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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-13-2002, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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How can you drive an watch TV???

So, I'm driving on my way home from Best Buy tonight. I almost rode, but it started to drizzle as I was pulling the bike out of the garage. Cold drizzle, no thanks. When I stop at a light, look over and see an idiot in a beat up Lumina, with a TV in the steering wheel. It had to have cost more than the Lumina was worth to put the TV in. Obviously this is nothing new, but you could tell the boob was busy watching the boob tube and not the road. I hate cagers. Please don't point out that I was driving a cage at the time. I'm an idiot, let me stew.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-14-2002, 12:13 AM
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Well for one thing it is AGAINST THE LAW to have a television monitor/vcr monitor in the drivers view UNLESS the vehicle is stopped and has the parking brake set. That is a federal motor vehicle code. Any shop that sets it up so they can watch it and drive can/will receive a BIG fine. When I built conversion vehicles in Lake Geneva we had a few people wanting us to install their indash tv radios to play when the vehicle is on the road. Everyone got pissed when we said no and no other honest car stereo shop will do it either. One guy told us to mount it anyways and he'll fix it so it will work while moving at home. So we installed it and changed all the wires to the same color. I would had loved to see the look on his face when he looked under the dashboard and saw 15 black wires coming out of the radio and we also hooked up some dummy wires from a ground to a ground. 10 to 1 he cut and spliced the wrong wires since we got a nasty letter from him. Fuck him, theres no way Geneva Vans was going to risk the $10,000 fine if he crashed due to watching TV.


Are you sure it was a TV? Could had been a GPS screen or a touch pad for his radio (very $$$$). What I find ironcin is that TV screens are illegal, but GPS and these new radios with the big LCD screens are legal. Go figure.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-14-2002, 12:55 AM
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-14-2002, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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great idea. I'm positive it was a TV, and in the steering wheel, not the dash. I thought about getting a dash one at one time to entertain the kid on long trips, but it's just not worth it. Alot of the GPS units can give audible directions, so that you don't have to look at the screen as often.
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