Posts Tagged: Driving
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When a Hot Cop Pulls You Over

People drop things on the Internet and run all the time. So we have to ask. In this edition, writer Ruth Graham tells us more about what it’s like to be pulled over by a highway patrolman sent from heaven.

Just got pulled over by an absurdly hot cop, and he let me off with a warning. #usa

— Ruth Graham (@publicroad) July 4, 2014

Ruth! So what happened here?

It was the 4th of July, and I was driving alone from my house in rural New Hampshire to join my very best friends at our summer rental in the Catskills. We have [...]

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Men Make Women Drive Bad

"A joint study by researchers at the University of Warwick and the University of Georgia in the US found evidence that self belief was important for a woman’s performance in spatial tasks which might naturally favour men. It suggested that confidence-knocking jokes were likely to reduce a woman’s performance behind the wheel while they performed better when it was boosted, the study suggested." This article helpfully includes a list of sexist jokes that you can use to reduce the confidence of the women in your life.

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Sleeping Driver Just As Competent As Everyone Else On The Road

"A woman from New Zealand drove almost 200 miles while asleep at the wheel and even sent text messages from her mobile phone."

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Technology Creates Fun New Driving Game

"GPS racing is the dangerous new driving game which is placing motorists at risk, according to new figures which suggest that more than 7 million motorists are engaged in a daily race against time inspired by their GPS devices."

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America's Worst Driving City

Do you need proof that Miami has the worst driving conditions of any city in these here United States? Check this morning's accident reports. Apart from "Dead man in street blocking traffic at Biscayne Blvd. and 79th St." (!!??), there are 13 other car accidents, including two hit and runs. Let's see how lunchtime goes!

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Minibike Service Lets You Drink With Confidence

This local news piece about a service you call when you're too tanked up to drive yourself home that sends a man on a tiny scooter to escort you back in your own automobile is, I guess, interesting enough as it goes, but you'll want to pay special attention at about the 1:55 mark where there is an important aside that is delivered in the most bizarrely cheerful fashion. I guess we all make amends in our own ways.