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Would you use your mobile phone while driving?

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On my travels today I noticed that more women than men use their mobile phones while driving. Personally I don't answer my phone if I am driving; I am easily distracted - even changing a CD is out of… Read More
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
On my travels today I noticed that more women than men use their mobile phones while driving. Personally I don't answer my phone if I am driving; I am easily distracted - even changing a CD is out of the question for me. It would be interesting to see if more men than women (or visa versa) would use their phones, even after the warnings not to do so.
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
nope - its illegal.
#2
Bluetooth headset ftw.:thumbsup:
#3
I use my fone. Texting and speaking - Personally doesnt distract me much.

I also eat and drink (pop) at the wheel - no biggy.

Evey1 has their own limits. You know how easily you get distrated,
#4
no, i end up with big home phone bills as they all seem to phone me wanting something when i'm driving and i won't answer. son rang me 15 times in the space of 5 minutes costing me 16p a time!!!
#5
It is totally illegal to use your phone when driving. Even texting.
Deaths have been causes by this. You are NOT giving 100% attention to driving if you are on the phone, eating etc... when driving a car you have a lethal weapon in your hands. Be repsonsible for heavens sake.
If I see people on the phone when driving it drives me insane!!
#6
2,600 deaths and 330,000 injuries caused by people using there mobiles,. this is up to 2005.....I dont have 2008 figures.
These are deaths and injurys which should not have happened.
#7
pcnutta;3043322
If I see people on the phone when driving it drives me insane!!


Me too. How they manage to get around corners beats me!
#8
pcnutta
2,600 deaths and 330,000 injuries caused by people using there mobiles,. this is up to 2005.....I dont have 2008 figures.
These are deaths and injurys which should not have happened.


Linky?
#9
Only under certain conditions ie. to ring the police and report someone for dangerous driving, for example using a mobile whilst driving:thumbsup::whistling:

Being a user of buses, whilst waiting for buses I see all sorts of things as well as multitude drivers on their mobile, Ive seen women applying lipstick and even doing their hair! Blokes using an electric shaver. Ive even seen someone texting whilst riding a motorbike, suicidal and potential killers in the waiting.
#10
my total disqust face normally lets them know how i feel about them...
#11
There are a number of things which as drivers on the roads in the United Kingdom we are not permitted to do; one of these is drive whilst using a mobile telephone.



When Did the Legislation Change?
The legislation regarding the use of mobile phones in motor vehicles changed on the 1st December 2003. Prior to this it was not illegal to use mobile phones whilst driving allow it was frowned upon by the police and the Highways Agency.



What Does the Change in Legislation Mean?
The change in the legislation means that it is now illegal to use a mobile phone handset whilst in charge of vehicle i.e.: when the vehicle is in movement. This means that if you are pulled over by the police for using a mobile phone whilst driving you immediately have three points put onto your driver’s licence and are also liable to pay a fine which can range from £30 up to a maximum of £2500.

Texting Whilst Driving
This is a definite no; you should not be attempting to send or read text messages whilst you are driving as this is (a) a distraction visually and (b) a distraction in the use of your hands to control the vehicle you are in charge

http://www.livescience.com/technology/050201_cell_danger.html
#12
pcnutta
It is totally illegal to use your phone when driving. Even texting.
Deaths have been causes by this. You are NOT giving 100% attention to driving if you are on the phone, eating etc... when driving a car you have a lethal weapon in your hands. Be repsonsible for heavens sake.
If I see people on the phone when driving it drives me insane!!


Same here.
The sooner they get banned for it, the better.

"doesnt distract me much."
Try saying that when you've just mown someone down.
I'm sure they'll understand.
#13
I often do dangerous stuff while I'm driving, my favourite is turning off my wipers when it rains. my car has a 5 star euro ncap rating, so it's safe :)
#14
vengod
I use my fone. Texting and speaking - Personally doesnt distract me much.

I also eat and drink (pop) at the wheel - no biggy.

Evey1 has their own limits. You know how easily you get distrated,


wonder how long it will be before you cause an accident. What you do is not big or clever. its illegal and dangerous regardless of what you might think.
#15
All the people saying it is illegal, it is illegal to use a HAND HELD mobile, but not with a handsfree kit, you can also use hand held walkie talkies legally.

I use my phone all the time, but it is connected to my cars bluetooth system.

As someone brought it up, i do eat and drink (non alcoholic) at the wheel :)
#16
People saying they dont do it because its ILLEGAL probably drive more than 70mph on the motorway :\

I sometimes text if i'm sitting in traffic but i never do it when i am moving.
#17
I know loads of people who drive and answer the phone, they havent killed no one yet?
#18
was listening to that experiment they did (on the radio other day) with some youngsters and found it was more dangerous than drink driving.
But in answer to OP, i'm doing a lot of milegage at mo and yes do see more women doing it than men
#19
regardless whether its women or men, it makes no diff, Its illegal and HAS been the cause of peoples deaths, plus its illegal. illegal for a reason. ITS DANGEROUS.
Were not debating speed here, the OP asked about mobile phones and driving, but if you wanna start a thread discussing other issues i will be MORE than happy to post.
#20
pcnutta;3043680

Were not debating speed here, the OP asked about mobile phones and driving, but if you wanna start a thread discussing other issues i will be MORE than happy to post.


i wasnt debating speed. I was just saying that people say they dont do it because its illegal but are happy to flout other laws. I dont do it because its dangerous.
#21
Titchimp;3043698
i wasnt debating speed. I was just saying that people say they dont do it because its illegal but are happy to flout other laws. I dont do it because its dangerous.

When the speed limits where set for motorways stopping distances where double what they are in a modern car, so comparing speeding on a motorway cannot be compared to using a mobile.

pedodude
All the people saying it is illegal, it is illegal to use a HAND HELD mobile, but not with a handsfree kit, you can also use hand held walkie talkies legally.


Whilst not "illegal" using hand hald walkie talkies, you can still be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention regardless, same as changing a cd, drinking, eating and smoking.:thumbsup:
#22
I too would NEVER use a mobile ( hand held) whilst driving. I look on the people who do the same as drink drivers - selfish, inconsiderate and stupid. The sooner people are banned from driving for using them the better.
#23
vengod
I use my fone. Texting and speaking - Personally doesnt distract me much.

I also eat and drink (pop) at the wheel - no biggy.

Evey1 has their own limits. You know how easily you get distrated,


This post may well haunt you when someone you know is hurt or god forbid killed in an accident where the driver of the car involved was using a phone! You disgust me.
#24
Not anymore, not after i wrote my car off earlier this year while texting and went into the back of somebody :oops:
#25
bellabonkers
This post may well haunt you when someone you know is hurt or god forbid killed in an accident where the driver of the car involved was using a phone! You disgust me.


Bella have you never used your phone in the car, not ever, while driving?Ever?

Ok maybe you did before it became illegal but does that make it any better, its not nice that anyone brags about it, but i think we all make mistakes at times, hope this person realises it's a big cause of accidents and thinks again. Someone asks a question, we answer, i dont think we should berate them for their answer.
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Oh shut up me, sorry bella, that sounded like a dig, it wasnt, i could have deleted it but didnt cos didnt think it was fair if others had seen it and you hadnt, sorry bella, really wasnt a dig, just me trying not to get people to judge and ending up putting myself in the firing line xxx no offence meant. x
#27
I deffo agree that a slightly larger proportion of women use the phone whilst driving than men.

I find I personally see more people using their phone now whilst driving than before the ban.
#28
snowflake
Bella have you never used your phone in the car, not ever, while driving?Ever?

Ok maybe you did before it became illegal but does that make it any better, its not nice that anyone brags about it, but i think we all make mistakes at times, hope this person realises it's a big cause of accidents and thinks again. Someone asks a question, we answer, i dont think we should berate them for their answer.


No I haven't - I frown upon it.
My dear cousin was killed in a car crash and anyone that dares risk someone else's life by not giving the road their full attention is a fool. Just recently a small child (6yrs old) that I knew was also killed in a car crash. How absolutely devastating for their family.
#29
robtallica
I deffo agree that a slightly larger proportion of women use the phone whilst driving than men.

I find I personally see more people using their phone now whilst driving than before the ban.


I see loads of people and I really wish I could do something about it.
#30
See a lot of white van men using a mobile and have beeped out to them but all you get is a mouthful of abuse.

Smoking is just as bad, have been in a car with a mate, she dropped her lit ciggie and was hopping about in her seat so it wouldn't burn anything. Made her pull over as she was swerving in the road.
#31
bellabonkers
I see loads of people and I really wish I could do something about it.


I know it's so frustrating - every day to and from work I have to brake or swerve to avoid morons with a phone in their hand - I'd definitley say it's more women than men certainly in the morning as I'm travelling during the school run and they often have their kids in the car too :(
#32
My new car has bluetooth, with buttons on the steering wheel to answer a call/put the phone down when my phone is still in my bag.

This came with the car and is not something I could see myself actually using. I think that I would get too distracted, BUT that could be because I am still learning

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