While on The Road Have You ever

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While on The Road Have You ever
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Fri, 09-07-2012 - 11:05pm

Seen someone driving on the highway sleeping?

   One driver with her grandchild drove by a car and the grandchild saw a driver...man sound asleep. The grandchild mentioned this to her grandmother. The man was sleeping  with his head back, eyes closed, mouth open and hands on the lap. Knowing this was bad, the grandmother slowed her car behind the sleleping driver and beeped her horn. He woke up , looked around and sped away.

   Gosh that is scary. I hope never to be in that situation. She was terrified of doing this and wondered if this was the right thing to do. The road expert she wrote to read her story and notified she did the right thing.

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Fri, 09-07-2012 - 11:26pm
Wow that is very scary ::gasp::
Luckily no one was hurt :smileyhappy:




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Fri, 09-07-2012 - 11:35pm
hugss wrote:
Wow that is very scary ::gasp::
Luckily no one was hurt :smileyhappy:       Yep so true on that. I have seen drivers reading, putting makeup, but not sleeping like that on the highway.

 

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Fri, 09-07-2012 - 11:41pm
:;shaking head::




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Fri, 09-07-2012 - 11:43pm
hugss wrote:
:;shaking head::     yes so shocking how people drive.

 

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Sat, 09-08-2012 - 8:21am

No, never saw that.  That's awful!!

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Sat, 09-08-2012 - 1:46pm
wildflower05 wrote:

No, never saw that.  That's awful!!    It is awful . I never saw nothing like that and hope I never do.

 

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Sat, 09-08-2012 - 4:03pm

That is really scary, Aileen.

I've had to wake my dad up on the road.

Also my CA friend has sleep apnea, my bringing it to his attention that he was falling asleep on the road, I guess prompted him to get seen.

Now he has a sleep apnea mask - no idea if he's using it.


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Sat, 09-08-2012 - 5:22pm
jammin2bach wrote:

That is really scary, Aileen.      Yes scary

I've had to wake my dad up on the road.   good on that

Also my CA friend has sleep apnea, my bringing it to his attention that he was falling asleep on the road, I guess prompted him to get seen.

Now he has a sleep apnea mask - no idea if he's using it.    sure hope he does, accidents like that are terrible


 

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Sun, 09-09-2012 - 12:39am

That man was very fortunate the woman beeped at him and woke him up!! My cousin's husband wasn't so lucky, he fell asleep, drove across the grassy median, crashed into a semi truck on the other side of the highway and got killed.

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Sun, 09-09-2012 - 12:47am
neverstopping wrote:

That man was very fortunate the woman beeped at him and woke him up!!    Yep he was fortunate. My cousin's husband wasn't so lucky, he fell asleep, drove across the grassy median, crashed into a semi truck on the other side of the highway and got killed.   ohno that was terrible.

 

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