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(KIRO-7 Seattle)   Police refute claim that their city has the highest number of distracted driving crashes, citing the extreme detail with which they report all accidents. Hopefully while not driving   (kiro7.com) divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
6 days ago  
My Edmonds News reports that officers say how they investigate collisions may be affecting their ranking.

That's probably true. A lot of "caused by" statistics are really some officer's opinion about what might have been involved.

In accident statistics, distracted driving generally does not mean "using a phone." Phones are around 10% of distractions. Most of the time it means "not seeing something that should have been seen."  So the driver wasn't paying enough attention, and that goes into the distracted driving bin, and the PR folks then suggest that all of those could be prevented if police wrote more tickets for picking up a cell phone while stopped at a light.
 
6 days ago  
 
6 days ago  

ZAZ: That's probably true. A lot of "caused by" statistics are really some officer's opinion about what might have been involved.

In accident statistics, distracted driving generally does not mean "using a phone." Phones are around 10% of distractions.


Actually, phones are WAY more than 10% of distractions.  Most jurisdictions just don't keep track of phone use for stats reports.  Which is almost certainly why this town looks worse than the rest in the state.

Phones are probably the cause of over 330,000 serious crashes a year, and are likely involved in 1 in 4 collisions overall.
 
6 days ago  

The_Sponge: I know why they are distracted....it's because of this sign:

[img.fark.net image 640x358]

http://grassyllama.blogspot.com/2015/0​5/scum-of-skies.html

http://www.alaskaairlinesscumoftheskie​s.com/


Heh. That guy is the king of the whack jobs. After over 40 years of flying from a little to a lot depending on the year I have come to realize that airlines are like cell phone companies and internet providers... they'll all suck if you give them a chance. That said, I fly alaska a lot and I think their customer service is the best of the domestic carriers. It's weird to me when someone pins such an extreme action on one incident. Then he had to throw in the homosexual stuff which is neither here nor there. Whatever happened on the plane that day I'm pretty sure sexual preference was not a factor. I'm going to conclude that he's lying about something.
 
6 days ago  

JohnBigBootay: The_Sponge: I know why they are distracted....it's because of this sign:

[img.fark.net image 640x358]

http://grassyllama.blogspot.com/2015/0​5/scum-of-skies.html

http://www.alaskaairlinesscumoftheskie​s.com/

Heh. That guy is the king of the whack jobs. After over 40 years of flying from a little to a lot depending on the year I have come to realize that airlines are like cell phone companies and internet providers... they'll all suck if you give them a chance. That said, I fly alaska a lot and I think their customer service is the best of the domestic carriers. It's weird to me when someone pins such an extreme action on one incident. Then he had to throw in the homosexual stuff which is neither here nor there. Whatever happened on the plane that day I'm pretty sure sexual preference was not a factor. I'm going to conclude that he's lying about something.



Yeah....that guy is definitely a crack pot.  I live one town away from Edmonds, so I see it when I drive down there to have dinner close to the waterfront.  And I'm a big fan of Alaska as well....I try to stay loyal as much as possible...so I rack up a bunch of miles and use them on their international partners...their miles program is know as one of the best.

/Flying on Alaska out of Paine Field in Everette tomorrow...can't wait.
//And I gave you a smart vote.
 
6 days ago  
*Everett
 
6 days ago  

The_Sponge: JohnBigBootay: The_Sponge: I know why they are distracted....it's because of this sign:

[img.fark.net image 640x358]

http://grassyllama.blogspot.com/2015/0​5/scum-of-skies.html

http://www.alaskaairlinesscumoftheskie​s.com/

Heh. That guy is the king of the whack jobs. After over 40 years of flying from a little to a lot depending on the year I have come to realize that airlines are like cell phone companies and internet providers... they'll all suck if you give them a chance. That said, I fly alaska a lot and I think their customer service is the best of the domestic carriers. It's weird to me when someone pins such an extreme action on one incident. Then he had to throw in the homosexual stuff which is neither here nor there. Whatever happened on the plane that day I'm pretty sure sexual preference was not a factor. I'm going to conclude that he's lying about something.


Yeah....that guy is definitely a crack pot.  I live one town away from Edmonds, so I see it when I drive down there to have dinner close to the waterfront.  And I'm a big fan of Alaska as well....I try to stay loyal as much as possible...so I rack up a bunch of miles and use them on their international partners...their miles program is know as one of the best.

/Flying on Alaska out of Paine Field in Everette tomorrow...can't wait.
//And I gave you a smart vote.


Ha. That's probably my first one.

I'm right in the middle of SeaTac and Everett. I'm looking forward to trying out Paine field this summer.
 
6 days ago  

JohnBigBootay: Ha. That's probably my first one.

I'm right in the middle of SeaTac and Everett. I'm looking forward to trying out Paine field this summer.



FYI:

The parking rates at Paine Field suck.....$30 per day in the short-term lot, and $20 per day in the long term lot....so hopefully a friend can drop you off.  Or maybe taking Uber/Lyft won't be too expensive.

/Taking Lyft from my house will probably cost $10-12 before tip.
//Woo-hoo!
 
6 days ago  
Edmonds, voted best meth by Tacoma Meth Head Monthly.
 
6 days ago  

OkieDookie: Edmonds, voted best meth by Tacoma Meth Head Monthly.



Waaaaaah?  It's once of the nicer Seattle suburbs....and I should know because I live in Lynnwood.

However.....

I've been to "The Taste of Edmonds" twice, and holy shiat.....that event brings out a lot of trashy people.
 
6 days ago  

The_Sponge: OkieDookie: Edmonds, voted best meth by Tacoma Meth Head Monthly.


Waaaaaah?  It's once of the nicer Seattle suburbs....and I should know because I live in Lynnwood.

However.....

I've been to "The Taste of Edmonds" twice, and holy shiat.....that event brings out a lot of trashy people.


There's been a real uptick in breaking and entering, theft, and white nationalist propaganda showing up in Edmonds recently.
 
6 days ago  

OkieDookie: There's been a real uptick in breaking and entering, theft, and white nationalist propaganda showing up in Edmonds recently.



Ah.

Not too long ago, some Nazi f*ckers attacked a DJ at a bar....walking distance from my house:

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/-whi​t​e-supremacists-suspected-in-lynnwood-h​ate-crime-attack/886370641

/Usually go there for a couple of beers when I'm waiting for my oil to get changed.
//Always had the feeling that I don't want to be there at night.
 
6 days ago  

The_Sponge: OkieDookie: There's been a real uptick in breaking and entering, theft, and white nationalist propaganda showing up in Edmonds recently.


Ah.

Not too long ago, some Nazi f*ckers attacked a DJ at a bar....walking distance from my house:

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/-whit​e-supremacists-suspected-in-lynnwood-h​ate-crime-attack/886370641

/Usually go there for a couple of beers when I'm waiting for my oil to get changed.
//Always had the feeling that I don't want to be there at night.


Saw that on the news.  Sucks that West Virgina Nazis come to Washington to get arrested.  West Virginia would be more than happy to do that.

/IIRC, one of them was from W. Virginia.
 
6 days ago  

The_Sponge: I know why they are distracted....it's because of this sign:

[img.fark.net image 640x358]

http://grassyllama.blogspot.com/2015/0​5/scum-of-skies.html

http://www.alaskaairlinesscumoftheskie​s.com/


Why did you include that first link? Halfway through her 'blurb' about the guy she starts talking about her Aunt Barb & a phone ringing during a yoga class? WTF?
 
6 days ago  

bratface: The_Sponge: I know why they are distracted....it's because of this sign:

[img.fark.net image 640x358]

http://grassyllama.blogspot.com/2015/0​5/scum-of-skies.html

http://www.alaskaairlinesscumoftheskie​s.com/

Why did you include that first link? Halfway through her 'blurb' about the guy she starts talking about her Aunt Barb & a phone ringing during a yoga class? WTF?



Whoops....I should have read the whole thing.  Eh...I just wanted to provide a different perspective since the second link goes to a website owned by that screwball.
 
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