11 Crazy Things People Have Done While Driving
Being the multitaskers humans are, few people focus solely on driving when they're in the car. But these folks spend drive time in more interesting (and straight-up dangerous) ways.
“One time on the 405 in Los Angeles, I saw a woman switch from a very nice business outfit into a leotard. At one point, she was just sitting there in her undergarments.” Our advice: Change clothes at home—not behind the wheel. These are the craziest things drive-through workers have ever seen.
“A woman had her baby in the front seat next to her and was changing the baby’s diaper.” We know there are some superhuman things only moms can do, but that doesn't mean they should be done while driving.
“I saw a gentleman one time—in a Suburban—and he had a full-size piano keyboard sitting between the two seats. He was using his right hand to play it while he was going down the road.” Something you can do while driving? Slowing down to read street signs. You won't want to miss these hilarious ones.
Arts and crafts
“I’ve seen a lot of people sewing or knitting while they’re driving. And, you know, that takes two hands.” Next thing you know, drivers will start attempting to make Etsy-quality crafts on their commute to work. Want to avoid crazy drivers? Don't hit the road in these countries.
“Last week, I had a lady pass me at 70 miles an hour, and I looked down, and her dog—a little Jack Russell terrier—was standing on his back legs and resting his paws on the steering wheel.” Check out these other superpowers all dogs have.
“I was in Indiana or Ohio, and a woman was driving down the road, steering with her elbows, eating a bowl of soup. Now how in the world do you pull that off without spilling?” These are things you're doing that your car mechanics wouldn't.
Putting on makeup
“What I see all the time is women steering with their knee, with the makeup mirror in one hand and a brush in the other, putting on eye shadow and blush and going 65 or 70 miles an hour. Usually they’re going back and forth across the line, running over and hitting the rumble strips. I blow the horn at them.”
“One guy actually had a paperback book taped to his steering wheel. It would move when he turned the wheel.” These are the funniest street names in every state.
Putting both feet up
“What I see a lot of times, more with ladies, is they’ll be sitting cross-legged, driving with cruise control. All I can think is, How long is it going to take to get their legs uncrossed and get their foot down to the brake if they need to stop suddenly?”
Typing and drinking
“The other day, I saw a guy with a cup of coffee between his legs, typing on his laptop computer and trying to drive. We hit a curve, and he wasn’t going with the curve. I had to tap my horn to alert him.”
Smoking, drinking, talking on the phone
“I’ve seen a lady with a cigarette in one hand, a cup of coffee in that same hand, driving with her elbows and talking on a cell phone at the same time.” Next, read about the craziest things 911 dispatchers have ever heard on the phone.