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Most dangerous people do in their daily lives? Driving.

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TonyAlmeida
1149 Rider
 Posted 3 years, 7 months ago

More time you spend on the road, more chance you will be a part of these statistics.

In the US

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And that is just the U.S. - 1.3 million people globally die from car crashes each year.  Please drive safely this holiday season, everyone.

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    momof4
    8199 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    Since driving for Uber in the past 18 mths. I've seen people do the dumbest things. Texting or holding phone while talking seems to be one of the biggest problems. They are doing 30 mph in left hand lane on the PA or NJ Turn Pike when speed limit is 70mph and they are braking for no reason (get off the damn phone). At some point in driving turn signals have become optional. I guess it's an inconvenience to push that little stick up or down for lazy drivers. Then you have the idiots in inclement weather that just shouldn't be on the road at all. Either still traveling well above speed limit or doing 25 mph on a major road in left hand lane. Kids being picked up in Uber or Lyft and not in a car seat. Just plain stupidity, carelessness, by both driver and parent. Drivers over the age of 75 yrs old should at the very least re take a vision test and some type of reaction test. The little old lady or man who sits in top of the steering wheel doing 20mph on the highway,  bra…

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    Since driving for Uber in the past 18 mths. I've seen people do the dumbest things. Texting or holding phone while talking seems to be one of the biggest problems. They are doing 30 mph in left hand lane on the PA or NJ Turn Pike when speed limit is 70mph and they are braking for no reason (get off the damn phone). At some point in driving turn signals have become optional. I guess it's an inconvenience to push that little stick up or down for lazy drivers. Then you have the idiots in inclement weather that just shouldn't be on the road at all. Either still traveling well above speed limit or doing 25 mph on a major road in left hand lane. Kids being picked up in Uber or Lyft and not in a car seat. Just plain stupidity, carelessness, by both driver and parent. Drivers over the age of 75 yrs old should at the very least re take a vision test and some type of reaction test. The little old lady or man who sits in top of the steering wheel doing 20mph on the highway,  braking every few minutes for no reason at all, or coming to a stop at a green light to make sure it's not going to turn yellow is a big problem. They may not get into an accident but they surely cause them. Although Uber/Lyft may have helped to get drunk drivers off the road there are still many out there drinking and driving. Tractor trailer drivers who need to get more sleep are also a big problem. I drove on TP to NY last week in the truck/buses/ car lane. In the 27 miles on the TP 3 trucks were swerving between lane & shoulder, on the 2nd trailer on double trailers they tend to go into the other lane, or driver goes over lane lines. Best thing to do is stay away from trucks. You dont want to be near one that jackknifes. Also when changing lanes and going into lane with a truck give plenty of room as that truck can't stop as fast as a car. Motorcyclist tend to be reckless (Not all), pass in the middle of 2 cars on the white line not in actual lane, cut close in front of you, speed, weave in and out of traffic. Be aware of your surroundings, drive defensively,  judge the traffic light ahead of you in advance if possible, avoid making left turns if possible (most accidents happen making left turns). Stay off your phone, if that important pull over don't just stop dead in middle of street (Yes, see it happen all the the time). Wear your seatbelt, please please put your child in correct safety seat or booster. Dont drink and drive. Dont drive when sleepy. Be mindful, be courteous, have patience, be careful.  Don't think for a moment you don't  need a seatbelt, don't need to put child in safety seat, because you are a careful driver and not going far distance. Accidents usually occur a few miles from your home. No matter how careful you are this isn't just about your driving it's the drivers around you. Be careful out there. 

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    ChrisNorway1
    57
     3 years ago

    Thanks for the holiday cheer.

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    AngieKM169
    119 Rider
     3 years ago

    Oh, my gosh. Seriously. Some things are best not brought up