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KITcorsa
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   6th Nov 03 at 14:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

As from December 2003 the law will be changed to do with mobile phones

as we all should know if you are found using you mobile pone while driving you will be pulled over and cautioned but as from December if you are found using your mobile phone while driving you will recieve an automatic 3 points and anything up to 1000 fine!!!!

same as a speeding ticket i guess.

SO its all time to get ya hands free kits out and stop texting while driving
Mo
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6th Nov 03 at 14:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i thought this law had already kicked in
Graham
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6th Nov 03 at 14:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeh same ere
Gambit
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6th Nov 03 at 14:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

that law has been in force in the IOM for over a year now - still doesnt prevent people doing it
KITcorsa
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6th Nov 03 at 14:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no the 3 point and fine rule is comming in december!! at the mo its just pull over and a cautioning!! as said!!
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6th Nov 03 at 14:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

and my point is still valid, u can get fines & points over here from early last year

[Edited on 06-11-2003 by Gambit]
DAYZEE
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6th Nov 03 at 14:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Good. You either drive the car or play with the phone. Simple.
Some dozy b!tch nearly drove right into me last week becasue she was too busy pissing around with her phone.
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6th Nov 03 at 14:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i dont see how a hands free kit makes it any safer to do so
Ty_Harris
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6th Nov 03 at 14:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I think even if you caught answering your phone by pressing it! Even if you have a handsfree that gunna be included in the fineable offences.
Ty_Harris
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6th Nov 03 at 14:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

bit like eating a kitkat whilst driving...
KITcorsa
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6th Nov 03 at 14:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my hands free has a button on it to answer and hang up so i dont have to touch my phone!!

its all got to do with having your hands off the wheel or gear stick and not having full control of car!!
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6th Nov 03 at 14:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you can answer it (hit the button) but you aint allowed to speak apparently as said on top gear on sunday night
KITcorsa
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this is just what ive heard off the radio and news so i dont know any more than what is ere!! just thought i let people know
M2RTY
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the law is that if you have a phone in your hand whilst the key is in the ignition then you do not have full control of the car and thus can be prosecuted
KITcorsa
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quote:
Originally posted by Gambit
you can answer it (hit the button) but you aint allowed to speak apparently as said on top gear on sunday night


as i heard on the radio you can use a hands free kit!!!! just cant hold the phone to your ear and talk!!
drunkenfool
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6th Nov 03 at 15:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i dunno if its just my local one, but texaco have hands free kits for 4.99, which you cant really complain about!
Gary Reece
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Jeremy Clarkson was on about it on Top Gear a few weeks ago, saying that if they let one armed people drive cars then why isn't a person in full control if they're holding a mobile to their head. fair point.
I however agree with Dayzee, it is very distracting when the phone rings and you're concentrating on what the other person is saying and trying to drive, its different than talking to someone in the passenger seat.
Either drive with no distractions, or stop somewhere and use the phone
Tommy
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Wheres our resident piggy when u need him ???
Makarus
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I personally feel that this is wrong to inforce.

I will use the point about one handed people and the fact that if its fine to have a passenger in the car and talk to them then why isn't it ok to talk to someone through a phone, no different if you ask me.
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how come police can speak on their radios while driving??
Wolf In Welsh Clothing
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6th Nov 03 at 17:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Since ive got an automatic now im a bit peeved that i have to use a hands free!
Well from december anyway!
Aint gonna stop me eating my McMuffins in the morning on me way home from work though cos if a one armed perosn is alowed to drive an automatic, why cant i eat?
Basicly, they know they cant stop all people using there mobiles so there just gonna make money out of it like speeding.
Bet they'll make a special "speed" camera to try catch people.
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quote:
Originally posted by cdcool1
how come police can speak on their radios while driving??


Thats why ur still allowed to use a hands free, police have them earphones now instead of hand held mike's
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Driving with one hand is easy, you try doing it with head tilted, thats not something I'd want to do more often.

Get a handsfree kit and stop putting yourself in danger.


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corsa_godfather
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6th Nov 03 at 18:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cops just hold a button in and talk.if it was a fone theyde have to look through fone book etc
IntaCepta
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7th Nov 03 at 00:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yea,
ma dad is going to get someone to fit a handsfree kit in my car, for xmas pressie

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