Not smart, car.
Form over function?
Trendy over reality?
Attitude and self-image is all that counts?
Obviously full of self-esteem, self-importance, and positive thinking, he began.
(Are you positive he was thinking?)
Leading by example?
Making a statement that small is just as good if not better?
Most wouldn’t have made that choice.
Even kids (Pry that controller out of their hands for a minute) would make the obvious choice:
Pick the kid with the longest legs for the team.
(Kids see things in such simple terms.)
Good information. It might pay off to remember stuff like that.
Hold that discriminating line of thought.
If this was driving behind you with flashing lights -
Be kind and pretend.
Is it a fake cop planning to rob me?
Is it a car jacking?
Is it a police escort because I’m special? (They finally noticed! Mom said it would happen.)
Is it OMG I’m out of coffee and there’s Starbucks not too far ahead?
Hit the gas!
For best results in that situation, most would pick this:
Upon the realization that
Oh, he’s talking to me?
Uh, don’t feel like stopping, so Plan B.
If making a Bonnie-and-Clyde-type run for it,
Most would stick to a roadway like this: I 10 Freeway
Not that: a neighborhood street
Zooming on to where the rubber hits the road.
Another wild high-speed car chase: exceeding 90mph.
So not smart
Not just the speed.
Not just the darting around.
It’s the vehicle in the lead.
That was the real hazard.
A real danger to other drivers:
Caused too many heads to turn.
Too many shuffling for position to take pictures and video.
Too many rolling with laughter.
Yes, it was the laughter threat that was the real danger.
Other drivers could hardly stop themselves.
Perhaps thinking it was a circus clown trying to escape with a stage prop, several other drivers slowed down and started boxing in the little one.
The driver, in frustration, exited the freeway and began to drive down neighborhood streets.
At one point he looked trapped.
The Trooper started out of his car.
But then, the mighty midget saw an opening and charged off up again.
What was going on here?
Ready for vacation NOW? (And nothing is going to get in the way?)
Maybe he was impatient to arrive here:
Determined to find like-minded people?
Hurrying to Austin?
(Couldn’t blame him)
The place so vibrant, so intellectual, so eco-friendly, so green, and so quirky.
(Hey, we all want to keep Austin weird!)
Perfect for this one.
Fit right in, that smart car….
Well, there are mostly Chevy Volts in Mueller that experimental community just outside Austin – the one tax payers are funding. Mostly Volts, but the Austin area prides itself on welcoming diversity, so a Smart Car would be accepted.
But the driver?
A man trying to save the environment.
A man who enjoys a drink now and again.
A man who appreciates what a car can do!
Not so sure.
Was he barefooted for style?
Or was that Flintstone’s Barney Rubble style brakes for that car?
The driver finally did stop – in his own driveway.
(Did he plan to evade police by driving through the dog door there?)
The humor continued as the man unfolded his tall 240 pound frame to get out of the car.
Not much resistance.
Guess the alcohol buzz was wearing off?
The whole thing must have ruined his day.
Charged with driving while intoxicated (3rd count) and felony evading arrest.
Next time if planning to hit the road, be smart and drink this
Simply must see that chase for yourself?
- Watch the chase video from ch2 news: “Trooper chases smart car on Houston’s freeways”
- Still more video of the chase / ch 11 news. “Smart car leads trooper on chase”
About that Mueller community – and Chevy Volts, Onstar, GM, solar panels, smart meters and the electrical grid. Not to mention the tax funded grants for research:
- Forbes. “Austin community to become Volt Village to test GM electric cars’ impact on Grid”
- Edmund’s Inside Line. “2012 Chevrolet Volt becomes centerpiece of Smart Community.”
- About “Mueller” – official website.