Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

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Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby LobbyLudd » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:00 pm

I just need to get this off my chest !!! Why do some drivers still think it is perfectly OK for them to casually /phone/ipod/text on their smart phones when driving.

Just seen some drivers today when out driving still using their phone whilst driving. One negotiating a roundabout !
Its no good even trying to catch their eye to make eye contact as they seem to be in a world of their own :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Just after the conviction of the lorry driver given a token sentence 10 years for killing a Mother and 3 children and seriously injuring occupants of the other cars involved. Also will he be treated to the usual parole consideration ???
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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby POMMReg » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:21 pm

LobbyLudd wrote:I just need to get this off my chest !!! Why do some drivers still think it is perfectly OK for them to casually /phone/ipod/text on their smart phones when driving.

Just seen some drivers today when out driving still using their phone whilst driving. One negotiating a roundabout !
Its no good even trying to catch their eye to make eye contact as they seem to be in a world of their own :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Just after the conviction of the lorry driver given a token sentence 10 years for killing a Mother and 3 children and seriously injuring occupants of the other cars involved. Also will he be treated to the usual parole consideration ???
I'd ban "Hands Free" too!
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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby TDV102 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:13 pm

Heartily agree, like drink drivers they'll claim to be unlucky if they're caught. Immediate bans for both are right and proper.
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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby les » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:22 pm

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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby beero » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:56 pm

Whats that.........Snipers?


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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby alanworland » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:18 am

I pulled up at lights next to a BMW with the guy on a phone, I sat there with hooters a blazing.
Shortly after he looked across and shouted, I'm on the bl**dy phone, I shouted back, that's why I'm doing it.
Don't suppose it made any difference, but made me feel better!

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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby TDV102 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:25 pm

A Beemer driver on the phone while driving? How unlikely...
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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby SteveClem » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:02 pm

I reckon Audi drivers are the worst these days...always seems to be one on your back bumper and generally on the phone.

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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby olderisbetter » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:36 am

I agree phones are so distracting and i can never understand when you see spmeone drive an expensive new car with a top of the range phone and they won't pay for a hands free kit.


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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby Scott » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:35 am

Is it legal in the UK? It's only OK to use hands free in Australia but there's some who want that banned too.
I still see people using them everyday though.
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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby alanworland » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:44 pm

I am in the States at the moment and it seems a lot of drivers are using phones at the wheel, and some use laptops/tablet's on the passenger seat.
Doesn't seem to be illegal!

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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby LobbyLudd » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:54 pm

Scott wrote:Is it legal in the UK? It's only OK to use hands free in Australia but there's some who want that banned too.
I still see people using them everyday though.
No it is not legal in the UK to use a hand held phone/communicating device whilst driving.

Present standard fine 3 penalty points and £100 fine. for car drivers

This is planned to double starting within the first part of 2017 to 6 penalty points and £200 fine. for car drivers
Plus it is said that newly qualified drivers in most cases will have to re-take their driving test.
Also 'experienced' drivers who offend twice will in most cases have to appear in court with the possibility of a 6 month driving ban and up to £1000 fine.
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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby SteveClem » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:38 pm

Not enough...they need their gonads removing. It's stupid.

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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby les » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:31 pm

I suppose that would stop any would be offspring from inheriting the ''I'll phone whilst driving'' gene. :D
Motorcyclists seem well behaved when it comes to using there mobiles, I've not seen one!


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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby Trickydicky » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:54 pm

The problem is rife and the longer it is allowed to happen it will become the norm.
I can't get my head round how successive governments seem to think that while year on year with more cars on the roads it's ok to cut the number of traffic police. :-?
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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby Lurch » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:58 pm

I have to say I'm rather surprised that satnav is deemed perfectly OK .....to my mind you are effectively watching TV whilst driving !

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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby LobbyLudd » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:05 pm

Lurch wrote:I have to say I'm rather surprised that satnav is deemed perfectly OK .....to my mind you are effectively watching TV whilst driving !
And the very odd idiots that stick a large satnav right in the line of a drivers vision never cease to amaze. If you had a small crack above a certain size (smaller and less solid than a satnav) in your windscreen in this same 'A vision zone' as it is referred to, it is an MOT failure . I always think of the sobering thoght that placing a satnav in this area could easily mask out a child ahead !!

Yes the law does not sometimes make much sense :roll:
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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby PSL184 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:03 pm

If you took a car in for an MOT with a sat nav stuck anywhere within the drivers field of vision it would fail, but that is irrelevant as they are removed and refitted after the test.
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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby LobbyLudd » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:42 am

PSL184 wrote:If you took a car in for an MOT with a sat nav stuck anywhere within the drivers field of vision it would fail, but that is irrelevant as they are removed and refitted after the test.
Yes agreed PSL - It was just that felt part relevence to use this comparison to highlight the point of the danger obscuring the drivers vision with any 'solid' object. Last week for instance a delivery van driver eating his lunch of pizza slices whilst driving towards me . The large area of pizza box lid was on the dash board open and flipped up against the windscreen right in front of his vision !!
Some say it is the norm now and as a result is becoming more acceptable to do all these things whilst driving due to the pressure our society today and the shortage of time . The van drivers will probably say they all have an expected quota of drops and strict time slot window to maintain and meet their employers instructions :cry:
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Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Postby olderisbetter » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:42 pm

Sat nav, pizza boxes...Luxury..i remember being in a MK2 cortine 1600E with so much added fur it left a very snall view and once the AA map was unfolded the driver had to peer over it, and you try telling the kids of taday that....ok i was going for a Monty Python moment :roll:



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