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I tried really hard not to make this a click-bait title, but I also didn't want to spoil the surprise outright.

You think texting while driving is bad?

So I was driving to work awhile back and the car in front of me is swerving back and forth, I can tell they keep taking their hands off the wheel but I can't tell what they're doing. Finally we come side by side at a light and I can see why he keeps taking his hands off the wheel......
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.......... HE'S DOING FUCKING SIGN LANGUAGE.


That's right, this MFer is doing sign language with both hands on facetime with his phone in a clip holder while he's driving down the fucking road.

I thought I'd never see that again, but I just saw it again the other day. Absolutely amazing....




 
Posts: 5594 | Location: Metro West, MA | Registered: March 28, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That is extremely unique as deaf people are, statically, safer drivers than drivers of the hearing world.







Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.


Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.

Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.

Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.
 
Posts: 9858 | Location: It was Lat: 33.xxxx Lon: 44.xxxx now it's CA :( | Registered: March 22, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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So, I'm guessing pressing the horn didn't grab his attention either. That paintball idea doesn't sound all that bad. Wouldn't it be cool if 360 degree paintball capability were a factory option?




"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - B.Franklin
"Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it." L.Tolstoy
 
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Originally posted by konata88:
Wouldn't it be cool if 360 degree paintball capability were a factory option?

Be careful what you wish for. Before you know it you'll be driving "Along the Scenic Route"




No, Daoism isn't a religion



 
Posts: 13235 | Location: northern california | Registered: February 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My Drivers Education Training in HS was a lesson in motorized terror, three times a week for six weeks. Our car had 4 occupants. A deaf girl, her female sign language interpreter, the instructor and me.
This arrangement required the deaf chick to drive, the interpreter to sit beside her and the instructor and me to ride in back. Whenever any kind of instruction was required, the interpreter would touch the deaf girls arm. The deaf girl would then turn to face the interpreter. At that point, we began to run over a wide variety of objects, cruise into the ditch, zip over into the opposing lane or slam on the brakes. The most terrifying event took place when we went left of center just as a giant Oshkosh cement mixer was approaching us. We successfully ran it off the road! The instructor and I spent a great deal of time screaming, which was pointless but did reduce our stress. We killed several Drivers Ed cars because the deaf chick kept the started engaged after the engine started. Or engaged the starter with the engine running. And I had to pay for this terror out of my own pocket! And the deaf girl? She passed the road test the first time she took it. I am glad that there are very few four door 1971 Chevy Novas around. If I see one, I scream and piss my pants.


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Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
 
Posts: 7416 | Location: Marquette MI | Registered: July 08, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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When I worked in the prison system we had a man who signed on staff. He would interpret when needed. He once did "confrontation avoidance" on a barricaded deaf inmate. After about two minutes he advised me to deploy pepper spray and a use of force team, which I did. While cleaning up, I asked him what had happened. He asked me, "What happens when an asshole loses his hearing?" I replied I did not know. He said, "You get a deaf asshole. Don't let disability impede your judgement." I think maybe your driver was a deaf asshole.
 
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Originally posted by Fredward:
He asked me, "What happens when an asshole loses his hearing?" I replied I did not know. He said, "You get a deaf asshole. Don't let disability impede your judgement." I think maybe your driver was a deaf asshole.

That's a lesson I had to learn on the streets, I was lucky it became apparent quite naturally

Some officers had a harder time coming to that realization and were lucky more people didn't get hurt.




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