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Reporting a driver for using a mobile phone whilst driving.

#1
How seriously do the Police take these reports from motorists? I wouldn't normally bother but there is a little bit more to it then me been a c**t.

I'm a LGV driver and currently getting grief off my boss as I'm sticking to the rule book. I'm also getting grief off him when not sticking to the rule book (a story familiar to most wagon drivers). He had me in the other day to give me a reaming and told me to get a grip. The next day I see him 'off duty' driving his personal vehicle with his phone clamped to his ear.

Should I report him and if I do will the Police just take my word against his or will he need to produce call logs etc??? Will they even bother their backsides to follow it up? Just to make it a bit more interesting, he also holds his C + E licence. It is my understanding that any such driver may end up with a ban for this offence? This could well cost him his job. Do I keep this occurence as an 'ace up my sleeve' to cover my back and if so, how long would I have to report it by?

I welcome any feedback offering either legal or moral advice.

TIA,

P-T
 
#5
He's obviously jealous of your service for Queen and Country, flaunt your service by wearing medals, old kit and using Army slang.
That'll learn 'im.
 
#7
How seriously do the Police take these reports from motorists? I wouldn't normally bother but there is a little bit more to it then me been a c**t.
The overstretched, underfunded and undermanned police force will sympathise with you whilst making up excuses about why you shouldn't bother taking it any further.

Once you walk out of the station (or put the phone down) they'll giggle at each other whilst muttering '**** me, as if we haven't enough to do without whinging ***** bubbling their bosses over pointless shite'.

That's what I'd do if I were a copper at any rate.
 
#8
This is the same bloke who bollocked me for not wearing eye protection despite not been issued it. Apparantly I should have known to ask for it. The fact that none of the other 25 drivers wear eye protection either would lead me to believe it's not required for that operation! Hmmmmm.
 
#10
The overstretched, underfunded and undermanned police force will sympathise with you whilst making up excuses about why you shouldn't bother taking it any further.

Once you walk out of the station (or put the phone down) they'll giggle at each other whilst muttering '**** me, as if we haven't enough to do without whinging ***** bubbling their bosses over pointless shite'.

That's what I'd do if I were a copper at any rate.
It's what I'd do too FSJ. I'm just looking at all options as I'm gently nudged towards the exit door. It's petty and I don't like doing it but I'm keeping notes and any further meetings/conversations will be recorded.
 
#11
The overstretched, underfunded and undermanned police force will sympathise with you whilst making up excuses about why you shouldn't bother taking it any further.

Once you walk out of the station (or put the phone down) they'll giggle at each other whilst muttering '**** me, as if we haven't enough to do without whinging ***** bubbling their bosses over pointless shite'.

That's what I'd do if I were a copper at any rate.
It's what I'd do too FSJ. I'm just looking at all options as I'm gently nudged towards the exit door. It's petty and I don't like doing it but I'm keeping notes and any further meetings/conversations will be recorded.
 
#13
This is the same bloke who bollocked me for not wearing eye protection despite not been issued it. Apparantly I should have known to ask for it. The fact that none of the other 25 drivers wear eye protection either would lead me to believe it's not required for that operation! Hmmmmm.
Report him to the H&S nazis then, if he wont provide eye protection what else is he cutting corners on.
 
#14
Do you spend all of your life scheming how to grass people up Mr Popular?

Take a day off, chill out and go down the pub with some friends. Laugh at their jokes, enjoy the sunshine and savour being here and enjoying life.

FFS!
 
#16
Do you spend all of your life scheming how to grass people up Mr Popular?

Take a day off, chill out and go down the pub with some friends. Laugh at their jokes, enjoy the sunshine and savour being here and enjoying life.

FFS!
I'm one of the most easy going blokes you could meet but I won't put my licence at risk just help a lazy Transport Manager out. Nor will I be coerced into putting up with shite. I don't go round looking to bubble people I just want to get my head down do my shift and go home.
 
#17
Twats like this exist everywhere unfortunately, and unless plod catch him red handed there's not much you can do. However, that doesn't stop you from letting his tyres down or smearing vaseline in the middle of his windscreen just for the sheer satisfaction of it.
 
#20
1. no one likes a grass

2. If you need to dump someone in the shit, don't let anyone know

3. Revenge is a dish best served cold, BUT swift action at the right time could be the road to promotion

4. Long phrases such as "but as the delegated and responsible representative of the duty holder under MSHW 99, surely you should know that you are vicariously liable for any compensation claims that might arise as a result of insufficient oversight, restrictive distribution of PPE and an ineffective employee communication method?" might sound good, but are a bugger to learn and say convincingly

5. if in doubt, skiff
 

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