Worse than "pedestrian:"
Pedestrian WITH cell phone. They will step out right in front of you.
Also, cell phone users in cars are dangerous 24 hours a day.
At least DRUNK drivers were rare before 8 PM.
Also, a puddle may not be so bad in itself, but it could be filling a large pot hole which you can't see.
I'll add: Idiot on bicycle.
Worse yet, TWO idiots on bicycles riding side-by-side in your lane on inside of a blind curve.
I second the motion,on these comments.
I have seen kids on bicycles,playing with the phone,completely distracted.
I have been screamed at/the finger, etc.,
by bicyclists,me in the Semi or the Chevy or on a motorcycle.
There is a local public radio NYC program,for bicyclist rights,
hosted by a cyclist/lawyer.
Listening to that program,confirmed my suspicion.
Yes,they face many of the same hazards.
Yes,many are wronged/injured/or worse.
But the biggest problem,is forgetting their responsibilities.
Share the road,and use your head.
In this neck of the woods (NYC metro area), a cell phone violation
is 3K to the CDL driver, and 11K to the company.
I see CDL drivers,regularly,holding the 'hand held device'.
Not holding speed,or lane,etc.
The Freightliner I drive,has a bluetooth.
No reason for violations,at this point in time.?
Maybe things and people,are nicer,in Ohio.
'Round here,dump truck drivers,are paid by move/tonnage.
This creates a very dangerous,situation,particularly,on the Interstates.
I have 35 years,of what is now called class A,experience.
NYC metro area..
A NJ legislator,had a bill, that would require,an hourly rate,
for all NJ domiciled CDL equipment operators.
A law and public safety angle,in an attempt to make it safer for everybody.
It was squashed by those who profit the most,by current law/policy.
Free market capitalism.
5G is the planet,in a microwave oven.
For those who wish to shout me down-
Please explain,your support for Monsanto.
Please explain your support for 5G.
These are poster children for this failed system.