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 Post subject: Mobile phones in car law
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:05 pm 
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The law is still a bit unclear .
can a person , with a phone in a cradle , over Bluetooth , push a button on the phone , or should they have remote controlled on the steering wheel ? , i now you can still be prosecuted , using a handsfree , or a sat nav , if it can be proven to distract your driving .

but it need to be clear cut .ie , no mobile phone use in a car by a driver , unless it can be operated by voice etc

Not the phone buttons , even in a cradle
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I drive a lot , i think they should just be banned from being on at all , or in view


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:26 pm 
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I was reading about a driver who taped his tablet to the steering wheel and was watching a film whilst driving - it's unbelievable what stupidity is out there!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:24 pm 
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Maybe he was watching a driving tuition film


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:30 pm 
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I'm reading all sorts of posts about what you can and can't do and they are all contradictory.

Someone in authority needs to clear this mess up.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:59 pm 
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john wrote:
I drive a lot , i think they should just be banned from being on at all , or in view
I'm going to be controversial. I fully agree with you John. In my opinion, drivers' phones should not even be switched on when driving. There are frequent occasions when driving, that the situation demands 100% of the driver's attention. Even talking to a passenger, is a distraction on those immediate occasions of high demand on the driver's attention.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:55 am 
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It seems the new law applies solely to 'handheld mobile phones'

However, guidance has been issued that there is a difference to 'pressing a button' and 'reprogramming' a device, even in a holder, and existing laws exist in the due care and attention area.

Let's see what gets published as people get stopped.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:20 am 
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existing law



you cant touch a mobile , even on hand free since 2003 , it seems


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:10 pm 
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I heard a police officer state categorically on Radio 4 that a phone mounted on a cradle is not covered by the law; the offence is holding the phone.

Yes you can touch the screen if the phone is mounted in a cradle. He said if you were seen touching it too much, the police can do you under different laws, eg driving without due care and attention.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:00 pm 
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touching it too much , yet another grey law , why cant the gov , just make a clear one ie, no mobile phone use by the driver at all


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:19 pm 
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After driving 40 miles on the M25, chatting to a mate with my Bluetooth headset and not remembering any of the journey, for me the use of the phone by any means is a distraction. My phone is now kept in my rucksack and switched off until I get to my destination. When arriving at a new destination or in bad weather, I even turn off the radio to make sure all my attention is on driving, not singing, talking or anything else.


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