Wow, maybe I can drive again as that I am blind myself. All I have to do is use
my travel cane and stick it out of the car window. No, I won't do that but
maybe pretty soon self driving car or Google car will be available would be
great. But my wife doesn't trust this technology just yet. Kids and
including adults, just don't do this stupid challenge please.
Why do some people feel compelled to copy anything they see in some lame movie?
It's a movie - not life! Sometimes as evidenced
here, a movie and life do not mix. Grow up - use your brains and don't
think you have to live like a movie - good grief!
Both the driver AND the passenger should have their licenses revoked.Thank goodness no one was injured.
What has happened to common sense? Do you have to have to crash a car to
realize how utterly stupid that is? Revoke anyone's license that does
this, or is dumb enough to text and drive. Geez!!!!
There are 2 types of 16 year old drivers. Those that crash and those that will
crash. Raise the age to 18. My older 16 year old drivers struggled
more with maturity than driving skills. Since then I have had my others wait to
17 1/2 to 18+ and they have done 100% better. Now add this
"Blind" challenge to the mix and it has disaster written all over it.
She needs to take 2-3 years off with out a license (I like the bus
idea) and then have extensive drivers ed. Then and only then have someone
certify her that she is mature enough to drive.
Perhaps this young lady should be introduced to a municipal bus system as her
primary mode of transportation.
JapanCougar, this teenager wasn't short-sighted; she was blind.
This is another example of how teenagers have the physical ability to do just
about anything but don't have the mental ability to foresee possible
results of current actions. Very lucky no one died as a result.
Some folks will do anything just for a "like" I seriously hope the
judgement involves a suspended license for several years.Look at
what happens from an insurance perspective. 1. The other passenger could
be seriously injured. 2. Here come the hospital bills & pain meds3. Payment of deductable to get car fixed. (It's never the same once
they fix it)4. Everyone's insurance rates go upI'm
sure i'm leaving stuff out but this is so dumb on so many levels.
Can't wait to see what the penalty will be
Talk about stupid. Even the actors in the movie didn't attempt blindfolded
driving. In the movie, they painted the windows black and used their GPS to
navigate. They also drove like 5 miles per hour and their car had proximity
sensors to alert them if they got too close to an obstacle.Honestly,
not sure what we should ban here: social media? teenage drivers? scary movies?
Pull the movie
I'm not generally one to advocate any particular punishment for criminal
behavior reported in the news but I'll make an exception here. Anyone who
would attempt to drive while blindfolded should have their drivers license
revoked and probably be required to pass the written and driving tests before
getting it back.If my daughter were to pull a stunt like this I
would take her license for at least 6 months and go through the lessons in the
driver training manual that you get with a learners permit before she could have
it back - and that is assuming that she didn't cause any kind of accident.
I don't know if this was a bird box challenge or a bird brain challenge.
We all do stupid things from time to time, the real challenge in life is based
on the two bags that we get in life, one which says experience and the other
luck. The challenge is to fill the bag full of experience before we run out of
luck. That is the reason we have old people. They have have succeeded in fill
the bag of experience, without running out of luck
Move the driving age to 18. Let 16 & 17 year olds drive with a parent or
adult over 25 who is then somewhat liable, accountable, and responsible for
them. Don’t want to be liable, resposible or accountable for the 16 or 17
year old, then they already know that they should not be driving.
We all do stupid things, give this girl a break. However, don't give her a
break for lying to police.
This irresponsible behavior show a complete lack of judgement and disregard for
human life. She should be required to perform hundreds of hours of community
service and lose her driving privileges for 5 years. There have to be
consequences to change behavior.
While the previous articles about this "Bird Box" Challenge I have
advocated for people to do things while blind folded, or with their eyes closed;
I guess it must needs be said:Don't Be Stupid!Come
on, there are things that just don't make sense to do blind. There is a
reason blind persons cannot get a driver's license. No one should be
driving blind (even with a spotter); that is just totally irresponsible.However, it is not particularly dangerous to navigate your house
(avoiding obstacles) while blind. It is not dangerous to put on makeup while
you are blind.It would be dangerous to use a stove while blind
(without the training a blind person would have); but it is fun (although a bit
wasteful) to mix foods--like preparing cookie dough from scratch--while blind;
and eating while blind is a blast--although flavor is affected by sight.If out of the home, when blind should be walking with a spotter who can
intervene and keep one from walking in front of a moving vehicle; or running
into another pedestrian. A passenger in a car might be blind; and have fun
trying to figure out where they are at. Etc.Just don't be
I am a proponent of moving the legal driving age to 18. Too many 16 and 17 year
olds have terrible judgement. I and practically everyone I knew at 16-17 took
crazy risks behind the wheel. It is a miracle that my friends and I never hurt
anyone at that age while driving. I will frankly admit that I shouldn't
have been driving. What the girl in this story did is above and beyond typical
teenage driver stupidity. She shouldn't have a license.
I thought the Tide Pod eating challenge was stupid. This has even that beat in
stupidity.It gets worse and worse.
What did they think what was going to happen? Kid should have his driver's
license revoked for a year. And I thought eating Tide pods was about as stupid
as they could get.
I think we need to improve and beef up our driver's education requirements
in the US. Having lived in several other countries, our requirements are pretty
simple in comparison. A better educated driver would help many of our traffic
issues. Not sure it would have helped in this situation, though.
Teenagers can certainly be short sighted.