Discussion in 'TalkCeltic Pub' started by Miles Platting, Mar 1, 2017.
Discuss New drivers caught using phones to lose licence in the TalkCeltic Pub area at TalkCeltic.net.
New drivers get a ban if they get 6 points, 12 points if you've been driving for over 2 years.
Try taking a pic of a woman's * on your phone when you're driving, it ain't easy.
Surely for that effort you should recieve no points and the girls number?
Was saying that in work.
Yeah I agree don't use your phone when driving. But there are plenty of other equally as distracting, if not more so.
Sat navs, radio, DVD players, screaming kids, some have newspapers, work papers, blue tooth hooked up to their phones for calls, loads of things that can cause an equal if not more distraction that can cause accidents.
Why is the line at mobile phones and why so high compared to the rest?
How would you police that though? 2 weeks someone tracks your every move? Bit extreme and costly.
The headlines are better if worded that way. Plus it makes it sound like its young ones that are always at fault.
Unfortunately a lot of people are harassed at work via emails etc and many folk expect instant replies. I'm embarrassed to say that I am a guilty * but today made a conscious effort to change my habits and put phone in the boot of the car. Every 5 mins I was looking down to see phone and it wasn't there- hadn't realised I was as bad and honestly think it's a subconscious addiction/habbit. I wish it was like the good old days when you returned to the office and picked up ure messages and opened the mail. As I type this my phones just pinged with a work email and it's 6.45pm. New me from now on and plenty of folk can get to * and i'all respond in my time when it's safe
I'm sure you can deny this if your caught. How can the police PROVE you were on your phone unless you have it in plain sight?
I'm sure they could check you phone and see that, for example, you were witnesses using phone at 16:00 by plod and placed or received a call that lasted for 6 minutes at 15:58. Or you sent at text message at 16:01.
Everything is time stamped on most phones nowadays so easy to check.
I'm glad people will lose their licences or receive more points as I detest seeing ppl using their phones, see it on a daily basis.
People get absolutely engrossed in their phones. How often do you see people on the street oblivious to people they are about to walk into?
Sat Navs should just need a casual glance and should be positioned that you're looking ahead to the the road. People who are trying to be sneaky using their phones are looking at their laps.
I'm sure that watching videos on the screen on the dash is an offence. I can't think of any modern cars where this works when the car is moving. I do know that people do have the car reprogrammed so it does work, but it shouldn't.
Reading papers will get you hammered too. I think that phones are being highlighted the most as they are the most dangerous and it is the most common offence.
In the last few months there has been 3 lorry drivers up in court for huge accidents. Each of them was on the phone and completely missed that the traffic ahead of them had stopped. There was quite a few people killed.
I don't see Bluetooth calls as being that bad. Many modern cars also have voice commands to change radio stations, pick music, set the sat nav and make calls. A driver shouldn't need to take their eyes off the road to carry out simple things like that.
I'm not sure how good this is, but I've heard it getting advertised
Smoking should be banned while driving aswell.
If you drop a cigarette while driving or ash on yourself your concentration is well out the window.
Had someone pull out on me at a roundabout while trying to flick ash out the window, almost came to a stall and a had to slam the breaks on.
Nice tweet from Greater Manchester Police regarding this.
I once saw a One Iron on the phone bet never a driver as yet!
What about the 67th minute?
A bit ago the bbc said driving while using a mobile phone was more dangerous than driving smoking a joint, so for safety sake please drive stoned
Always keep my phone in pocket anyway, but recently got a holder for the phone if I need it for satnav.
Which got me wondering...what's the deal with using your phone as the satnav? Is it allowed or not?
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It's fine as long as it is in a holder and you are using it hands free. It's when you are holding the phone (or satnav) it's an offence.
People also need to be aware of this now -
'Dutch Reach' Car Door Opening Technique Added To Britain's Road Rules
Have taken to turning airplane mode on as well, if for no other reason to help save battery.
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* sake over a year old and bumped. Thought someone had lost their license and was coming on to gloat
What happens if you have your phone lying horizontally on the dash board
Are u allowed to watch the football or something like that?
Think the law is ambiguous on this front