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By k / Saturday 9 June 2012 21:35 / United Kingdom - Telford
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By  beastiness  |  14

Are you retarded

By  KBear3109  |  29

Never startle a distracted driver, YDI.

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By  paperroll880  |  16

Hahah... Should've known better

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  Trisha_aus  |  15

Why not chat after you're home safe? Jeez, I equally hate these 'would-be murderers'

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  Noremac42  |  8

If your eyes were on her then they were not on the road. You caused the accident with an unwarranted honk so YDI.

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  hatesfate  |  6

Just as I hate these idiots who don't use a hands free device, idiots like you are no better. There was no reason to use your horn, you got what you deserved. Sadly it will likely have to be her insurance to pay for your stupidity. On a side note: is it against the law in the OPs area to not use a hands-free device if anyone happens to have that knowledge?

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  vausey  |  4

It's illegal to talk on the phone If you have to hold the phone. It is also illegal to answer the phone by touching it even of you have hands free connected. They even get funny about it when you're parked up and your foot is on the brake pedal and you're talking on the phone. A friend of mine got done for that. It's a bitch of a law lol

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  XmoulcraftX  |  6

Uuuh I think it's like 99% of earth 030

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  ulis_fml  |  6

I know it is legal to talk on the phone while driving in Texas, and I'm pretty sure it is legal in the rest of the united states. I highly dislike drivers that talk on the phone while driving, but most of the time they do not cause accidents. Phone related accidents are mostly caused by texting. OP deserved what happened completely.

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  wannaplay  |  1

Sue her ass

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  bertman21  |  5

Just let us text and drive and call and drive its safe, if you know how to do it.

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  jerryk  |  2

She shouldn't be talking its her fault. The two most dangerous driving things is sleepy driving and distracted driving.

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  Quidikic  |  9

160- Not in the slightest. Your reaction time when texting is SEVERELY reduced. You cannot 'know' how to do it, and even if you can text without looking, it still reduces your reaction time. Talking on the phone is the same as texting without looking.

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  mango260  |  9

I thinking is worst! Here in Cali that's all I see when I'm driving!!!! Even on the freeway... Omg that's so dangerous!! They are harming others and themselves. It's like seriously that text message can wait.

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  ulis_fml  |  6

My truck got hit in a school parking lot, while parked, by a teenager. She wasn't using a phone. Apparently she just didn't know how to park her truck. Teenagers and talking on the phone *shudders*.

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  fromthesuck  |  8

I always worry about where the line is drawn with these new phones though. You're allowed to use a gps in your car in many places. Well most new phones have a gps on them. So do I ever have to worry about the other's disputing liability simply because google maps on the phone at the time?

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  aksweetheart  |  7

#116- it is illegal in many of states in the US, but not in Alaska,Chicago, or a few others.

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  Sanch101  |  7

160 - various studies have shown that talking on a phone whilst driving and not using a hands free device is actually worse than driving whilst over the drink drive limit.

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  AwsumShyGuy  |  12

Um, you know it's not as safe right? These people conducted a test, where they did two runs. First run: Without texting. Second run: With texting. The guy swerved into almost every traffic cone texting while driving.

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I think one thing to remember is that OP was watching this woman talk on the phone instead of focusing on the road. He was mad because she was being 'distracted'. I'm missing his reasoning for being mad, especially when he was the one not looking at the road in the first place.

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  Youngnut18  |  6

YDI for honking your horn. Contrary to popular belief, car horns aren't meant for being used rudely and as a result of road-rage. It's there to alert someone if you are driving and they either don't see you or they're driving recklessly towards you/someone else in a manner that demands intervention. Douche

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  simonsaysYDI  |  8

Don't really see how talking on the phone is different with or without a hands free headset. All you people spouting about how terrible it is... right, I'm sure you've NEVER drunk anything in your car before. I'm sure you've never been the person driving with a hand out your window. You've never reached over and rested your hand on your ladies leg before, ohhh no. Don't be so judgmental. Texting on the other hand.. Don't fucking do that shit, it's dangerous.

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  Ninjasaurus18  |  9

28- See! Someone on this site has the least bit of sense in their heads! How do you think that talking in the phone, which means one hand on the wheel, while driving is a good idea? Why are the people of the world so stupid, these days? You didn't see people writing letters while steering their horse and buggies in the olden days, did you? Because someone could get hurt.

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  your_face  |  15

397 - She may have assumed others could mind their own business, so she didn't intend to distract anyone. OP, on the other hand, honked his horn in an obnoxious manner with the intent of getting the woman's attention, thereby taking said attention off the road. OP WILLINGLY distracted her, and had s/he thought for one second, s/he could have realized that slamming on the horn could scare a careful driver with two hands on the wheel and cause an accident - doing the same to a driver who has already been shown to be careless is asking for a wreck.

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  gman90210  |  18

They say we did these tests at a cost of 100,000$ or more and they are going to say what the government says to say. Just like eggs were bad for you now they aren't. So use common sense

By  beastiness  |  14

Are you retarded

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  missymay993  |  11

OP might be, you don't know why they were on the phone. Maybe they had an emergency of their own. That required them to drive and talk at the same time. You don't know everything, OP, so to avoid being a douche in the future, mind your own beeswax. Fuckhead.

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  dominic1221  |  6

Unless that murderous bitch was psychic and knew the call was an emergency, that's not an excuse. Hell, it's not an excuse anyway. If you get a call and you want to answer it, you pull over and THEN answer it. Answering an emergency call from the boyfriend asking how to fuck himself in the ass is less important than focussing on not running a kid down in the road.

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  xStaciexLynnx  |  15

Personally I'm just confused why amidst all this fighting people keep saying 'the girl on the phone could've run some poor pedestrian over'. What? Never have I heard of a pedestrian being mowed down because someone was on a cell phone.

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  wanna_bee  |  8

63. Id know if it was an emergency. I have the hospital on speed dial. So it would automatically show up as HOSPITAL with the caption below it as emergency. So no you don't have to be psychic.

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  jerryk  |  2

WOW if you can't handle a surprise don't drive. Example deer jumping out of woods kids running into streets ect. As a rule I learned in driving class expect the un expected. Yes my grammar is probably horrid.

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  kittenvks  |  11

179- that's a surprise. Distracting yourself by talking on the phone makes you less responsive to said surprise like you're mentioning so the driver is a dumb bitch and deserved it as well. OP however.... Let's see here's the thought process "oh look at that bitch not paying attention, talking on her phone! If she's surprised she could kill someone! How dare she! I think what I'll do is surprise her, surely nothing bad will happen! *honks horn*" also a YDI

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  nslurve  |  4

176- lol that's why he's your ex right?

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  Sanch101  |  7

In the UK it is illegal to use a mobile phone without using a hands free device so the OP was actually indicating to the person breaking the law that they were doing that.

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  alpacaman  |  5

You are such a dumbass. She obviously isn't, because I honk at people, you might honk at people(if you can even pass a DMV test), everyone honks. You defiantly need to go back to school.

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Who cares? It's illegal because it kills what a rubbish driver she must have been to panic and swerve because of a horn!! Says it all - phone morons will be banned by 2018 for a year in the U.K. So hopefully "dumbass" Americans can do what they do best and follow on after?

By  KBear3109  |  29

Never startle a distracted driver, YDI.

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  ImaginaryFoe  |  0

Maybe OP will learn that a horn is not for showing disgust. Horns are designed to get attention. If you were already concerned that hers was divided, what could you possibly have hoped to accomplish by dividing it further?

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It is also illegal to honk for no reason what so ever. Such as OP did. It is only meant for certain situations such as, your breaks quit working and you are about to run into someone. Or other things along that line of an accident about to happen. Just because she was on her phone OP doesn't mean an accident was going to happen. In this case I really hope the poor lady states you laid on the horn for no reason, that there was no accident about to happen as she went into "get out of the way" mode when you startled her because she thought she was about to be hit, & that you receive the ticket for aggressive driving. Just because she was breaking the law does not mean because it "angers" you that you have the right to become an outraged driver and break the law yourself.

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  IcedJesus  |  5

Anyone who voted YDI is dumb. I am a teenager and it's because dumbasses who think driving while distracted are the reason insurance is so high. Also where I live it's illegal to drive while distracted. Anyone who is going to vote this down is either a lowlife or plain stupid.

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  xStaciexLynnx  |  15

112- The reason insurance is so high is because you have less experience and knowledge. Don't get on your high horse without knowing what you're saying. The majority of phone related accidents are not necessarily with younger people since young people need much less focus to use their phone (since they generally know them like the back of their hand). Not that's its true for everyone but I've only ever had near accidents with elderly drivers or distracted middle age drivers.

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IcedJesus: You're an arrogant fuckwad, and your comment makes no sense. "...and it's dumbasses that think driving while distracted are the reason insurance is so high." What. The. Fuck? Are you saying that people who think that are dumbasses, or dumbasses that do so are the reason for high insurance?I honestly cannot tell. I find it poisonously ironic that you call others 'dumbasses' and 'stupid', yet you cannot even form a proper sentence. Go back to the fifth grade, grab some common sense on the way, and THEN come back onto this site for a logical argument. Until then, fuck off.

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  IcedJesus  |  5

Sure my sentence may not have been perfectly formulated but it's grammar nazis like you that make FML and forms gay.

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  Llamacod  |  11

icedjesus, you stupid fucktard, its not that your sentence wasn't "perfectly formulated" as your sentence didn't make any fucking sense whatsoever. instead of whining about grammar nazis making "fml and other forms gay" (although I have no idea how a grammar nazi can possible make a form gay as most forms that you twatty little self would fill out would probably be school related and thus require proper grammar) maybe you should just post your piss-ant little thought again. only this time give it some thought and make it coherent.

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  LunaBee3105  |  3

112 you are my hero- i was so surprised how many people voted YDI; what that women was doing IS dangerous cause it takes attention away from the road. Her diminished capacity to pay attention and handle the road safely was proven by the mere fact that a honk freaked her out so much :/

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  kittenvks  |  11

112 everyone down voted you because you're an idiot and make no sense 177- the OP got down voted because surprising the distracted driver and then getting pissed when she runs into you is stupid. It's like putting your hand in a fire and expecting not to get burned.

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  onlychildFTW  |  33

Well I don't see why she would get that startled to swerve into his car. Oh wait, she was driving while distracted. Yes OP honked his horn at her but she shouldn't get that startled and swerve into another car. She needs driving lesson and OP needs anger management classes. I'd say the blame is 40% his fault and 60% hers.

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  alisidewinder  |  9

Anyone who doesn't think she/he deserve it is moronic. Lets startle an already distracted driver to teach her/him a lesson, what could possibly go wrong? it's drivers go have road rage that need to get off the road, they are just as dangerous if not more, cause they are aware of their actions but do not care of who gets hurts and want to lash out against someone.

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  Sanch101  |  7

No 228 it was a perfectly legal action within the UK towards someone who was breaking a well publicised law (a couple of weeks ago there was a report about a 17 year old killing a family of four because she was on the phone whilst driving).

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  hiandrews69  |  29

Are you kidding me? That broad should have been arrested, or at the very least had her liscence revoked. I applaud op for making a point. If we took punishing distracted drivers seriously, it could prevent up to 90% of accidents, ultimately saveing hundreds of thousands of lives. Keep making excuses for them? They'll keep talking on their phones.

By  mpsteve137  |  15

Well you're a fucking dick

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  nchov523  |  11

Mount pleasant Steve?

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  AlexM42  |  5

Actually it's audiophile and any true audiophile knows that mp3 is a shitty lossy format, you want real quality? Try flac or apple lossless.

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  coldashell  |  23

68, someone other than me knows about high quality music? Agreed that mp3 is horrid. About the same as a scratchy old record. Something about them sounds like a spoon in a tin can. Some faith in humanity is restored.

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#91 When some people don't recognize a quality issue in regards to an mpsteve, you lose faith in humanity? Oh no, some people cannot distinguish audio in ways which compliment and completely agree with your assessments! Humanity is dooooooooomed! Doomed I say!!!!! >.>; You're not even giving people a chance if this is true of you.

By  Dr__Bozo  |  4

Damn Blonde,socialite,fuck-wads are a menace to this society. This should be against the law.

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  marisadc79  |  0

I'm sorry I'm blonde and a woman and in the almost 17 years I've had a license I've not once ever caused an accident knock on wood. You're a pathetic stereotypical loser.

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  mazio09210517  |  5

umm excuse me? so being on the phone and being a bad driver is Now associated with being blonde. wow. its funny because Ive been driving for 2 years no accident and I can drive a log truck. so. umm. fuck you.

By  kaymi  |  17

Dang that sucks. I want to do that to a lot of idiot people who text while on the highway but I'm afraid of that exact thing to happen. Thanks for posting so I wont distract them more than they already are. FYL

By  apache316  |  6

I don't think she will be chatting while driving for a while now hehehe

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  plaguer  |  26

OP's heart was in the right place by unnecessarily slamming on their horn just to let someone know they had a problem? Reminds me of stupid girls who will text you to say "just so you know, I'm ignoring you".

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