ok yesterday we had a call for an car upsidedown in the water with one person out of the car and one still inside. They both turned out ok, luckily. Anyway, it turns out they were both teenage women, and they were speeding down the back road they were on, and flew (yah, flew, the car was at least 40 feet from the road ) into the creek. Anyway, today we just got a call for a car that ran into a telephone pole. Turns out he was talking on his cell phone and wasn't paying attention. Fortunatally all three people are fine, but what is this country comming to? (not saying i dont have my moments)
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06-14-2006, 09:50 PM #1
06-14-2006, 10:12 PM #2
As Ron White says.............
You can't fix stupid.
just job security in progress
06-14-2006, 10:18 PM #3
That is one thing I love about MVA's... sometimes you come across one that makes you stand there scratching your head wondering how in the hell the drive managed to pull that maneuver off.Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.
06-14-2006, 11:04 PM #4
Every time I think I've seen the stupidest driving stunt of my career, there is someone else already trying to top it.
I have incredible job security!
06-15-2006, 08:19 AM #5
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I almost got ran off the road by someone wearing headphones. Just oblivious to the world....
People just don't pay attention.
06-15-2006, 11:48 AM #6
Originally Posted by fireman4949FF/NREMT-B
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Brass does not equal brains.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the ability to control it.
06-15-2006, 11:52 AM #7
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You know what I like? Are the drivers with the radar detector on the dash, in areas where the police use laser speed detection. I spoke to a State Trooper that says the are pretty much worthless, because once it goes off, he already has the driver clocked! I think its a riot..(and my own brother has one, and thinks he can beat the system!)
06-15-2006, 12:01 PM #8Originally Posted by pfd4life
By the way, even at 60mph, a Saturn is no match for a school bus bumper. He was entrapped, the bus left under its own power.
06-15-2006, 12:05 PM #9
It is amazing how many people don't pay attention when they are driving. It doesn't matter if it's men, women, teens, whomever. People do so many other things when driving. With the advacnment of technology to make cars safer, I guess people think they also have an autopilot installed!Lieutenant/EMT-B
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06-15-2006, 01:49 PM #10Originally Posted by scvfd412
06-15-2006, 02:07 PM #11Originally Posted by scvfd412Fire Marshal/Safety Officer
"No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government"
Success is when skill meets opportunity
Failure is when fantasy meets reality
06-15-2006, 04:08 PM #12
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The driving from the public is enough to keep you busy, but what about some of the idiots we work with. I have one guy on my shift who thinks he's a mail man. I actually flinch sometimes because I think he's going to hit a telephone poll with the truck. Another guy on my shift likes to go to the left at "round-a-bouts"(small rotary). He thinks by going to the left it will save us about 3 seconds. I will update you when he kills someone.
06-15-2006, 09:53 PM #13Originally Posted by johnemt76
I had a driver once that was perilously close to the mailboxes on a narrow back road. Before I could even get a word out of my mouth...BAM!
He looked at me and said "What the hell was that?" I had to laugh as I looked in the mirror to see the mailbox tumbling down the street behind us. "Good job" I said, "you missed the first two".
Turns out the mailbox belonged to the parents of one of our other drivers. That made the whole thing even worse!
06-15-2006, 10:12 PM #14Originally Posted by fireman4949
06-15-2006, 10:17 PM #15Originally Posted by Dave1983
In my years of law enforcement I have stopped people for the following:
-talking on a cell phone in one hand, smoking a cig in the other
-reading a book
-reading a map
-eating with one hand, talking on cell phone with the other
-putting in their contacts (visor down using the mirror as well)
-putting on make up
-pets in the lap
-kids in the lap (both my pet peeve, no matter who you are)
-driver reclined in seat, driving with a foot
-typing on a laptop on the dash
....all while driving.
and to top it off, I stopped a vehicle once with no driver. Just a male sitting in the passenger seat who was reaching over to the steering wheel. Though it was a mailman at first. Then he swerved a few times and kept looking up, for some reason. Then I saw a female come up. The female driver put it on cruise, he turned the wheel, as she was...um..orally satisfying the male in the passenger seat.
He stayed within the lines pretty well, gotta give him some credit!
That one was the best.
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06-15-2006, 10:27 PM #16Originally Posted by Dickey
06-15-2006, 10:36 PM #17and to top it off, I stopped a vehicle once with no driver. Just a male sitting in the passenger seat who was reaching over to the steering wheel. Though it was a mailman at first. Then he swerved a few times and kept looking up, for some reason. Then I saw a female come up. The female driver put it on cruise, he turned the wheel, as she was...um..orally satisfying the male in the passenger seat.
You would think the guy would just switch and sit in the drivers seat and drive normally... why make life difficult?NEVER FORGET!
06-15-2006, 10:42 PM #18
that is the million dollar question
06-16-2006, 12:13 AM #19Originally Posted by res54cuecaptain
06-16-2006, 03:49 PM #20Originally Posted by FDNY101TRUCK
LOL....that's what I would have done
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