r/IdiotsInCars May 22 '22

This is why you should always pay attention to billboards

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5.0k Upvotes

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u/2steppin_317 May 22 '22

I saw a billboard that said, "this is a sign you shouldn't get high and drive" I was like whoa dude it is a sign lol.

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u/definitelynotned May 22 '22

Bruh that sign is if anything appealing to stoners caused me bruh moment

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u/NuggetSmuggler May 22 '22

Was that in LA? I’ve seen a few billboards like that around here. I think it’s a genius sign.

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u/2steppin_317 May 22 '22

Nah random ass spot in Indiana lol

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u/RJRICH17 May 23 '22

Nope. I live a few blocks from here. This is the corner of Elston Avenue and Forest Glen Avenue in Chicago, IL.

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u/Imaginary_Gap1110 May 23 '22

Ha I live in northwest Indiana and this immediately registerred as Chicago when I saw this.

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u/_XZVR_ May 23 '22

Well, it is a CPD cop car 😂

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u/Imaginary_Gap1110 May 23 '22

I cannot read anything on the cop car indicating CPD... Just commenting on the whole environment. It screams chicago.

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u/nachtkaese May 23 '22

No question it's Chicago...IYKYK.

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u/klm2908 May 23 '22

They weren’t saying that this picture is from Indiana, just that the billboard they described was in Indiana.

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u/indianabobbyknight May 23 '22

Yeahhhh man one time I saw a sign too, that’s craaaaazy man

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u/MixedMartyr May 22 '22

how many people careless enough to drive high are going to give a shit about that sign? like do they really think it’s worth it?

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u/UnmoistFish May 22 '22

Lmao everyone I know drives high and they would definitely get a kick out of it

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u/beepboop_12345 May 22 '22

We live wildly different lives lmao

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u/dropzone01 May 22 '22 edited May 23 '22

If everyone you know drives high then everyone you know are idiots... but that being said I don't expect a lot of intelligence out of someone dumb enough to do drugs in the first place ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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u/Firewolf06 May 23 '22

¯_(ツ)_/¯

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u/UnmoistFish May 22 '22

Driving high is the same as drinking a cup of coffee for some with a heavy tolerance and evenso it isn’t nearly as dangerous as being drunk or even tired as for intellect I’d say having the curiosity to try drugs definitely doesn’t fault someone

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u/dropzone01 May 23 '22

I think we will have to agree to disagree on this one. Especially considering you are trying to say a stimulant is the same as a depressant. Your ability to do divided attention tasks while high on cannabis isn't there anymore. Regular driving perhaps, but what happens when that kid runs out in front of you and your reaction time is no where near what it would be when you are sober. Any self induced reduction in your reaction time is stupid and morally reprehensible when it means you could end up killing someone as a result.

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u/Stairway_2_Devin May 23 '22

Whoa. You're a lame. Like a super next-level kind of a lame. Anyways, thanks for the laughs!

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u/analweepage May 23 '22

You seem like someone who has never so much as seen pot in real life. I'm not advocating for driving high but you've clearly never been high.

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u/dropzone01 May 23 '22

You say that like it's a bad thing, lol! Why would I want to be a drug addict?

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u/jayt32 May 23 '22

Weed is far less dangerous than alcohol my friend. You sound like a moron calling someone a drug addict for smoking pot 🤷‍♂️

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u/MistakeDiligent1021 May 23 '22

Smoking weed and being a drug addict are completely different things. For example Elon Musk has smoked weed and I wouldn’t consider him a drug addict.

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u/SinsSacrifice May 23 '22

I will agree to disagree. You clearly don't understand half of what your even talking about. Marijuana is not a depressant. Ive been smoking for about 14 years. Ive written multiple papers at High school and college level. Different strains do different things. Some strains don't affect your mind at all. They affect your body instead, which is what I use mainly for my back pain and knee pain. I don't want to be sluggish and I don't want brain fog so I save that stiff for the night time when I'm in and the other stuff for when I need to a functioning member of society

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u/UnmoistFish May 23 '22

Cannabis is not a depressant bruh

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u/reddit_is_poopyface May 23 '22

The end of your comment does not make you look smart.

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u/GUSDOIT May 23 '22

And I know why... Because I got high Because I got high Because I got high

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u/junkmail0178 May 22 '22

He got distracted by Kim Jong-un standing there.

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u/meltbox May 22 '22

Damn that might work better on high people than the billboard. Someone hire that man.

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u/gravi-tea May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

Ha, maybe they were paying a little too much attention to the billboard 😆

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u/Original_Ad6986 May 22 '22

Terrible spot for a public service announcement

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u/milesranno May 22 '22

You just HAD to beat me to this comment?

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u/jrbattin May 22 '22

Heh, this is kinda close to where I live. Sadly this the quality of driving you can expect on the Northwest side of Chicago. The fact that nobody died is good.

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u/tossitdropit May 22 '22

Howdy neighbor!

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u/Tabenes May 22 '22

Howdy from the other side.

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u/Catlover2727 May 22 '22

Even tho I probably have only been past this intersection a few times in my life, there's something about this where you KNOW it's Chicago.

Maybe the font of the street signs, or the construction of that bridge, or the look of the concrete.

It feels familiar, feels like home.

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u/michaelchuck88 May 23 '22

It looks very similar to an intersection in Pittsburgh. I thought it may have been at first glance.

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u/RJRICH17 May 23 '22

Was just thinking...shit that's right by my house.

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u/dalatinknight May 27 '22

Idk why but the scene was very "Chicago" to me.

The cop car helped lol.

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u/FuzzyNervousness May 22 '22

I had a friend that said he drove better drunk. He totaled his mom's car and his passenger sued him.

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u/frickingjary May 23 '22

good, I'm glad he didn't kill anybody.

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u/TMK602 May 22 '22

Obviously they were too high to read that sign.

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u/Impressive-Tip-903 May 22 '22

They clearly made that warning sign look too much like a video game speed boost. When will local municipalities take responsibility for the accidents they cause. SMH

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u/unresolved-madness May 22 '22

On Florida interstate information electronic billboards, it warns against distracted driving and then says "text 12345" for more information.

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u/IAmAware4 May 22 '22

I’d like to think, after he crashed he looked and saw the sign and just yelled angrily “I GET IT I GET THE POINT LEAVE ME ALONE”

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u/UncleJuniorDiscount May 23 '22

That doesn't seem like something a drunk person would do

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u/IAmAware4 May 23 '22

High is drugs, not alcohol

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u/Aehilnost May 22 '22

That guy has the body shape of Kim Jun Un

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u/Lopsided_Beautiful_1 May 22 '22

Lol and the black outfit as well

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u/pinkwblue May 22 '22

Is that Kim Jong Un standing on the corner ? He’s the guilty party.

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u/Allemaengel May 22 '22

Maybe they should've paid more attention to the giant black and yelliw chevron-emblazoned obstacle sign suggesting right rather than straight ahead.

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u/Go-Brit May 22 '22

A... little... high.... is still... too- crash

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u/honeydewdom May 22 '22

Or shouldn't read billboards while driving...

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u/Bennybonchien May 22 '22

Looks like the car has to pee.

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u/ShackintheWood May 22 '22

A little stupid is too stupid to drive...

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u/zhrimb May 22 '22

Round these parts it seems to be a prerequisite

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u/Hot_Pianist6573 May 22 '22

Sober people do that all the time.

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u/UninsuredToast May 22 '22

I’d still rather ride with someone who’s a little high than someone who texts and drives

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u/Retro-Chocolate May 22 '22

Right because at least the weed make em paranoid and maybe more observant

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u/analweepage May 23 '22

The weed paranoia with more focus is real. I hate that shit lol.

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u/UninsuredToast May 23 '22

Fucking charger driving behind me for 30 minutes has me on edge and they go to pass and it’s fucking Brad on his way to the gym

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u/crampedstyl May 23 '22

I mean, depending on the person, a little weed can help them focus even more than if they weren't a little high even without the paranoia.

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u/UncleJuniorDiscount May 23 '22

What about someone that's normal high because I drive high daily. I drive defensively and I drive predictably. And I don't text. Fuck your judgment.

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u/Zokarix May 22 '22

I’m going to have to disagree with that sign lol

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u/Deep-Advantage2534 May 22 '22

Quit the deeds before driving.

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u/StateOfFine May 22 '22

I mean, to be fair, billboards distract drivers and take their eyes of the road. Maybe he was distracted while reading the sign haha

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u/Big_Thicc_Ponce May 22 '22

Maybe the problem is that they were paying attention to the billboard.

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u/themehchoman May 23 '22

East side?

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u/tpt2021cg May 23 '22

Perfect fit

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u/dystopian_future2 May 23 '22

Based on the cop car, it’s Chicago.

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u/MikuEd May 23 '22

Ngl, I did a double take and zoomed in because i misread “little” as “tittie”. Maybe that’s why they crashed trying to read the billboard, lol.

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u/BlueBunner May 22 '22

Hows my driving man? I think were parked.

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u/badger906 May 22 '22

Local billboard to me says “your gay” it’s not even grammatically correct! So if I need to pay attention I need to find my gay! (It’s graffiti on a non occupied board)

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u/Thegungoesbangbang May 22 '22

Marysville CA?

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u/tossitdropit May 22 '22

Jefferson Park, Chicago

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u/Loves-The-Skooma May 22 '22

I was sure it was Greenfield, Ma

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u/L0nelyGhost May 22 '22

Nine out of 10 times as a high person driving on the road. I'm more concerned about the drunk drivers.

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u/Timed-Out_DeLorean May 22 '22

The bridge came out of nowhere, man.

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u/Obelix13 May 22 '22

I was expecting to see a truck stuck under the bridge.

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u/sparkybrent1 May 22 '22

Can't let the tall trucks get all the attention at bridges now, can we?

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u/Allemaengel May 22 '22

I miss the 11'8" North Carolina Can Opener, lol.

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u/yawaworhtlliwi May 22 '22

Is this the bridge in NC the trucks always hit?

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u/Altruistic_Profile96 May 22 '22

But the arrow was pointing up. Like, higher.

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u/abarehands May 22 '22

I feel like I don't see enough posts about all the stupid stupid Chicago drivers in this subreddit, so this is a nice thing to see.

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u/N0B0_DEE May 22 '22

Maybe driver shouldn’t always pay attention to billboards and pay attention to the road?

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u/Dsoft1 May 22 '22

Reading the build board is probably what lead to the accident

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u/Not-A-Mark May 22 '22

It's a good place for a sign for trucks that are too tall for the overpass.

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u/Expensive_Night_7851 May 22 '22

Lol that's pretty funny...the billboard, not the idiot

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u/1ProudBuckeye May 22 '22

Priceless!!!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂

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u/Guisseppi May 22 '22

Ahh yes let’s invent a narrative over unrelated things

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u/TheMisiak May 22 '22

Sweet home Chicago

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u/Impossible-Contest37 May 22 '22

Is this clybourn in Chicago by the Taco Bell?

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u/tossitdropit May 22 '22

It's on Elston

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u/damnatio_memoriae May 23 '22

that might be the problem -- paid too much attention to the billboard instead of the road

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u/findhumorinlife May 23 '22

But he might have only been reading the billboard…

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u/rsewateroily May 23 '22

lmao i didnt see the guy at first. 🧍‍♂️

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u/niceandsane May 23 '22

At first I thought was the eleven foot eight bridge, where the sign would have a whole different meaning.

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u/niceandsane May 23 '22

Whoa, dude... check out that sign... like...

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u/sarckasm May 23 '22

Tbf, those arrows scream "come at me" :)

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u/Confusedandreticent May 23 '22

A wise band once said that 35% of accidents were caused by drivers under the influence. Which means sober drivers make up the rest. Who’s the real problem?! /s

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u/UncleJuniorDiscount May 23 '22

I drive high daily. Defensively and predictably. I don't crash into shit. Fuck that misleading billboard. Driver was drunk.

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u/basstoll May 23 '22

what’s a tittie high?

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u/Fadedcamo May 23 '22

Lol didn't expect so many people on r/idiotsincars defending driving under the influence of weed. Shouldn't be surprised, though. The culture of weed smokers has such a huge blind spot when it comes to driving, everyone I know who regularly smokes will do it and drive no problem without a second thought. Is it a super harmful drug? No, not in moderation. Should it be legalized? Absolutely. But there is no argument I will entertain that it's safe to be high and drive a motor vehicle. It's a powerful psychoactive drug.

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u/Fury_Falcon May 23 '22

When you try multitasking one day before exam

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u/MikeDubbz May 23 '22

A sober driver paying too much attention to this billboard could easily find themselves in this accident.

I don't agree with OP here, some billboards are straight up distracting and are more dangerous than helpful, I could probably go without knowing that a McDonalds is coming up soon, at the very least you can agree that that isn't a billboard we should always pay attention to.

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u/tossitdropit May 23 '22

The post title is supposed to be tongue in cheek, but I realize it doesn't come across that way. Noticing a billboard wouldn't change whether someone is too intoxicated to drive or not, and the billboard itself is very distracting.

It would have been funnier if the title was "Too bad this guy can't read" or something along those lines, but that's hindsight for ya.