Tosser driving Bailey 740.........

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  1. ABZSteve

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    Driving on the M6 Northbound yesterday, approx 25 from Penrith. It is NOT acceptable to use a mobile phone while driving, especially texting as he was. (n)
     
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    Totally agree. There is NOTHING so urgent that you don't have time to pull in somewhere safe to use the phone.

    Pity you don't have dash cam footage or the reg number.
     
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    See it soooooooooooo often! If we see it, why can't the police?
     
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    What police?
     
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    photo or dash cam evidence is the way to expose these idiots ..
     
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    Don't think I would have caught him on dashcam. Anyway, wife broke the window holder so it wasn't on(n). Having been the victim of a rear end shunt due to some dizzy bitch texting, it really gets me mad. Youngest son was injured also but because we had no witnesses, she got off with it. I seen her texting as I passed her; at the next roundabout she came in to the same lane as me then was obviously too distracted to notice I had braked. I looked in my rear mirror after she hit me and the realisation of what she did must have hit her because she threw the phone over her shoulder on to the back seats. My word against hers. (n)
     
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    But it doesn't matter why she ran into the back of you because it was her fault anyway, as it always is in rear end shunts.
     
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    Increasingly common, I notice it frequently as lorries come towards me and I can almost guarantee that the driver of the HGV that's moving from side to side of the lane in front of me will be on the phone as I overtake. Knights of the road they used to be referred to as. Now I treat them as idiots and keep my distance as much as possible. I am sure there are still some decent ones around but they are for the most part confined to venicles with a GB registration.

    My driving tutor, when I did my driving courses in my career instilled defensive driving tactics which means pretty much treating everyone else as an unknown quantity, expecting them to do the wrong and the unexpected and trying to anticipate it and avoid it.
     
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    I waved to a MH driver coming towards me on a single carriageway on Monday. When I spotted the phone at his ear my wave quickly changed to a very animated two fingered salute! :mad:
     
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    Pity you didn't call the police, they would have examined her phone and seized it since it would record the exact time of her texting activity. Good evidence.
     
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    Yes, she was at fault, but no charge for using the phone.
     
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    Police were at the scene within 10 minutes. I pushed for them to do this but only if my son would act as a second witness. At 8 years old I wasn't having any of that. We were not badly hurt and didn't think about claiming for injuries.
     
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    Using overtly sexist language is not helping you convince us of your already dubious story TBH
     
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    Personally I get Siri to read my messages to me when I am driving. Can have amusing results when I get these marketing texts, and Siri reads out web addresses etc. :D
     
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    On Saturday we were in our car going up to take some stuff to the charity shop at Hornsea, as we travelled we notice a pink Fiat 500 about 2 cars in front swerve across into the opposite side of the road and then pull back in, it happened again about 10 seconds later. When we got to the end of the road the traffic lights had just turned to red so I got out and went to see what was going on. As I got to the side of the car the 'lady' driver was rummaging about in a very large handbag totally oblivious to me standing there, I knocked on the window and she was so engrossed she nearly jumped out of her skin. She put the window down and I said very calmly "I don't know what you were doing, whether you were on your phone (it was next to her on the seat) or looking for something in your bag, but you've twice swerved onto the other side of the road ... if you're not careful you're gonna kill yourself or someone else, so watch what you're doing." She didn't say anything at all, just looked at me gob-smacked ... I walked away and got back into our car. Hopefully she'll think about what she's doing in the future!
     
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    Thought it was quite polite given the circumstances you will probably think I'm sexist too but it seems to me more women than men appear to be welded to their phones and unable to ignore them.
     
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    That's my recent experience too, great but also worse still they are stuck into the nearside lane on German autobahns during the day, which means if you drive around 55-60 mph (which I choose too) you will either have a lorry permanently up your ass or be battling it out with illegal HGV overtakers.
     
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    No idea what you are talking about. Anyway, I know it is true and don't care what you think to be honest:rolleyes:. Oh just remembered the dizzy bitch bit, my apologies, she was an effing dizzy bitch.
     
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    Wasn't you texting near Penrith was it ???..just asking like you do .hahahaha
     
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    Child of that age would not be considered a suitable witness. I didn't think you were hurt at all unless I missed something something.
     
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