What The Honk: Take the exit without taking me out, please

Trooper Steve discerns the improper from the inconsiderate

We talk about distracted driving all the time. Allow me to show you what it looks like at 70 miles an hour.

ORLANDO, Fla. – We talk about distracted driving all the time.

Allow me to show you what it looks like at 70 miles an hour.

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Watch the grey SUV on the left. Right before the exit, driver hits the brakes and darts across the lanes. At least they used a signal, I guess. But come on, this is dangerous especially in a construction zone.

Riders with no tag, proper gear or paperwork who haven't learned their lesson yet. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

I am not surprised, but it’s unfortunate that these riders won’t learn anything until either they are arrested or injured.

This is on Osceola Parkway. This has been an issue down there even when I first started with the highway patrol.

No tag, no proper equipment and unregistered. Mess.

Objects in mirror are cheaper than they appear. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

I’m not going to lie, I really appreciate the ingenuity here. Just because something might make you say “What The Honk” doesn’t make it illegal. They did what needed to be done to make sure they could still see.

Funny? Yes. Illegal? No.


I want to share the things you’re seeing! Keep your passenger pictures or dash camera videos coming and email them to me at AskTrooperSteve@wkmg.com.


About the Author:

Steven Montiero, better known as “Trooper Steve," joined the News 6 morning team as its Traffic Safety Expert in October 2017. A Central Florida native and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station following an eight-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol.