Driving Standards

Discussion in 'transport' started by hash tag, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. 2hats

    2hats

    Ghostery plus ublock origin renders them viewable once more, I find, though sadly will never correct the pisspoor journalism/subediting.
     
  2. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Cheers. So I downloaded Ghostery then opened BigTom's link again and it highlighted 24 trackers. Do I need to do anything or does it do what's necessary for me.
     
  3. 2hats

    2hats

    Default settings for both should suffice.
     
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  4. 2hats

    2hats

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  5. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I hope she get a suitably lengthy sentence. 3 to 5 years would suffice.


    I don't know of any official study but Mythbusters did an experiment which showed that using hands-free was no less of a distraction and just as dangerous as holding the phone to your ear and driving with one hand.
     
  6. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

  7. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    A quick search says just 3 years....a landmark case though.
     
  8. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

    I am struggling with this one, most modern cars have on-board computers that connect to your mobile for hands-free operation. Is having a hands-free conversation on the phone anymore distracting than a conversation with others in the vehicle?
     
  9. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Yes.....see earlier posts. A passenger will have an idea what's happening on the road and will sub consciously warn you of danger in some way, even if it's suddenly just stopping talking. Someone on the end of a phone cannot do this.
     
  10. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

    I've yet to be in a car when kids have suddenly just stopped talking to the driver, yet I've been in a car when a driver has told someone on the phone to wait as he's got a tricky situation to deal with.

    I would point out I don't have hands-free operation in my vans, and I have no wish to take calls whilst driving.

    But, at the end of the day, the fault rests with the driver allowing themselves to be distracted.

    Ban hand-free mobile kit, ban kids from cars.
     
  11. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    When is a hands free not a Hands free?
    Does this mean hands free via the infotainment systems, which can be operated by steering wheel buttons or voice, should also be banned.

    I reckon so. But it is unenforceable until there is an accident.
     
  12. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    It is considerably more distracting.
    Pretty much all modern cars have cup holders, but drinking your morning coffee on the way to work isn't safe, despite many people thinking otherwise.
    Sat-navs are probably as bad as, or even worse than phones, unless people are using their phones to update their Facebook status whilst driving, and it's astounding how many people actually do this!

    [​IMG]
     
  13. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    No way...unbelievable if true.
     
  14. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I think I made it up :(
     
  15. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

    Yeah, my brother has one of these on-board computer screens on the dashboard, which frankly I would find very distracting.

    But, OTOH, holding a one-to-one conversation on the hands-free set-up would be less distracting to me than having three screaming kids in the back seat.
     
  16. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Children shouldn't be allowed in cars
     
  17. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

  18. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Children really shouldn't be driving cars anyway.
     
  19. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I reckon they'd do a lot better job than some of the drivers I come across on a daily basis.
     
  20. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    As long as the car is pedal-powered I don't see a problem :D
     
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  21. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

    Well, the problem will be solved in the next few years, driver-less cars, sorted.
     
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  22. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Not any time soon it won't be. The idea that fully driverless roads are just around the corner is nonsense. I doubt it will happen in yours or my lifetimes.
     
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  23. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    That's going to create its own set of issues. For example, who's going to be held accountable for traffic offences, the 'driver' or the car?
     
  24. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Driverless taxis have already been trialled in Singapore and start next year in Japan....driverless is not far away
     
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  25. 2hats

    2hats

    Automated vehicles thread over here ->.
     
  26. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    This is one reason why the law does not ban hands-free.
     
  27. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Is there any regulation in this country about ensuring your vehicle is reasonably clear of snow and ice on its entire bodywork? I've seen enough video clips and gifs to be fully aware that a dislodged chunk of snow or ice flying off the roof of the car or truck in front can seriously fuck up your windscreen.
     
  28. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    Lumps of snow falling off vehicles are also hazardous for cyclists and other vehicles as they can leave big patches of compressed snow/ice on the road, more than can be quickly dissolved by road salt. Easy to slide/skid on. It was something I'd encounter in Leeds when cars had come into town from snowy settlements on the outskirts, even if there was no snow in the city itself. Something inexperienced riders might not know to look out for.
     
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  29. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Yes, for example if you don't clear your roof and or bonnet you can be fined and get points on your licence, I forget exactly what the offence is but it is an offence.
     
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