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So if the guy was driving his personal vehicle would you have put this much effort into contacting the police or highway patrol? I get that this guy broke the law and I have road rage as well, but what do you really expect to happen here? You taking pictures and video while driving is just as dangerous as texting in my book...

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Maybe nothing at all will come of it.  People driving commercial vehicles for a living - yes, I put this much effort into shaming.  I once had a similar experience with a Philadelphia SEPTA bus driver.  I did manage to get him on video texting and flipping me off.  He no longer is employed by SEPTA.

 

As far as me being just as dangerous - I wasn't staring at the phone.  I was watching the road, which is why I didn't chase after him and road rage brake check him.

 

Whatever, if everyone here think's I'm the jerk, I'll just delete this post and go away.

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I guess I am just content with yelling at bad drivers and flipping the bird occasionally. I have never felt the need to go to this level just to make a point. I will call local police if I see a drunk driver, but that is a different story.

I agree that texting and driving is dangerous though...

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I guess I am just content with yelling at bad drivers and flipping the bird occasionally. I have never felt the need to go to this level just to make a point. I will call local police if I see a drunk driver, but that is a different story.

I agree that texting and driving is dangerous though...

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Companies have incredibly strict rules about driving safety on company time.  It's one of the few things they can really easily fire people for.  A friend's coworker got fired for talking on the phone without a hands-free mechanism as he was driving through the security gate for a complex.

Few months ago I got cut off pretty bad by a Comcast van and the guy was driving like a total dick, unlucky for him he had a big yellow sticker on his ass with a phone number to call to rate his driving!

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I didn't see the OP, but as a guy who frequently works on or near roads, I really hate people who text or talk while driving. And how fricking dumb do you have to be to drive like a jack wagon with your boss's phone number on the side of the truck?

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So I was really and truly pissed off at the initial response to this thread, which is why I deleted the post and took a week to cool down so that I didn't come on here to feed the troll.

 

Long story short - Milwaukee rep driving and texting and doing around 95 MPH in traffic.  I called Milwaukee to report it and got nowhere.  I come on here and I'm right away told that I was at fault for witnessing it and road raging to take a picture of his license plate to report him.  

 

The bottom line however is I refuse to be shamed and chased away.  I did nothing wrong and I'm doing my part maybe to make the roads a little bit safer.  If anyone can't deal with that, feel free to PM me and we can have it out in private.  If anyone else knows a better way to report this to Milwaukee, please also let me know as this guy shouldn't get away with this extremely unsafe behavior.

 

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kdv

 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, JimboS1ice said:

By chance was there a report this driver placard on the truck? I've done that for a Comcast van driving like a dick lord

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I hate when people text/talk on their phone and drive!

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From an outside perspective, I don't think you should feel shamed or unwelcomed. There were just some voiced opinions and questions towards you. I genuinely don't think there was any negative intent. I definitely hope you stick around :)

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I think the feeling shamed was just a bit of a misunderstanding with Dano.  He definitely has a point that a lot of people text and drive on their own time so why bother with this guy just because it's on company time.  That's definitely a good comparison in some cases where someone is just driving a company vehicle occasionally.

 

The problem is for people who are driving constantly for their job and there isn't a distinct line but it's worth the distinction.  When one of these guys is texting on the road it's not a quick "20min" to say when he'll be home, he's having a conversation because his job is driving and that can get boring.  A couple seconds of not paying attention turns into hours a day.  The same sort of thing goes for pretty much every bad driving practice from speeding to road rage.  That's why they have those stickers with a phone number, and that's why it's important to stop situations like this more than some bloke telling his wife he's stuck in traffic.

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Maybe we should all be required to put our phone numbers on our vehicles.

Well I drive a company vehicle which has all that info plastered all over, there have been some people call in about some ridiculous things, made me roll my eyes. Once I was backing up a little to pull out of a place and a lady called in like i was going to back into her ha

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2 hours ago, KnarlyCarl said:

Well I drive a company vehicle which has all that info plastered all over, there have been some people call in about some ridiculous things, made me roll my eyes. Once I was backing up a little to pull out of a place and a lady called in like i was going to back into her ha

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Yep. I also drive a company vehicle that has a huge vinyl wrap with our company logo, phone number, and website. People definitely call and sometimes it sure feels like someone just trying to get something for nothing. I also remember when I was selling my personal truck and wrote the phone number real big on the windows... I was MUCH more conscientious about my driving.

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