New drivers caught using phones to lose licence

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  1. Miles Platting Irish Mancunian Gold Member

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    Drivers caught using a phone within two years of passing their test will have their licence revoked under new rules in England, Scotland and Wales.

    Bit of a heads up to all the young drivers, keep your phone in your pocket.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39118523
     
  2. Minty 2 x BOTB winner Gold Member

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    Makes sense.
     
  3. Senna s1979 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Not being funny but you're not allowed to touch your phone, but you're allowed to play with the 8 inch HD display in the car that shows your text messages, plays media and has sat nav. Makes no * sense. Surely that's just as dangerous?
     
  4. Minty 2 x BOTB winner Gold Member

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    It can be just as dangerous but it'll be about minimising risk. Plus, all cars will have automated braking in 10 years anyway.
     
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    sounds sensible.

    I would also dish out 2 year bans to anyone caught using their phones in the cinema, at concerts, or during football games unless to check other scores!
     
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    *to check other football scores providing they are on a coupon.

    Can't have people checking if Man City are winning for no reason or if Wales are winning the Rugby..
     
  7. auldbertie Gold Member Gold Member

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    Everybody caught using a phone when driving should lose their licence, new drivers or not. It is dangerous. Lost count of the number of times some idiot has swerved across the lanes in front of me
     
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    *unless man city are in your champions league group and result is important to last 16 qualification

    :56:

    6 points is enough as it serves as a massive warning. 1 more time and they'll be banned with 12 points. Personally it should be an automatic 2 week ban along with it. Not long enough to loose your job but long enough to make you realise how * buses and walking is.

    Caught again an automatic year ban.
     
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  9. Pablo87 Here we go 10 in a row! Gold Member

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    We spoke about this in work this morning, I agree.

    also police are allowed to use there radios while driving, how's that safe? Especially at high speed?
     
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    Why not every driver? What does being a new driver have to do with it?
     
  11. TimFloyd Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sadly I see it on a daily occurrence people over taking me with their phones lit up or iPads on the lap and worst of all with kids in the back seat.
     
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    Should be every driver not just new drivers.
     
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  13. packybhoy Razan Alnajjar. Murdered for saving lives. Gold Member TalkCeltic Staff News Writer

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    Good. I hate drivers on phones, ignorant and no care for those around them. Takes them ages to take off at lights because they are texting. I don't even drive just an angry front seat passenger.
     
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    Indeed it is!

    sneezing is almost as dangerous as driving whilst on yer phone anaw.

    So is starting at women's arses.
     
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    Aye, dont be using your mobile phones at the fitba, especially the 67th minute hahaa
     
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    I think you should be able to use phones, as long as you do it sensibly.
     
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    It's the same punishment for everyone, but new drivers are only allowed 6 points in their first 2 years of driving.
     
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    I crashed a motorbike staring at a birds * once. :giggle1: straight in to the back of a golf.
     
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    Unless used on the 67th min.:fear:
     
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    You're allowed to use your mobile phone whilst driving if it's for a genuine emergency. Hence Police can use their radios whilst driving at high speed