Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12422 Members
65 Forums
73659 Topics
995169 Posts
77 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
62 registered (11kendo, 12 invisible), 1348 Guests and 264 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
missing woman from Liscard 1325
Waning enthusiasm for brexit. 1011
Ive gone all Russian! 622
This bad? 402
Wallasey couple jailed for fake sickness claims 387
Wirral Council Firework Displays 2017 358
Wheels of industry? 349
Harvey Weinstein 336
Magenta, Thingwall 292
ASB Bromborough 278
New General Forums
One for lollipop
by snowshoes
18th Oct 2017 5:41pm
Wheels of industry?
by Excoriator
17th Oct 2017 2:15pm
Irish storm. Stay safe lollipop !
by venice
16th Oct 2017 11:10am
Happy Birthday Sprogg
by Dilly
16th Oct 2017 8:48am
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Pier at Moreton Shore ?
by fish5133
27th Sep 2017 12:22am
Long-forgotten brook.
by Excoriator
17th Sep 2017 7:37pm
Tunnel Flyovers Part 1
by Norton
15th Jul 2017 5:40pm
Birkenhead Docks
by granny
6th Sep 2016 9:50pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
St Clare's Orphanage - Pantasaph
by diggingdeeper
0 seconds ago
Crime And Violence
by Excoriator
Yesterday at 11:18 PM
Smacking Ban
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 10:46 PM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
Yesterday at 10:17 PM
Organ Donation
by venice
Yesterday at 09:50 PM
Wheels of industry?
by philmch
Yesterday at 03:42 PM
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
Yesterday at 02:43 PM
This bad?
by venice
Yesterday at 02:04 PM
Ive gone all Russian!
by venice
Yesterday at 02:02 PM
October
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
St Clare's Orphanage - Pantasaph
by diggingdeeper
0 seconds ago
Eastham country park
by alan128
15th Oct 2017 11:55am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#871639 - 22nd Apr 2014 8:59am 'Brake' calls for complete ban on phone use.
j_demo Online   Know_it_all
Forum Addict

Registered: 4th Nov 2011
Posts: 1889
Loc: Wallasey/New Brighton
source

The charity Brake has called for a complete ban on all phone use in cars INCLUDING bluetooth devices saying that they are as much of a distraction. Personally I disagree because I have an 'io Play 2' in my car and it's so easy to use and is all wired in to the speakers etc professionally so the call quality is crisp, it's almost like talking to someone else in the passenger or back seats. And because of this, do Brake want a complete ban on all communication in cars??? As talking to a passenger or even singing along to the radio is akin to talking on a bluetooth headset.

I disagree with what they want, yes I concur holding a phone to your ear IS dangerous and is rightly illegal, a bluetooth car kit like I have is perfectly safe and should continue to be legal. The bluetooth headsets I can't comment on as I've never used one.

What does everyone else think???

Top
Google Ads
#871654 - 22nd Apr 2014 11:07am Re: 'Brake' calls for complete ban on phone use. [Re: j_demo]
Helles Offline
Wise One

Registered: 28th May 2010
Posts: 887
Loc: Wirral
I drive professionally and would never use a phone however it is wired. No call is that important. Pull over if necessary. True I am an old arse and remember the dark days before most people had a phone, never mind a mobile one but somehow we managed!

Top
#872088 - 24th Apr 2014 9:07pm Re: 'Brake' calls for complete ban on phone use. [Re: Helles]
ASE71 Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 20th Apr 2009
Posts: 430
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: Helles
I drive professionally and would never use a phone however it is wired. No call is that important. Pull over if necessary. True I am an old arse and remember the dark days before most people had a phone, never mind a mobile one but somehow we managed!


That's a load of rubbish!

Talking on the phone whilst driving, using a bluetooth connection to the car, is no dangerous than talking to a back seat passenger. And less dangerous than fiddling with the radio etc.

Credit some people with the ability to drive safely and talk at the same time.

This ban will never happen. next they will ban you from laughing whilst driving which is more of a distraction than talking.

Top
#872195 - 25th Apr 2014 3:21pm Re: 'Brake' calls for complete ban on phone use. [Re: ASE71]
j_demo Online   Know_it_all
Forum Addict

Registered: 4th Nov 2011
Posts: 1889
Loc: Wallasey/New Brighton
Originally Posted By: ASE71
Originally Posted By: Helles
I drive professionally and would never use a phone however it is wired. No call is that important. Pull over if necessary. True I am an old arse and remember the dark days before most people had a phone, never mind a mobile one but somehow we managed!


That's a load of rubbish!

Talking on the phone whilst driving, using a bluetooth connection to the car, is no dangerous than talking to a back seat passenger. And less dangerous than fiddling with the radio etc.

Credit some people with the ability to drive safely and talk at the same time.

This ban will never happen. next they will ban you from laughing whilst driving which is more of a distraction than talking.




amen!

it seems the road safety boffins think that nobody can do more than one thing at once anyway. bearing in mind driving is all about multi-tasking checking mirrors all the time, indicating, clutch/gear changes and all that. any ban on a handsfree kit is ridiculous and as i say, unenforceable.

as for Helles talking about driving professionally, from my experience of the road, 'professional' drivers are actually the worst around with zero care for anyone else on the roads.

Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
St Clare's Orphanage - Pantasaph
by diggingdeeper
5 minutes 57 seconds ago
Smacking Ban
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 06:54 PM
Crime And Violence
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 10:22 AM
Maltese Journalist Killed
by granny
18th Oct 2017 11:51pm
This bad?
by venice
18th Oct 2017 5:10pm
For Sale & Free
wanted liverpool v man united tickets
by moretonjeffo
13th Oct 2017 3:29pm
2005 CitroŽn Dispatch 8 seater
by anniebo28
9th Oct 2017 7:55pm
Vauxhall Astra 1.4, 57 plate, 110k miles
by lauren_lfc89
8th Oct 2017 9:59pm
Little mix Liverpool
by sean99789
8th Oct 2017 6:22pm
Wanted kitchen cupboard
by vw_kyle
7th Oct 2017 8:32pm
Featured Member
Registered: 21st Jun 2010
Posts: 999
Newest Members
Birkonian1, Craig19202, StephenCranny, Thunderball, johnjones420
12422 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
steviebyday (67)
New Wirral Info
St Clare's Orphanage - Pantasaph
by diggingdeeper
5 minutes 57 seconds ago
This bad?
by venice
18th Oct 2017 5:10pm
Burnt orange cushions? Yours?
by venice
16th Oct 2017 1:23am
Magenta, Thingwall
by granny
13th Oct 2017 3:58pm
Eastham country park
by alan128
13th Oct 2017 8:46am
News : New Topics
Smacking Ban
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 06:54 PM
Crime And Violence
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 10:22 AM
Maltese Journalist Killed
by granny
18th Oct 2017 11:51pm
ASB Bromborough
by catweazle
15th Oct 2017 4:02pm
missing woman from Liscard
by assassin
14th Oct 2017 10:18pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Ive gone all Russian!
by venice
15th Oct 2017 4:09pm
Whats Your Sexuality..NHS To Ask
by fish5133
15th Oct 2017 10:12am
Auto electrician for dash cams installation
by vampy1977
14th Oct 2017 7:27pm
Organ Donation
by granny
8th Oct 2017 9:53pm
Mx tv box
by GingerTom
8th Oct 2017 7:18pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Crime And Violence 174
Smacking Ban 113
St Clare's Orphanage - Pantasaph 0
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 7:49am
Sunset Fri 6:03pm
Local Time Fri 12:36am
WikiWirral Can . . . .