The US state of Utah is to introduce a special new law in the aftermath of a head-on road crash in which the driver of one vehicle was operating her vehicle blindfolded, mimicking characters in the Netflix movie Bird Box.
A Utah Government spokesperson announced the new law would be introduced as soon as possible after police determined a crash in the town of Layton was caused by a driver participating in the Bird Box viral video challenge mimicking the Netflix movie in which people avoid a threat by performing everyday tasks blindfolded.
“The young female driver covered here eyes with her beanie while driving with a 16-year-old passenger and her car hit another vehicle being driven by a 56-year-old man, but luckily nobody was injured,” the spokesperson told The Bug.
“This incident has prompted the Utah Government to speed passage through the State House of a new FAD Bill to tackle this sort of incident and hopefully provide a deterrent through fines of up to US$10,000 by or three years’ jail.”
The Bug asked if the new Fad Bill covered just the Bird Box fad.
“Oh, sorry. I should clarify that,” the Utah Government spokesperson said.
“It’s the FAD Bill, not the Fad Bill. The name is not derived from this fad or any fad. That’s just a coincidence.
“It’s actually an acronym and its full title is the Fuckwits and Deadshits Bill.
“So it will apply to FADs, as in fuckwits and deadshits, who take part in stupid internet fads, not just the Bird Box challenge.
“It will also be retrospective to cover planking, doing the Memphis Shake, the condom challenge, the cinnamon challenge, and the ice bucket challenge.
“The last one will have special higher penalties attached for all those FADs who took selfies or made viral videos of themselves having iced water poured over their heads and challenged others to do the same, but who never actually got around to making a donation to their local motor neurone disease charity.
“We are very concerned that people are now starting to combine some of these silly fads, including some motorists who have been seen undertaking the Bird Box and ice bucket challenge simultaneously (main picture),” the spokesperson said.