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Mr_M's avatar

What would you say is the most common driving maneuver screw-up when a driver is on a cell phone?

Asked by Mr_M (7596points) March 27th, 2009

I think it’s when a driver drifts out of his lane and into mine.

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EmpressPixie's avatar

Over turning. Like a lane-switch or turn in traffic. They turn too hard or too much and have to correct.

jca's avatar

not signalling.

casheroo's avatar

stopping short. i HATE people who do that. i rear end people who do that (not on purpose, but it has happened)

MrItty's avatar

Drifting lanes. Not signalling. Not checking before changing lanes.

marinelife's avatar

Driving too slowly. When I see someone turtling down the street, 10 miles an hour below the speed limit, I say, “Cell phone user,” and sure enough when I pass it almost always is.

I also often see them stopped in the middle of a residential street or just sitting at a stop sign a lot.

dynamicduo's avatar

In my experiences it’s everything to do with lanes. Respecting their own, improper signaling, drifting, not checking blind spots.

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

The one most frequently reported by cell phone abusers is missing exits on the freeway. What I observe most often is unsafe lane changes, especially crossing from the far right lane to the left turn lane, cutting off the driver in the left lane.

Cell phones don’t seem to have any effect on the thumb-up-the-butt phenomenon that occurs at stoplights. It seems to take the same excessive amount of time for the information that the light is green to be translated into action, regardless of whether the driver is using the phone.

Mr_M's avatar

And don’t you just LOVE it when, after you honk the idiot and you drive past to give him the finger, he COWERS down???

queenzboulevard's avatar

My most common tendency is to stop short.

Saw this the other day on the Fail Blog. Hypocrisy

gambitking's avatar

If you’re travelling 60 mph , and you look away from the road or are otherwise distracted for 3 seconds, you have covered 264 feet driving blind.

Needless to say, a lot can happen in 264 feet, including but not limited to ( in no particular order ):

1) Rear-ending drivers in front
2) Swerving into other lanes
3) Missing your turn, ramp, or exit (creating MORE problems)
4) Swerving into shoulder or embankment
5) Running stop lights, stop signs, yield signs

And most importantly: NOT noticing a speed trap that you would have otherwise noticed if you Hadn’t been talking or texting on your cell.

JellyB's avatar

No indicators!
Also, not using a traffic circle correctly, or switching lanes without indicating their intention, or driving really slow!

Mr_M's avatar

@queenzboulevard , those are GREAT! I’ll be looking for them on the net.

Harp's avatar

Not catching on that it’s their freakin’ turn at a 4-way stop.

Mr_M's avatar

Oh yeah! You got THAT right!

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