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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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I observed a female student putting on makeup while driving in a school zone.
Officer Hits Car
A cop got road rage and bounced into my mom. He said a truck about hit him. We didn't see any truck. Don't know why he lied but we all lived.
Need a Lift?
I saw a guy trying to do a lift at an intersection. It was going about 40 mph. There were 3 people in the car. I rate it a 7 on a 1-10 scale. Some teens just do stupid things. (Kobe)
A Bad Position to Be In
One day I was with a relative on our way to pick up another relative from work. A police officer tried to stop us for a traffic offense. My relative didn't have a license so he ran from the police with me in the car. We were going about 80 mph. The police didn't catch us. I just wondered what would've happened had they did.
Talking on Phone and Loud Music
Saturday night I was driving to my mom's house. I was almost there.I had just hit Cherokee Rd. I noticed a car swerving in and out of lanes.There were 2 people in front and 2 small kids in back.I got beside them. I could hear their music in my car. The driver had a phone in his hand. We were goig about 55 mph.
I saw someone driving without her hands on the wheel. She was high. She crashed. (Xavier H)
Speeding, Arguing, Crash
When I was 8 or 9, I was in a car crash. Two people, probably college age, were going between 50-60 in a 35 mph zone. The light was red. They were arguing or something. They slammed into an SUV. The glass broke and the passenger was bleeding from her head. The driver just took off. Maybe he was taking her to the hospital. There were 2 people in the car that sped off and two in the one I was in. (Gage O.)
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.