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Oh God, Here We Go Again.

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by mike-carter, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. 2506sendero

    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    What did you end up wearing then? :p
     
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    Surprised taxi drivers are allowed to use handheld radios still, much the same as a phone.
    How about smoking whilst driving? Eating and drinking are already banned.
    Personally I do need to be contactable by phone when driving when I am on-call for intensive care and need to be able to respond to emergencies including giving advice whilst en-route.
     
  4. audi swift

    audi swift Man up & pull the bloody trigger.... HFT 101.

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    I've got a parrot hands free kit in my car, I use it IF I need to, its got voice commands so I don't need to press any buttons etc.
    However if I'm in a built up area that I don't really know I will come off the phone or where I think it might be best to not talk to someone at the time.
     
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    i havent seen a cab with a radio in years
     
  6. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill CO2 Enthusiast and nice guy.

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    I sometime wonder what people of the modern world would do if we had a zombie apocalypse.

    Lets get some facts down here. The current calls for banning bluetooth handsfree conversations in vehicles has only appeared because research results have been released.
    It showed that you are 30% more likely to be distracted (and thus lose concentration) entering a discussion on your hands free comms. That is 30% more likely than somebody at the driving at the alcohol limit. The research also showed that equates to 50% more distracted than someone who does not have hands free comms and does not talk to any one on comms whilst driving. That is proper research. Now I like my built in hands free kit in my car but I could live without it just like I do when riding my bikes. After all we all just waited until we got to our destination years ago or stopped at a phonebooth.
    I'm for anything that makes the road safer now that a great many accidents and road deaths are caused by people using mobile devices. :thumb:
     
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    Talking to a passenger in the car is just as dangerous as using a hands-free kit. Especially to the rug-rats in the back seat.

    Smoking is incredibly dangerous, but so much is made in tax on them that they will never be stopped.

    Listening to the likes of Radio One is torture (has been since '77) and as for adverts on the independent's stations - :eek:

    I don't drink and drive any more 'cos I always spill it or choke on it. ;)
     
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    Can think of far worse things that cause distractions than a driver using a bluetooth linked mobile responsibly and am quite surprised really that the media is all over this. Although any road death is a tragedy, there was some bod interviewed on the radio earlier who said that there were 43 deaths last year as a direct result of mobile use/distraction whilst driving ... this is hardly significant in the big scheme of things when far more motorists are killed due to driving while under the influence of drink or drugs for example. Slow news day ??????
     
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    Be careful you don't wind up in front of the Beak (magistrate), you could get some Bird for that :D

    Ray
     
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    polly_parrot.jpg

    ;):D
     
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  11. Carlos76

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    Where you tweeting :facepalm:
     
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    It'll go to Seed now :D

    Ray
     
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    I throw my phone in the glove box any calls I'll ring the feckers Back when safe and stopped:D
     
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    They can't police the illegal use of hand-held phones so how will they police hands-free?
    And they'll never make hand-held mobile use in vehicles socially unacceptable until they treat it like drunk-driving and bring in a mandatory 12-month driving ban.
     
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    It made driving to work safer, but a whole lot less enjoyable.

    Funny enough my neck strain cleared up too.
     
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    I think they should further and ban kids, pets, mother-in-laws, picking noses, scratching willies:)
     
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    They are ahead of you.

    A feminist academic has already said that this is a 'sexist issue'.
     
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    They do it too. My ex old woman used to frighten the frigging life outta me.
     
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    Oi oi oi, picking noses, do us a bleeding favour. What else are we supposed to do in traffic jams? Just because you don't get jams. :D:D in Wales
     
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    I was going to add more Mike, but I thought better not:D
     
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