Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Driving With No Headlights, Distracted Driving Studies

Lights Off - Driving Dark - Driving With Headlights Off - Driving In The Dark
One observation I've made in Federal Way Washington, is all of the drivers that have no headlights on at night.

I don't know why this is happening, but perhaps it's the glare of lights off the wet roads, or some sort of distraction but we see 3 to 4 cars a night (within a 2 mile area) with no headlights on. When we were in Phoenix, maybe would see 1 car a week, or every now and then, but this is bizarre here and extremely dangerous. How can someone drive with not looking at thieir gauges, or not seeing their dahboard lit up? Weird. Any ideas?

/\/\Carla/\/\

5 comments:

  1. Another thing I am seeing a lot of around here is distracted driving with cellphones / texting. I am going to devote a whole page to this, but I saw a woman driving in Federal Way holding 2 devices. One in the left, and it looked like she was watching a video, or was using one as a camera, or possible Facebook and then texting with the right hand device, and balancing them on the steering wheel. She couldn't drive and text at same time as the light turned green and she would barely go and then stopped. People behind her were getting upset. Dangerous. Saw several that day on a simple drive. It's illegal in Washington to use a cellphone (it must be hands free).

    /\/\Carla/\/\

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  2. Now that it's getting dark again early, we are seeing a lot of drivers with no headlights on again. Seems to be a Fall/Winter phenomenon. We see at least 3 per night. That's a lot, and same amounts as last year. I think it's because of it being lit up with street lights and commercial lights and rain reflective streets.

    /\/\Carla/\/\

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  3. Last night, on 1-10-12 in the evening approx 7:30pm, we witnessed a dark haired woman driving a small car with no headlights on driving north on Pacific Highway 99 in the Seatac area. She almost hit a King County bus. She had no lights on and when the bus moved away from the curb, she almost got hit. We flashed lights at her several times, and she would not turn her lights on. She then turned onto a side street and accelerated to approx 40 mph on a 25 mph street. It was almost like she did not want her lights on and did not want to be seen. It was rather unusual and dangerous. She really was trying to escape.

    /\/\Carla/\/\

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  4. I couldn't agree more. Thanks for sharing this.

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