Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by nook1938, May 3, 2007.
Who still drives while using their mobile?
but only using a handsfree with it.
Going into Wakey today, I counted three people using their mobile while still driving and the other day while stood waiting to cross the road, a car pulled up at the lights and they where not only on the phone but the loudness of the " row ". Well stood next to me was a policeman and my comments went along the lines of which one can you do him for, he just shrugged and did nothing, I think having the music loud must be as distracting as using the mobile or eating crisps, so it points to banning the use of the mobile and the loud music.
If it bothers you that much, have you thought of investing in a pair of noise-proof earmuffs?
Is that what you walk around in?
No, but then I don't call for the banning of loud music in cars. I don't let it bother me. During the day, people can have the music as loud as they want in their own cars - it's up to them if they want to damage their hearing.
calm down gentlemen... handbags down
I love having loud music on in the car!!
... is it an ice-cream van that you drive?
I never use my mobile in the car. Truth is, I can never hold the thing whilst eating breakfast, changing CDs, thumbing through my diary and drinking my coffee.
Like to think I stay safe whilst on the road.
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The drummer that used to give me a lift to band when I was a student used to roll his own fags while driving, I regularly had to change gear for him while he steered with his knees.
Now that was dangerous.....
While I'm not particularly bothered by loud music in cars per se, there is evidence to suggest that it could be almost as dangerous as using the phone:
That does worry me...
BMB (off for a quick razz down the road with Honky Tonk Woman blasting out of all four speakers) :biggrin:
Depends on your definition of music. I regularly get woken up by the Chavs next door playing their chav music in their chavmobiles, All you hear is over-the-top distorted bass and maybe a drum beat. What's the point? It can't be pleasant actually sitting in the car with that going on if I can hear it through their car AND my double glazed bedroom window loudly enough for it to wake me up!
Well i don't use my mobile whilst drivin but i do have a comment and say that it should not happen. I was drivin in Newcastle along the quayside when a car was comin off the swingbridge and was on his mobile phone. I was signalling to move into the left hand lane whilst he wanted in the right hand lane but he did not check b4 pullin ova and nearly crashed into my car, good job i was watchin what he was doin cud have been a nasty accident!!!
Since the law changed I've spotted car, van and even artic drivers on the phone. The worst I saw was a couple of years ago when the driver of a Greater Manchester bus kept up a conversation for about 10 stops.
It's just not using mobiles in cars that can be judged as risky ... it's bad enough with people walking about in public texting or yapping away. How there aren't many accidents with them walking into other people or lamp posts beats me!
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