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phones and seatbelts

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by bangers, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. bangers

    bangers Busy Member

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    Why do so many drivers think its ok to not wear a seatbelt and to use a mobile when driving
    i must see at least a dozen a day chatting away texting i had a bloke behind me today no belt
    and firstly talking on his phone then he starts texting then swerving over the road then nearly
    hitting me at the lights cause he was to busy reading a reply

    two cars down from me in the traffic was a squad car so i edged forward and gestered to the pc

    holding my seat belt and pointing behind me he put his thumb up and drove off ,W****R
     
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    These drivers may find out that they are not as special and unique as they act if the proposal I saw mentioned on the news today reaches debate in parliament.

    It has been suggested that drivers convicted of using mobile phones while driving should be banned like drink drivers.
     
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    Well I'm all for that I'll take a look at the edm's
     
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    It's really bad around here, driving whilst on the phone, and there mostly youger women, they follow to close behind you with the seat pulled forward nose pressed against the screen, I swear if they had to do an imergency stop i'm sure they would never manage it, there in another world.
    And you never see a police car, yet I see these clowns every day, a week in a plain car they would nab loads of them.
     
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    i wonder what the police would do if people sent dash cam evidence to them? a lot of people have dash cams now so if you see someone on a phone conect dash cam to computer and email it to local police, as bad as drink driving imho
     
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    Really ? It's a no brainer.
     
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    The police are paid to up hold the law not some numpty messing about with their dash camera. I drive a van with my mobile number on it. recently I was rang by some young girls I had just passed, who said I had driven dangerously past them, they then threatened to email the dash cam video to the police.

    I wasn't concerned as they had deliberately straddled two lanes attempting to stop me passing them. They were the drivers in the wrong and driving dangerously. Which I advised them. Let the police deal with lawbreaking and worry about your own driving rather than the poxy dash cam.
     
  8. M5AFX

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    I see it all day long,i drive 9 hours a day 4 days a week between Gloucester and Cheltenham ,i feel its so bad because it seems nothing is ever done about it,
    same as running red lights is very common these days. more plain cars targeting people like this and handing out tickets without warning is the only way to get the message across,

    Same as drink driving ? yea im all for that as the result is the same ,someone is hurt cause they cant wait/pull over to take a stupid call,
    so yea i say a ban is in order if thats what it takes to get the message across.
     
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    why does it make me or anyone else a numpty? how many police cars do you see compared to morons on phones driving? i would rather report them and hope they learn a lesson than leave it cause i dont wanna be a numpty then an innocent child gets killed in a car
     
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    I'll tell you why. Firstly within a week I bet thousands of videos would be sent in to the police by spiteful little people who have nothing better to do than worry what others are getting away with. Who is supposed to sit watching all this (carefully edited no doubt) crap? Secondly, I have no doubt it would encourage "numptys" to tailgate the car in front desperate to get a snippet of evidence of phone use, whilst ignoring good safe driving themselves.
    The way to stop people using their phone whilst driving is via further public education of the risks involved, not nasty little snitching campaigns.
     
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    instead of cam evidence going to cops, send it to insurance firms..let them earn their money....found guilty = insurance increases. no extra work at all for police.
     
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    lol snitching campaigns? edited? if its there to see then send it in i say, would you also say the same if you witnessed a crash involving someone on a phone that ploughed into a family? or a drink driver? after all its the police's job to deal with it not yours. it was merely a question i asked why dump 3 tonnes of dummies out of your pram lol. maybe your one of the said people on a phone all the time cause wow your defensive with this
     
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    Actually no I'm not. I paid to have factory built in hands free, to avoid the problem of receiving calls for my work. I'm not spitting dummies either. Just think little snitches are pathetic I suppose, not the way I want to live. I'm not condoning the use of handheld phones whilst at the wheel,far from it. However your answer/solution is typical of a forum keyboard warrior. Lol.
     
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    Its the tw*ts on facebook at the wheel that worry me. If government really want to crack down on phone use while driving then all they have to do is to give parking attendants (w*nkers) cameras and pay them commission from the fines. Them jobsworth b&ggers would have a field day and mobile phone use would take a big dip. Just me tuppence worth. I'll get me coat now.
     
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    both of these really boil my p**s,but just as bad,and im sure some might of seen this,is women putting some bloody lippy on whilst driving.
     
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    keyboard warrior? ME? lmfao coming from th one who has spat his dummy pmsl. how am i a keyboard warrior asking a bloody question? your the keyboard warrior by causing this problem by acting like a silly little child name calling, mummy he is picking on me lmfao
     
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    good idea hit um where it hurts and insurance companies can then justify price hikes stopping theses clowns
     
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    I used dash cam footage recently as provenance of innocence when a HGV (artic) undertook me at speed on a 40mph dual carriageway and then swerved into me smashing the mirror and causing damage to the side of my vehicle, on advice from the insurers - who found in my favour it has been forwarded to traffic division for them to scrutinise and make a decision on whether they would attempt a prosecution. The **** triggered a fixed Gatso at the same time, failed to stop and then further failed to give details so I guess he's going to be up $hit creek without his paddle soon!

    I'm totally in favour of their use especially against these so-called professional drivers who think they own the road and have no regard for other road users in their over sized killing machines! ;)
     
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    You need to read your posts again. Clearly you are incapable of seeing how stupid and unworkable your brainwave is.
     
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    As with any crime the certainty of getting caught is the best deterrent and harsher penalties possibly?.Public education is fine up to a point but no matter how many nasty videos etc you show people illustrating the horific consequences at what can happen you will always get a fairly large proportion of of people still prepared to do it.We have videos showing the consequences of drink driving but scores,possibly hundreds,of people still get done for drink driving every year.
     
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