bubonis: Two weeks ago I was following behind a BMW 3-series on a busy road (two lanes in each direction). His car would veer about a foot or two into the oncoming traffic lane, then it would jerk back into the proper lane. This happened four or five times and I could see that the driver was texting. Just after a traffic light the Audi in front of him put its left turn signal on and started to slow down. The BMW didn’t. Like it was in slow motion I watched the BMW plow into the back of the Audi at about 25-30mph. Nobody was hurt. I stopped and put my hazards on so it wouldn’t get worse. As I was doing this I watched the BMW driver put his phone into his glove compartment before leaving the car to talk to the other driver.
I stayed nearby and waited with them for the police to arrive, since I was a witness. The BMW driver claimed that the Audi driver slammed on her brakes. I told the police that the Audi driver didn’t slam on her brakes, that I watched the BMW veer into oncoming traffic several times, that I saw the BMW driver texting at the moment of the accident, and I saw the BMW driver put his phone in his glove compartment.
Not sure what happened after that; I did my duty.
mattjh: My 66 year old father has refused to drive for several years because of this. He said that he’s had enough of staring in his rearview at every red light wondering if the driver behind him is ever going to look up before putting him in the hospital. “Nobody’s paying any fucking attention anymore!” I get it.
EL_CHEETO_BURRITO: …or driving licenses
Ham_Kitten: What kind of idiot opens their door to an angry motorist storming toward their car?
Rakatango: Or cars for that matter
Naja42: “YOU DUMBA**”
Wompuscat1965: I Pave Highways for a living, I see texting and driving all the time. They pass us running 40 to 50 MPH, texting on their phone. Nightmares!!!
Sheriffja: Sad thing is that he’s gonna get done for assault and destroying someone’s property. He doesn’t deserve this. That was totally called for.
see_pee: This is a dream of mine.
Groovyaardvark: [Motorcycle Cop vs Phone using drivers](https://youtu.be/9N1iw5Vdim8) very satisfying.
tylrbrock: I approve
BookOfDeath: And shortly after that he had an assault and damage to property charge laid against him (which he most certainly lost to.)
DrMaxCoytus: Shitty thing is, that guy could get cited for destruction of private property.
sexmemes: Not all heroes wear capes.
GrumpyOlBastard: And then everyone applauded
wtoxnate: This is how you get shot in America.
StoneWolfMountain: OMG I have day dreams about doing this whenever I almost get hit walking!
furry_hamburger_porn: At this point I’m happy if these geniuses turn on their car lights after dark. Never fails, you see someone texting away all blacked out because they’re so used to everything being done for them. Yep, you young folks never had to learn that “not all vehicles come with daytime running lights”.
furry_hamburger_porn: A habit I picked up in Italy is that when traffic comes to an abrupt stop ahead of you, turn on your hazard blinkers to get the attention of the drivers coming up on the jam. It’s saved me several times from being ass-ended.
PsychotherapeuticDun: People who text and drive don’t deserve a license
adambomb1002: I mean it says they were texting and driving at the bottom of the screen so it must be true!
Spade7891: Hopefullt there was insurance on bith rhe car and the phone
ca990: People who react like that to accidents also don’t deserve freedom. That man is absolutely deranged. Needs to be arrested.