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Irony Level Maximum: Guy Breaks the Law by Watching 'Law & Order' While Driving

SourceA driver was engrossed in “Law & Order” to such an extent that they weren’t aware they were actually breaking the law.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a driver in Minnesota was pulled over and cited earlier this week after a trooper pulled him over and discovered he was watching an episode of the show “Law & Order” on his phone, KEYC reported. …

The penalty for violating the law is a gross misdemeanor, which carries a $50 fine for the first violation and a $275 fine for subsequent violations. …

The KEYC report also mentioned the State Patrol had also cited another driver this week for sending emails in traffic on Interstate 94.

In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by three separate but equally important groups: The police, who investigate crime, the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders, and the careless, dangerous dickwads who put everyone else’s life and health on the line so they can watch a TV show that is available literally every hour of the day while operating a half ton death machine. These are their stories.


This is just further proof of the necessity for the one thing we as a civilization more than any other. Not stricter driving laws. Not more responsible drivers. What we need is no drivers.

The most irrational thing going right now is our resistance to driverless cars. Elon Musk just announced that Tesla will have totally autonomous cars on the market within the year and it can’t come soon enough. He’s the smartest man alive and he’s saying it’s about to happen. And yet judging by the reaction, you would’ve thought he promised to build a fleet of rolling, nuclear-tipped dirty bombs and set them loose on our highways. I have a relative who’s a self-made bazillionaire who got into the Internet before it was a thing and sold out just before the dot com bust and he tells me all his money is going into driverless car technology. Because he says in 20 years, it will be an unheard of concept to drive yourself around in a big city.

And yet people freak out at the idea of machines running their cars because it’s too dangerous. They don’t trust the computers and the satellites and the on board navigation. Right. So let’s trust dimwits like this guy instead. Zizzing down the freeway at a mile a minute while fixated on whether Lennie Briscoe can get Jack McCoy the fingerprints he needs in time for a conviction. I mean, sure, I appreciate the irony of a guy getting in trouble with the law for watching the most successful law drama in TV history. But the hilarity of it would be lost on me right around the moment he’s splitting my headlights as Arthur Branch is making a witness crack on re-direct.

The bottom line is we need Musk to give us robot cars and we need them five minutes ago. Then reckless dildos like this guy can jack it to porn in the front seat for all I care.