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Reporting mobile use while driving

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

  1. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    Location:
    CS 2 and CS 3
    Yes I do realise I am not perfect and I try to play the good guy and don't always get it right.That doesn't mean I jump the reds because it suits me and nobody else or use a mobile while cycling or walking up the street.

    Then again I'm old enough now to know what happens when you (not you,me).Cycle like an idiot.
     
    Last edited: 26 Jun 2016
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  2. jefmcg

    jefmcg Guru

    The difference is that the cyclist is not breaking the law
     
  3. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    Location:
    CS 2 and CS 3
    Yeah I forgot and of course this makes it ok.That's a pretty shocking and stupid assessment but then again why should I be surprised about the stupidity on here? More than once I've been overtaken by the latest red light jumping no lights clown on one of the Cycle Superhighways while he stares at his phone or is engaged in a call.
     
    Last edited: 21 Jul 2016
  4. Roadrider48

    Roadrider48 Voice of the people

    Location:
    Londonistan
    I do know that....it was tongue in cheek post.
    Don't let the EU stuff blind you to my fantasticness.
     
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  5. Roadrider48

    Roadrider48 Voice of the people

    Location:
    Londonistan
    Ok ?????
    Don't know how I have offended you but, OK.
    Now you get put on ignore because you vote out. LOL's many, many times over.
    Absolutely pathetic, childish behaviour. But the choice is yours, as it was mine to vote out.
     
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  6. glenn forger

    glenn forger Guest

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

    Roadrider48 Voice of the people

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

    Roadrider48 Voice of the people

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    Londonistan
    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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  9. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    Location:
    CS 2 and CS 3
    wtf are you talking about? I made a point and you responded with your pointless trolling.
     
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  10. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    Location:
    CS 2 and CS 3
    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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  11. glenn forger

    glenn forger Guest

  12. zach

    zach Active Member

  13. stoatsngroats

    stoatsngroats Veteran

    Location:
    West Sussex
    Something similar in Sussex, operation crackdown http://www.operationcrackdown.org/ I have used it a couple of times; and you can login after a short time see if any action was taken.
     
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  14. Psycolist

    Psycolist NINJA BYKALIST

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    North Essex
    What sort of genre do they use, reggae, soul, rock, pop ? ? ?
    :laugh:
    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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  15. stoatsngroats

    stoatsngroats Veteran

    Location:
    West Sussex
    Thanks! (I edited it now!)
    This might seem lng winded, and maybe not the best way, but https://www2.essex.police.uk/contact_us/reporting_anti-social_behaviou.aspx has some detailsabour Anti social behavour reporting n Essex...