Needs Help: Hollywood Driving

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Where to start? First, 1st sentence of description describes a type of Distracted Driving, then it continues as 'cars don't steer like that', then it goes all over the place, including the examples. This should be an index (or transplanted), and a new index about distracted driving should be made. Looks like the creator was a little distracted This is a big issue in real life, and examples can get very unusual.

edited 6th Jul '12 3:07:35 PM by spacemarine50

I say make this Distracted Driving - the trope where drivers manage to drive without looking at the road. Cut all the other content, and if people want to YKTTW pages for other driving tropes, let them.
What I want to do with this:

  • Create a trope about distracted driving in general (Not sure about type)
  • Turn this into an index (a lot of driving things Hollywood does that are either illegal in real life or noone does it like that.
  • Send this to Special Efforts, but this thread is barely active.

Any opinions?
I say other points about bad or illegal driving should go through YKTTW, which is the place for collecting examples and building tropes. This page is primarily about distracted driving, and we should clarify and rename it as such.
6 ccoa29th Aug 2012 08:35:26 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Crowner melded to thread.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Ready to call this?
Bump for votes.
If the top option passes, it shouldn't be called Distracted Driving, or it'll attract ALL instances of distracted driving, and not just the specific type for the specific reasons called for in this trope.
^ I am inclined to agree.
11 SeptimusHeap11th Jan 2013 03:21:31 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I am almost inclined to agree.
There's nothing on distracted driving on this site. Maybe even doing-something-else-and-driving-at-the-same-time. There's at least a Missing Supertrope.

edited 11th Jan '13 4:07:56 PM by spacemarine50

13 SeptimusHeap11th Jan 2013 04:07:44 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
YKTTW is the place for new tropes.
14 Willbyr18th Mar 2013 06:41:22 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
This one is very ready to be called for the leading action.

edited 18th Mar '13 6:42:26 PM by Willbyr

15 StarSword18th Mar 2013 08:54:10 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
You are of Bajor.
There's already a trope in YKTTW called Artistic License - Cars that covers various other aspects of driving and vehicular mistakes.
Bump. Think the YKTTW looks a lot better than Hollywood Driving, and the latter might need to start over from YKTTW.
The YKTTW is just "miscellaneous errors related to cars." It's no better than any of the existing Artistic License X pages.
Hollywood Driving is related to cars (it's being driven in a way that shouldn't be possible).

I'd say it fits as a subtrope.

edited 23rd Mar '13 9:06:08 PM by maxwellsilver

19 SeptimusHeap24th Mar 2013 02:56:11 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Hmm - this crowner calls for an Alt-Names crowner. The YKTTW is a nice enrichment, though.
Artistic License Cars has been launched.
Before it crashed, the crowner said to restrict this to the trope described in the definition - "characters look at the passenger instead of the road" and rename accordingly.
22 Spark94th May 2013 08:34:04 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Special trousers. Very heroic.
23 StarSword4th May 2013 08:54:36 AM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
You are of Bajor.

EDIT: Except it's a Stock Phrase and could be confused with people telling folks to keep their eyes on the road.

edited 4th May '13 8:55:11 AM by StarSword

Why not change it to Distracted Driving?
It's not about distracted driving though. That implies people on the phone or texting or whatever while driving. That's not a fictional trope - it happens in fiction, but nowhere as often as it does in real life. This page is for the near-universal trope whereby drivers face their passengers instead of the road.

Alternative Titles: Hollywood Driving
11th Jun '13 5:11:53 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
At issue:
Previous crowner decided on narrowing this trope down to the driver looking at others in the car instead of the road, and to rename it.

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