Bad Driving



  • My first post here, got an interesting one for you guys (and/or girls). I'm standing outside the place I work, on my cigarette break, when I hear a loud smash (more of a clank actually) I turn around and there's a car crashed into a traffic light post. This wouldn't be so much a WTF in itself except for which traffic light post it crashed into...here's a graphical example (poor I know, very quick Photoshop):

    Bad Driving

    The car wasn't that badly damaged, it was able to reverse and continue around the corner, and behind the wheel I saw....a tiny old woman who could barely see over it! They actually let these people drive?

    Btw is there any way I can upload that picture here? Don't have that much bandwidth...and this editor tells me I don't have permission to upload.



  • @Dark_Neo said:

    My first post here, got an interesting one for you guys (and/or girls). I'm standing outside the place I work, on my cigarette break, when I hear a loud smash (more of a clank actually) I turn around and there's a car crashed into a traffic light post. This wouldn't be so much a WTF in itself except for which traffic light post it crashed into...here's a graphical example (poor I know, very quick Photoshop):

    Bad Driving

    The car wasn't that badly damaged, it was able to reverse and continue around the corner, and behind the wheel I saw....a tiny old woman who could barely see over it! They actually let these people drive?

    Btw is there any way I can upload that picture here? Don't have that much bandwidth...and this editor tells me I don't have permission to upload.

    She drove on the LEFT side of the road??? WTF?!?!?



  • This is the UK btw, we drive on the left side of the road :p



  • @Dark_Neo said:

    This is the UK btw, we drive on the left side of the road :p

    We have little old ladies (and men) driving here (USA) too, but they don't have an exclusive lock on bad driving. From my 30+years behind the wheel, it seems incompetant idiots come in all shapes, sizes and flavors.



  • @snoofle said:

    We have little old ladies (and men) driving here (USA) too, but they don't have an exclusive lock on bad driving. From my 30+years behind the wheel, it seems incompetant idiots come in all shapes, sizes and flavors.


    Good idea. We should have something like TheDrivingWTF.com very soon.
    If only I could get my hands on a good handycam then you would be able to see how well Indians drive.



  • @snoofle said:

    We have little old ladies (and men) driving
    here (USA) too, but they don't have an exclusive lock on bad driving.
    From my 30+years behind the wheel, it seems incompetant idiots come in
    all shapes, sizes and flavors.



    Very much agreed.

    @byte_lancer said:

    Good idea. We should have something like TheDrivingWTF.com very soon.


    I've thought of actually making a site like that.  But unlike
    TheDailyWTF, it would have not only recounts of driving horrors but
    also a nice big registry of morons and the driving offenses they've
    been witnessed to commit.  Being hidden inside a vehicle creates
    an immunity to public shame that encourages people to commit behavior
    they would never attempt if they had to look in the eyes of the people
    around them.



    The real WTF is that these people cause nasty accidents and are on the road again the next day.



  • @byte_lancer said:


    Good idea. We should have something like TheDrivingWTF.com very soon.
    If only I could get my hands on a good handycam then you would be able to see how well Indians drive.


    Like this?



  • @Dark_Neo said:

    This is the UK btw, we drive on the left side of the road :p

    Guessed as much, but couldn't resist the easy pun :)

    Still, driving on the LEFT side??? WTF?!?!?

    :P



  • Well it just goes to show that loading bad drivers into your (traffic) system will inevitably lead to random crashes.



  • @merreborn said:

    @byte_lancer said:

    Good idea. We should have something like TheDrivingWTF.com very soon.
    If only I could get my hands on a good handycam then you would be able to see how well Indians drive.


    Like this?


    Holy crap.

    That's fantastic.



  • @dhromed said:

    @merreborn said:
    @byte_lancer said:

    Good idea. We should have something like TheDrivingWTF.com very soon.
    If only I could get my hands on a good handycam then you would be able to see how well Indians drive.


    Like this?


    Holy crap.

    That's fantastic.


    Wha...? That's nothing.

    You should see the ones that describe peak time traffic -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lpfFdGETQ0&mode=related&search=

    You should see how chickens err pedestrians cross the road sometimes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9DLlMMXhKg

    Or how about some adventure in Vietnam instead -
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=1IJ_ozMJc3I&search=vietnam driving



  • For all of you looking for a place to vent your frustrations check this out www.platewire.com . I have seen other sites where you can report bad driving  using SMS text messaging, but this site has an interesting concept,call in your complaint for future retrieval!! No more fumbling for a pen and paper or even worse SMS'ing while driving!!!

     

    This site seems pretty cool. Is there anything else that gets talked about here?



  • ok i will check it out, but for a better site to report bad driving go to www.platester.com or www.platestate.com they have been out way before www.platewire.com

    just email to any license plate

    just forward the email with the plate number and the state, so plate.state@platestate.com and then the message gets forwarded to the recipient. 



  • [quote user="impslayer"]

    [quote user="Dark_Neo"]This is the UK btw, we drive on the left side of the road :p
    [/quote]

    Guessed as much, but couldn't resist the easy pun :)

    Still, driving on the LEFT side??? WTF?!?!?

    :P

    [/quote]

    The real WTF is that that's not a pun...

    </pedantic>


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