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Chances are youve recently seen a driver behaving and driving in a distracted way. Maybe even today. Tell us when, and describe their distracted activity. Compared to other postings, how dangerous was your sighting?
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Looked Down for a Second
One day my Dad, sister and her boyfriend, Emma and I were going to The Mall. Dad looked for for just a second. There was a van stopped in front of us. Dad looked up too late and hit the van. No one was really hurt. (Elizabet L.)
Speeding and Unrestrained Child
I was driving when a car in my review mirror caught my attention. A woman who appeared to be in her late 20s wsa reaching for an object in the passenger floorboard. When she reached over, she sped up causing me fear for my safety. She had a child in the car boucing around unrestrained in the back seat. She looked up in time to avoid crashing. (Josh D)
Texting and Ran Stop Light
One night Mom, Dad, my brother and sister and I were driving home. A guy in a white car was texting. Mom was going to turn. The guy was supposed to stop for the red light. He didn't. He went straight through the light and hit the side of our car. We stopped. The other driver took off. (Kira)
One day I was riding down the interstate. There was a kid driving who had on headphones. His mom hit him. He turned around quickly almost hitting the car beside him. I was really scared.
Texting, Eating, No Seatbelts
I was traveling wth my sisters on S Roan St. The speed limit is 35 mph. I saw a car, going about 60 mph. The driver and 6 passengers were eating, texting and had on no seatbelts. It came to my mind that if the driver lost control, in 1 second, several lives would be lost. If you're a teen ready to drive, then drive. But always keep in mind that safety depends on us.
Keep Your Eyes on the Road
Last time I was in a car and someone was driving dangerously was when I was with my Dad. We were gong only abou 20 mph. Another driver came into our lane of traffic because he was looking at something else.
Texting and Speeding
One day wile I was going to Olive Garden with my aunt, I saw a lady texting while driving. The speed limit was 35 and she was probably going 20 miles over it. She also nearly hit a car. There were 2 other people in the car with her.
Fell Asleep at the Wheel
I was hit head on by someone who fell asleep at the wheel. I lost my 5yr old daughter in the wreck and just recently had my 25th surgery from the wreck. It wasn't on purpose she was a nurse who just pulled a double shift. But I hold her job just as responsible. I live in chronic pain but the pain my heart still feels will never go away from losing my little girl! Our complete story: www.sandysides.org
Cannot use blinker, iPhone glued to left ear, chan
Driver of SUV changing lanes on expressway frequently and never used the blinker. No wonder, her iPhone was glued to her left ear. Quite dangerous in heavy traffic on Friday evening.
Texting and Driving
There was a lady coming up to the stoplight in the lane next to me on her phone, the light to TURN left turned green and she must have thought it was for going straight because she just kept driving through like nothing was going on around her and t-boned the car turning left, completely ruining the front end of her car. Needless to say she probably wont be driving and texting again any time soon..
Arguing with passenger
A man was driving and also yelling at a woman in the passenger seat that where really loud and the woman said something and the man swerved off the road and almost hit a man and his child riding on the sidewalk.
Cell phone AND smoking
my wife was at a stop sign. In the rear view mirror she saw a women talking on her phone AND smoking at the same time. Needless to say she can't brake, talk , and smoke at the same time. Boom.
Dangerous driving conditions
It was down pouring. Roads were flooded, and driving conditions were dangerous. A driver was on her cell phone, clearly distracted, and did not heed the barricades. Her car was picked up by the flood waters and floating in the middle of the intersection.
Dangerously Texting and Driving
Since texting/handling a cell phone is illegal in Chicago, my brother decides he'd put his phone down on his lap while driving. He's looking down and texting while going 60 mph on a local street and never saw the car stopped in front of him at a light. Luckily, it was mostly bumper damage for the other car but his car was wrecked, and a cop saw what had happened and ticketed him.
Being a Vigilant Driver
When I am sitting in my car at a red light, I make it a habit of identifying drivers that are reading their phones or texting while in their cars. You can usually identify them because they keep looking down at their laps. I also make it a habit of letting them drive past me and I then get behind them.
Driver Shaving while driving
There was a day that I was on my way in to the office, when I saw a driver shaving while he was driving to work, he's not paying any attention to the cars that are stopped in front of him at a red light and almost rear ended a car in front of him. I thought this was just terrible,I thought this was one of the most cases of distracted driving.
SUV over Corvette
Traveling down Talcott to Cumberland I get a red light. Stop and waiting for the light to change. Look into my rear view mirror and all I see is a monster SUV coming and coming and not applying the brakes - was unable to move - all I could do was cross my fingers and lay on my horn. Amazingly she jerked her head up and slammed the brakes - I could just about see the under carriage of her vehicle. When the light turned green I was looking forward to wishing her a good day, but she turned.
Traveling on Rte 14 to Crystal Lake -speed limit is 55 - car in front traveling at 30 miles - looked like he had a stiff neck - stiff neck was phone tucked under his chin and one hand on the wheel and the other holding a hot dog. Honking the horn did not make a difference - he just continued as he was - Finally cars were able to go around him and he proceeded to wave at everyone - which die not make for happy drivers.
Showtime on I-90
While traveling on the expressway, one of my songs came on the radio. As the music blared through the speakers, I began singing louder and louder. My right hand left the steering wheel to hold my imaginary microphone, and as real stars do, I closed my eyes for a split second to sing the high note. As I impeccably finished the note, I opened my eyes only to discover the person in front of me slamming on their brakes. On instinct, I swerved on to the shoulder and barely avoided a collision.
Almost rear-ended someone
I texted while driving and almost rear-ended a guy. We were moving slowly so it would have been a low-impact collision, but I should have known better. Next time, I'll pull over and text. The phone is like a drug! Keep it away from me!
Taking a Curve
One of my friends was texting to tell her boyfriend the roads were slippery and she would be late. While taking a curve, she slid off the road and into a ditch. Luckily it wasn't a busy road, is it was just a one car incident. But her airbags deployed and she complained of neck pain for a week.
On my way to work
On my way to work, the car in front of me was weaving side to side between two lanes. I moved over to see what was going on. I turned my head and saw her trying to put on her makeup. A couple miles further down, a guy was driving while shaving with an electrical shaver. It just surprises me how lazy people are. These people choose not to wake up early enough to do these things at home so they jeopardize their own life and lives of others while doing this on the road.
I looked to may left and saw a young man not only driving, but working on his laptop and texting on his phone. Needless to say I moved away from him right away.
Deck of cards
A pick up truck had 10 particle boards stacked in the back of his truck bed with the door open, not secured. As he made a left turn up a small hill, they fell out, like a deck of cards, all over the street. I knew something would happen and we were following several car lengths directly behind him luckily. If we had driven closer behind, a board may hit our windshield, probably not setting off the airbags, hitting glass first instead of metal. It was a great example to my teenager in the car. Go
Talking on cell and driving
Three people were driving toward the mall. The driver, was talking on cell phone and probably also being distracted by the others in the car. She cut across 3 lanes of traffic to turn into the mall. Right in front of me and another car. She didn't even notice we were there. Both of us hit our brakes. Fortunately both of us were paying attention. It would have been very easy for all of us to end up in an accident though.