Reporting mobile use while driving

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Twenty Inch, 4 Mar 2010.

  1. glenn forger

    glenn forger Guest

    It's got nothing to do with the thread. Your post added nothing, it was irrelevant and attention-seeking.
  2. Roadrider48

    Roadrider48 Voice of the people

    Like all your posts then, Glen, eh? :okay:
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  3. Roadrider48

    Roadrider48 Voice of the people

    That's fine, you can do what ever you wish.
    I just find it childishly amusing that you would put me on ignore because of my avatar and sig.
    But if it offends you that much, press that button.
    I am fully entitled to express my opinion just the same as anyone else and if you find that "childishly gloating" then that's your problem to deal with.
    I make no apology for my viewpoint on this subject.
    Funny though, isn't it. That a handful of you people seem to condone the manipulation of the democratic process to try and satisfy your own ends, but when anyone has a different viewpoint they are viewed as evil or, as you said "childishly gloating"
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  4. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    wtf are you talking about? I made a point and you responded with your pointless trolling.
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  5. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    Mobile phones
    Using ANY mobile phone when driving is dangerous

    Using a mobile phone, sat nav or any similar device whilst driving means that the driver’s attention is distracted from the road.

    The facts
    • Studies show that drivers using a hands-free or handheld mobile phone are slower at recognising and reacting to hazards.
    • Even careful drivers can be distracted by a call or text – and a split-second lapse in concentration could result in a crash.
    The law
    • It's illegal to use a handheld mobile when driving.
    • This includes using your mobile phone to follow a map, read a text or check social media. This applies even if you’re stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic.
    • You can only use a handheld phone if you are safely parked or need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency and it’s unsafe or impractical to stop.
    • If you’re caught using a handheld phone while driving, you’ll get 3 penalty points on your licence and a fine of £100. Points on your licence will result in higher insurance costs.
    • If you get just 6 points in the first two years after passing your test, you will lose your licence.
    • You may use a hands-free phone while driving but you can still be prosecuted if you’re not in proper control of your vehicle. The penalties are same as being caught using a handheld phone.
    • The penalties for driving carelessly or dangerously when using a handheld or hands-free phone can include disqualification, a large fine and up to two years imprisonment.
    Mobile phones and drivingOpens new window

    THINK! Advice

    Switch off before you drive off

    Even if you’re using a hands-free phone you should avoid making or answering calls when driving
    All phone calls distract drivers' attention from the road.

    Park safely before using your mobile phone
    Do not park on the hard shoulder of the motorway.

    Don't call other people when they're driving
    If you call someone and they tell you they are driving, ask them to call you back when they have parked up safely.

    Anyway back to the law which is ignored to suit by quite a few road users.
    Last edited: 21 Jul 2016
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  6. glenn forger

    glenn forger Guest

  7. zach

    zach Active Member

  8. stoatsngroats

    stoatsngroats Veteran

    South East
    Something similar in Sussex, operation crackdown I have used it a couple of times; and you can login after a short time see if any action was taken.
    Last edited: 15 Sep 2016
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  9. Psycolist

    Psycolist NINJA BYKALIST

    North Essex
    What sort of genre do they use, reggae, soul, rock, pop ? ? ?
    P.S. On a serious note, I wish Essex had a similar process. Any one got any info, if they have, spread the word, any where in our good ol' UK, Does anyone have any skills at collating and sharing this info on a separate thread perhaps.
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  10. stoatsngroats

    stoatsngroats Veteran

    South East
    Thanks! (I edited it now!)
    This might seem lng winded, and maybe not the best way, but has some detailsabour Anti social behavour reporting n Essex...
  11. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    404 - Page not found
  12. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    Something to do with the BBC...can't find the page now.Thanks.(Still looking) Second posting down on Twitter.

    Surprised only twenty people per year are wiped out by these mobile phone wielding twats.Then again there is enough crap driving without these things.

    The road in Guildford.I bet the driver couldn't give a fark either.

    I see I'm slow with this it's been posted on a thread in chat.
    Last edited: 14 Oct 2016
  13. Velow

    Velow Member

  14. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless


    It's nowhere near enough but I suppose the lack of police resources restricts the length of time that can be spent on this. It should prove to be fruitful though if GMP Traffic's experience is anything to go by: caught twice in 45 minutes.

    phone idiot.jpg
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  15. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    Good job.
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