Mobiles whilst driving

#2
yes but did you see the test the journo's were doing...

with a hands free set, driving on a simulator whilst being asked ******** questions...a la.. "man a is thinner than his brother man b, who is the fatter brother?" I mean ferchrissakes who actually does verbal tests on their mobile whilst driving... or they had a copper sat there next to a journo asking stupid questions whilst she was having a mobile conversation (stationary though)

if you drive and conduct pathetic unrealistic tests over the phone you deserve to die in a massive pile up... and the next time I see a copper alone in his car with his hand on his radio I am going to shop him
 
#3
geo7863 said:
the next time I see a copper alone in his car with his hand on his radio I am going to shop him
Bizarrely, radios are exempt. Even if they weren't, I doubt the police would do anything, just as they do nothing about police cars speeding when not on an emergency, or parking on double yellows etc.
 
#4
ViroBono said:
geo7863 said:
the next time I see a copper alone in his car with his hand on his radio I am going to shop him
Bizarrely, radios are exempt. Even if they weren't, I doubt the police would do anything, just as they do nothing about police cars speeding when not on an emergency, or parking on double yellows etc.
bugger! are they? fecking typical isnt it!!
 
#5
As you tear up the M-something as you've just been through miles of roadworks and are feeling a bit frustrated you spot a car in the middle lane of the empty motorway. The car weaves and is probably doing more than 50mph, is the driver:

1. On the phone?
2. Arguing with wife?
3. Being puked on by a small child?
4. Wishing he/she hadn't fed the dog before setting off?
5. Old though a knitted toilet roll cover should answer that?
6. Foreign?
7. Lost?
8. Lost and foreign?
9. Admiring the view?
10. A rep doing that report that should have been in yesterday?
11. Trying to set the language of the Sat Nav to English rather than Norwegian?
12. A prat?
13. A registered blind person?
14. Watching the fuel consumption but watching just a bit too much?
15. Wondering what THAT button does?

I'm sure you can all think of others but that's why it's so hard to police and talking of the police, they're sat in the nearest service station as it's time for a compulsory meal break.
 
#6
They say that they had to up the punishment as "too many people were using their mobiles".

Its a pity they dont feel this way on other crimes........
 
#7
16. Wiping ice cream off his trousers
17.Opening a sandwich carton that has been cryogenically frozen shut
18.A Master Driver...oops!
 
#8
19. An off duty policeman?
 
#9
20.Jeremy Clarkson
 
#10
Great. So people who wilfully break the law and endanger others are to be punished in a slightly less trivial fashion?

I've lost count of the number of idiotic and just plain bloody dangerous maneouvres I've seen pulled in front of police cars which are completely ignored by Plod. And don't even mention the chaos caused by illegal parking or this whole "right to drive" mentality people seem to have these days. We need a spot of zero tolerance policing on our roads to sort out the idiots who don't think the things they were tested on have any relevance once they get their licence.

Arrest them, impound the vehicle (making them financially responsible to the owner if it's not theirs) and remove their licence until they can pass another test. At their own expense.

Disadvantage them, will it? They need their cars for their work, do they?

Yes. That's the whole point. Rant complete, over.

And f*ck Clarkson while we're at it. Pity that rocket car wasn't a tandem. Rant late 15, over.
 
#11
21. Brian Blessed
22. John Noakes
23. Marina Man or whatever they drive nowadays. Possibly even a very old Marina.
24. Michael Winner. "Calm down I'm only weaving"
 
#12
25. Wayne Rooney and an elderly..ahem.."supporter"
26. Rory Bremner...or is it?
 
#13
Some Radio HAM fella was on radio 2 earlier. According to him the Police have fined him many times already for using his mobile whilst driving but because he has a HAM (licence?) he is exempt.

Section 20 of something or other.

If this is true are any trained Rad Sys Ops exempt as well?

Surely a YofS is if any old HAM types are.......
 
#14
Feck it I am going to buy a fecking big old walkie talky....dig the innards out and glue my mobile in... and I have a CAA radio operators license.... so there you go plod!!...nah nah nana nah

or i'll just use it hands free like i do anyhow!!
 
#16
ViroBono said:
geo7863 said:
the next time I see a copper alone in his car with his hand on his radio I am going to shop him
Bizarrely, radios are exempt. Even if they weren't, I doubt the police would do anything, just as they do nothing about police cars speeding when not on an emergency, or parking on double yellows etc.
Glad someone brought this up, always mystified me that you cannot talk on a mobile (not condoning it), but the police can crane their neck and talk into a radio strapped to the shoulder?
 
#17
30. Jade Goody and 45 Indians. Good for the image but bad for the driving.
 
#19
Amendment of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986

2. The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 are amended by inserting after regulation 109

-Mobile telephones

110. - (1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a road if he is using -


(a) a hand-held mobile telephone; or

(b) a hand-held device of a kind specified in paragraph (4).


(2) No person shall cause or permit any other person to drive a motor vehicle on a road while that other person is using -



(a) a hand-held mobile telephone; or

(b) a hand-held device of a kind specified in paragraph (4).


(3) No person shall supervise a holder of a provisional licence if the person supervising is using -



(a) a hand-held mobile telephone; or

(b) a hand-held device of a kind specified in paragraph (4),


at a time when the provisional licence holder is driving a motor vehicle on a road.

(4) A device referred to in paragraphs (1)(b), (2)(b) and (3)(b) is a device, other than a two-way radio, which performs an interactive communication function by transmitting and receiving data.

(5) A person does not contravene a provision of this regulation if, at the time of the alleged contravention -



(a) he is using the telephone or other device to call the police, fire, ambulance or other emergency service on 112 or 999;

(b) he is acting in response to a genuine emergency; and

(c) it is unsafe or impracticable for him to cease driving in order to make the call (or, in the case of an alleged contravention of paragraph (3)(b), for the provisional licence holder to cease driving while the call was being made).


(6) For the purposes of this regulation -



(a) a mobile telephone or other device is to be treated as hand-held if it is, or must be, held at some point during the course of making or receiving a call or performing any other interactive communication function;

(b) a person supervises the holder of a provisional licence if he does so pursuant to a condition imposed on that licence holder prescribed under section 97(3)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (grant of provisional licence);

(c) "interactive communication function" includes the following:


(i) sending or receiving oral or written messages;

(ii) sending or receiving facsimile documents;

(iii) sending or receiving still or moving images; and

(iv) providing access to the internet;


(d) "two-way radio" means any wireless telegraphy apparatus which is designed or adapted -



(i) for the purpose of transmitting and receiving spoken messages; and

(ii) to operate on any frequency other than 880 MHz to 915 MHz, 925 MHz to 960 MHz, 1710 MHz to 1785 MHz, 1805 MHz to 1880 MHz, 1900 MHz to 1980 MHz or 2110 MHz to 2170 MHz; and


(e) "wireless telegraphy" has the same meaning as in section 19(1) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949[3]."


Signed by authority of the Secretary of State


Just so you know what's what :thumright:
 
#20
leveller said:
ViroBono said:
geo7863 said:
the next time I see a copper alone in his car with his hand on his radio I am going to shop him
Bizarrely, radios are exempt. Even if they weren't, I doubt the police would do anything, just as they do nothing about police cars speeding when not on an emergency, or parking on double yellows etc.
Glad someone brought this up, always mystified me that you cannot talk on a mobile (not condoning it), but the police can crane their neck and talk into a radio strapped to the shoulder?
They shouldnt be doing this, they should have a vehicle fit with a ptt button attached (gear stick or steering wheel area for ease)
 

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