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Does anybody else still use their mobile when they're driving?

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rickman Thu 17-Mar-05 09:24:38

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HUNKERMUNKER Thu 17-Mar-05 09:25:13

Nope. Haven't got the co-ordination!

flamesparrow Thu 17-Mar-05 09:27:15

I'll send a text at traffic lights but nothing whilst moving

lockets Thu 17-Mar-05 09:27:42

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Tissy Thu 17-Mar-05 09:27:54

absolutely not! Sorry!

Lonelymum Thu 17-Mar-05 09:31:34

No I have a hands free set though, unless I set it up and put the ear piece in before starting the journey, it seems more of a hazard that just holding a handset in one hand and talking for a few minutes!

I have to say I am disgusted by how many people I see using their mobiles whilst driving. If I make a point of looking, I see at least one person every time! Also, so many people who don't strap their kids into their seats STILL! I suppose that isn't the crime of the century, but it amazes me how many people carry on regardless of the law.

JoolsToo Thu 17-Mar-05 09:33:16

absolutely NOT!

JoolsToo Thu 17-Mar-05 09:33:37

never did in fact

RudyDudy Thu 17-Mar-05 09:41:41

Never and get v. when I see people on theirs. Think it is really irresponsible and frankly quite arrogant.

Freckle Thu 17-Mar-05 09:44:36

Yes, but only if DS1 can answer it for me! If alone, I ignore it.

crunchie Thu 17-Mar-05 09:45:18

Hands free only

TinyGang Thu 17-Mar-05 09:52:08

No and never did cos I always thought it was dangerous. In fact I can't really do anything else the same time as driving - don't have that much co-ordinaton! I'm not a big fan of mobiles anyway and only use mine sparingly.

I saw a man weaving all over the road whilst on his phone this week and it was right outside dd's school Very very stupid thing to do imo.

beatie Thu 17-Mar-05 09:57:02

Nope - and I never did it before. I get really angry when I see people doing it. It is very often people in vans, lorries and 4X4s - the biggest vehicles, likely to cause the most injury, even if they aren't going that fast.

What do you do if you see someone using their mobile in a car?

RudyDudy Thu 17-Mar-05 09:58:27

Usually glare in a 'I really think you should stop doing that but please don't get out of your vehicle and confront / stab me' kind of a way

Caligula Thu 17-Mar-05 09:59:03

I never did in the first place.

Lonelymum Thu 17-Mar-05 10:01:04

You could try memorising their number plate and phone the police with it. We once were overtaken by a looney in a 30 mph zone who then nearly hit someone oncoming and had to swerve into a side road to avoid them causing skid marks on the road. Dh and I memorised his number plate and dh rang the police when we got home. I don't expect they did anything (the driver turned out to live in our street and I saw him many times always driving too fast) but they certainly didn't dismiss the information. If more people informed on petty law breakers, there might be less of them in the long run.

NomDePlume Thu 17-Mar-05 10:29:54

Nope. Although I do text at traffic lights, but I'm not moving then. I just ignore the mob if it rings when I'm in the car.

lockets Thu 17-Mar-05 10:41:43

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NomDePlume Thu 17-Mar-05 10:43:50

FWIW, I still see loads of people talking on phones in cars. It really did reduce massively when the legislation was first bought in, but I have to say that I have really noticed the numbers creeping back up . Since the legislation, I do see lots more people pulled over in bus-stops, laybys etc on their phones, than pre-law.

beatie Thu 17-Mar-05 10:49:12

lockets - how scary for you. I once witnessed a woman reversing around a corner - out of a side road into a main road - driving a BMW X3 with one hand whilst talking on her phone with the other

If I see a company van doing it in future I could ring up the company and suggest they give all their drivers handsfree sets.

PrettyCandles Thu 17-Mar-05 10:51:18

Would here anyone actually admit to doing it? I don't, and never have done. But, who knows, maybe I would have if I had had a mobile before I had children (actually, I did, but never used it). Having children changes your perspective.

flamesparrow Thu 17-Mar-05 10:51:22

Thankyou NDP - was starting to think it was just me

WideWebWitch Thu 17-Mar-05 11:32:03

I do but only with a headset. That's ok, surely?

Gobbledigook Thu 17-Mar-05 11:33:39

Never did so, no I don't. Absolutely ridiculous imo and it makes me soooo mad when I see people on their phones while driving - especially while turning corners and things one handed - stupid people.

piffle Thu 17-Mar-05 12:09:48

No absolutely not, I never have and certainly would not after my great Uncle Harold was killed after being run over by a mother of two toddlers while on her phone in the town centre.

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