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I that case, I'm not seeing any actual problem.

edited 20th May '13 10:52:35 PM by maxwellsilver

The problem was that, before this crowner, the page accepted various Driving Errors unconnected with the main concept. And it still has a terrible name - so bad that even people in this discussion aren't clear on what the trope covers.

Let's get back to the OP. Description is still all over the place, and not sure how to edit it and to what? Might think about merging this into Artistic License - Cars or turning this in a Distracted Driving trope.
 
Fixed - removed the middle two paragraphs. It's now a single concept, but it needs a clear name.

 30 Rethkir, Tue, 21st May '13 10:33:06 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
I agree on a name change, but distracted driving is something that happens in Real Life. And when it happens in fiction, it is usually followed by an accident or near miss. "Distracted" means that the driver's ability to drive safely is being impaired, which it's not. This is what @9 was arguing. I suggest naming it to Eyes Off The Road. A bit like 22, but not a stock phrase and describes the trope.

[down] While that is more descriptive, it's a pretty long trope name.

edited 21st May '13 12:35:42 PM by Rethkir

 31 StarSword, Tue, 21st May '13 12:20:20 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
 32 StarSword, Tue, 21st May '13 12:58:13 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
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[up][up] Yeah, but it's got rhythm.
 33 Rethkir, Tue, 21st May '13 1:03:33 PM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Either is better than Distracted Driver.

[down] If two people were thinking it, that's a good sign.

edited 22nd May '13 9:46:35 PM by Rethkir

Piffy
I was about to suggest Eyes Off The Road before I turned the page and saw that it had already been suggested.
Because underscores break everything: Working link to my Troper page
But can't we get "passenger" in there somewhere? This isn't about the eyes going off the road to, say a phone or iPod - that's a thing, but it's not this near-universal trope.

 36 Rethkir, Thu, 23rd May '13 9:38:55 AM from the gap between dimensions Relationship Status: Singularity
Stare And Drive from 2 Fast 2 Furious? We could also get a good image from this, which I think would help. (See Image Picking' thread.)

edited 30th May '13 7:52:12 PM by Rethkir

 38 Septimus Heap, Tue, 11th Jun '13 12:19:39 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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If that is meant to be a name proposal, it's both dialogue and too long. Sorry.

 40 Septimus Heap, Tue, 11th Jun '13 5:11:32 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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How did nobody think of making an Alt Names crowner? I'll make one.

Also, since the crowner mentions to send other concepts to YKTTW, I am going to ask what that means. Most examples on the page would already fit under other tropes such as those on Artistic License - Cars.

The crowner option was written before Artistic License - Cars.

 42 Willbyr, Tue, 11th Jun '13 6:12:31 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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New crowner's hooked.
Still new. Still learning. Asking questions and making mistakes.
Bump for votes and to point out that Image Pickin' would interpret this trope as broader than what the thread seems to have agreed on and certainly broader than what most of the names imply.

 45 StarSword, Tue, 30th Jul '13 8:50:39 PM from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
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I think TRS redefinition overrides them.
There are some good points in the thread about how "driver looks at passenger" and "driver looks at the camera" sound ridiculously similar. But I think the latter's different because there's no fourth wall. It's not supposed to be an accurate depiction of how someone acts outside of a TV show - but at the same time, it's also more realistic than Driver Faces Pasenger because the camera's subject is a real person who's actually driving, just doing so in a manner that's inadvisable under normal circumstances.

We should have a whole trope about examples like that one - documentaries, reality TV - where characters look at the camera instead of what they're doing. In those cases, I don't think it matters whether the character's driving a car or beating eggs or dealing cards.

 47 Septimus Heap, Wed, 31st Jul '13 3:57:45 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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I think that should be taken to Lost and Found. Camera Tricks are poorly exampled and thus it's often hard to identify ones.

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Still new. Still learning. Asking questions and making mistakes.
 49 Willbyr, Sun, 25th Aug '13 7:36:29 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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We got a holler about calling this one, but the ratios are too close right now.
How about now? (And bump for votes.)

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 name will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of Crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative names.
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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