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Reporting mobile use while driving

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

  1. Phaeton

    Phaeton Veteran

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    404 - Page not found
     
  2. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    Location:
    CS 2 and CS 3
    Something to do with the BBC...can't find the page now.Thanks.(Still looking)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37643994

    https://twitter.com/bbcstories 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.

    http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/up...rash-in-guildford-after-car-hits-pedestrians/

    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.
     
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  3. Velow

    Velow Member

    Location:
    London
  4. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Bang on!


    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.

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  5. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    Location:
    CS 2 and CS 3
    Good job.
     
  6. Sixmile

    Sixmile Über Member

    Location:
    N Ireland
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  7. david k

    david k Hi

    Location:
    North West
    Don't report it whilst driving, wait until you stop ^_^
     
  8. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Hertfordshire Police policy is to just send offenders on a one day course.
    Your chance to have a say http://www.hertscommissioner.org/plan
    (comments box at the end of online survey)
     
  9. Tom B

    Tom B Senior Member

    Location:
    Lancashire
    GMP have announced a pilot scheme to use dashcam/helmet cam footage submissions from members of the public


    View: https://twitter.com/gmptraffic/status/869873866562207749
     
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  10. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    Location:
    CS 2 and CS 3
  11. dhd.evans

    dhd.evans Über Member

    Location:
    Dundee
    Local rag picked up my video today. Wasn't asked for permission or comment mind...
     
  12. Jackmaster

    Jackmaster Regular

    So isn't your name David Evans as in the article?

    I saw a sign the other day saying you get 6 points now if caught. Is this true? See 100 people a day on their phones whilst driving. If I do why on earth can't the police or the CCTV that our country is full of?

    I live on a road with a slight hill and a speed camera halfway down. 3 sets of lights 3/4 of a mile apart. Average speed has to be 40 MPH on the road at least. In a built up area so 30.

    Bizarrely we have a dual carriage way that was 60 for years which has now been strangled and reduced to 40. Funnily enough the majority abide by this even though there is 0% of people crossing it as it isn't built up and no pavements!!

    I'm a cyclist and a motorist. Never ceases to amaze me how many drivers are complete idiots racing to the next set of lights and how much effort it must take to indicate or switch on lights when conditions dictate!
     
  13. GuyBoden

    GuyBoden Fat, old bloke, on an old bike, pedalling slowly.

    Location:
    Warrington
    A construction company pickup driver slowly pulled out of a quiet side street T-junction without looking, while reading texts on his mobile. I had to swerve to avoid him, I was so annoyed I called him a F...cking idiot at his window, he drove on undeterred. I wouldn't be surprised if he did it on purpose.
     
  14. A Foxtrot India would probably be a promotion for him.
     
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  15. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    How easy it in your areas to report crap/selfish/dangerous driving?
    I ask because a few months ago whilst on my way to pick up miniV, some bellend was driving literally inches from my rear mudguard.
    GMP take reports of this nature via Operation Considerate. My attempt to use it to report the incident left me so infuriated that I simply gave up. The difficulty in editing a specific form in order to be filled in and sent back to them in particular had me swearing.