What? They pass a law and people are still doing bad things? You don’t say?!
I compare it to drink driving...until society is unaccepting of it, it will continue...
If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
|Frangas non Flectes|
They do the same thing here. One hand in the lap and eyes looking in the lap is super obvious, but I guess they think they're being clever or something.
|Go ahead punk, make my day|
Yup, The hands-free law has been enforced for about six months now after a grace period. Eventually I put UConnect in both of my trucks. Thought it would be expensive and time consuming (then I considered the cost of getting a ticket). Turns out it set me back $23 from a junkyard and about three hours for each one.
My other Sig is a Steyr...
|Drill Here, Drill Now|
Every county should have a few of these:
Ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity
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There’s a spot by me where you come up a hill and suddenly Mt Rainer appears. It’s also where I make a left turn to get home.
There have been several times where oncoming cars have swerved into my turn lane. The idiots were staring through their phones trying to get a photo!
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
― Samuel Adams
|Too old to run, |
too mean to quit!
Yes. I see it here all the time. Rt.234 is high traffic, 55mph speed limit. Traffic routinely runs at speed approaching 70. Perhaps as many as 50% of the cars are driven by people with their faces stuck in a smart phone!
I guess our education system never taught them about physics, and how much distance it takes to stop a 3000 lb vehicle, not even counting reaction time. I keep waiting for the massive pile up of cars. Lane changes without signals (or in more than a few cases without even looking to see if the lane they are swerving into is already occupied!
I follow the old guideline about distance between cars, and it never fails! Assholes come screaming up, whipping in and out of lanes, etc.
I have cars so close behind me that I cannot see their lights, or in some cases only see their faces through the windshields! I suggested to a local LEO that it would be a great source of revenue for the county if they did regular patrols on that stretch of road. And not only cars. 18 wheelers routinely speed, swerve across lanes, etc.
There has never been an occasion where a people gave up their weapons in the interest of peace that didn't end in their massacre. (Louis L'Amour)
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The Idaho Elk Hunter
|Frangas non Flectes|
Five years ago, just before my son was born, I was the fourth car in an eight car pileup on I5 South in Renton. Long story short, the three cars in front of me tapped each other and the lady behind me in the Toyota Highlander absolutely plowed into me without slowing down. Then there were three more hard impacts and I was praying with each one that it would be the last and that nothing big would hit us and crush me to death.
The WSP trooper that handled it faulted her for my portion of it because of the damage to our vehicles, and said "here's what happened: you stopped and she hit you and rammed you into the car ahead of you." Reading between the lines, basically, she wasn't watching the road and hit me at about 70 without slowing and lied to him and said she got rammed into me by the smaller car that rear-ended her. I was there when she said "no, I didn't hit him" and I actually exclaimed "are you shitting me? Look at your bumper, lady!" So he applied her story to me and made her eat it. Probably was playing with her phone. Destroyed both ends of my vehicle and the whole front end of her Highlander. She wanted to deny that she wasn't the one behind me, but there were only one silver, and one black vehicle in the chain and guess how the paint matched up? Lie to the police and they don't like it.
I have driven much more defensively since then, including watching what other drivers are paying attention to. It has served me reasonably well, but there's nowhere to go when you're at a stoplight and some idiot wants to check Instagram.
|34" Scale 5-String|
This is a true epidemic here in the Huntsville/Madison area of Alabama, and just about everywhere else I tend to go! Doesn't matter that it's illegal locally... people do it anyway by keeping their phones down in their lap (which just worsens the problem since they have to look further down)! Grrrr...
I've had so many close calls because of these idiots that I'd LOVE to be able to shoot them... but of course I can't, so I just have to be super vigilant about other drivers.
| Get my pies|
outta the oven!
You can always tell by the telltale head bobbing even if they are managing not to drive all over the place or 15 mph under the speed limit.
Waiting on this to hit still.
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