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A traffic policeman could earn his full salary in a day locally picking up the muppets who 'drive' while phoning and texting.

My daughter's car was hit three years ago by a stupid woman who was inputting into her SatNav and on the phone at the same time. How do I know that she was doing this? I was waxing the bloody car at the time and could see her weaving down the road. Fortunately the damage was slight but I get so damned angry when I see them blatantly doing this.
 

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Most wont get a ban after 12 points - there was an article in a tabloid a few months ago showing how many drivers are still allowed to carry on driving with more than 30 and some with more than 40 points - what's the point in giving them more points if they don't ban them?
Most say they need their license as they'd suffer undue hardship as they need the car for work, etc - surely after being caught once or twice and not learning a lesson then tough?

I drive for a living doing 55-60k a year and see drivers on their phone on average every 10-20mins
 

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There is a thread here on the very subject with a link confirming the very fact.
 

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I travel the country through work and it's a major major problem.
All age groups and gender although young girls checking Facebook at traffic lights / stops is taking the biscuit now (you seen the blue bar at the top of the phone screen) because it's so common.
I want to get home to my family every day and not be put at risk by people who don't care - they are the killers and are seldom never killed themselves.
Look at the family who were killed on the A34 recently - all cause the driver was texting.
Should get unconditional life imprisonment.
Rant over!
 

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Here is an update "Don't even TOUCH your mobile at the wheel."

 

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I lived in SA for many years. One day travelling down the highway in my Landrover Discovery which is quite high up, I saw a driver eating a takeaway with a knife and fork . His passenger was holding the steering wheel with her right hand and was also on her mobile phone.
 

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Sensible? That’s outrageous when you think of all the things we’re facing - boatloads of Covid carrying illegals crossing the channel every day, failed asylum seekers trying to blow up Remembrance Day parades and still here 14 years after they were rejected, record numbers of drug dealers on the streets, crooked politicians and corrupt police forces yet the priority is to target ordinary drivers with heavy fines and draconian points on their licences which in many cases they depend on to make a living.

They’re going to rewrite sections of the Highway Code even although it’s not a legal document. You can already be fined if you break any of the 307 regulations it already contains and that’s in addition to the God-knows-how-many Road Traffic Laws etc. Who’s got time to read all this stuff?

Could you answer this question truthfully?

What’s the typical total stopping distance for a car at 40mph?
36m
46m
56m
66m

And even if you know, are you aware of tis? Do stopping distances & the highway code need updating?
 
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