Driving Standards

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

  1. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.

    That video actually demonstrates how they are NOT designed to be used while driving.
     
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  2. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    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.
     
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  3. T & P

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

    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.
     
  4. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

  5. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Complainant was foreign. Fake poos.
     
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  6. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

  7. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    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 :thumbs:
     
  8. T & P

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

    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?
    :confused: :D

    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.
     
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  9. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    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.
     
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  10. dervish

    dervish if you flibble when you wibble, don't wobble

    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.
     
  11. If he'd hit a cyclist with it Spymaster would have bought you a drink, a double most likely.
     
  12. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

  13. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    That's mad. Dropped in Scotland, too. Better reporting the police will say...
     
  14. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Nearly 11,000 people behind the wheel with 12 or more points
     
  15. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

  16. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

  17. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    Hope the steam engine is not too badly damaged.
     
  18. T & P

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

  19. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    On his way home from his driving test as well :D
     
  20. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    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
     
  21. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

  22. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

    Says a lot of money in fees and the awful distress that a trial can cause the persons family :facepalm:
     
  23. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

  24. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

  25. 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
    Uninsured: check
    On licence from prison for robbery, one of 34 previous convictions: check, check

    18 months + 3 year ban.



    ffs.
     
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  26. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    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.
     
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  27. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

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  28. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

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  29. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.

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  30. 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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