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#16 b1g_dav3

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:00 PM

Makes no sense to risk lives, when you can actually answer phones with voice commands on speaker now as well, or have bluetooth devices/headsets that do the same.



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#17 Stoney871

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:37 PM

For the sake of a £4 bluetooth earpiece from Tesco's it's a no brainer.
The amount a pulled driver says to me "haven't you got anything better to do than pull us over just to earn a fine" bugs me.
I don't pull for the fine, I do it because they're breaking the law.
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Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:57 PM

On the subject of having nothing better to do... I keep being pulled for random breath tests -.-

 

Is it the fact they follow me from leaving the pub, or the fact I have to dodge about 5,000 pot holes? Or is it nothing better to do? :P

 

It does make little sense at how cheap it is though, I mean a smartphone mount is about a fiver, so if you don't want a headset then set your phone to driving mode where it will go off voice and off you go, or don't use the phone at all anyway -.- it's not going to kill you if your bezzie mate doesn't tell you who she copped off with the night before for an extra 5 minutes :P



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:24 AM

I've no patience with idiots that use their phones while driving, for the sake of a few quid for either a headset or car kit it's a no brainer.

 

Personally I've had a nokia Bluetooth kit in my last 5 cars, (Same car kit, just move it from car to car when I change them), and my phone is always in the pouch on my belt, and on the rare occasion I do get a call then all I have to do is hit the button on the dash and talk into the mic.

 

I think mine cost me £30 at the time, much better than whatever the fine is these days



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:15 AM

The fine was recently upped to £100 but still 3 points endorsement.

Even if someone doesn't like earpieces there's loads of units that just clip onto the sun visor and cost sod all.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:34 AM

I got one of those bluetooth sun visors for about £20 for my last car, the new one has a bluetooth stereo anyway...

 

There's no excuse to be honest, I love watching cop shows where you get professional drivers pulled for this... "I cant afford one" or "I cant find them anywhere" - very poor excuses indeed!

 

Simple answer, its cheaper to get one of those than get pulled once for the offense!



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:05 PM

Wasn't sure if it was an endorseable offence, thanks for clearing that up for us Clive



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:10 PM

Had a feeling this would be a good topic.

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