Don't use your phone while driving - police warn

This Is Cheshire: Don't use your phone while driving - police warn Don't use your phone while driving - police warn

DRIVERS who use mobile phones while behind the wheel are to be targeted in a police crackdown.

Officers on patrol will be on the lookout for motorist using phones in a campaign that will run until the end of January.

Police say that you are four times more likely to crash using a phone, while the use of social networking sites via smart phones is a new concern.

According to a survey of 1000 motorists conducted by Cheshire Police, 45 per cent admitted to sending text messages or making calls.

For more on the campaign go to cheshire.police.uk.

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3:48pm Sat 29 Dec 12

wires4ever says...

Is this a new thing as thought you haven't been able to us your phone for ages!
Is this a new thing as thought you haven't been able to us your phone for ages! wires4ever
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4:14pm Sat 29 Dec 12

SAC_in_Warrington says...

Hope that this is not a one month wonder.
Hope that this is not a one month wonder. SAC_in_Warrington
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5:33pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Sameoldsameold says...

It's a joke,the amount of people using phones whilst driving is ridiculous, I myself drive as part of my job and people do not even attempt to hide the fact they are using the phone whilst driving, stiffer penalties should be introduced because the current ones appear not to be a deterrent.
It's a joke,the amount of people using phones whilst driving is ridiculous, I myself drive as part of my job and people do not even attempt to hide the fact they are using the phone whilst driving, stiffer penalties should be introduced because the current ones appear not to be a deterrent. Sameoldsameold
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5:34pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Sameoldsameold says...

It's a joke,the amount of people using phones whilst driving is ridiculous, I myself drive as part of my job and people do not even attempt to hide the fact they are using the phone whilst driving, stiffer penalties should be introduced because the current ones appear not to be a deterrent.
It's a joke,the amount of people using phones whilst driving is ridiculous, I myself drive as part of my job and people do not even attempt to hide the fact they are using the phone whilst driving, stiffer penalties should be introduced because the current ones appear not to be a deterrent. Sameoldsameold
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6:24pm Sat 29 Dec 12

stunner says...

Maybe if Bluetooth was advertise more on TV and newspapers people may buy Bluetooth.
Maybe if Bluetooth was advertise more on TV and newspapers people may buy Bluetooth. stunner
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7:51pm Sat 29 Dec 12

SAC_in_Warrington says...

stunner wrote:
Maybe if Bluetooth was advertise more on TV and newspapers people may buy Bluetooth.
No,No, No! It is the call that also distracts from driving. I had a car provided for my job and we were not allowed to use any phone or pager in the car with blue tooth devices or ear buds even..
[quote][p][bold]stunner[/bold] wrote: Maybe if Bluetooth was advertise more on TV and newspapers people may buy Bluetooth.[/p][/quote]No,No, No! It is the call that also distracts from driving. I had a car provided for my job and we were not allowed to use any phone or pager in the car with blue tooth devices or ear buds even.. SAC_in_Warrington
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9:17pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Trevbert says...

i got 6 points for this offence in 2008, and i can tell ya, i dont do it anymore!!

oh and a nice fine too....
i got 6 points for this offence in 2008, and i can tell ya, i dont do it anymore!! oh and a nice fine too.... Trevbert
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10:48pm Sat 29 Dec 12

the dr who says...

SAC_in_Warrington wrote:
stunner wrote:
Maybe if Bluetooth was advertise more on TV and newspapers people may buy Bluetooth.
No,No, No! It is the call that also distracts from driving. I had a car provided for my job and we were not allowed to use any phone or pager in the car with blue tooth devices or ear buds even..
i think thats rubbish how does it do that both hands on the wheel and talking to someone who may as well be sat along side or behind you so where is the distraction.

How do Police get away with using a radio while driving, its just the same act, And dont say they only use them in emergency situations cause they dont
[quote][p][bold]SAC_in_Warrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stunner[/bold] wrote: Maybe if Bluetooth was advertise more on TV and newspapers people may buy Bluetooth.[/p][/quote]No,No, No! It is the call that also distracts from driving. I had a car provided for my job and we were not allowed to use any phone or pager in the car with blue tooth devices or ear buds even..[/p][/quote]i think thats rubbish how does it do that both hands on the wheel and talking to someone who may as well be sat along side or behind you so where is the distraction. How do Police get away with using a radio while driving, its just the same act, And dont say they only use them in emergency situations cause they dont the dr who
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11:34pm Sat 29 Dec 12

SAC_in_Warrington says...

You may have both hands on the wheel, but your concentration is divided, and I don't know why the police and other services get away with being able to do it. That also goes for Taxi drivers and truckers on their CB Radios. I am sure someone will enlighten us here on that suject.
You may have both hands on the wheel, but your concentration is divided, and I don't know why the police and other services get away with being able to do it. That also goes for Taxi drivers and truckers on their CB Radios. I am sure someone will enlighten us here on that suject. SAC_in_Warrington
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7:03am Sun 30 Dec 12

MikeJT says...

SAC_in_Warrington wrote:
You may have both hands on the wheel, but your concentration is divided, and I don't know why the police and other services get away with being able to do it. That also goes for Taxi drivers and truckers on their CB Radios. I am sure someone will enlighten us here on that suject.
Basically because i believe that the law was specifically mobile phones. Radios etc are not mobile phones.
[quote][p][bold]SAC_in_Warrington[/bold] wrote: You may have both hands on the wheel, but your concentration is divided, and I don't know why the police and other services get away with being able to do it. That also goes for Taxi drivers and truckers on their CB Radios. I am sure someone will enlighten us here on that suject.[/p][/quote]Basically because i believe that the law was specifically mobile phones. Radios etc are not mobile phones. MikeJT
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8:57am Sun 30 Dec 12

SAC_in_Warrington says...

Thanks Mike I thought there was a simple explanation but hadn't researched it, thanks again Mike, for your response.
Thanks Mike I thought there was a simple explanation but hadn't researched it, thanks again Mike, for your response. SAC_in_Warrington
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9:10am Sun 30 Dec 12

MikeJT says...

That being said, if you are using a two-way radio and the police think that you are driving in a dangerous manner, you can still be done for it. The legislation actually refers to hand-held mobile phones "or similar devices" but I don't think the similar devices bit have ever been defined.
That being said, if you are using a two-way radio and the police think that you are driving in a dangerous manner, you can still be done for it. The legislation actually refers to hand-held mobile phones "or similar devices" but I don't think the similar devices bit have ever been defined. MikeJT
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11:04am Sun 30 Dec 12

pioneer1 says...

using bluetooth is the same distraction as using a sat nav, putting a cd in, changing the radio station etc and the majority of new cars have menu's that you can scroll through, so although i think the punishment is correct for non hands free calls, i think the comments of SAC_in_Warrington are unfair, have you never changed a cd / radio station??
using bluetooth is the same distraction as using a sat nav, putting a cd in, changing the radio station etc and the majority of new cars have menu's that you can scroll through, so although i think the punishment is correct for non hands free calls, i think the comments of SAC_in_Warrington are unfair, have you never changed a cd / radio station?? pioneer1
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12:16pm Sun 30 Dec 12

old-codger says...

My next door neighbour bumped into the car in front because he was distracted by a nice pair of legs and a cute rear end in a mini skirt,
This was followed by a £150 fine and three points. The driver of the other car admitted slowing down to get a better look..The point being that there can be loads of things that can distract the red blooded male..
My next door neighbour bumped into the car in front because he was distracted by a nice pair of legs and a cute rear end in a mini skirt, This was followed by a £150 fine and three points. The driver of the other car admitted slowing down to get a better look..The point being that there can be loads of things that can distract the red blooded male.. old-codger
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10:37pm Sun 30 Dec 12

the dr who says...

There is nothing in Law that says you cant use a hands free device while driving, if anyone can show me and you wont. so Bluetooth is Legal.
There is nothing in Law that says you cant use a hands free device while driving, if anyone can show me and you wont. so Bluetooth is Legal. the dr who
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11:34pm Sun 30 Dec 12

SAC_in_Warrington says...

pioneer1 wrote:
using bluetooth is the same distraction as using a sat nav, putting a cd in, changing the radio station etc and the majority of new cars have menu's that you can scroll through, so although i think the punishment is correct for non hands free calls, i think the comments of SAC_in_Warrington are unfair, have you never changed a cd / radio station??
No! I plug my I-Pod into the CD Player and put it on shuffle at the start of my journey. Like wise with the sat nav I set it before I start to drive and off at the end of the journey. It causes less distractions.
[quote][p][bold]pioneer1[/bold] wrote: using bluetooth is the same distraction as using a sat nav, putting a cd in, changing the radio station etc and the majority of new cars have menu's that you can scroll through, so although i think the punishment is correct for non hands free calls, i think the comments of SAC_in_Warrington are unfair, have you never changed a cd / radio station??[/p][/quote]No! I plug my I-Pod into the CD Player and put it on shuffle at the start of my journey. Like wise with the sat nav I set it before I start to drive and off at the end of the journey. It causes less distractions. SAC_in_Warrington
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1:22am Mon 31 Dec 12

Flash123 says...

The bluetooth argument is a silly one. No different to there being another person in the car and talking to them.
The bluetooth argument is a silly one. No different to there being another person in the car and talking to them. Flash123
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6:37am Mon 31 Dec 12

SAC_in_Warrington says...

Flash123 wrote:
The bluetooth argument is a silly one. No different to there being another person in the car and talking to them.
As the lyric writer, Paul Evens oncewrote;
All together now, one, two, three
Keep you mind on your drivin'
Keep you hands on the wheel
Keep your snoopy eyes on the road ahead

It is still a distraction whether that is law or not, is the point I'm making.
[quote][p][bold]Flash123[/bold] wrote: The bluetooth argument is a silly one. No different to there being another person in the car and talking to them.[/p][/quote]As the lyric writer, Paul Evens oncewrote; All together now, one, two, three Keep you mind on your drivin' Keep you hands on the wheel Keep your snoopy eyes on the road ahead It is still a distraction whether that is law or not, is the point I'm making. SAC_in_Warrington
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10:18am Mon 31 Dec 12

the dr who says...

Well try and explain in English as that was a load of CR@P
Well try and explain in English as that was a load of CR@P the dr who
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1:29pm Mon 31 Dec 12

SAC_in_Warrington says...

the dr who wrote:
Well try and explain in English as that was a load of CR@P
This comment above is devoid of any resemblance to a properly constructed sentence. Perhaps you should would do well to attend a basic literacy class at the Collegiate.
[quote][p][bold]the dr who[/bold] wrote: Well try and explain in English as that was a load of CR@P[/p][/quote]This comment above is devoid of any resemblance to a properly constructed sentence. Perhaps you should would do well to attend a basic literacy class at the Collegiate. SAC_in_Warrington
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1:29pm Mon 31 Dec 12

mrwolf says...

easy soloution.......

just claim your unemployed and get the bus for free and chat away :)
easy soloution....... just claim your unemployed and get the bus for free and chat away :) mrwolf
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1:32pm Mon 31 Dec 12

mrwolf says...

mrwolf wrote:
easy soloution....... just claim your unemployed and get the bus for free and chat away :)
*solution
[quote][p][bold]mrwolf[/bold] wrote: easy soloution....... just claim your unemployed and get the bus for free and chat away :)[/p][/quote]*solution mrwolf
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2:35pm Mon 31 Dec 12

pioneer1 says...

SAC_in_Warrington wrote:
pioneer1 wrote:
using bluetooth is the same distraction as using a sat nav, putting a cd in, changing the radio station etc and the majority of new cars have menu's that you can scroll through, so although i think the punishment is correct for non hands free calls, i think the comments of SAC_in_Warrington are unfair, have you never changed a cd / radio station??
No! I plug my I-Pod into the CD Player and put it on shuffle at the start of my journey. Like wise with the sat nav I set it before I start to drive and off at the end of the journey. It causes less distractions.
well if everyone was as perfect as you there would be no issues. ill assume that you are also 'that person that only drives 50mph on national roads, cause actual more danger to other road users by simply being 'carefull'??
[quote][p][bold]SAC_in_Warrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pioneer1[/bold] wrote: using bluetooth is the same distraction as using a sat nav, putting a cd in, changing the radio station etc and the majority of new cars have menu's that you can scroll through, so although i think the punishment is correct for non hands free calls, i think the comments of SAC_in_Warrington are unfair, have you never changed a cd / radio station??[/p][/quote]No! I plug my I-Pod into the CD Player and put it on shuffle at the start of my journey. Like wise with the sat nav I set it before I start to drive and off at the end of the journey. It causes less distractions.[/p][/quote]well if everyone was as perfect as you there would be no issues. ill assume that you are also 'that person that only drives 50mph on national roads, cause actual more danger to other road users by simply being 'carefull'?? pioneer1
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3:46pm Mon 31 Dec 12

ChristoB says...

There are large numbers of people around who have no resect for the law, or their fellow citizens, and sadly the vast majority get away with it. Greedy lawyers make far more money exploiting legal loopholes to defend the guilty than they do upholding the law. The system is wrong.
There are large numbers of people around who have no resect for the law, or their fellow citizens, and sadly the vast majority get away with it. Greedy lawyers make far more money exploiting legal loopholes to defend the guilty than they do upholding the law. The system is wrong. ChristoB
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10:43pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Cheap Mower says...

while were on this subject, if you can't use your phone or eat when driving, then why are you allowed to smoke?
while were on this subject, if you can't use your phone or eat when driving, then why are you allowed to smoke? Cheap Mower
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2:27am Mon 7 Jan 13

richiepooh says...

It's yet another ambiguous law that doesn't hold water. They say the conversation is the distraction and as pointed out then how is that different from talking to a passenger. It can't be holding the device as then holding any item should be illegal but its not. It can't be the combination of both because then CB police/ambulance radios would be illegal. There is a public dislike for mobile phones and that's how this stupid law got passed. The law itself isn't stupid for trying to protect life and enforce safe driving. It's stupid because lacks definition due to the above reasons. As is the dangerous driving law. Fine when it's cut and dried like someone fooling around bumping up pavements or doing donuts. But people have been done for drinking water at traffic lights under the dangerous driving law. Absurd and a channel for over zealous corrupt police to exact punishment for malicious or personal reasons.
It's yet another ambiguous law that doesn't hold water. They say the conversation is the distraction and as pointed out then how is that different from talking to a passenger. It can't be holding the device as then holding any item should be illegal but its not. It can't be the combination of both because then CB police/ambulance radios would be illegal. There is a public dislike for mobile phones and that's how this stupid law got passed. The law itself isn't stupid for trying to protect life and enforce safe driving. It's stupid because lacks definition due to the above reasons. As is the dangerous driving law. Fine when it's cut and dried like someone fooling around bumping up pavements or doing donuts. But people have been done for drinking water at traffic lights under the dangerous driving law. Absurd and a channel for over zealous corrupt police to exact punishment for malicious or personal reasons. richiepooh
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