Flaming car turns 93 into Southeast Distressway

Car on fire on Southeast Expressway

Darryl Houston drove by a car on fire in the northbound HOV lane around 9 a.m.

Nobody was hurt, Houston reports.

The fire backed up traffic for miles, according to Adam Franklin, who photographed the fire from the other side.

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Don't hate.

.. traffic was at a standstill.. plus everyone else was doing it..

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still illegal

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The law says if you're in the "public way", it's a no-go. Doesn't matter if you're stopped or not.

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Wait- what law?

Now, I haven't checked the law thoroughly, but I believe what you're referring to is in regards to texting only. Also, you can idle in the shoulder, part of the "public way", and send a text.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, as it would be useful to know. But really, the law as I understand it is quite limited.

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go read the law

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It bans quite a bit more than texting. Virtually nothing except dialing the phone and answering is legal while you're the driver's seat of a vehicle on a public way.

"Also, you can idle in the shoulder, part of the "public way", and send a text."

Nope.

Go.
Read.
The.
Law.

"Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, as it would be useful to know. But really, the law as I understand it is quite limited."

You understand the law wrong, and it's not my job to help you google something.

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I did google

And I think you're applying the under-18 law to all drivers.

"Also, you can idle in the shoulder, part of the "public way", and send a text."

Nope.

Go.
Read.
The.
Law.

. . . a junior operator shall not be considered to be operating a motor vehicle if the vehicle is stationary and not located in a part of the roadway intended for travel.

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Good Lord

Stopped on the Distressway because of a car fire.

Picking up the phone and snapping a photo takes two seconds.

Really?

Nothing else to say on this thread people. Nothing to see here. Move along....

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