to cross?  I'd fight the ticket in court.
 
2014-08-17 09:18:52 AM  
In a small town near when I live there are a number of incidents on crosswalks because people walk down the sidewalk and then take an immediate hard turn and charge right out on the crosswalk (This particular town breeds a special form of arrogance mixed with ignorance, it's actually kinda scary at times). The town put up lights, but people don't use them because that means walking ALL the way over to the button!

So, driving through this town you have to pay more attention to the people walking down the sidewalks than the actual roads and other cars, trying to anticipate whether or not they are going to decide to change directions and walk right out into the road with warning. Make eye contact with the slowing/stopping drivers people, you don't want to find yourself underneath someone's tires because Bieber came on the radio at that exact second and the driver clamored to change the station.

/ I keed, but seriously, right-of-way won't mean shiat if you're dead or severely injured and likely to spend the rest of your life in extreme pain. But, alas, people still go with the "Meh, I'll just sue!" attitude and giver.
 
2014-08-17 09:31:41 AM  

47 is the new 42: lack of warmth: 47 is the new 42: When I was a cart jockey for a supermarket, I swear more people almost hit me when I wore those vests than when I didn't.

I would guess when customers see that you're an employee, they assume you are always going to stop and wait for them.  I'm sure you also noticed a difference in people's attitudes towards you when you had your uniform on, and when you went shopping.

One of my cousins was painting some rooms in her house, when two things happened.  One she dropped some paint, getting a lot on herself, and then she noticed another can wasn't mixed well at Sherman Williams.  So she stormed back to SW and proceeded to tear the clerk apart.  Later at home, she calmed down and went back to apologize.  It's just like everyone else, they mistakenly crap on their own day and somehow it is your fault.  I think that is the crux of why working retail sucks.  All the other stuff is tolerable if the public didn't want to punish clerks all the time.

The vest was only part of the uniform.


I know that.  But I was referring the difference of attitude towards your regular uniform in the store and your casual clothes.
 
2014-08-17 09:33:54 AM  

Ker_Thwap: I hate people who don't yield to pedestrians, but... When I'm driving, and looking for potential pedestrians who might be crossing, I'm looking for interactive clues that they might be planning on using the crosswalk.

Are they at the edge of the crosswalk, looking both ways for oncoming traffic, turning their heads, nudging out towards the crosswalk?  Are they using the automatic door method, striding confidently towards the crosswalk?

Or are they some kind of complete idiot having a conversation with a friend, or playing with their phone on the edge of a sidewalk that just happens to be near a crosswalk, and they have zero intention of crossing.

So, you come to a giant orange cone costume at the edge of the road.  Is it crossing, or is it some kind of obnoxious advertising campaign like one of those Florida sign spinners who you try to ignore so you can keep your eyes on the road and drive safely?  What kind of visual clue are you getting, if any that it intends to cross?  I'd fight the ticket in court.


How about making it a requirement for pedestrians to hold up a hand when about to cross, or they get a jaywalking ticket?  Would that help drivers know when someone plans on crossing?
 
2014-08-17 09:34:47 AM  

veale728: If I saw that I would stop, get out of my car, and kick the cone repeatedly


1.bp.blogspot.com
'Another game of 'Kick the Cone'.

/IDK, I'm just weird ;p
 
2014-08-17 09:40:28 AM  

lack of warmth: Ker_Thwap: I hate people who don't yield to pedestrians, but... When I'm driving, and looking for potential pedestrians who might be crossing, I'm looking for interactive clues that they might be planning on using the crosswalk.

Are they at the edge of the crosswalk, looking both ways for oncoming traffic, turning their heads, nudging out towards the crosswalk?  Are they using the automatic door method, striding confidently towards the crosswalk?

Or are they some kind of complete idiot having a conversation with a friend, or playing with their phone on the edge of a sidewalk that just happens to be near a crosswalk, and they have zero intention of crossing.

So, you come to a giant orange cone costume at the edge of the road.  Is it crossing, or is it some kind of obnoxious advertising campaign like one of those Florida sign spinners who you try to ignore so you can keep your eyes on the road and drive safely?  What kind of visual clue are you getting, if any that it intends to cross?  I'd fight the ticket in court.

How about making it a requirement for pedestrians to hold up a hand when about to cross, or they get a jaywalking ticket?  Would that help drivers know when someone plans on crossing?


I'd prefer that we just shock train the idiots who loiter near crosswalks with no intention of crossing.   Well, I was thinking about crossing, but then I started reading this text... ZZZT!
 
2014-08-17 09:54:09 AM  
Oh, and while we're on the crosswalk subject, be a good pedestrian.  If you're young and healthy, move right across.  If you're old and feeble, take your time.

I watched in horror last year as an old man tried to rush across a crosswalk, and did the slowly accelerating stumble into the inevitable face plant.  At which point, I had to stop and help him on his way, stopping traffic for several minutes.
 
pla
2014-08-17 10:14:03 AM  
Three major problems here.

First, if I saw a guy on the side of the road wearing a traffic cone costume, I would write him off as some sort of advertisement or mascot who planned to hang out on that corner all day harassing passers-by. I wouldn't stop for him, because I wouldn't expect him to want to leave his corner.

Second, although I will give the Moreno Valley PD the benefit of the doubt here, people who really do want to cross often don't make that obvious. You want to cross? Step right up to the curb (even over the curb and on the side of the road, if safe), and alternately look expectantly at traffic and at the other side of the road. If you lean casually against a building in the general vicinity of a crosswalk, that does not tell me that I should stop for you.

Finally, crosswalks at traffic lights generally have a walk/hurry/stop signal specifically for the pedestrians. At such an intersection, I will never stop for a pedestrian, because they have their own damned light and crossing against it counts as jaywalking (whether or not they technically have "right of way", which in that situation I interpret as "I can't hit you but I sure as hell won't accommodate you).

When cities start addressing all of those issues - No loitering on corners, correct want-to-cross etiquette, and jaywalking - They'll start to see people taking crosswalks seriously. Until then, crosswalks mean nothing more than a waste of paint splashed on the nice clean asphault.
 
2014-08-17 10:32:28 AM  

Ker_Thwap: lack of warmth: Ker_Thwap: I hate people who don't yield to pedestrians, but... When I'm driving, and looking for potential pedestrians who might be crossing, I'm looking for interactive clues that they might be planning on using the crosswalk.

Are they at the edge of the crosswalk, looking both ways for oncoming traffic, turning their heads, nudging out towards the crosswalk?  Are they using the automatic door method, striding confidently towards the crosswalk?

Or are they some kind of complete idiot having a conversation with a friend, or playing with their phone on the edge of a sidewalk that just happens to be near a crosswalk, and they have zero intention of crossing.

So, you come to a giant orange cone costume at the edge of the road.  Is it crossing, or is it some kind of obnoxious advertising campaign like one of those Florida sign spinners who you try to ignore so you can keep your eyes on the road and drive safely?  What kind of visual clue are you getting, if any that it intends to cross?  I'd fight the ticket in court.

How about making it a requirement for pedestrians to hold up a hand when about to cross, or they get a jaywalking ticket?  Would that help drivers know when someone plans on crossing?

I'd prefer that we just shock train the idiots who loiter near crosswalks with no intention of crossing.   Well, I was thinking about crossing, but then I started reading this text... ZZZT!


Ker_Thwap: lack of warmth: Ker_Thwap: I hate people who don't yield to pedestrians, but... When I'm driving, and looking for potential pedestrians who might be crossing, I'm looking for interactive clues that they might be planning on using the crosswalk.

Are they at the edge of the crosswalk, looking both ways for oncoming traffic, turning their heads, nudging out towards the crosswalk?  Are they using the automatic door method, striding confidently towards the crosswalk?

Or are they some kind of complete idiot having a conversation with a friend, or playing with their phone on the edge of a sidewalk that just happens to be near a crosswalk, and they have zero intention of crossing.

So, you come to a giant orange cone costume at the edge of the road.  Is it crossing, or is it some kind of obnoxious advertising campaign like one of those Florida sign spinners who you try to ignore so you can keep your eyes on the road and drive safely?  What kind of visual clue are you getting, if any that it intends to cross?  I'd fight the ticket in court.

How about making it a requirement for pedestrians to hold up a hand when about to cross, or they get a jaywalking ticket?  Would that help drivers know when someone plans on crossing?

I'd prefer that we just shock train the idiots who loiter near crosswalks with no intention of crossing.   Well, I was thinking about crossing, but then I started reading this text... ZZZT!


I'm all for tasering idiots, but ticketing is the more likely legal option.

/don't taze me bro, I need to take a pre-crossing selfie.  *bzzzz*
 
2014-08-17 10:35:47 AM  
How was I supposed to see him? I was reading a text. Gimme a braek here.
 
2014-08-17 11:15:54 AM  

Bob The Nob: [i.imgur.com image 360x254]


Came for the vicious gangs of Keep Left signs. Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-08-17 11:45:23 AM  

Daedalus27: Well we obviously know who was on the departments shiat list.  Dressing up as a cone on the asphalt all day crossing the streets in one hundred degree weather.  Not exactly a prime detail.


No kidding.  He must have shot a grandmother in a botched drug raid.
 
2014-08-17 12:02:37 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-17 12:35:13 PM  
"Your honor, I had no idea what bizarre drugs the apparent lunatic dressed as a traffic cone might have been on, so I declined to place my life and property in jeopardy by stopping"
 
2014-08-17 01:15:12 PM  

lack of warmth: I've never lived in an area where pedestrians can just start walking across a crosswalk and traffic has to come to a halt.  It's always have been pedestrians cross at intersections, with the light.  That isn't always perfect since cars making turns don't always watch for pedestrians, but at least there is an intersection bringing traffic to a much slower speed to look for walkers.  Even in parking lots, pedestrians are hit, and you shouldn't be going over 10 mph.  However a crosswalk that allows pedestrians to just start crossing and forces traffic to stop suddenly for them seems very ludicrous to me even in residential zones.  If I visit any area with those crosswalks, my trip will be short and I won't be using those crosswalks.

/who knows, one pedestrian might get pissed and end up in my rear tire.


http://youtu.be/kl0tIsFwNWA?t=3m55s
 
Displayed 50 of 63 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report