Discussion in 'transport' started by hash tag, Mar 11, 2014.
That video actually demonstrates how they are NOT designed to be used while driving.
Ignoring last two posts, it's just wrong. You have to take your eyes off of the road for far to long to operate them.
For the air con, I guess, you have to come out of the screen you are in, then find the air con option, then you have to adjust all the right areas with the right temperatures and then the right flow after that return to the screen you just left...far too much while you are driving.
However there are lots of inconsistencies fallacious concepts of what constitutes dangerous or reckless behaviour in the law, which is why I’ve always been an advocate of pragmatism and common sense when it comes to applying it. And it deeply pisses me off when I hear about cases where a driver was penalised by an overzealous rozzer for a preposterous infraction.
Using one hand to take a couple of bites off an apple while stationary or even crawling a few metres forward at walking pace while queuing at a congested traffic lights is simply not dangerous at all in most circumstances.
Touching the screen of a smartphone correctly positioned on the dashboard that is *solely* being used as a satnav is blatantly no worse safety-wise than touching a purpose-built satnav device, regardless of the law saying you cannot do the former because it could also be used as a telecommunications device.
Yet one regularly reads about drivers being done for it, mostly in circumstances that are about as reckless as blinking at the wheel. That’s why any copper who actually issues a fine for either of those scenarios is a cunt in my book, and anyone who suggests such fines are always justified because the law says such actions are dangerous shows little comprehension of actual risk assessment imo.
Texting or calling while holding the phone in your hand is a cunt’s trick of course, and infractors should be punished and punished good.
Hey, guess what.....
Driver's shock as 'potty is emptied out of car window'
Complainant was foreign. Fake poos.
That's nothing to do with being a motorist, it's about living in the right postcode and having a load of money. No doubt she knows someone who can pull strings, because a normal person would have got a much heavier sentence.
It's ironic that she's an advocate for road safety.
Excellent cyclist whataboutery, though
How on earth is it even possible in this country to be disqualified for 10 days? Has there even been such as short disqualification before? Whatever happened to one year, six months or even two weeks?
Here's guessing the defendant is going on holiday just as the ban is due to start, and by an amazing coincidence the driving ban will have expired by the time her plane lands back at Heathrow.
There were definitely strings pulled. It's as if she sat with the judge and told him how she'd like to be punished, whilst they both threw darts at pictures of homeless people.
I used to work in care, looking after adults with autism and challenging behaviour. We were coming back after taking two of the clients out for a day out, I was in the back with a 24 y/o guy who was doubly incontinent and very, very athletic. As we are driving down the road he decides that he doesn't want to wear his now very wet nappy, before I fully realise what's going on he rips it off and flings it out the window. This would have been bad enough but he flung it directly into the back of the head of the poor pedestrian who happened to be walking along at the time.
I'm not proud to admit that by the time I'd explained what had happened to the driver we were a fair distance away and we jointly decided that we would not go back and apologise (partially because my charge was getting quite excited and difficult to handle) nor would we tell anyone at work. I do feel sorry for the poor guy that got splatted though.
If he'd hit a cyclist with it Spymaster would have bought you a drink, a double most likely.
The number of hit-and-run crashes in England and Wales has risen by 45% in four years.
Hit-and-run crashes up by 45% in four years
That's mad. Dropped in Scotland, too. Better reporting the police will say...
Nearly 11,000 people behind the wheel with 12 or more points
Dozens fined for driving wrong way on M11
Steam engine hits car at level crossing
Steam train beats Mercedes at 8mph
Hope the steam engine is not too badly damaged.
Driver loses licence after 49 minutes
On his way home from his driving test as well
The Germans have a well regulated and nature system for traffic violations- including fining and banning foreign drivers for infringement on their soil - usually short term bans for smashing the speed limits etc but they do enforce them as people have found out when reentering Germany a month or two later
Don't indicate and run someone over: 300hrs community service and banned from driving for a whole year. (He pled guilty)
Truck driver who hit and killed pregnant cyclist walks free
Says a lot of money in fees and the awful distress that a trial can cause the persons family
Hello, fire brigade; my car has got stuck up a tree, can you help? Crash car ends up vertical in tree
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High-speed chase crash driver jailed
Stolen car: check
Speeds in excess of 120mph: check
Lost control, causing 4 vehicle pile up: check
Disqualified from driving at the time: check
On licence from prison for robbery, one of 34 previous convictions: check, check
18 months + 3 year ban.
The 3 year ban will learn him for sure. I can think we can safely say there is no chance he'll be pulling that trick again.
16 months for killing 2 people and now a 22 month ban for drink driving. He is fortunate not to have killed again and how long before he does kill again?
Death crash footballer in drink-drive ban
He continued driving this (pissed) to the nearest service station.
Drink driver mangles Mercedes on hedge
Hit a hedge?
How many chances does someone need? Booze wasn’t involved when he killed two people, but flagrant disregard for others was, same as the drunk driving.
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