• Aug 2nd 2013 at 9:12AM
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Why isn't stupid against the law everywhere? A tour bus driver may be fined under Arizona's 'Stupid Motorist Law' after he drove directly into a flash flood, stranding him and his 33 passengers.

Bus driver Joseph Razon was taking a Canyon Coach Lines bus loaded with tourists back to Las Vegas when he tried to cross a heavily flooded area after heavy rainstorms. Predictably, the bus was swept up in the floodwaters and carried 300 yards before it rolled on to its side. Everyone escaped unharmed and made it on to dry land before rescue workers arrived.

Seems like a happy ending, but not for Razon. He may end up paying for the rescue. The stupidity law in Arizona says anyone dumb enough to drive into a flood and get stranded has to pay for the rescue operation. The bus line told ABC News that it would be unfair to charge the driver because he was not aware of flash flood warnings in the area. We aren't sure if ignorance will work as a defense against stupidity charges, but we are going to follow the case.



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      N68Firebird
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good grief! It's a good think that bus driver didn't get everyone killed!!!
      ricks1951f1
      • 2 Years Ago
      So his defense is he is to stupid to know driving into deep fast running water might be a problem. Wow
      mtrishere
      • 2 Years Ago
      WOW - Got a great idea - let's repeal income tax and fund the government with a stupidity tax - the budget would always be overflowing - and just think - the politicians trying to find a place to waste the excess funds, would create a whole second tier of payees funding the tax - would be a "RE - FUNDING" Government waste could become a profitable business - Oh wait - It already is :)
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mtrishere
        Geeeeeeeeeeeenial!
      steve
      • 2 Years Ago
      But how often some stupid driver (especially females) will drive into deep water on roads and be swepted away. I will not drive my truck in water over two inches, if the water is moving.
        uncommonsensesc
        • 2 Years Ago
        @steve
        Well, idiot - I know of a man that did drive his truck into flood waters, the truck started floating and he decided he could swim to safety - wrong and he drowned (my step-sisters brother-in-law). I know of another man who tried that and got stranded when his truck got stuck on a tree - speaking of idiot men!
        war3saw
        • 2 Years Ago
        @steve
        Hey, Steve. Reread the article. This stupid driver was a MAN.
      ectullis
      • 2 Years Ago
      If stupidity was a crime all Obsama voter should be jailed
        Fernando
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ectullis
        Do you actually think Romney would have done any better? Last election was between dumb and dumber. Dumb won.....
          brl131psu
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Fernando
          he said the voters...not the candidates.
        rkeeeballs
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ectullis
        And we would have had to lock you up since birth !
        gardnerpsych
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ectullis
        If your grammar were any worse, you would be unintelligible. Which might be a good thing.
        Calvin
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ectullis
        Good thing for you not being able to spell is not against the law.
      Joanne
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just love Arizona more and more every day. Too bad it's so hot there.
      Mr. Slickshit
      • 2 Years Ago
      For starters, if they could legislate stupidity, we wouldn't even be reading this cuz there would be no AOL...
      Emily
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where does the stupid law kick in here? If found guilty he might have to pay for the rescue. What rescue? Everyone was safe and on dry ground before the rescuers arrived.
        uncommonsensesc
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Emily
        But they were stranded, without means of transportation, more than likely soaked to the bone - idiot!
      Jennifer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Boy, if we applied the stupidity law more often the courts would be jammed. I love it.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can ABC news be fined for stupidity? Outta be a law? It's oughta, imbeciles. This is the same kind of idiocy that reported those fake Korean names after the plane crash. No wonder the public doesn't know what's going on: the news media is poorly educated at best. On another note, when one of these extreme sports personalities gets stranded doing some stunt or gets lost and a massive search has to be mounted, can we make them pay for the public resources used to rescue them? Seems like that would be an application of a stupidity law.
      rkeeeballs
      • 2 Years Ago
      ...A stupidity law would save common sense taxpayers from financing idiot's mistakes....gosh yes !
      brennemanbelkin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Darn right he should pay.
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