Reporting mobile use while driving

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

  1. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44584261

    I know people are pretty thick sometimes but this is just plain ignorant if it was true.I find mobile phones so unsociable at work and generally it's the same people blabbing on them all day,Still not all my work colleagues are like this.
     
    Last edited: 23 Jun 2018
  2. simongt

    simongt Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Indeed. I find it so peculiar that where I work, at every break, there's a mad rush to folk's lockers so they can retrieve their cellphones just in case they MIGHT have missed something of world changing importance - ! :hyper:
    Mine - ? Goes in my locker at the start of shift and that's where it stays 'til I knock off - ! :thumbsup: :rofl:
     
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  3. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    In the middle
    People seem to have devolved a rather sad, psychological dependency on smart phones. Facetwotspace doesn't help either, the saddos compelled to check every 3 seconds in case they missed a photo of someone's lunch.
     
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  4. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    It does seem like that.

    I never carry it unless im out all day.In other words local trips like the shops...etc...Also at work I rarely use it.

    Yesterday I was cycling up Carnarvon Road Stratford (I was the victim of two deliberate dangerous passes in two weeks down this road,recently)where a halfwit in a Ford Mondeo with big headphones on was bugging me so I let him pass (I generally do because I don't trust those f-wits). As he passed I could see he was staring at a mobile phone screen in his right hand while he was driving.FFS!

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    Last edited: 27 Jun 2018
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  5. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    Location:
    South Glos
    I put this in the Tales from Today's Commute but it might be better put here. I caught a BMW driver cruising slowly uphill in slow traffic, with his window down. As I overtook I saw he was using a handheld mobile but the dialling-out tone seemed to be coming from his car speakers. The camera was on my helmet so the film of this is crystal clear. I have uploaded it to Avon & Somerset's dashcam page and the driver is to receive a notice of intended prosecution. I don't know if it will be 3 points or 6, clearly it should be the latter.
     
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  6. Tizme

    Tizme Über Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    Good for you, cycling home from work one evening having just negotiated a staggered crossroads I noticed a bus turning into the road I had just exited with the driver looking down at, at first glance, his right ankle, it was only as I went passed I realised he was actually texting! I was disappointed when I checked the video from my headcam that it had failed to pick it up or it would have been sent straight to the bus company.
     
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  7. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    Location:
    South Glos
    Pleased to report that I have had two local phone abusers receiving notices of intended prosecution including the chap above. The second was driving a large SUV in slow-moving traffic & drifting towards the kerb where cyclists were filtering on the left. Having the camera on the helmet seems to do a reasonable job of catching this sort of thing and Avon & Somerset police seem to be happy to use the footage.
     
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