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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby Gixxer » Jun 4th, 2015, 6:45 pm

Fancy wrote: Drivers texting at red lights aren't paying attention either and it is more than irritating to have to honk at someone to proceed on the green.


You didnt say it was annoying to honk a horn to proceed on the green?
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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby Fancy » Jun 4th, 2015, 6:48 pm

You made a comparison - I didn't. I also used the word "irritating". Try again.
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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby GordonH » Jun 4th, 2015, 7:17 pm

I find anyone not paying attention while driving irritating (and hazard on the road), especially cellphone users. Since the fines are so low no one give damn if they get caught.

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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby Roadster » Jun 15th, 2015, 10:14 pm

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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby Tony » Jun 16th, 2015, 5:50 pm

Saw the best one today....

Little Champagne coloured car - chatting on the phone while exceeding the speed limit all by themselves in the HOV lane.....
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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby dodgerdodge » Jun 16th, 2015, 10:19 pm

Another classic BUT no phone this time. As i was trying to navigate around the construction in Pandosy i found myself behind an SUV heading on KLO from Richter to Pandosy. When we arrived at the intersection which had a green light the driver moved to the right and then back to the left a bit and then just stopped completely and hey presto out came a large map which he/she held up in front of them.
I guess maybe phones are not the only problem, even old school maps can be a distraction.

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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby the truth » Jun 17th, 2015, 7:32 am

Tony wrote:Saw the best one today....

Little Champagne coloured car - chatting on the phone while exceeding the speed limit all by themselves in the HOV lane.....


omg, i think i say the same one, young female ,long blone hair??
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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby oneh2obabe » Jun 17th, 2015, 7:40 am

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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby Captain Awesome » Jun 17th, 2015, 9:37 pm

Undercover Motorcycle Cop Pulling Over Phone Users

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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby Roadster » Jun 17th, 2015, 10:31 pm

Might be just me but the actions of the cop looks pretty dangerous too. If an unmarked bike slid between me and another car like that I might be inclined to swing the door open on his bike and say I had to get out because there was a Big spider on my leg. How the heck would I know it was a cop doing this kind of thing,,,, his actions look like that of an ignoramus bike rider trying to beat the traffic on the way to a party.
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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby Tony » Jun 18th, 2015, 3:56 am

the truth wrote:
omg, i think i say the same one, young female ,long blone hair??



No... this was a guy. Had an "N" on the car as well, but he looked too old for that so must be his kid's. Nice example huh?
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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby Bsuds » Jun 18th, 2015, 5:42 am

Tony wrote:

No... this was a guy. Had an "N" on the car as well, but he looked too old for that so must be his kid's. Nice example huh?


An older person could have an "N" as well if they moved here and just got their license. It's not age related.
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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby Randall T » Jun 18th, 2015, 5:54 am

Roadster wrote:Might be just me but the actions of the cop looks pretty dangerous too. If an unmarked bike slid between me and another car like that I might be inclined to swing the door open on his bike and say I had to get out because there was a Big spider on my leg. How the heck would I know it was a cop doing this kind of thing,,,, his actions look like that of an ignoramus bike rider trying to beat the traffic on the way to a party.


In many cities around the world lane-splitting is allowed for motorcyclists. You can also see the reflection of the officer's red/blue lights flashing.

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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby Gixxer » Jul 4th, 2015, 9:30 pm

Captain Awesome wrote:Undercover Motorcycle Cop Pulling Over Phone Users



I still dont get how being stopped at a red light in bumper to bumper traffic is considered distracted driver, how is it any different than looking down at the radio, a woman fixing her makeup in the mirror, or looking around at the scenery.

He should be pulling over people in the actual act of driving and using a phone.

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Re: Gotcha! Driving while texting or talking on phone

Postby Always Sunny » Jul 4th, 2015, 10:02 pm

Gixxer wrote:I still dont get how being stopped at a red light in bumper to bumper traffic is considered distracted driver, how is it any different than looking down at the radio, a woman fixing her makeup in the mirror, or looking around at the scenery.

He should be pulling over people in the actual act of driving and using a phone.

I'm willing to bet MANY of the advanced left-turn lights that expire with only 3 cars getting thru them are the result of this exact thing. I can't count how many times I've sat waiting to turn, we get the arrow, and it's several seconds before that first car turns or there's a huge gap between turning vehicles. A few seconds don't seem like much, but with the short nature of some of these turn lights you get stuck waiting for the next one for no good reason.

Using a cell phone at a red light isn't necessarily dangerous, but it's certainly distracting for many. And that's the law "distracted" driving, not dangerous.

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