Idiocracy in Action

Truck jumps curb, drives down sidewalk, kills a man. APD reminds pedestrians they are also responsible for their own safety…

“Get your face out of your phone,” he said. “You need to pay attention to what you’re doing, cause it can cost your life.”

Yes, even when you are on the sidewalk, you have to be on watch for traffic waiting to plow into you! Don’t you dare look at your phone while waiting at a bus stop! You should expect cars to drive on sidewalks! It’s just natural! Silly humans, thinking it should be safe to stand on a sidewalk without being hit by drivers.

What the actual fuck, Austin Police Department?! Of all the stupid shit the APD has said that’s pushed my buttons, and boy have there been a lot of stupid things said over the years, this has to be the most stupid ever.