While riding my bicycle yesterday, going relatively much slower than cars and with a better view downward toward the pavement, I saw 2 disconcerting car parts on the ground.
While crossing at intersection cross-walks I observed a shed (apparently intact) serpentine belt in one location and a lug nut in another. It got me thinking as I was pedaling along…
How many drivers seldom/never check their cars for being road worthy?
Was there any warning the driver ignored before the belt left their vehicle to fall to ground? Did the driver heed the “battery light” or possible rising engine temperature or A/C failure after the incident?
That lug nut… properly fastened they shouldn’t fall off… Are some/all of the others loose on that vehicle?
I’m curious. What’s the most startling or alarming car part you’ve seen left behind on a roadway?