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Daily mail anti texting while driving campaign

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by Inertia, 15 Sep 2016.

  1. Inertia

    Inertia I feel like I could... TAKE ON THE WORLD!!

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  2. Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire Staff Member

    Under the Edge
    They'll have to go a long way to make up for all the immigrant bashing, xenophobia and Lucy Meadows.
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  3. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    The Mirror campaign will succeed but the Fail will claim it.
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  4. Rooster1

    Rooster1 May the Porg Be With You

    We all see it all the time. It seems to make me more angry when I see it and i'm on my bike. I think to myself, do you actually give a sh*t about peoples lives, about my life. I'm not the sort that lets it go and I will bang on windows and make phone gestures at anyone I see texting or calling whilst driving. I have had so many near missed by ****holes on their phones. I had someone pull out in front of me last year on the phone, I chased him down and banged on the window - would he stop his conversation - no. I put me and my bike in front of his car and said, put the phone down or stay there all day. He did eventually. I reported it. Nothing happened.
  5. Bazzer

    Bazzer Much to do and not enough hours

  6. In a recent job I used to get a coach from my place of work to the railway station, through heavy traffic. From the coach window I could look down inside people's cars and it was horrific to see the number of people with mobiles on their laps.
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  7. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    Barmy in Barming

    I see the same every single day from my bike seat commuting through SE London. It's epidemic.
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  8. coffeejo

    coffeejo Ælfrēd

    West Somerset
    I thought it was a Mirror campaign?
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  9. HertzvanRental

    HertzvanRental Über Member

    1 month purge, £1000.00 fine and 12 points.
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  10. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    It's a start though.
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  11. OP

    Inertia I feel like I could... TAKE ON THE WORLD!!

    Absolutely, I hope its a sign of some change in attitudes though

    Darrel Martins brother Lee was killed by a driver who had been stopped 8 prior times using his phone
  12. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Lets hope Mr Grayling replaces the 19,000 police officers lost over the last 5 years. Without someone to catch the villains it doesn't really matter at all what the law says on the subject.
  13. OP

    Inertia I feel like I could... TAKE ON THE WORLD!!

    We need both, it doesnt matter how many the police catch if they are let off lightly at the other end.
  14. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    It would be good if the police could use the cash from the fines to employ more traffic cops. And if the penalty from using your phone was sufficient to make people think twice before picking it up. Currently it seems socially acceptable, and the chances of getting caught so low!
  15. Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire Staff Member

    Under the Edge
    Crush the phone. That'll concentrate their minds.
    Plus a driving ban. Even a month would do to concentrate their minds, and none of this bleating about needing it for their job.