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#16 TDCiST

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

to be fair.. ive come across cyclists before on country roads, late at night, no lights, no reflectors, no hi-vis... some don't help themselves...

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

It,s not just mobile phones that cause crashes. Some dipstick ran up the back of the riot van last week, his excuse was, didn't see you stop, I was adjusting with the radio. :wacko: . See you in court! :)

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:46 PM

Anything that driver is doing that distracts from concentrating on the road ahead should be stamped on heavily. You guys on the road and in uniform are the ones to do it; power to your PNB. -_-

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:07 AM

Quite right. Now, does anybody know where I can get a new shaver from? I dropped it in my cornflakes whilst driving to the station this morning.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:21 AM

Quite right. Now, does anybody know where I can get a new shaver from? I dropped it in my cornflakes whilst driving to the station this morning.


Yes, try a cut-throat next time. B)

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

A few months ago, I stopped to allow a lady driver to pull out from behind a parked car (being the gentleman I am). As she pulled out I could see she had her mobile in one hand. She decided to take the other hand off the wheel as well to wave, causing the car to straighten up and drive straight at me. In her panick she dropped the phone to grab the wheel in order to swerve to avoid me. I did laugh, but obviously I wouldn't have been laughing if she had hit me.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:25 AM

A few months ago, I stopped to allow a lady driver to pull out from behind a parked car (being the gentleman I am). As she pulled out I could see she had her mobile in one hand. She decided to take the other hand off the wheel as well to wave, causing the car to straighten up and drive straight at me. In her panick she dropped the phone to grab the wheel in order to swerve to avoid me. I did laugh, but obviously I wouldn't have been laughing if she had hit me.


Laughing is probably the last thing I would have done, I would have gone for a severe tongue lashing. :angry:

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

Quite. But it does illustrate how little control people have when using such a device.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

Using a mobile while driving is comparable to someone driving while just under the legal drink drive limit.


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:23 AM

I was rear ended about 6 weeks ago by some young woman txting. It was bizarre really. I had already noticed she was putting more effort into texting than driving. On the third time of thinking “please love, get your head out your phone we’re coming up to traffic lights se just carried on. I watched her as she hit me. I did try to get my hazards on to alert her but by the time I got them on she was already in by boot.
Initially she said she was not using her phone and was just trying to turn it off as the ringing was distracting her from driving.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

Not as bad as what wrote off my old car! One ran in the back end of me sending texts at 40mph when I was sat at lights, the impact shunted my car into the junction, where I was then hit side on by someone also on the phone >.<

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:22 AM

Quite right. Now, does anybody know where I can get a new shaver from? I dropped it in my cornflakes whilst driving to the station this morning.


Weel you shouldent have been doing that then - especially while rolling a !Removed! and writing a text, with a cup of tea in the other hand!

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:38 AM

I find that doing all that when driving puts me off my book.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

Unfortuately there are also numpties out there who dont need any distraction to drive like a muppet!!

Last week a Woman in a new shiny white BMW decided to run a red light in front of me on a roundabout, then turn right across me and the other traffic to head the wrong way round the roundabout...

Lots of beeping and shouting followed, but unfortunately she drove off rather rapidly before the "Words of Advice" could be given lol!!

She was lucky i didnt get her Index, as i would have submitted it as intel at least!!

Stoney, your probably a good one to ask, what would you do in that situation??

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

In my work car I'd go noisy, catch up with the miscreant and do them for reckless driving, contravention of a red light, failing to stop for a police officer, and anything else I could glean from PNC.
In my own car I'm sure my language would be legendary and much gesturing would ensue.
Her index would be noted if possible and her details passed on for a watch list.

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