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06 Dec 2012 12:28 PM   |   5740 clicks   |   Keloland
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SnarfVader     
So, this is different than the myriad of other distracted driving laws how? If you aren't paying attention to your driving and you do something stupid, you already can be pulled over most anywhere no matter what the source of the distraction.

06 Dec 2012 09:15 AM
Walker    [TotalFark]  
Already illegal in the UK....where most stuff is illegal.

Woman charged with holding an apple while driving

06 Dec 2012 11:57 AM
Gunderson     
But can I still play with my shillelagh while driving?

06 Dec 2012 12:32 PM
dj1s     
Do people really eat that shiat?

06 Dec 2012 12:32 PM
PapaChester     
I wish CA would bump the first distracted-driving ticket to $5000 and double it to 10k on the second. No one takes it seriously. And the state could make some money from the ignorant.

06 Dec 2012 12:32 PM
Balchinian     
My brother can drive a stick and eat an ice cream cone at the same time.

06 Dec 2012 12:33 PM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
It's illegal in Ontario as well - not that any drivers here give a sh*t.

06 Dec 2012 12:33 PM
Maud Dib     
Was driving down a high speed stretch on my commuter route and noticed a driver in the fast lane doing 45 instead of the posted 65. I passed them on the right, looked back...the driver had a whole goddamn styrofoam plate of takeout propped on the steering wheel and was eating dinner.
Yes, it was a woman.



\runs from thread before Farkettes get here.

06 Dec 2012 12:35 PM
gito     
And tens of people were affected.

06 Dec 2012 12:37 PM
Point02GPA    [TotalFark]  

SnarfVader: So, this is different than the myriad of other distracted driving laws how? If you aren't paying attention to your driving and you do something stupid, you already can be pulled over most anywhere no matter what the source of the distraction.


Driving can be a distraction to travel.

06 Dec 2012 12:38 PM
Rich Cream     
According to the law, you can get a ticket for any distraction if it causes you to [...], run a stop sign [...].


Well I'd say it's about damn time!

06 Dec 2012 12:39 PM
bubo_sibiricus     

oldfarthenry: It's illegal in Ontario as well - not that any drivers here give a sh*t.


In Ontario, turn signals have cobwebs on them.

06 Dec 2012 12:40 PM
Happy Hours     
I fail to see a problem with this.

06 Dec 2012 12:43 PM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  
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06 Dec 2012 12:43 PM
garandman1a     
What happened to you South Dakota, you used to be cool.

06 Dec 2012 12:44 PM
Tat'dGreaser     
Good, hope it goes through and every other state follows suit

06 Dec 2012 12:44 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
Just before the police started chasing her:
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06 Dec 2012 12:50 PM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  
Hah! Just try to stop me from sending Morse code while driving! You can't see me do it from outside the car, and even if you *COULD*, it just looks like i'm resting my hand between the driver and passenger seats!

06 Dec 2012 12:54 PM
Keeve     
"In addition to ticketing any driver caught texting behind the wheel, Huron Police will be able to pull you over for eating pizza or putting on makeup as long as that distraction is affecting your driving."

I hope the law is better written than the article. So eating pizza is ok as long as it DOESN'T affect your driving, and burgers, breakfast cereal, lobster thermidor, etc. are always ok? Check

Putting on makeup is not ok, but shaving, popping zits and self-Brazilian waxes or fine? Check

06 Dec 2012 12:54 PM
Too Pretty For Prison     
I don't drive much on the highway anymore. Yesterday I had to run an errand though so I got to experience Highway 64, Highway 270, and Highway 170 all in one day in St. Louis. Dude on a cell phone in the left lane going 55 in a 60 zone and oblivious he was blocking the lane. One woman reading a farking book balanced on her steering wheel. Two guys in two pickups in the left and center lane with their windows rolled down talking to each other. A woman with a toddler standing in the front seat. A guy in a Yukon holding a cup of coffee, a cigarette, and a cell phone all at the same time (he was technically only using half a lane since he was mostly driving on the shoulder, so I guess I should cut him some slack). That was just in 25 minutes of driving. No wonder people get killed.

06 Dec 2012 12:56 PM
Wayne 985     
Sheriff Skurky is on the case.

/Obscure?

06 Dec 2012 12:58 PM
doczoidberg     
One time, I ate a full rib dinner while driving.
The ribs were delicious, but it all made quite a mess. There was barbecue sauce everywhere!

06 Dec 2012 01:04 PM
Kuroshin     
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06 Dec 2012 01:07 PM
Gunderson     
I find that if I just drink a six-pack while driving, nothing anyone else does seems to bother me anymore...

06 Dec 2012 01:07 PM
CaptSS     
How else am I supposed to eat my Bananas Foster if I don't want it getting cold. Sheeesh!

06 Dec 2012 01:11 PM
SlagginOff     

Too Pretty For Prison: I don't drive much on the highway anymore. Yesterday I had to run an errand though so I got to experience Highway 64, Highway 270, and Highway 170 all in one day in St. Louis. Dude on a cell phone in the left lane going 55 in a 60 zone and oblivious he was blocking the lane. One woman reading a farking book balanced on her steering wheel. Two guys in two pickups in the left and center lane with their windows rolled down talking to each other. A woman with a toddler standing in the front seat. A guy in a Yukon holding a cup of coffee, a cigarette, and a cell phone all at the same time (he was technically only using half a lane since he was mostly driving on the shoulder, so I guess I should cut him some slack). That was just in 25 minutes of driving. No wonder people get killed.


Having spent quite a bit of time in St Louis, I'm guessing I can pinpoint which of these happened on the south side and which happened on the north.

06 Dec 2012 01:13 PM
hobnail     
I was following some dumbfark this weekend, on a four lane divided surface street (Highway 55 in Golden Valley for Twin Cities Farkers). I noticed 4 geese moseying across the road ahead of us, blocking the entire left lane, and started slowing down, assuming that the car in front of me would slow down-- nobody wants to hit a big Canada goose, let alone 4, they will destroy your radiator among other things.

The guy never even touched his brakes. I can only think that he was looking at his phone (we had just left a stop light so there weren't any cars in front of us). 3 of the geese got out of the way in time but the 4th was not so lucky. I'm sure it died eventually but it was dragging itself around in a circle and suffering horribly.

Then, of course, the dumbfark panicked and hit his brakes, probably thinking WTF did I just hit, and not knowing what to do . Eventually he pulled off into a turn lane to figure out what had happened.

Moral of the story? Keep your eyes on the damn road! And if you do hit something, don't stop in the middle of the road, pull over to where it's safe.

/not so CSB
//yes, I am mad

06 Dec 2012 01:19 PM
Smelly Pirate Hooker    [TotalFark]  

Too Pretty For Prison: I don't drive much on the highway anymore. Yesterday I had to run an errand though so I got to experience Highway 64, Highway 270, and Highway 170 all in one day in St. Louis. Dude on a cell phone in the left lane going 55 in a 60 zone and oblivious he was blocking the lane. One woman reading a farking book balanced on her steering wheel. Two guys in two pickups in the left and center lane with their windows rolled down talking to each other. A woman with a toddler standing in the front seat. A guy in a Yukon holding a cup of coffee, a cigarette, and a cell phone all at the same time (he was technically only using half a lane since he was mostly driving on the shoulder, so I guess I should cut him some slack). That was just in 25 minutes of driving. No wonder people get killed.


Holy crap, this. I see galloping stupidity on the roads every day (Dallas). I have yet to see people propping books or food on the steering wheel while driving (I have no doubt it's happening, but my commute is relatively short, so I probably miss a lot of the farktardery), but I have driven past women more than once applying mascara while driving. Because, duh, that's what that mirror attached to the windshield is for. It's a makeup mirror.

If only car manufacturers would include some sort of way to plug in a blowdryer, women could shave minutes off their morning routine by drying their hair in the car on the way to work.

06 Dec 2012 01:24 PM
Scorpion     

CaptSS: How else am I supposed to eat my Bananas Foster if I don't want it getting cold. Sheeesh!


Just add more rum from the bottle under your seat and light it again.

06 Dec 2012 01:27 PM
kendelrio     

hobnail: I was following some dumbfark this weekend, on a four lane divided surface street (Highway 55 in Golden Valley for Twin Cities Farkers). I noticed 4 geese moseying across the road ahead of us, blocking the entire left lane, and started slowing down, assuming that the car in front of me would slow down-- nobody wants to hit a big Canada goose, let alone 4, they will destroy your radiator among other things.

The guy never even touched his brakes. I can only think that he was looking at his phone (we had just left a stop light so there weren't any cars in front of us). 3 of the geese got out of the way in time but the 4th was not so lucky. I'm sure it died eventually but it was dragging itself around in a circle and suffering horribly.

Then, of course, the dumbfark panicked and hit his brakes, probably thinking WTF did I just hit, and not knowing what to do . Eventually he pulled off into a turn lane to figure out what had happened.

Moral of the story? Keep your eyes on the damn road! And if you do hit something, don't stop in the middle of the road, pull over to where it's safe.

/not so CSB
//yes, I am mad



My bad.... I dropped my McRib when I hit the goose and smeared the sauce on my screen. Kinda freaked me out. Do you KNOW how much LifeProofTM cost?

/Umadbro?
//kidding.
///didn't smear my screen

06 Dec 2012 01:39 PM
JackieRabbit     
National attention. Pffft. Now you have Fark attention. Congratulations, Huron.

/I'm okay with this

06 Dec 2012 01:47 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
According to the law, you can get a ticket for any distraction if it causes you to swerve, run a stop sign or drive in some other unsafe manner.

I am 100% okay with this.

So if you get pulled over for swerving, running a stop sign or otherwise driving in an unsafe manner, and the cop observes that you were eating in the car which might have caused you to do said swerving or driving unsafely, you get the additional ticket. GOOD! This will ensure the nutjob who almost hit me because she was eating soup in her car (I kid you not) will get that extra ticket.

If you can't eat an Egg McMuffin without swerving all over the road, there's something wrong with you.

06 Dec 2012 01:48 PM
Geotpf     
I see a lot of dumbasses on the road all the time when driving to and from work, and my office is just two stop lights away from my house.

06 Dec 2012 01:52 PM
Dr Dreidel     
Can we start ticketing people who made an obvious boo-boo? Like the ultra-mega-super-turbo-moran this morning trying to get off the GW Pkwy (southbound, for those of you in the Arlington/Alexandria areas) onto 395-N from the CENTER lane. For those of you unfamiliar - this is one of those "on-ramp from 395-S to GWP-S is the off-ramp from GWP-S to 395-N, so she was not only blocking people attempting to continue south on the GWP, she was preventing people like me from getting from 395 to the parkway. And this during the morning commute.

It should be legal for me to put a sparkler in her gas tank.

06 Dec 2012 01:56 PM
Red_Fox     
Ok that's cool...I'll stop when cops stop talking on their cellphones and using their laptops while driving.

/fark their double standard.

06 Dec 2012 01:57 PM
storm16     
One of the worst ones I saw, I was driving in stop-and-go traffic, and I looked over, and there was a woman in an Expedition (I'm driving a Corolla, so its nothing more than a speed bump to her) and eating a plate of pancakes. She had the plate balanced on top of the steering wheel with her right hand, a fork in her left (who's driving this car???), and she was hunched over the wheel to keep from getting syrup on her outfit.

That said, I don't have a problem with eating "portable" food, e,g, a cookie, apple, etc. while driving, but when you are having a catered 7-course meal delivered to your steering wheel, someone needs to stop you.

06 Dec 2012 02:01 PM
WhoopAssWayne     
One time WhoopAssWayne ate an entire chicken dinner while driving on the interstate. Breast, legs, mashed potato with gravy, mac and cheese, some collards, and a biscuit. The whole thing was laid out on a huge plate in my lap. Delicious.

06 Dec 2012 02:02 PM
dopekitty74     

Geotpf: I see a lot of dumbasses on the road all the time when driving to and from work, and my office is just two stop lights away from my house.


Not sure if serious....

Why drive if its that close? Just walk to work...

06 Dec 2012 02:17 PM
Happy Hours     

Red_Fox: Ok that's cool...I'll stop when cops stop talking on their cellphones and using their laptops while driving.

/fark their double standard.


Yeah, that will help the situation. If a few people drive badly we all should! Woohoo!

I can't wait for you to show up in court and explain to the judge "Everybody else was driving like an idiot so I thought I could too"

06 Dec 2012 02:29 PM
HindiDiscoMonster    [TotalFark]  
Hero tag was pulled over for being a distraction.

06 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
illannoyin     
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06 Dec 2012 02:49 PM
Deep Contact     
Almost was hit by a cop making an illegal u turn right in front of me like he was the only person driving. Must of been fresh donuts he was in a hurry for.

06 Dec 2012 02:55 PM
Dr Dreidel     

illannoyin: [imagemacros.files.wordpress.com image 562x434]


I just had a realization. What if the reason this:
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is out of focus is that there's about to be a shiatton of water sprayed on him?

Maybe it's just the "go be fat" pic FROM THE OTHER DIRECTION.

// ominous music
// [i-want-to-believe.jpg]

06 Dec 2012 02:57 PM
JohnCarter     
Population of Huron - 13k - what else do they have to look out for

06 Dec 2012 02:58 PM
NewWorldDan     

JohnCarter: Population of Huron - 13k - what else do they have to look out for


And there's nothing around it for miles and miles. From Huron it's about 45 miles to the next largest city - Mitchell, home of the Corn Palace. All they got in Huron are fat chicks that fark like it's going out of style.

06 Dec 2012 03:16 PM
Captain Pissgums     

NewWorldDan: JohnCarter: Population of Huron - 13k - what else do they have to look out for

And there's nothing around it for miles and miles. From Huron it's about 45 miles to the next largest city - Mitchell, home of the Corn Palace. All they got in Huron are fat chicks that fark like it's going out of style.


Not any more...they both moved.

06 Dec 2012 03:28 PM
Mega Steve     
I don't see a problem with this. My wife and I were driving through town in some fairly heavy traffic. I see this dumb twat driving a sports car and texting drive past and cut in front of us, nearly causing a wreck. I honk my horn at her and she lets go of the steering wheel so she can flip ME the bird.

I hope she has good insurance and doesn't like her pretty car too much

06 Dec 2012 03:33 PM
TyrannyOfThe3Squares     
Amateurs! In the mid 90s I delivered the Wall Street Journal. Bags hanging from the rearview mirror, stack of papers on the passenger seat. You grab a paper, fold it in thirds, slip it into the bag and then place it in the queue. I had 3-5 bagged papers between the two seats and two rows of 3-5 papers placed behind the stack of unfolded papers. So while driving through the streets in the middle of the night, I had to grab the next paper from the queue, throw it onto the driveway of the correct house (each paper had the subscriber's name on it), while replenishing the queue with new papers. All the while keeping track of the in and out of the queue. Since my hands were always somewhere else, I was steering with my knees. And driving a stick.

Got real good at it (ugh). When I got bored, I started picking up Marlboro boxes for the miles (remember those?) that were all over the streets, by opening my car door and reaching out and picking them up off the street, trying not to stop while doing it. Good Times

06 Dec 2012 03:35 PM
ko_kyi     

NewWorldDan: All they got in Huron are fat chicks that fark like it's going out of style.


And the World's Largest Pheasant

06 Dec 2012 03:52 PM
nytmare     
Are we still allowed to wave at people while driving? It does require removing one hand from the wheel, after all.

06 Dec 2012 04:06 PM
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