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Beware of Bad Drivers

Saturday, April 26, 2014



Driving up a steep hill today, I came face to face with an SUV headng downhill..
faster than normal...crossing the center line and headed straight for me...
He took 5 years off my life.
Luckily ... my frantic honking brought him back from whatever he was doing.
On his side there were kids walking on the sidewalk ...
He probably didn't even notice.
What is it with people?
No amount of safe driving campaigns seem to reach them.

It was a classic spring day today...perfect for walking.

enjoy your weekend



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PENOWOK 4/28/2014 6:36AM

    SCARY!!

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PATRICIAANN46 4/27/2014 3:58PM

  Hi Sheryl........
First of all, I am so glad that you are okay!!! One of the things I have noticed on very curvy roads lately are strips on either side of the middle lines which let you know (very loudly) if you cross over the center line. I imagine that they would be costly to put everywhere, but it would certainly help to keep people in their own lane. I also have a real problem with people talking on their phones while driving. My DIL talks all of the time when she is driving (she has Blue Tooth and thinks that this is safe.) I disagree...........when you are talking, you aren't paying close attention to what is going on around you. It really bothers me when she does this with my Grand-daughters in the car!!!
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GRANDMACOO 4/27/2014 12:28PM

    So scary out there sometimes. I called the local school when I witnessed the school bus (repeatedly) run a stop sign. People just don't think or pay attention!

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ICECUB 4/27/2014 11:39AM

    I'VE HAD CLOSE CALLS WITH DRIVERS TALKING ON CELL PHONE. SCARY!! emoticon

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KANOE10 4/27/2014 10:23AM

    I am glad you are Ok. There are some awful drivers out there.

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JOANNEEMERALD 4/27/2014 10:12AM

    Glad you are okay too!

Maybe the driver was talking on their cell phone. Make this give you even more of a resolve not to do so!

Joanne

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LINDAK25 4/27/2014 10:00AM

    I've often wondered if people think they're the only ones on the road! Hope today is better.

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 4/27/2014 9:44AM

  Glad no one got hurt. He was probably texting. emoticon

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 4/27/2014 8:30AM

    Distracted by his kids?

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NELLJONES 4/27/2014 7:59AM

    I ride a motorcycle so I am exquisitely aware of crazy drivers.

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DONNABRIGHT 4/27/2014 7:50AM

    Isn't it amazing what some people think is safe driving? Driving home one day last week a semi truck changed lanes to the right and a young mom did some of the best defensive driving I have ever seen. At the next light I got her to roll her window down so I could congratulate her and she said she was still shaking! Yesterday at the supermarket I witnessed a show-down between two drivers. One was going the right way to leave the parking aisle and another driver pulled in front to go down the aisle the wrong way and then was screaming at the driver who was heading in the right direction!!!! It was angled parking so not sure how she thought she was going to swing that Lincoln Towncar into a slot when all the others were full!

Glad you were OK!

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LEANMEAN2 4/27/2014 7:28AM

    I'm glad you're still here. Sounds like it could have been different.

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WAY2GOCAT 4/27/2014 6:37AM

    Praise God you and the children are OK. Blessings and emoticon

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TRISTAROSE 4/27/2014 5:42AM

    Oh my ... glad you're okay!

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NEW-CAZ 4/27/2014 2:51AM

    There is a saying over here; there are hundreds of parts in a car to go wrong and cause an accident but it's usually the NUT behind the wheel!!

Glad you're okay!

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JTREMBATH 4/27/2014 2:00AM

    Pleased you are ok we had our car written off a few weeks ago by a truck.

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ARTJAC 4/27/2014 1:19AM

    THE SAME THING HAPPENS HERE

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/27/2014 12:36AM

    I am so pleased you are okay .That is one of my terrors .I was hot by someone who should not have been driving and that is why I qualify as disabled today. I actually want to shake these people when I see them but you know what they are too self absorbed to care.

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/27/2014 12:19AM

    Scary. I've had some humdingers this week as well. I could write a book on how many of these drivers do a variety of dangerous things. Glad no one got hurt.

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DESERTDREAMERS 4/26/2014 11:37PM

    Too many drivers are distracted - phone calls, texting, changing radio stations, arguing with passengers, eating ... and it only takes a minute of distraction to cause an accident (not counting the impaired drivers out there!)

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MNABOY 4/26/2014 11:36PM

    The devil pushed God in the trunk when I am driving around self-centered impaired drivers. I am working on keeping calm with slow success. We should be able to shoot cars with texting drivers.

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NORASPAT 4/26/2014 11:14PM

    I totally understand. Even the school bus goes round our corner on the wrong side of the road and over the sidewalk. The sidewalk has been etched away. One day it will happen and I hope I do not see it.

Today we pulled in to a gas station. A car came up behind and the cigarette smoking driver got out and balanced his lit cigarette on the pump so he could get his credit card from his pocket. DUH!!!!!!

There are some IDIOTS on this world. Pat in Maine.


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GABIBEAR 4/26/2014 11:11PM

    It is always scary driving. We read about so many head on collisions for many reasons. One elderly man was driving past our house which has a curve and he lost control and plowed right into a tree about 20 feet from our driveway on the other side and he died immediately. Really horrible. Glad that you were vigilant and "woke" him up!

Now you could enjoy your weekend too!

Gabi
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DIANEDOESSMILES 4/26/2014 11:06PM

    SCARY Sheryl !! As you know I was hit by an 18 wheeler,,,, he was "ON HIS CB" and did NOT see us as he came up to go past us,,,,, SHOULD OF !! He had come from over 1 mile BEHIND US,, so he SHOULD of SEEN us as he was APPROACHING US.

Result: My BFF who was driving,, has "atazia" a brain injury,, which will most likely take her life soon,,, she's way downhill,,, the ONLY thing keeping her alive is her own STRUBBORNESS (THANKFULLY !),,,

me? I am mostly in a power chair,, when I am outside on my own,,, I DO go thru stints of being able to walk,, I had about a month and a half ago,,,, and now I am BACK in it again, except for at home,, or if walking a very short distance.

Both of us,, had also our muscles/nerves RIPPED off our bones,,, that lasts of course til now,, for the nerves. It's a HORRIBLE situation to have someone come up behind you and put their hand on ur back lightly and NOT KNOW They are there,,, or to go and put ur hand on ur head, chest, hips, legs ,, the ENTIRE body and NOT feel it, unless its a SLAP. (some may wanna do that ! LOL).

I CLEARLY DISTRUST MOST as they go to pass me now,, TRUCKS (18 wheelers) ESP !! but also ANYONE ! To many texing, talking,,, I WAS riding with one gal,, who Insisted she was SAFE putting on MAKE UP going down the read. I DID ask her to "Plz do that at home,,, it only takes 2 or 3 mins,). I am Very CHOOSY on who I will ride with now.

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MSGRANNYMAE 4/26/2014 11:00PM

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1CRAZYDOG 4/26/2014 10:38PM

    OH my gosh. I am glad you're all right! I'd have had gray hairs in places I didn't even know could go gray! Good heavens.

HUGS

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DALID414 4/26/2014 10:35PM

    Ay, ay, ay!

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BUTEAFULL 4/26/2014 10:29PM

    one of my pet peeves is these drivers still texting and talking on cell phones and being distracted

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MICKEYH 4/26/2014 10:25PM

    Texting and driving is a very syrius issue nowadays. Glad you were safe. emoticon emoticon

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GADGETCC 4/26/2014 10:21PM

    I feel your pain. I worked with the fire department in a small town. They picked up many a messes from people who weren't paying attention and crashed.

I am glad that you are safe.



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TERMITEMOM 4/26/2014 10:04PM

    I have seen so many drivers texting. It is really scary. I am glad he did not hit you.

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ARNETTELEE 4/26/2014 9:59PM

  Lots of times you need to pay attention to the OTHER driver!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/26/2014 9:55PM

    One of my huge pet peeves and if one of these idiots ever plows into me I will probably end up doing 20 years to life for murder. I'm sick of the loonies who think that can drive while texting, tweeting, hash tagging, facebooking,cell phoning, watching T.V., eating, putting on makeup, drinking, smoking, screwing around with things in the seat, having sex with themselves or others, on and on. There are laws against this and none of them are enforced. emoticon

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DRAGON-CHICK 4/26/2014 9:51PM

    Probably texting.
I see them doing it all the time.
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REGILIEH 4/26/2014 9:51PM

    he was probably texting!!!

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WALLAHALLA 4/26/2014 9:50PM

    I am so afraid my son will become one of those bad drivers when I'm not with him. Not looking forward to him taking the test for his license.

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DMEYER4 4/26/2014 9:50PM

  I agree people are careless when driving lately. I think most people are texting or talking on the phone . The commercials should be heeded more. I am happy you are okay.

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TERRI289 4/26/2014 9:47PM

    Glad you are ok....that is scary! emoticon

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