It’s not exactly “distracted driving”, but I guess you could call it that if what the driver is distracted by is shear stupidity.
As I waited for the valet attendant to return with my 2006 Honda Odyssey, I heard a loud moan coming from down the street. It sounded a little like a wounded mountain lion. The source of the sound was moving so I knew at once it must have been a car coming down the street. I wondered what kind of idiot would be driving a car in a condition like that. My question would be answered soon enough I saw to my horror the sound was coming from my car being driven by the parking valet I had just handed my ticket to.
It turns out the valet had neglected to release the parking brake. I had pressed the brake down firmly, like I always do, and both rear wheels were completely immobilized on their journey to and from the parking spot. However, the valet wasn’t going to let a little thing like two immobilized rear wheels prevent him from doing his job. He was there to park cars and park those cars was what he was going to do.
Needless to say, my two rear tires were shot. Each had a large bald spot where they had been dragged, against their will, around the block. From now on, I plan to keep a pocket IQ test handy so I can whip it out whenever it seems like the valet attendant might be a few cards short of a full deck.