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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 125 - 150 of 176
A young girl was driving with her knees and with her left hand on the top of the steering wheel...painting her fingernails using the right hand! She was going 55 mph in a 65 mph highway in the left lane (the passing/fast lane). What was she thinking?!?!?!?! I passed her and gave her a wide berth!
Trying to do too many things at once
While backing out of a parking space, a lady across the isle began to back out of her space. I was clearly already out before her because she damaged my back quarter panel on my car. Looking in my rearview mirror I could clearly see the cell phone up to her ear. Needless to say her insurance company paid for my damages but I was lucky someone saw the whole thing and verified my account of the whole thing.
Multiple Dogs Running Wild
Drivers had 3 small dogs that ran from front seat to back seat and jumped in and out of her lap seeking attention. Driver answered a phone call and gave dogs treats all while driving.
I was leaving the Mall of America and a driver slammed in to my rear end! When he got out of his car, apologizing he was on the phone!! Telling the other party 'dude I just totally rear-ended someone'.
Driving While Distracted on the W. River Drive
While coming home from work I noticed a young lady driving while she was texting. She got my attention because her driving was very irratic. When I passed her I noticed she was texting. While attempting to text a make a sharp turn she lost controll and ended up on the sidewalk. There was too much traffic behind to stop. She did not hit anything or anyone. I know she messed her wheels up because the curb was high. Well that's my story.
A driver was playing with music on their iPod
While driving on the I-10 freeway, I noticed a driver next to me coming dangerously close to my truck. I had to swerve a bit at one point so that they would not hit me. As I looked over to see what the driver could possibly be doing to get that close to me, I noticed the driver was playing on their iPod. I originally thought the driver could have been drunk but since it was during the day, it wound up to be they were just distracted.
Watch a person driving on I-95 toward Philly reading direction and doing something on a laptop in the passenger while going at a fast rate of speed. Noticed him all over the road ahead of me so I made sure I passed him quickly cause ssomething bad was gonna happen soon if he continued.
Doing Everything All At Once
Driving to work, lady had a cellphone up to her ear, a cigarette in one hand and a pepsi in the other doing 65 mph on a major highway in NJ.
WE HAVE TAKE OFF
Leaving the airport, the driver in front of me was on a handheld cell phone, with what appeared to be a sandwich in the other hand. The driver never looked around pulling out as a merging vehicle was approaching the same line. Had I not been alert, as he slammed on brakes, I could have very easily hit him-creating a domino effect.
Daughter was killed
My 21 year-old daughter, Angela, was killed by a police officer talking on her cell phone. It was a clear night, no alcohol was involved and everyone was wearing their seat belt. The officer swerved to T-bone the car in which my daughter was a passanger. Their car had turned left into an apartment complex. The driver of the car she was in, another 21 year old, also died. Two senseless deaths because the officer "didn't see them." Distracted driving kills...senselessly. We miss you, Ang
Marine Home Ready To Deploy
our son was 23, a United States Marine, father, brother and uncle when he was killed on a Sunday night at 9:22 p.m. in a single vehicle accident. He dropped his cell phone took off his seat belt to reach for it when his truck went off the road hit a culvert was ejected and died of a massive skull fracture. This should NEVER have happened and we have to get the message out to try and stop any more and to keep other families from going through the pain we go through every day.
We were on the NJ Turnpike behind a driver texting. There were young people in the car - the car was full. We pulled into a rest stop and saw this same vehicle and its occupants. Each of them was texting - walking and texting. Endlessly. Can't people put away the cell phones/computers/hand-helds, etc., etc., while driving and do they have to text ALL THE TIME?! My concern is for the innocent victims of this foolishness! Some very stiff fines for this activity may make a difference!
Classic Texting while driving
Middle aged woman driving alone in her Prius. She's weaving in her lane, slowing then speeding up, then slowing again. I pull up next to her on my motorcycle and she's looking in her lap, texting on her mobile. She looks up, sees me staring at her. I slowly shake my head back and forth. She sheepishly waves at me and mouths 'Sorry'. Then she puts her device on the passenger seat and speeds away from me. Nice..
I was behind a an going 20 mph in middle lane of 6 lane road (3 lanes in each direction). Posted speed limit is 45 mph. When I passed him on the left side I saw he was working on his computer in his lap with both hands.
Distracted driving through toll booth
Was behind a car that was going through ticket booth, she sat in the booth for several seconds, not moving on when I realized she was texting. I honked my horn and she moved through the booth and then stopped to get that last text sent. I was able to go around her. Young woman.
Truck driver texting
I pulled up to a stoplight at the intersection of Edgewood and Madison in Indianapolis. in my rearview mirror I could see that the delivery truck behind me was creeping up even though we were at a red light. He hadn't totally stopped. the driver was a young man with head down texting. Never raised his head when the green changed, just accelerated as a reaction to the sound. I let him pass me when we got onto Madison S.
BUS DRIVER ON HANDHELD!
Headed onto the bikepath near the West Side Highway and Hudson River in NYC last Saturday, I witnessed a luxury liner bus driver make a right-hand turn (almost running into me and my cycling buddy) with a cell phone in his hand. While I can't be sure what he was doing with the phone, he was definitely putting others at risk. How is it EVEN possible for BUS DRIVERS and TRUCKERS to get away with this? Are Air Traffic Controllers texting their sig. others too?
Texting with phone at the top of steering wheel
I was driving to my husband's place of business to pick him up from work. A woman in a older SUV as drifting from one lane to the other behind me. When I turned on my left signal and slowed down she almost hit me. She was texting with her phone above the steering wheel and not even looking at the road. I tried to get her license by need to focus on the oncoming traffic. I could not believe how brazenly she was with the new driving distracted law in Maine.
Rear-ended by 18 yr old on cell phone
My husband slowed to 15 mph for traffic crawling ahead on the I-80 CA freeway, saw a van barreling toward his rear. It was raining lightly. He managed to change lanes before she impacted with a car in his old lane. But then she swerved to nail him in his new lane as well. Our car was declared totaled. Fortunately, my husband is fine but yes she was on a cell phone. We believe no one was hurt, but three cars were damaged or done in.
Driver can't Decide what to do
As several of us approched the 4 way stop intersection a few went through as normal with some consideration of others. When my turn can the person across from me was talking on the phone and I couldn't tell if she was going to go or let me turn in front of her, as it was my turn to go. She looks back and forth several times (bobbleheading)not knowing who's turn it is and wouldn't you know as soon as I started to turn in from she guns through, forcing me to swerve to avoid the collision. It is
Driver on phone runs stoplight
I entered the crosswalk in front a car that had stopped in the outer (curb) lane for a red light. I was pushing my shopping cart eastward across Lyndale. As I reached the inner lane, I noticed an SUV approaching from the north. He was going at least 30 mph and didn't notice me or the stopped car in the outer lane. Realizing that he was going to run the light, I instinctively drew back my cart. As he shot by I saw him talking on the cellphone. I wish I'd shoved the cart into his path.
Senior Driving Course
I had JUST finished an internet AARP driving course segment on Distracted Driving. We were rushing to a social event, and my wife asked what I had learned. 1. Drive while calm; 2, maintain safe distance from other cars; 3, set mirrors beforehand; remember to use your turn signals. I told my wife I had just forgotten to do all these and all the others in less than four minutes after turning off the computer. HeLLO! Why did I take this course????
My Son Almost Died
I was walking to the preschool with my 2 toddlers. We waited for the 4-way walk signal to cross the intersection. When we were 1/2 way though, a woman talking on a cellphone turned left, running a red light. She LITERALLY almost ran over my son! She came close enough that I was able to slam my fist on her trunk, but she was STILL clueless, chatting on the phone! It's a vivid & horrifying memory to this day
Applying Mascara While Driving
Black woman in dark green Toyota, driving in center lane and weaving. I approached from rear left, in passing lane.Her driver's side sunvisor was down, mirror flipped open, her head tilted up. She was driving with her knee and applying mascara to both eyes, one hand holding the brush, the other the cap. Neither hand was on the steering wheel. Car repeatedly drifting to left and right, touching lane marker lines and being jerked back at last second.
Talking on speakerphone
Thinking that using the hands-free speakerphone made talking on my cell ok, I was chatting away and driving a route I knew by heart, when i suddenly found myself in the wrong lane of a highway - one that was exit-only! I didn't do what some might - veer back into the heavily traveled lane I wanted - but I exited, hung up, and got back on the highway. I hadn't realized until then how distracting a cell-phone call could actually be - but I definitely was not 'present' as a driver.