Showing reports 75 - 100 of 176
Chances are you’ve 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?
Showing reports 75 - 100 of 176
Texting while crossing the street
Date uncertain. I was waiting in my vehicle to turn right; pedestrian had her head down looking at her hands (back to me) while crossing the street; another driver was backing up out of the one way street from several cars away; Fearing a collision, I honked my horn and the pedestrian looked up and jumped out of the way. The crosswalk does not protect you!
I was me.
Mine is a little different. I'm going to Narc on myself. I was driving home on the Chgo expressway system. It was late (9pm) so the roads were moving fast. A friend texted me and often if it don't text back they keep doing it over and over again. I pulled off, because fortunately I could. But it would be really nice if I could press an I AM DRIVING button on my phone (like the red button that turns my ringer off for a call in a meeting). Our phones are ever present now, we should do somethin
Killed mother while texting and driving
Everytime I turn on the tv or news I hear a message about texting and driving. I am so thankful that people have raised awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. Unfortunately, when I was 16 I was not aware. I was driving across the country with my mother. When we got into our home state, New Mexico, we crashed. She was reading a book and didnt see me texting and driving, my 3 year old little sister was in the back. Our car flipped 8 times. My mother did not survive the crash.
Never Drive Under Stress
So my mum and dad were fighting about something or other, just as my dad and I were supposed to be somewhere. As we were driving, my dad was ranting and screaming about this as I did my best to ignore him, so neither of us noticed the cab that he rear-ended. We were in a pick-up, so the tiny cab had significant damages, but the driver was not injured.
Right of Way
In the left lane there is a green arrow that indicates you are good to go. All the incoming traffic coming towards me had stopped except for one lane. This large vehicle came barreling down the lane and nearly clipped the tail of our car and the person did not brake till they were halfway down the block. This inattention could have been fatal.
Head Down Texter In Moving SUV
Male driver almost hit me at the intersection of Irving park and sheridan at 7:29 am. I had the green light and was crossing; his head was down, pushing buttons on his phone when. He finally stopped when he looked at while his vehicle was in the crosswalk. I hand gestered to him "no resting while driving". Then I crossed the street and noted the details for a report. If he had not looked up, he would have hit me.
Cosmopolitan, a fashionable date killer.
I was driving back from farmville with a 90 day driving permit, with a girl I had taken shopping. She had bought many things, including a Cosmo magazine, which dropped under my feet. I reached for it, in high oncoming and going traffic. I blacked out after veering off to the right and over correcting; I woke up for only a second to see us rolling down a hill back toward the road. I was so grateful that I didnt involve anyone else with my toyota 4-runner, which would have pummeled a family van
my wife was hit in her car by an illegal running a red red light on the phone. The illegal got off with nothing happening and moved away so we got stuck with the bills, WHY when drunk drinving was 15% of the accidents every state went after them with hugh fines but now cellp phones are over 20% of the accidents and $115 fine ? OH because everyone has one well not us and never will ...I ride a motorcycle and dodge them everyday.NO PHONES at all in cars and no TV's either
In the late evening, during a routine patient transport to Little Rock carrying a small child and adult, the ambulance driver lost control of the vehicle and had to hard correct but wound up rolling the ambulance. Serious injuries for 2 of 3 passengers (including the child straped into an unsecure gernie), broken neck, spinal injury, internal injury, several surgeries and long hosptial stays... all because the driver of the ambulance was texting.
Crossing legal crosswalk had the little walking man sign almost all the way across driver on cell makes right turn barely missing me by mere inches.Response Oh i am so sorry and still talking on phone as he drove away.
Husband and I taking an early fall, 90 degree day ride on our motorcycle. 4 vehicles deep at a stop light. As we all were pulling away from light truck in front of us slammed on his breaks just as we were shifting into 3rd gear...you guessed it, we had to lay down the bike. Thank God we weren't terribly hurt just road rash the bike, 6 grand worth o damage! After the fact we found out vehicle one was turning into his driveway when he saw vehicle 2 texting and not paying attention causing the c
"Hands Free" Driving
In AM rush hour traffic I look in my rear view mirror and the woman driving the car behind me was applying mascara with her right hand, and talking into her cell phone being held in front of her mouth with her left hand. She "drove" at least 3/4 of a mile this way and never touched the steering wheel. Look ma, no hands!
I was the victim
motorcycle / suv accident , suv driver not paying attention turned left in front of me on her way to cellphone store, Shattered right knee and broken hip, other injuries included head , shoulder , groin and ankle. Suv driver did not have insurance and liscense was revoked. I have had two surgeries and probably need at least two more. I was wearing a helment , the doctors say this had saved my life. I was returning from a graveside service for a ww 2 vet. I am a american legion rider & still do
Talking on cell in parking lot
Man was driving SUV through a parking lot, cutting in between the cars instead of driving down the aisle, while talking on cell phone. I got him to roll down his window, asked him to please not drive and talk, my son had been killed by an impaired driver, and he said, "Oh, cool" and drove off still talking. He didn't hear me at all (I choose to believe that than that he was just an outrageously insensitive man).
CHECK THE BLIND SPOT, NOT THE PHONE
As usuall, usual meaning almost everyday, I was almost run off of the road by someone who does not take the time to use a signal or check their blind spot before changing lanes because they are using their cell phone for conversation or texting. Although I try and stay out of other drivers blinds spots, it is nearly impossible when passing and the phone keeps other drivers from performing a simple manuver (lane change)safely.
Not Paying Attention
A man in a white van was on his phone. A woman carrying groceries decides to cross the street. The man doesn't pay attention, even when he reaches the end of the street. The woman has to jump back to avoid getting run over. The man is still driving and yelling on his phone.
Teen driver learns a lesson from his dog
15 year old male driver heads to AM sport event, includes the family dog - small white terrier - in the front passenger seat of a brand new Ford Escort sport-model. Momentarily distracted trying to move the dog back to the passenger seat because it had tried to climb in his lap, right tire catches in the soft shoulder pulling the car down the hill. The car takes out 100 feet of the log fence which pierces car in many places. Car is totaled, passengers survive thanks to sport-slanted windshield.
Queen Anne Handyman
He wasn't driving too fast, but there was the Queen Anne Handyman is his huge truck, chatting away on his mobile.
Tanker truck chaos.
When exiting 114, an 18 wheeler driving on the access road ignored his obligation to yield to exit ramp and almost side swiped my car and then slammed on his brakes and stopped inches from the bumper of a car in front of him. All the while gabbing on his celluar phone. He did not even hang it up after all of that! Its not jus texting. Talking on the phone is also dangerous, You can't watch the road and dial the number at the same time.
Just in general, people on cell phones tailgate so they don't have to pay attention. They let the other driver do it for them, and track their movements. This is very annoying and sometimes dangerous. I usually slowly decrease my MPH, so that they finally notice and then pass me.
Yesterday Versus Today
20 years ago, when children sat in the front seat and cried, we could reach a toy or bottle and hand it to them without looking. Now that the kids have to sit in the back seat and SCREAM when they can't see you, we are forced to look to the back seat to check on them. Someone needs to figure out what is wrong with that. I see so many people driving along and looking to the back seat who wouldn't have to, if the kid could be seen and reached. Children should be in front or left home. Perio
Conceited and arrogant
Outside of the constant texting going, I'm lucky to get home on my Harley, but the completely immature, unresponsible thing is women/girls (these are the only ones I've seen do this) point both left, right, outside mirros, and center rearview mirror at their face so they can look at themselves from all 3 angles. However, they are oblivious to seeing the driver beside or behind them. They usually do 10 to 15 mph slower than the posted limit in the passing lane, and don't even know your stuck b
Saw someone down an extremely busy interstate in Georgia. They were going rather slow and swerving a little bit. As we passed them, this person had a NOVEL at the steering wheel and was reading while trying to drive. I have never in my life seen something so ridiculous. Of course we were outraged at the carelessness of this person.
Cell Phone Wreck
Person in front of me merging onto highway did not accelerate or check traffic in lane. 30 mph at bottom of ramp, this person slammed on the brakes because a SEMI was next to him...and his cargo was next to me! To avoid a serious accident I had to go onto the shoulder and on the grass. Why! HE WAS ON THE CELL PHONE! I have also been suddenly cut off when someone sees they are missing their exit and make that turn without looking...ON THE CELL PHONE!
2 Die 2 Survive
A friend of mine was a front seat passanger. His friend was driving and dropped a cd he was wanting to listen to. While he was traveling approx. 50mph and trying to retreive this cd off the floor, he swerved into oncoming traffic coliding with another vehicle head on. Killing all two passangers in the other vehichle (an older couple in their mid 70s.) My friend suffered compound fractures. My friends driver suffered a few fractures as well. The distraction killed 2 inocent people.