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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: lovebeck
then the guy should counter sue maccas for having a drive through ....personally i hate all the law suits that happen in the U.S it is petty and is really bad for society as a whole,but in this case i would make an exception
We all know our limitations on what we can eat behind the wheel
originally posted by: Domo1
“I’ve only seen something like this charge when there’s an accident. There was no accident here so the fact that this man was charged with eating and driving is a first for me,” Head said. Head added that law was very vague.
And you shouldn't put a crosswalk in until someone gets hi by a car...
Yeah but maybe the guy was driving like a jackass and more focused on his burger. I cringe when I se people eating and driving.
So it was a first. So it doesn't happen often. So perhaps the guy was actually driving like a complete douche and this was the best thing to charge him with to get him to get his act together.
Eating a burger while driving is dangerous. Because people are stupid. Spill a little and most people are going to try to clean themselves and be distracted.
originally posted by: Phoenix
Cobb County is well known as an area to be very cautious around police in the Atlanta area because they will ticket for anything if given the chance.
Alabama plates on the car usually means instant revenue as most will pay ticket online to avoid time off from work as well as travel expenses.
Many from Alabama who now live in Georgia avoid changing plates over due Georgias egregiously expensive ad valorum tax on autos - if that's case here the officer "tagged" him for a much larger fine in 30 days if stopped again.
I propose it was Alabama tag + eating that made this stop happen.
Thousands of locals eat and drive that area daily unmolested, I-285 is full of book and newspaper reading, makeup applying, texting, phoning and eating commuters daily.
The traffic court is a joke being it's an essential part of the revenue stream in providing legitimacy to the shakedown. This man will get nowhere with them as its a kangaroo rubber stamp operation.
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
My opinion is that if you're doing something that distracts you from driving (like eating, smoking, putting on makeup) , you're subject to be ticketed for it. Eating is right up there with texting. I sometimes eat while driving. But if I got a ticket, I would totally understand. It' dangerous and distracting.