Watch Distracted Driver Sideswipe Maine State Police Cruiser
A video released by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety dramatically shows the dangers of distracted driving when a box truck sideswipes a police cruiser.
The video is from the dash cam showing a Maine State Trooper making a traffic stop for a driver who has an expired inspection sticker. After speaking with the driver, the trooper goes back to his vehicle and shorty after entering it is sideswiped by the box truck. The trooper was fine, but the driver of the box truck later admitted he was looking at his phone.
Put the phone down and keep your eyes on the road.