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chocco
17-11-03, 17:30
I heard on the radio today that 2 weeks from today it will be against the law to have your phone in your hand whilst driving. The penalty for doing so is 1000 and 3 points on your license.
As far as I know this is for the UK only.
It's about time for this law to come in effect.

lost_raider1299
17-11-03, 17:33
i totally agree on that, i dont like the idea of hands free kits either cuz talking on the phone can affect your concentration on driving

dmc444
17-11-03, 17:33
Yes I welcome the new law. I had a very near miss with a driver using a mobile. Hope this law will end this stupidity.

neil4768
17-11-03, 20:09
The law will still need some tidying up as you can still use a CB radio whilst driving.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3251725.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3275943.stm

chocco
17-11-03, 20:26
It seems to me that with every law that is passed it is never black or white. There always seems to be a loophole there. :(
Thanks Neil for the links. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

TR-Player
17-11-03, 20:34
What about if police spots you scratching behind your ear? ;)

chocco
17-11-03, 20:43
Originally posted by TR-Player:
What about if police spots you scratching behind your ear? ;) Then he will do on the spot body search, so then ask yourself 'was the itch worth it'? lol http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif :D

John Falstaff
17-11-03, 21:20
There may be loopholes or faults in the law as has been passed, but it's a step in the right direction. Mobile phones in public places are a pet peeve of mine, but I think the use of them while driving really has to be stopped.

:mad: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

neil4768
17-11-03, 21:54
going back to CB radios, this is probably due to the fact that the emergency services use radios

tazmine
17-11-03, 23:48
Originally posted by John Falstaff:
There may be loopholes or faults in the law as has been passed, but it's a step in the right direction. Mobile phones in public places are a pet peeve of mine, but I think the use of them while driving really has to be stopped.

:mad: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif The use of them while dining should also be stopped.

groovy_nub
17-11-03, 23:56
I am guilty of driving and chatting, I am also gulity of chatting at a resturant http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif and while I am grocery shopping (the person I am talking to helps me with my choices) I also eat and drive, sing (I really get into it, could be distracting) and drive and can apply lipstick and foundation while driving :D I am a great multitasker!

~K

John Falstaff
18-11-03, 00:01
I agree Tazmine,

They are a form of sound polution. On the tube, come out of the tunnel at West Ham Underground and suddenly there are 15 people on there phones, talking rubbish to their friends.

'Yeah, Yeah, we've just come out of the tunnel, it's not raining, I'm on the tube heading west and I may beat my stop in ten, no make that fifteen minutes. No, no possibly twenty, anyway I'll stop off at the supermarket on the way home and get some gnochis, or maybe some ravioli, .. yes, yes I know we won't see you for a week, but I tought you'd like to know were having Italian, .... Oh my gosh, you're thinking of Indian tonight, hey that's really great, look we're goning back into a tunnel now, so I thought I'd let you, Oh, so you like that soap .... blah, blah, blah!

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/violent.gif

Draco
18-11-03, 03:12
What connection does a CB radio have to anything like this?

Hell, everyone would be better off with a CB then anything else (But dont, I dont want a cluttered channel)...

Jade-1968
18-11-03, 06:15
Hey Groovy!!! I can totally relate!! I can read the paper and drive, eat a seven course meal and drive, nap and drive.......well actually.......I don't do that anymore. I use to be a "multitasker" too..........you know, steer with your knee, apply makeup.......but I'm older and wiser and have almost been run off the road by other "multitaskers". So now I drive more responsively. It's not worth getting hurt or posibly hurting someone else http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif .

andromeda_eats
18-11-03, 10:54
It is already against the law in Australia and has been since last year I think. It is also illegal to text message whilst driving. Its common to be talking to some-one on the phone and hear them say "Oh! Coppers, hold on a sec." I think its a good idea.

spence
18-11-03, 15:33
It's illegal here in Ireland aswell. You have to use a hands free kit.

Miss60
18-11-03, 15:37
Yeap, it's illegal here too, and I think it should be as well....not all are as good in both talking on doing several things at the same time

neil4768
18-11-03, 17:02
Originally posted by Draco:
What connection does a CB radio have to anything like this?

Hell, everyone would be better off with a CB then anything else (But dont, I dont want a cluttered channel)...What's the differnece between talking on a mobile then a CB radio none, you are still talking to someone, which is still as dangerous it takes your consentration of the road.

groovy_nub
18-11-03, 17:08
I almost hit a median trying to change a cd once, pretty much anything you do in a car is distracting, even if you sneeze you are taking your eyes off the road, anything can happen in that split second :(

~K

andromeda_eats
18-11-03, 19:20
Originally posted by groovy_nub:
I almost hit a median trying to change a cd once, pretty much anything you do in a car is distracting, even if you sneeze you are taking your eyes off the road, anything can happen in that split second :(

~KIts true. Doesnt everyone drive around with matchsticks propping their eyes open? :confused:

[ 18. November 2003, 20:21: Message edited by: andromeda_eats ]

Draco
19-11-03, 00:59
Originally posted by neil4768:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Draco:
What connection does a CB radio have to anything like this?

Hell, everyone would be better off with a CB then anything else (But dont, I dont want a cluttered channel)...What's the differnece between talking on a mobile then a CB radio none, you are still talking to someone, which is still as dangerous it takes your consentration of the road.</font>[/QUOTE]Maybe we should just take out all the extra seats in cars so there is only the driver...

Should be illegal to have noisey kids in the back too...

All kidding aside it all comes down to the driver and how much they care for theirs and everyone elses safety...

If you care, turn that cell off, if you dont, taste cactus when you try to run me off the road...

Using a CB is not even in the same category as cellphones...

All it is is a two way radio...

John Falstaff
19-11-03, 01:12
Draco,

There is a difference, in the UK, in terms of numbers of people using them. In general only cabs and cops have two way radios. The growth in mobile phones has now included, literally, millions of more people, with the related growth of the problem. Believe me it is a problem, with many deaths/accidents being attributed to use of mobiles while driving. Remember we're not talking about empty country with good vision and straight roads. We're talking about congested areas with heavy traffic!