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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 11:04:52 AM

A secret new program has been quietly approved by the NHTSA that promises to keep all bad drivers off roads and highways. The Motorist IQ program requires motorists to pass a short road test on their smartphones before the car will start.

All motorists must visit a dealer by 2016 to have the equipment that would connect their smartphone to the vehicle's On Board Diagnostics (OBD2) port installed. Motorists who don't comply will be subject to fines up to $100,000 and jailed for a minimum 5 years. NHTSA says fatalities would be reduced by 100% in the first year of the program.

Motorists who don't pass the test would see their vehicle's engine disabled for 2 hours, according to sources. The NHTSA promises that the test and...

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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 1:04:38 AM

Politician's have Drivers
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kboykool
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 9:07:35 PM

Yes, but according to the article, errr... joke, all GBs are exempt. ;+)
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 6:33:58 PM

Guess that will mean no politicians will be driving
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 2:11:10 PM

kboykool - Maybe that's an indication that we actually need a program like this. 7;-]
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kboykool
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 10:24:19 AM

First, this article is now three months old. Second, I don't know about the Motorist IQ, but based on the posts, the general IQ around here isn't too impressive.
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 2:08:10 AM

Big Brother...
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Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 12:28:08 AM

Do you mean that we have to learn how to read? EGAD!
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 11:30:43 PM

On Apr 9, 2014 11:22:19 PM, gasmask78 wrote:

>This is unconstitutional.

What part of the Constitution does it violate? Probably the Tenth Amendment. On the other hand, it might just be the thing for the State of Virginia to enact.
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 11:01:22 PM

You people realize this was an APRIL FOOL'S JOKE, right?

God knows there probably is something like this in the works now that someone has thought of it, but it's not a law YET.

Really people.
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 8:02:08 AM

B
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 8:01:24 AM

Okay
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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2014 8:33:08 PM

SteelPenny said: "How about a law that requires the president to have a positive IQ ?"

That'd be nice, but Obozo would sign an Executive Order to bypass it. Plus, remember, he gets to choose which laws he wants to obey and which ones he wants to ignore.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 1:01:01 PM

trying to keep the graduates of the Jethro Bodine academy of higher learning off the road
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 12:27:16 PM

Good one!
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agrico
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2014 8:26:23 PM

good one - I was believing until the fine and jail sentence
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2014 6:23:39 AM

April 1st. Guess What?
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:40:39 PM

Yeah, REB, it's got everything to do with it.

Or, rather to do with many of the responses to it.

[Edited by: rjhenn at 4/10/2014 6:40:57 PM EST]
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REB_in_TX
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 8:46:05 AM

Does April 1ST have anything to do with the stupidity of this article?
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 12:22:19 AM

This is unconstitutional.
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Stoney81
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 9:50:47 AM

Also I wonder how many people joined GasBuddy thinking this was true?
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Stoney81
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 9:50:06 AM

Honestly not a terrible idea...I didn't read the comments below but I bet some people took this opportunity to blame Obama, Boehner, insert the politician you don't like here _______________.
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jowa
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 1:42:26 AM

yeah, right. can't make em take an iq test to vote either.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 1:07:35 AM

Wondering how long this April Fool's Day joke will have legs.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 7:35:15 PM

Thats because so many of the drivers that drive now would no longer be able to drive, I like it!
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 2:07:09 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 3:23:03 AM

good idea
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 5:59:32 AM

of course, we do know it was an April Fool's joke, rj... though some folks like to play along more than others :P
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 5:57:35 AM

would work, except not everyone has smartphones...
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 3:51:31 PM

tazintally - "Big Brother is trying to save us some ourselves."

Not only doesn't that make any sense, but you've been pwnd.
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tazintally
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 1:14:37 PM

Big Brother is trying to save us some ourselves.
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 5:58:39 AM

s8: you bet me to it.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 7:57:42 AM

yawn
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 3:34:38 AM

April Fools !! Do it for voters instead.



[Edited by: S8_GTS1000 at 4/3/2014 3:37:34 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 11:14:16 PM

this is an April Fool's joke.

Right?

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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 10:25:47 PM


Metrolizer is relieved to be exempted as an active GasBuddy member.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 8:48:49 PM

STILL APRIL 1
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 6:08:12 PM

Gosh, it MUST be true; still online on April 2, and at the top of the threads too. Eat more fish, my friends, it'll raise your IQ.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 6:04:31 PM

Too many people who, apparently, didn't notice that this an April Fools joke.

Apparently, the U.S. is doomed, not because of politics, but because the electorate is incompetent.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 5:08:10 PM

okay
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 5:05:59 PM

"Secret Program" AND "quietly approved by the NHTSA" HOLY $HIT! This is not the USSR (Russia) or Iran.

While this may or may not be a good idea that is not the issue nor should it be out main concern. OUR concern should be ANYTIME government "QUIETLY approves" in "secret" anything..it is ALWAYS bad. The United States should NEVER approve anything "secret" or "quiet" against any of her own people....period!


[Edited by: THZebra at 4/2/2014 5:09:28 PM EST]
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 4:55:03 PM

Maybe we could have a required IQ test before posting?
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 3:44:05 PM

Well played. Very well played!
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 3:42:34 PM

Too bad it is impossible!!
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 3:15:22 PM

@CDMAuto

You will be required to purchase a smartphone, and maintain data service.

You have to have auto insurance, and medical "insurance".

Now, you'll also have to have a smartphone.

No details yet regarding subsidies, but the new website to help you choose your new phone and carrier is currently under development.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 2:53:58 PM

Old and an April fools joke.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 2:19:25 PM

I though this was an April First jock, oops, I mean joke.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 2:05:13 PM

It wouldn't work, even if it were true. People know what they should do, but they choose not to do it. The I.Q. test wouldn't stop that.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 2:02:28 PM

old
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 2:02:05 PM

This has got to be a April Fool Days joke.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 2:01:40 PM

AND IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SMART PHONE?????????
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