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Old 21-09-2004, 10:05 AM
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An American study has shown that the most dangerous time of the day for men is the morning "Rush Hour" Women have a tendency to finish off there make-up while driving in slow moving traffic, making sure the hair looks good and using the rear view mirror to correct any minor imperfections, Pouting lips at mirror to move the lip gloss around, Checking hand bag contents 4/5 times just to make sure everything is there, and then checking it again just to make sure they have already checked it.................But top of the list is 2 chatting females in a car, in traffic, talking away and having not noticed that the traffic has moved causing even longer traffic jams.





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Old 21-09-2004, 11:07 AM
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I have to agree with this, one woman was stopped by the police in Manchester for doing a crossword whilst she was driving..!!

apparently she commuted to Manchester from London every day and had become so bored with the journey she'd do a crossword....gawd

but

I have also seen men preening in their rear view mirror, and I've seen an awful lot of men reading maps whilst driving

I reckon there are bad drivers full stop male or female

worst things I see are unbelted kids and mobile phone users (again mainly men do this)
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Old 21-09-2004, 11:15 AM
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I have to agree with this, one woman was stopped by the police in Manchester for doing a crossword whilst she was driving..!!

apparently she commuted to Manchester from London every day and had become so bored with the journey she'd do a crossword....gawd

but

I have also seen men preening in their rear view mirror, and I've seen an awful lot of men reading maps whilst driving

I reckon there are bad drivers full stop male or female

worst things I see are unbelted kids and mobile phone users (again mainly men do this)

All joking a-side Doro any-body caught using a Mobile phone while driving should be banned. or is it just me that thinks like that
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Old 21-09-2004, 11:41 AM
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your all gonna hate me for this , but in my opinion there's far too many bad women drivers out there for my likeing, not like some of us good drivers aye , creep creep,lol
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Old 21-09-2004, 11:44 AM
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any-body caught using a Mobile phone while driving should be banned.
Why should they be banned?
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Old 21-09-2004, 11:48 AM
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Why should they be banned?

Coz most people who use a mobile phone while driving are bloody dangerous.

Who cares it' just my thoughts on the subject
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Old 21-09-2004, 11:51 AM
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[QUOTE=triker gal not like some of us good drivers aye , creep creep,lol[/QUOTE]


there's no traffic about after dark.


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there's no traffic about after dark.


oooOOOPOOOooosssssssssss
too fecking right, they're all scared of coming across me, lol
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too fecking right, they're all scared of coming across me, lol
Nothing to do with me Honest.
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Coz most people who use a mobile phone while driving are bloody dangerous.
True.

But speeding _can_ be dangerous too. So can filtering.

Would _you_ ban someone for exceeding the speed limit or 'making progress'?
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Old 21-09-2004, 12:34 PM
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True.

But speeding _can_ be dangerous too. So can filtering.

Would _you_ ban someone for exceeding the speed limit or 'making progress'?
We all like a bit of speed, but speeding is knowing where to and not to, also knowing your own limits and sticking to them.

Flitering/making progress, why would you want to speed knowing there is always going to be a dummy in a car ready to change lanes and take you out, in traffic your always going to get through quicker than a car, it's all down to your own judgement and staying alive
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Old 21-09-2004, 12:47 PM
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We all like a bit of speed, but speeding is knowing where to and not to, also knowing your own limits and sticking to them.
I agree entirely.

'knowing where to and not to' & 'knowing your limits'.

My point is: why should speeding, talking on the phone, filtering/overtaking, lack of concentration, etc be viewed as wrong unless the consequences are bad.

If by your actions (or in-actions) you cause an accident then you deserve to be dealt with accordingly.

5mph over the speed limit, talking into a phone (but not to your pillion/passenger), crossing a solid white line can get you points and a fine if caught - but if no-one in authority sees and no-one is harmed then why should you be penalised?
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Old 21-09-2004, 01:33 PM
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Using a mobile phone (not hands free) means that they need one hand to hold the phone.....So they only have one hand free to
steer/change gear/indicate/sound horn/adjust lights etc
If theyre using a mobile phone...they are NOT in control of the vehicle.

I'd ban EVERYONE who gets found using a mobile...It's MY life they're gambling with...............
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Well I once crashed the car. I was stuck in an agonisingly slow traffic jam and thought I'd check out the newspaper next to me - next minute CRASH. I wrote off my car driving into the one in front at 5mph
I've learnt my lesson from that and never do anything else while I'm driving and concentrating on the road ahead.
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Old 21-09-2004, 01:45 PM
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Using a mobile phone (not hands free) means that they need one hand to hold the phone.....So they only have one hand free to
steer/change gear/indicate/sound horn/adjust lights etc
If theyre using a mobile phone...they are NOT in control of the vehicle.

I'd ban EVERYONE who gets found using a mobile...It's MY life they're gambling with...............
So you'd ban everyone 5mph over the limit?

Afterall it's YOUR life they're gambling with.
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Well I once crashed the car. I was stuck in an agonisingly slow traffic jam and thought I'd check out the newspaper next to me - next minute CRASH. I wrote off my car driving into the one in front at 5mph
I've learnt my lesson from that and never do anything else while I'm driving and concentrating on the road ahead.
you are not the woman who wrote my renault off a few years ago on the slip road coming off the m18 are you.
Cos if you are I gotta say.












Thank you. I got nearly three grand for whiplash!!

And me car was written off, so all in all it was a great day!!
It bought a new bike anyway...
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you are not the woman who wrote my renault off a few years ago on the slip road coming off the m18 are you.
Cos if you are I gotta say.
Thank you. I got nearly three grand for whiplash!!

And me car was written off, so all in all it was a great day!!
It bought a new bike anyway...
Hahahaha, no it wasn't me you litigacious sod I wrote off my own car, the one is front was ok apart from a dented number plate. I can only assume my own car was made of chocolate - I have no idea how it sustained such a crumpled bonnet at such a low speed
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Old 21-09-2004, 03:51 PM
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otter, obviously you just skimmed the post i made.


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So you'd ban everyone 5mph over the limit?

Afterall it's YOUR life they're gambling with
No, I'd Just ban people who are driving with one hand, while talking on a mobile phone....
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they need one hand to hold the phone.....So they only have one hand free to
steer/change gear/indicate/sound horn/adjust lights etc
If theyre using a mobile phone...they are NOT in control of the vehicle.
I've done 120 mph on the motorway,*(safely)* but I was in full control of the bike at all times..IE: no mobile phone............
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Old 21-09-2004, 04:04 PM
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So you'd ban everyone 5mph over the limit?

Afterall it's YOUR life they're gambling with.
Are we talking about speed or mindless people in cars talking on there mobile phones. :confused

5/10/20/30 mph over the limit you are not in control with phone in one hand and the other on the wheel.
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Old 21-09-2004, 04:35 PM
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People on here seem to feel that drivers should be banned just because they are driving while on the phone.

Other drivers may want to ban bikers just because they occasionally break the speed limit.

My point is: why should anyone be banned unless something bad happens because of being on the phone (or speeding)?

It's as if there is a knee-jerk reaction to people driving while on the phone. If you mean driving erratically or badly whilst on the phone that's okay - but no-one has said as much (apart from Doro near the beginning of this thread). Both defarter and blackhack have said that they would ban drivers caught using mobile phones. In my mind that is like banning anyone who pops a wheelie, turns without indicating, or speeds.
You guys sound like the safety-nazis from the government.
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Old 21-09-2004, 04:53 PM
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Let's face it,people are taught to pass the test,NOT to drive a car properly.
Yes,speeding can be dangerous but just think:what is MORE dangerous?140mph on an empty motorway where,if it goes tits up,the only victim is yourself,or 30mph in town with one hand on a mobile phone,the other hand steering,changing gear,indicating (or not!),adjusting the heater & radio etc etc and your mind on listening to the guy on the other end of the phone?
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Old 21-09-2004, 05:03 PM
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<Grumpy mode on>

Right then,
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In my mind that is like banning anyone who pops a wheelie, turns without indicating, or speeds.
poping wheelies...??? .... No problem with that in the right place and time.IE: not in the rush hour traffic, or on a roundabout or whatever

turning without indicating....??? .... Your F/N joking arnt you ..???? Its people like this that kill and maim bikers...

Speeds... ?? ....You can go as fast as you like, (or are capable of) without being a danger to other road users in the right circumstances.

I "do" a hellavalot of miles a year, Been driving/Riding for thirty odd years without killing anyone so far, So I think I can talk from experiance.

IF YOU DONT HAVE BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL/BARS, YOUR NOT IN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND YOUR A DANGER TO OTHER ROAD USERS

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Old 21-09-2004, 05:49 PM
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IF YOU DONT HAVE BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL/BARS, YOUR NOT IN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND YOUR A DANGER TO OTHER ROAD USERS
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