Driving While Dumb
Stupid things we've seen people doing while driving
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: June 23rd, 2012
here's been plenty of talk about the dangers of distracted driving over the past few years, but plenty of folks continue to do it. We know, because we see it every day.
We're not just talking about using a cell phone to make a call/check e-mail/send a text message while behind the wheel. We've seen even nuttier stuff than that.
Indeed, our staff has seen such drivers doing such things as:
Grooming Not only have we seen people applying makeup at 70 mph, we’ve seen people shaving as well. This just seems stupid. Not only is it distracting, but it seems like a good way to cut oneself. Not to mention it lets everyone else around know that you're an irresponsible adult who either can't remember to shave or can't allow enough time to do so before leaving the house.
Reading Really? While we're sure the struggling newspaper industry appreciates the readership, the paper is meant to be read leisurely, over a cup of coffee. Not while navigating rush-hour traffic.
Watching It's OK to give the kids in the rear seat a DVD to watch so you can get some silence for a while. It's not OK to watch TV or a movie while driving. The focus should remain on the road, not the latest Hollywood starlet. Oh, and no adult movies, either, mmmk? Because we’ve seen that too.
Streaking Occasionally an adult who should know better decides to shed his or her clothes while in the car, never mind that everyone can see them. Also, on some occasions, a couple might feel the need to get frisky while on the road. We'd rather they wait til they can find a room--trying to explain why they were distracted to the police after causing an accident might be a little humiliating.
What other dangerous driving behaviors have you seen while out there on the road?