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By AE86Turbo - / Tuesday 3 May 2011 05:22 / United States
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why didn't you just show him the last number dialed on your phone? I'm sure that a cop would know the local police phone number

It probably wasn't a DUII driver...it was probably just a person using their cell phone, just like you. I see it all the time, especially with texters.

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#46 he was being a jerk for trying to report a failure of a driver? Yes he should have pulled over before making the phone call and he would have suffered none, but wtf? People like you make me worry for our world...

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34, how is that snitching? If that idiot or any drunk driver crashed into your car, would it be snitching still? Get some common sense.

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Huh... I totally get why people "reply" to the first post. You don't have to do all the scrolling yourself and read everyone elses stuff. And it's only taken me several months to figure it out! (Yeah, I missed the obvious.) As to my comment... KNOW THE LAW. If the law says stay off your cell phone, STAY off your phone! There isn't any excuse. Had you not been swerving enough to get the officer to notice you on your phone, more than likely he could have caught the so-called DUI-er. (

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87, you do realize there are programs all across the US that state that if you see a drunk or suspicious driver to call them in right? You're a moron.

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You all are stupid for saying YDI. Next time any of you drive I hope some drunk slams you head on with his car.

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YDI = Yugoslavian Dog Interstates OP = Orphaned Platypus FYL = French Yogurt Lynching anymore questions?

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hoping something bad for others is bad. sooner or later you will be the one with a slam drunk driver

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Ok what the hell is wrong with you!? Do you know how many people die from drunkdriving everyday? How could you say this guy is a jerk when all he meant to do was get a hazard off the road?! yes he should have pulled over to call because thats also dangerous BUT thats not the point just please think next time before you put something as idiotic as this

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I'm sorry, but who does this?! Who honestly pulls over every time they get a call so they 'aren't distracted'? Getting headsets so your hands are free makes much more sense, or even cutting your calls short. But even then no one becomes a ridiculously horrible driver the second they pick up the phone (although the putting on makeup thing, yeah that's pretty bad). I'm shocked at the negative response on here when I'm quite sure most drivers have at the very least used their phones on occasion whi

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I disagree with number 3. I drive with my feet and brake/gas with my hands and use my knees to shift while texting. What's the big deal?

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I agree that using your cell while driving can be dangerous, but I thought most people would be smart enough to use a headset like #110 said. Another point I want to make is that OP was on the freeway. Where were they supposed to pull over? Wouldn't it be more dangerous and time consuming to pull over on the freeway?

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Talking on a mobile in the UK whilst driving is completely illegal, if I get a call or text whilst driving it gets ignored. If you're too lazy to pull over then you shouldn't be using the phone in the first place, because who knows where else you're slack about your driving.

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How is talking on the phone ANY different than talking to the person sitting next to you? Other than the split second it takes to glance at your phone to see who's calling or the 3 seconds to dial a number, it's no more dangerous than talking to your passengers.

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127, apparently there have been studies showing that talking on a cell, even on a headset, is more distracting than talking to someone who is in the car, though no one's sure why. given that no one gets pulled over for eating and driving, drinking coffee while driving, etc., this does seem kind of like a shameless ploy to get the city or state more revenue.

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Good Lord people, believe it or not, it's entirely possible to *gasp* not take one goddamned call or text if you're driving. You ignore it until you're stopped. If it's that important to you, pull over when you're off the highway. *shakes fist* Kids these days, with their raps and their shooting all the jobs...

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how can you record all of the information needed for an officer to find the car if you can't read it directly to the operator? writing while driving is at least as dangerous as calling someone.

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Calling is not "SO" dangerous. It's dangerous when people on cell phones pay more attention to their call than the road. Before it was illegal and everyone was on a religious crusade against cell phone use, I as I'm sure many others made it a point to pay more attention to the road than their call. I'd rather someone call the police on a visibly reckless driver than ignore it entirely.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't that be legal, calling the police about a dangerous driver on the road?

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I agree. my step dad once broke into my moms house they took about 20 mins. something could of happened ;/ they take way to long.

why didn't you just show him the last number dialed on your phone? I'm sure that a cop would know the local police phone number

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Why wouldn't it show in your log? Typing in an invalid set of numbers (or just one) even show in your call log... at least on my phone it will.

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He's trying to trick you idiots into calling 911. I agree though all you had to do was show him the phone. And if this person was swerving why didn't he notice?

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It probably wasn't a DUII driver...it was probably just a person using their cell phone, just like you. I see it all the time, especially with texters.

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Maybe that person was calling for another DUI for another driver who actually wasn't drunk and was actually calling for a DUI for another driver and there was just this huge line of people on phones

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The worst is when teens text. Because then it's just Luke "guys really? Way to reinforce the stereotype"

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I'm sorry, but being really intoxicated and using your phone are two COMPLETELY different levels of being impaired. Are you more prone to distraction and inattention while on the phone? Sure. But not nearly as much as when your driving drunk and most of your visual and motor senses are largely shot to hell. Especially if OP was only going to briefly use his phone to call the cops and not have a ling conversation. He doesn't even have to take his eyes off the road! I would prefer someone on the

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Not calling? Texting yes. I have texted while driving and I shouldn't have because I notice I do swerve. I have NEVER been swerving or driving crazy or anything because I was looking at the road with a phone to my head..?

YDI. You were almost as bad as the driver in front of you, don't use your handheld while driving, no matter what. You could have easily pulled over to use it.

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I'm sorry, but being really intoxicated and using your phone are two COMPLETELY different levels of being impaired. Are you more prone to distraction and inattention while on the phone? Sure. But not nearly as much as when your driving drunk and most of your visual and motor senses are largely shot to hell. Especially if OP was only going to briefly use his phone to call the cops and not have a ling conversation. He doesn't even have to take his eyes off the road! I would prefer someone on the

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Pulling over does you no good in that situation. 911 will want you to follow the car until an officer gets there to pull them over. if you stop and the DUI drives off into the sunset, it would be a wild goose chase and you might as well have never called in the first place. How do I know this? I've got five DUI call-ins to date.

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