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Old 08-05-2013, 20:34
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I was driving home and stopped at some lights. I heard a shout and looked over to the third lane (they were turning right) and some guy has got out of his car and shouting at the top of his voice "get off the bloody phone" to the car behind him. The person in the car just continued with phone pressed up to his ear.

The irate man then just got back in his car and drove off. How bizarre.

I do agree using your mobile can be dangerous though I'm not sure I'd have gone to the lengths of this concerned citizen.
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:36
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I wouldn't do that either but I agree with the sentiment. What right do these arsewipes have to put the rest of us at risk?
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:39
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I wish I had the nerve to confront all the young women who text as they are driving behind me going to work . I keep expecting to get shunted from behind .
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:41
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Yes, what makes them so important that they feel they can break the law and use their phones while driving. I'm sure people would be quick to react if they saw someone swigging a bottle of wine while waiting at the lights. Mobile phone use while driving is dangerous, as is drinking, but people just seem to carry on using their phones regardless. I actually hate mobile phones if I'm honest.

I think the bloke did right!
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:42
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Actually not mobile phone related but yesterday and this morning I was being followed by someone driving too fast and too close and doing anything they could think of to avoid focusing on driving their car and looking out of the big glass thing glued to the front of their car. yesterday it was squawking brat, dashboard, radio, glovebox. This morning it was drink, food, radio glovebox.

I'm braking in traffic and I glance in my mirror to see them arsing about with something behind them or on the seat oblivious to the traffic stopping in front of them.
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:44
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simply no enforcement!

they'd be bothered if they had their cars taken away from them THEN!!!
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:46
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I wish I had the nerve to confront all the young women who text as they are driving behind me going to work . I keep expecting to get shunted from behind .
I love being shunted from behind.
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:50
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I wish I had the nerve to confront all the young women who text as they are driving behind me going to work . I keep expecting to get shunted from behind .
I am waiting for someone to do just that. I reversed into a wall last month and need a new tailgate.
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:52
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Yes, what makes them so important that they feel they can break the law and use their phones while driving. I'm sure people would be quick to react if they saw someone swigging a bottle of wine while waiting at the lights. Mobile phone use while driving is dangerous, as is drinking, but people just seem to carry on using their phones regardless. I actually hate mobile phones if I'm honest.

I think the bloke did right!
Is that actually illegal, though? Driving whilst drunk/over the limit is, but what about drinking alcohol whilst remaining within the legal limits?
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:52
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With all the bells and whistles you get on mobile phones these days, I wish the manufacturers would come up with a device that was able to recognise when the user was driving, and make the phone switch itself off until they pulled over in a safe place. I'm not sure how it would work though.
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:56
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I was driving home and stopped at some lights. I heard a shout and looked over to the third lane (they were turning right) and some guy has got out of his car and shouting at the top of his voice "get off the bloody phone" to the car behind him. The person in the car just continued with phone pressed up to his ear.

The irate man then just got back in his car and drove off. How bizarre.

I do agree using your mobile can be dangerous though I'm not sure I'd have gone to the lengths of this concerned citizen.
I'd never do that, although I can see his point of view.

The woman in front of me wouldn't move when the lights changed to green a couple of days ago, due to the fact that she had her head down, presumably texting.

I had to give a pap of my horn before she'd go (bet somebody will tell me that's illegal)
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:00
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I was driving home and stopped at some lights. I heard a shout and looked over to the third lane (they were turning right) and some guy has got out of his car and shouting at the top of his voice "get off the bloody phone" to the car behind him. The person in the car just continued with phone pressed up to his ear.

The irate man then just got back in his car and drove off. How bizarre.

I do agree using your mobile can be dangerous though I'm not sure I'd have gone to the lengths of this concerned citizen.
Not surer about the use of the word 'can' there .

It is dangerous, I don't think the driver's behaviour was bizarre.
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:00
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Is that actually illegal, though? Driving whilst drunk/over the limit is, but what about drinking alcohol whilst remaining within the legal limits?
I think they'd still get you by not being in full control of the vehicle
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:01
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Is that actually illegal, though? Driving whilst drunk/over the limit is, but what about drinking alcohol whilst remaining within the legal limits?
I've no idea! You'd assume it was but I'm not so sure.
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:02
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Is that actually illegal, though? Driving whilst drunk/over the limit is, but what about drinking alcohol whilst remaining within the legal limits?
Yes it is illegal.
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:03
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I think they'd still get you by not being in full control of the vehicle
But the point raised was regarding a car waiting at traffic lights...
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:04
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Yes it is illegal.
Why? If you're stopped at traffic lights, then swigging wine is surely no different to swigging water?
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:05
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But the point raised was regarding a car waiting at traffic lights...
Just putting myself in the role of a copper. I see you stopped in traffic swigging from what looks like a bottle of wine so I ask you to pull over for a breathaliser.
You pass the test. I'm not happy cos I can see you've been drinking alcohol. I will try to find any excuse to give you a ticket.
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:06
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Why? If you're stopped at traffic lights, then swigging wine is surely no different to swigging water?
Exactly, the police can stop you for dinking coke, or water or gin, doesn't matter what is, it can be defined as an offence when driving.
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:08
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But you may or do have the intent to drive whist consuming alcohol.
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:11
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Exactly, the police can stop you for dinking coke, or water or gin, doesn't matter what is, it can be defined as an offence when driving.
I'm not a expert and I don't particularly care, but I am curious to know because, well, I'm pretty sure that drinking whilst stationary at things like traffic lights or in traffic jams isn't illegal.
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:12
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But the point raised was regarding a car waiting at traffic lights...
You are still driving the vehicle if it's waiting at the traffic lights.
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:14
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I'm not a expert and I don't particularly care, but I am curious to know because, well, I'm pretty sure that drinking whilst stationary at things like traffic lights or in traffic jams isn't illegal.
You are still deemed to be the person 'in control ' of a vehicle even if you are waiting at traffic lights.

Road laws aren't suspended for the duration of the every set of lights you have to stop at.
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:15
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Although it's a fine point.
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:17
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You are still deemed to be the person 'in control ' of a vehicle even if you are waiting at traffic lights.

Road laws aren't suspended for the duration of the every set of lights you have to stop at.
But what road law states that drinking and whilst we're at it, eating is completely banned whilst behind the wheel?
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