Multitasking and Driving Don't Mix

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What's the craziest thing you've seen someone do while driving?  Another close call on the road today.  Amazing what people MUST do while behind the steering wheel of a car.  For everyone's safety -- please just drive, okay?  Thank You.

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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You're exactly right but I must smile as my wife always warns clients / friends buckle up and don't let him multi task while driving!  You know how it goes as a Realtor® we have clients in the SUV, driving, reading the MLS directions, answering the phone with blue tooth of course, listening to clients commenting and thank goodness for the art of driving with a on knee on the wheel all at once.  Hanging my head in shame yet again.  Isn't this twice today you've made me feel like a dawg?  LOL..... Hey but I never drive and apply makeup at the same time:)


Mar 08, 2012 11:08 AM #1
David Spencer
Keller Williams Northland - Kansas City, MO
Show Me real estate in Kansas City

Most communities around Chicago now have some restriction on mobile phone use while driving. Evanston, Il (Northwestern university) is considering no phone use even hands free.

Mar 08, 2012 11:14 AM #2
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
There's no place like home.

Apparently the craziest thing I've ever done while driving .. was to just drive.  No radio, no phone... no nuthin.  Just drive.

Mar 08, 2012 11:15 AM #3
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

John:  Awww ... I didn't mean to make you feel bad ... twice! :)  You sound like quite a talented driver, John.  As long as you aren't applying makeup while driving ....

David:  I've heard of those restrictions.  I wonder how that's working?

Alan:  "Just driving" sounds swell to me.  My situation involved a cell phone, nail polish, and a foot.  You do the math :)

Mar 08, 2012 11:35 AM #4
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Carie, you are so right about this one.  And I think many of us are the worst offenders.

Mar 08, 2012 11:46 AM #5
Alison Klump, GRI, BPOR, AHWD
Legacy Realty & Associates - Ocala, FL

Guilty!!  However, the worst thing I have seen is someone eating a bowl of cereal whilst shaving!


Mar 08, 2012 11:56 AM #6
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

We've seen it all and so many close calls... from texting, to dialing, to shaving, to combing hair, to drinking, to eating, to changing the radio  to talking and to even dancing in the car.

Be safe when you drive!



Mar 08, 2012 01:03 PM #7
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Carie, this says it all. We do need to be very careful and just drive while we are in the car. All those other things are just distractions that cause accidents.

Mar 08, 2012 01:08 PM #8
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

I am constantly seeing people texting, talking or just looking at their phone.  

Mar 08, 2012 09:36 PM #9
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Patricia:  I know it's tempting to do other stuff while driving.

Alison:  You are not the only guilty one :)

Margaret:  Good advice ... "Be safe when you drive"!

Jerry:  So easy to get distracted while driving.  Just too dangerous and not worth it!

Kristin:  I know ... I've walked across the street and had people almost hit me because their car is rolling toward the intersection while they are staring down at their phones!

Mar 09, 2012 12:14 AM #10
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I'll admit...  I am guilty of this!  I have been working on it, but still do it from time to time.  I'll try to focus!  

Mar 19, 2012 11:14 PM #11
Cheryl Thomson REALTOR Army Ret
United Real Estate (703.216.5635) - Prince William, VA
Associate Broker in Northern Virginia

I dont talk on the phone while I drive or txt, but there are some things I do I shouldn't...I ain't telling!

Mar 19, 2012 11:16 PM #12
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Guilty as charged. I use my phone while driving, but never when my daughter is in the car. She'll be driving soon, and I'm trying to set a good example. Of course she's there to dial and answer the phone for me. I once saw someone driving down the highway reading a book. Unbelievable.

Mar 19, 2012 11:16 PM #13
Brian Sharkey
SharkeyRE LLC - Tequesta, FL
SharkeyRE - #SouthFloridaBroker

It's such a bad habit.  It's hard to break but my kids remind me, Dad don't do it.

Mar 19, 2012 11:20 PM #14
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