Texting While Driving - PHL area

Open Issues: 4 Closed Issues: 10 Acknowledged Issues: 1
Watching issues created after: 2009-10-02

Reports of drivers texting while driving, an extremely dangerous behavior, will be automatically sent to this watch area. Please record times, dates, plate numbers, driver descriptions and/or make and model of vehicles if possible.

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  • Stop signs Archived
    4700 Block Of Woodland Avenue Drexel Hill, PA - Drexel Hill
    SICK AND TIRED OF THE STOP SIGNS BEING IGNORED ON THIS STREET....I HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN WHO PLAY OUTSIDE AND NO ONE EVER STOPS ESPECIALLY AT WOODLAND AND COLLENBROOK...BUT IS NOTICED ALL UP AND DOWN WOODLAND, THEY SHOULD HAVE MADE THE WHOLE STREET ONE WAY...WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE CUT THROUGH HERE....SLOW THE HELL DOWN, GET OFF YOUR PHONES AND STOP TEXTING AND START STOPPING AT THE STOP SIGNS. PAY ATTENTION!!!!! WE LOVE OUR CHILDREN AND DON'T WANT TO LOSE THEM OR HAVE THEM HURT!!!!!
  • Conchester Hwy Concord, PA 19342, USA - US Congressional District PA7
    This is a busy T intersection and you have to wait forever to make a left turn from station road onto 322. Also, it is dangerous for vehicles to wait on 322 to make a left turn onto station road while vehicles behind them have to swing around. Imagine someone not paying attention - texting, cell phone, etc. and this is an accident waiting to happen.
  • 826 Downingtown Pike West Chester, PA 19380, USA - East Bradford Township
    On Downingtown Pike ( Rt. 322) North & South - cars/motorcycles speed far beyond speed limit. Frequent accidents on this road.
    Drivers also texting, using cell phones and blasting radios even 3:00 A.M. Cars move too fast to get license numbers, etc.
  • 500-598 W Marshall St West Chester, PA 19380, USA - West Chester

    Way too many times I witness disrespectable, clueless drivers, mostly drivers who do not live on West Marshall Street, drive up and down my street like it’s a speedway.
    We have 10 children within 50yds of each other that play here on their own front lawns and or their own driveways and these “people” have NO CLUE that they even exist. I even see people texting while they are driving on my street.

    All I am asking is to be more self conscience while driving down this street. Times are changing and we now have children on this block unlike a few years ago when it was only older people residing here.

    I would like to see some sort of attention grabbing sign such as “Kids At Play”, a slower Speed limit (15mph), or a speed bump here and there, to slow these people down before someone gets seriously injured.

    Thank you for your Time

  • 2211 State Rd Drexel Hill, PA 19026, USA - Drexel Hill
    I watch the traffic go by my house each day.And I see at least ( 7 out of 10 ) drivers texting while in motion.And I watched it happen rite next to a cop @ state and lansdown ave. I thought there was a new law? That fine money could help the township!!
  • 2216 State Rd Drexel Hill, PA 19026, USA - Drexel Hill
    school bus drivers talking & texting on cell phone while driving your kids to & from school
  • 25-99 Tennyson Dr Trenton, NJ 08610, USA - US Congressional District NJ4
    Rick Bus Company provides school bus tranportation in the morning for my daughter to Alexander Elementary school. My husband, daughter, and I have all witnessed with our own eyes my daughters bus driver talking on her cell phone as well as texting not only as she is pulling up to pick up my daughter but she will continue to talk as she pulls off and drives. We have contacted the supervisors at Rick Bus Company, as well as the department of transportation, as well as the principal of my daughters school, yet no action to our knowledge has been taken and we continue to see her talking on the phone. One woman even suggested we just call the police if we see it happen. I think the woman should be repremanded or fired by her superiors we should not have to call the police and ask them to stop the bus that our daughter is forced to ride on as we don't have the means to drive her everyday. My husband and I find this to be a serious saftey issue, and hope that you all at the trentonian agree. Perhaps if Rick Bus Company found themselves being questioned in print they would have a greater motivation to take care of these issues.
  • 51 North 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA - City Center East
    Pa. plate IlovOES. Female blonde driver texting using blackberry while car in motion. Car had bumper sticker, "I love old English sheepdogs." Headed north on 12th, approximately 6:20 AM on 4/29/10.
  • 30th And Market Philadelphia, PA - Cobbs Creek
    The area in and around 30th street station is covered by several different LEOs (PPD, Homeland Security, Amtrak Police, Penn Police , Drexel Police, SEPTA police). Despite this fact, there is literally zero law enforcement capability in the area. It's a free for all of reckless drivers on cell phones, blowing red lights through crowds of pedestrians. What's the city's excuse for failing to enforce the law? Where are the police ticketing texting drivers as is practice in Center City? Who has to die for the news and city to pay any attention to 30th street station?
  • 359-399 Media Station Road Media, Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Township
    There are people who live in apartments who walk to and from the train station up and down the hill that has no sidewalk... People also park in the Media Station Apartments parking lot who don't live there but use the train. This is very dangerous with the SUV's going 40+ up and down the hill (supposed to be 25 mph limit).. The limit should also be reduced to 15 or 20 mph.. There are blind and deaf people who take the train who walk this road to get to the train as well.. Something needs to be done before anyone gets killed by a speeding texting soccer mom.
  • 7926 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA 19118, USA - Chestnut Hill
    From 6:30am to 6pm Monday through Friday (sometimes Saturdays and Sundays). SEPTA CCT Vans are idling for upward of 30minutes at a time. They claim that they need to since they need to run their AC for Senior facility they service but yet they are reading newspapers and texting on phones AFTER dropping all patients off. This is a residential area with approx. 9 homes surrounding driveway.
  • Kriebel Mill Rd Collegeville, PA - Montgomery County
    I think the speed at which the students drive on our Township roads needs to be addressed. They zoom out of the high school parking lot with music blaring, lighting their cigarettes and chatting or texting in an effort to get away from school as fast as they can. The morning is worse, as there are elementary and middle school children waiting at bus stops. And some parents are just as bad in an effort to get their children to school on time.
    JUST GET UP EARLIER AND SLOW DOWN!!