Spinoff: impairments and distractions when you drive

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Have you ever driven under the following conditions?
    After drinking : (63 votes)
    11 %
    When texting/on the phone (not hands free) : (93 votes)
    16 %
    When eating : (100 votes)
    18 %
    When putting on make-up/other personal grooming : (34 votes)
    6 %
    When you were on prescription medication : (34 votes)
    6 %
    After taking illegal drugs : (18 votes)
    3 %
    When you felt stressed : (105 votes)
    18 %
    When you felt exhausted : (104 votes)
    18 %
    When you had a physical impairment (i.e. a broken bone) : (20 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee

    You should add over the counter sleep aids… i know a large ammount of people who take sleeping pills 4-5 hours before they have to drive and are still groggy the next day 

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Ok, I do quite a few of these. I was eating pizza last night in the car actually haha. Not really a great driving food, but I had just picked it up and it smelled too irresistible…

    I’ve driven with a broken foot before – my left foot, but it was not a standard so I didn’t really need it until I needed to set the parking brake (which was a pedal). Holy hell did that ever hurt. I almost needed to ask someone on the street to step in and push it for me!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Just thought of another one… driving with a loose pet in the car. 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve driven while eating, having cargo in the car (moving) and feeling exhausted.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    LOL ohhhhh boy. I’m waiting for the bee that replies “I don’t do any of these things while driving, ever.”

     

    I definitely do NOT put on makeup while driving. I went to college with a girl whose dad is an ER doctor. He told her he’s seen *multiple* women with a mascara wand lodged in the eye from that.

     

     

     

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have eaten while driving, had my view obstructed when I packed my car as full as possible while movie, and been exhausted (when driving 14-16 hours alone).

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Ive done most of them. Im a serial makeup in car doer. My FI when he drives always says “bump!” Or “watch your eyes!” Lol

    My kitty is a road warrior.  No carrier for her on the rare car trip.

    Funny ish story : so a few years ago with my terrible ex, I was , making “brownies” for her brother. As I was pouring the batter into the pan I thought “mmmmmm brownies” and proceeded to lick the spoon, okay and maybe the bowl. Well after ex got home we got in a huge fight like always and I stormed off. 10 minites into my drive I started to feel heavy and floaty and eberything was so funny and so scary at the same time. Then I saw a poor poor hedgehog on the side of the road and tried to help it. Well long story short I saved the pinecone on the side of the road finished my drive and ate an inordinate amount of nachos. Moral: dont forget what ingredients are in the brownies you JUST MADE.. also dont drive high. Its horrible.

     

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I’ve driven when exhausted and/ or stressed (I do that all the time!)… and also after having 1/2 drinks. But not when drunk. That’s different.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Little_Hedgy:  Hahaha I laughed when you rescued the pine cone. But wow, crazy story!

    My cat refuses to be inside a carrier too. We’ve only taken like 5 trips with him and the only way to calm him down is if he’s in my lap. We’ve tried calming collars, drugs, etc… Nope he just needs his mommy! It doesn’t bother me having him there but I do worry what would happen to him with airbag/accident etc. I really should get him a seat belt before our next trip! 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Unfortunately I frequently drive while stressed because when I am alone and driving somewhere new, the act of driving itself stresses me out. I have a huge fear of getting lost, and I absolutely HATE driving in downtowns and over bridges.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I replied to about 80% of these (insert shame). Ooops. I did not check the illegal drugs, snow (I live in FL), reading, or sleeping aids. I supose I should have checked reading too because I read text messages while driving.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    I am a pretty big “DO NOT TEXT” in the car person, but there have been times when I have succumbed. Mostly I try to call… even though its not totally hands free it keeps my eyes on the road  :/ In any case, texting and driving is now illegal, too, right? Or maybe thats just a law in certain states?

    I do drive when I am tired or stressed, but often I GET tired in the car. I am a CHAMPION at falling asleep on road trips and since I am often driving at least 45 minutes to 2.5 hours on a regular basis, getting sleepy definitely does happen.

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