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By Anonymous - / Monday 6 December 2010 19:11 / United States
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Congratulations, you're one of the biggest morons around here. That's quite a feat, considering the other contenders to the title. Unless you meant you were smoking 'something else' and just said tobacco out of hypocrisy, you're really stupid to think it's illegal to smoke, especially in your own car!!

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inb4 "YDI FOR SMOKING! EWW!!! BLEGH!" OP, I'm not against smokers (since I am one), but I wouldn't smoke while driving because it is distracting. So it is your own fault, YDI.

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He did really deserve it. Not at all because of smoking, but simply because when you're so dumb that you actually think smoking tobacco in your own car is illegal, you deserve it. (Maybe not quite the full body cavity search, but at least the embarrassment of the cop laughing at the OP's stupidity...)

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66, tomorrow you will. Smoking whilst driving is gross, smoking is gross, and if you're in a car with people and smoking... you're an asshole. I've sat in a car with 5 people smoking in it before, no windows open, the only ones not smoking were me and my friend's baby sister. Never been in a car with them again.

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67 thts your personal feelings towards smoking no need to lash out at people for living the way they want i really dont think smoking a cig could cus an accident, its not very distracting becuase all youre doing is lifting your hand for a quick second and its your responsibility to ask people not to smoke around you, just as smokers should use their manners and ask before they light it

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Obviously 66 is the standard for stupid. If he does something and there are no negative consequences (aside from the negative consequences of smoking), then it is by no means a stupid activity.

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Agreed with #20, I've noticed that the mods often replace references to illegal herbs with "cigarettes", I'm surprised at how many people don't catch this! Are the people on this site that sheltered, or that ignorant, or that stupid?

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Should of said look officer i know what it looks like but there is no tobacco in this cigarette. Its just filled with weed, he cant do anything about it since you don't have to be a certain age to smoke it. That and its better for your health anyways.

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I was talking about being good for the soul but since you went there check out web Md. Pot Smoking Not Linked to Cancer Even very heavy, long-term marijuana users who had smoked more than 22,000 joints over a lifetime seemed to have no greater risk than infrequent marijuana users or nonusers.

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Way more people have car crashes caused by playing with the stereo/cd player, than have crashes due to smoking. If you're going to ban smoking in cars on safety grounds, you should ban car radios first.

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Dude, are you guys serious? Obviously he originally said weed. This site changes it. Sorry, though, OP, you still totally deserved it. While I love tobacco and its crazy counterpart myself, I would NEVER admit I was smoking it to a cop. Like, even if he could smell it in the car, why in the balls would he have pulled you over for it? You could have easily been smoking tobacco for all he could see. I mean, not that it matters. Most FMLs are complete bull anyways.

Congratulations, you're one of the biggest morons around here. That's quite a feat, considering the other contenders to the title. Unless you meant you were smoking 'something else' and just said tobacco out of hypocrisy, you're really stupid to think it's illegal to smoke, especially in your own car!!

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it's not illegal to smoke underage...it's illegal to purchase tabacco underage or supply tobacco products to a minor... but technically speaking it's not illegal for them to smoke

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well I cant speak for every state, but for a long time it wasn't technically illegal to smoke underage in illinois. But they would take your cigarettes, however; they passed a new law (last year-ish?) and now it is illegal to posses and smoke cigarettes under the age of 18.

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It's a state law. PA has not a single fine for under age smoking. When I was young and dumb we'd smoke in front of our school officer to irritate him. Only fined for purchasing under age. They could confiscate but still no fine.

Ok, firstly you should always be aware of what speed you're doing. I mean, 'well over' implies more than a few mph over the limit, which you should notice. Secondly, I don't know if smoking in a vehicle is illegal, but I can't help but think it should be. If you need to have one, pull over safely, don't introduce another distraction to your driving. It's like pulling over to take a call, it's just sensible.

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Then I suggest you pull over everytime you want to change the radio station or the next time you want tO change CDs or look for a track on your iPod/mp3. Which, by the way, is much more of a distraction since it involves you lOoking away from the road

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#36, changing a radio station is more of a distraction? How so? Yes you look away, BUT you also look away when smoking longer. First you need to find a cigarette, then you need to find a lighter, then you need to make sure it lights, which involves taking your hands off the wheel. Then later on, you need to take your eyes off the road again to ash it. Sounds like smoking tabacco would be more of a distraction to me

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Actually, Monkey, I don't change radio stations once I've got going. I also don't have a stereo in the car that allows me to hook up mp3 players or anything, and I'm kinda glad for that. Again, it's less of a distraction if you don't have to faff around at all. Simple is best. Missrit, I agree, however I suppose most people get lit up before they set off, and ash it by tapping it on the open window. However I think the most dangerous bit about it is the fact that you've got something hot that you have every chance of dropping and that you have to hold it whilst you drive, which reduces the amount of hand power you have, because it alters your grip.

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You don't have to look away to ash. That's silly. You are also more capable of reaching for something without looking (using sense of touch). You DO however have to physically look for a CD or look to see what station. Regardless it's not my opinion. My argument is based on actual stats.

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Ok but the argument is that OPDI bc smoking causes reckless driving. But you're more likely to, say speed, when you get into a song. The whole thing is statistically the smoking accusation is moot bc it just isn't considered a distraction statistically. Someone said the radio was ok, yet its a cause

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I did see your stats, or mention of, Monkey. I just want to point out I never said that my opinion was proven anywhere, or at least I never meant too. And like I said, I don't change things once I've got going, 'cause I know it means I have to divert my attention. In the same way that I keep an eye on my speed and don't allow myself to speed because I particularly awesome song's come on the radio or whatever. Though having said that, different things do affect different people differently. So whilst some people can listen to the radio safely I suppose some could probably smoke in the same way. Somehow, it just seems so much more dangerous to me. Especially if you've lit up en route.

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Actually, some people have to smoke in order to focus. Smoking can be a relaxer, and I'm not saying just smoking, but I have ADHD, and I have to do something while driving. I don't smoke, but I do tend to chew on toothpicks or eat something because if I don't, then my attention gets caught on other pointless things or I zone out, and then I may cause an accident. So, I don't think it should be illegal to do while driving. OP still deserves it for being a dumbass and admitting to a cop what he did wrong; you are better off acting stupid.

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Jake - That's fair enough, but it's the handling of something hot whilst driving that bothers me. In the same way that someone drinking a hot drink at the same time as driving bothers me. Maybe I'm just overly cautious with this kind of thing. Popcorn - Aw, thanks. /sarcasm. But humour me a moment, what exactly did I say that makes me a douche?

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Yeah, I can see why that can be a bit bothersome. I'm not against you or anything, just setting up a different view because I know I'm not the only one that is like this. Hence why ADHD is a well-known disorder. :P

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Oh I don't mind different viewpoints, in fact debating things can be kinda fun sometimes. :) I was just explaining why I personally have problems with people smoking and driving at the same time.

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I was under the impression that smoking while driving is illegal in the UK anyway. But this is America, they let you run around with guns and other shit. (Stereotypes ftw)

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popcornplaya48, why does arguing a point make someone a douche? Just because its a point you don't agree with doesn't mean you have to be a jerk about it. That's part of the problem with this society, everyone argues but no one really listens.

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ok smoking while driving is not distracting. and secondly even if you speeding your not going to admit it to the officer. grow up and don't be such a goodie tooshoes

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Bobissmall - You are right, you can get fined for it. (I might've just looked it up) Chaos - For once I think we agree, though I still think you shouldn't change settings excessively even if you can do it without looking, because it's still less attention to the road. RedPill - Exactly. Texast - I never said he should've admitted it to the officer, I said he should've been aware of his speed. Barn - Who? There's quite a few people above your post, might need to be more specific. :P RatRodInk - Well, you can try that and see how it works out for you. :P

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HaileyHAVOC - Either way, you'd still be in your car... The temperature won't change by you pulling over, so I'm not sure what your point is there. Also, if (hypothetically) you screamed your head off in my car, I'd kick you out for being an annoying little brat. Legin - If that was aimed at me, you didn't read my post properly, I said that I have problems with people doing unnecessary things, eating is included, as is unnecessary changing of radio as well as smoking.

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I smoke while driving, never had an accident before and I drive well over the speed limit but only in certain areas where I know there's no cops and plus I know how to drive fast smartly and not take stupid risks like all the other dumbasses out there like not braking in a corner but before the corner.

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Butters - I think driving faster because you know the roads safe enough for it is a better reason than there not being cops there, but I think that might've been included in the next bit of your post. Also, as I've already said, the smoking driving thing (along with others) is just something I personally find a problem, because I can't see the point of adding extra distractions/risks. And yes, even if you can do it (and have so far not had an accident) you can't really deny it is an extra distraction, just you find that it's one that is worth it because it isn't that much of one.

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