Audi Q8 Driver Failed To Keep Her Eyes On The Road And Hands Upon The Wheel

Getting into this type of easily avoidable accident is frustrating, especially if you’re behind the wheel of a very expensive car and you presumably want to keep it damage-free.

Watching the dashcam video makes you wonder why the driver is leaning over so much towards the passenger seat. It surely has nothing to do with the infotainment system or her phone, right? If we had to guess, we’d say she’s trying to reach for the glove compartment, or perhaps trying to pick something up that fell in front of the passenger seat.

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In any case, it’s not the type of endeavor you want to take on while behind the wheel. Or at least make sure that your car is not in gear when you begin taking your eyes off the road. Here, however, not only was the car in gear, but it appears the driver’s foot came off the brake pedal too.

This incident took place in Russia, where the Audi Q8 can be purchased for a minimum of 5,199,000 rubles, the equivalent of $81,208, so it’s definitely not cheap. In the U.S., the entry-level price is a little more manageable at $67,400 for the 55 TFSI model. Still one pricey ride; better make sure that you pay attention at all times, then.

 

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    She didn’t even get out she just sat there !

    People like her shouldn’t be in vehicles or vehicles of that size

  • jason wu

    Are you kidding me that this car doesn’t come with collision avoidance tech?

    • Bash

      Perhaps on other trims. Good point though.

    • Zandit75

      Came here to say this!

    • Volvo chuckles

    • Shobin Drogan

      Even a honda fit has one, wtf…

    • D-splash

      Exactly, a $25k entry-level Acura ILX has collision avoidance breaking standard. You’d think a $65k+ Audi would have it.

    • JqC

      No one said that. And you shouldn’t assume it. You can switch those systems off.

  • Paul

    Way to go sister. Wake Up.

  • Mr. EP9

    Nice going lady. Now please pay more attention.

  • Zandit75

    Too busy trying to reach for her phone….

    • Thunderbolt

      or the vibrator.

  • Tom

    “Keep Your Eyes On The Road And Hands Upon The Wheel” are lyrics from a Doors song. That song also says “Woke up this morning and got myself a beer”…LOL

  • Anthony James

    Aren’t these cars meant to have collision prevention / AEB to prevent stuff like this?

    • mattjelonek

      Maybe she didn’t want the tech turned on. I know my other half dislikes the adaptive, emergency bla bla bla tech I have in my car but when it works she praises it!

      • Anthony James

        Exactly! I didn’t even realise you could turn the AEB off as it’s a safety feature, like turning the drivers’ airbag off. Especially if they’re factored into the NCAP rating!

    • OdysseyTag

      Thought the exact same.

    • ctk4949

      Its probably one of the millions of options on Audis, lol!!

    • Harry_Wild

      Probably not switch on!

  • 2PacOfCarscoop

    #Boycut car scoop..

    • SemperMalvinas

      *BOYCOTT lol Is this a joke or is English not your 1st language?

      • 2PacOfCarscoop

        what do you know about my past! Leave me alone…You freak me out, Oui?

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Oh the washing machine is done with washing…

  • ctk4949

    Idiot!!

  • Public worker

    Owning &/or driving a nice vehicle doesn’t make you a good driver nor does it increase your intelligence!
    I’ve seen some really nice vehicles driven extremely bad. You’ve got to know your vehicle!

  • JqC

    Why is this news?

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