Pretty hairy situation. I guess this is just proof we need better driver training.
It's not hard to tell when a driver is texting. If I can do it while driving a manual, eating a cheeseburger AND loading a shotgun... the average driver, who is admittedly much smarter, and more coordinated than me, should be capable of seeing it too.
passing zones that cross railroad tracks...
Last edited by Surf Green; 10-28-2010 at 08:54 AM.
After @ 20 seconds perusal of Google Earth, I'm calling BS on the distracted/texting part of the story... the road is dead straight for several miles in each direction, the crossing is above grade with lights & arms, and somehow phone use kept this guy from seeing a train already across the road? Really?? There's more to this story.
I'm going out on a really short limb here by thinking that something else ()was imparing his driving...
US-50 in Linkwood, MD:
Md-214 near Upper Marlboro, MD:
US-301 near Upper Marlboro, MD:
And you don't have to be on a divided highway to pass somebody.
Maybe take your own advice...
Last edited by ByronLLN; 10-28-2010 at 09:27 AM.