Another good reason for Brexit and getting rid of the un elected Euro nuts telling us what to do

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Another good reason for Brexit and getting rid of the un elected Euro nuts telling us what to do

Post by mysty » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:00 am

Hands free mobiles in cars could soon be illegal. Nothing to do with the EU making the rules but good old British Parliament.
It's not actually a bad idea but when will the British wake up to the fact they will always be told what you can and cannot do.
Even ATS tells me what go do sometimes. ☺

https://news.sky.com/story/mps-hands-fr ... g-11784156
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Re: Another good reason for Brexit and getting rid of the un elected Euro nuts telling us what to do

Post by elsie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:50 pm

I've just driven 6 hours to Dover and I noticed five French drivers using their mobile phones at 100km+! Two were talking and three with the phone resting on the steering wheel reading or writing messages. I wonder how many more there were?

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Re: Another good reason for Brexit and getting rid of the un elected Euro nuts telling us what to do

Post by jsks » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:53 pm

elsie wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:50 pm
I've just driven 6 hours to Dover and I noticed five French drivers using their mobile phones at 100km+! Two were talking and three with the phone resting on the steering wheel reading or writing messages. I wonder how many more there were?

There could have been several hiding in the boot.

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Re: Another good reason for Brexit and getting rid of the un elected Euro nuts telling us what to do

Post by FrenchForumSurvivor » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:15 pm

Let's ban GPS systems and radio/cd players at the same time, they can be equally distracting nuisances.
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Re: Another good reason for Brexit and getting rid of the un elected Euro nuts telling us what to do

Post by Gardengirl » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:18 pm

Perhaps passengers should be banned - they can be extremely distracting nuisances too.

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Re: Another good reason for Brexit and getting rid of the un elected Euro nuts telling us what to do

Post by FrenchForumSurvivor » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:22 pm

Gardengirl wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:18 pm
Perhaps passengers should be banned - they can be extremely distracting nuisances too.
Agreed, kids arguing in the back seats can be much more distracting than a hands-free phone.
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Re: Another good reason for Brexit and getting rid of the un elected Euro nuts telling us what to do

Post by Simonflys » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:22 pm

elsie wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:50 pm
I've just driven 6 hours to Dover and I noticed five French drivers using their mobile phones at 100km+!


And you knew they were French because?.....
I Never Did Mind About The Little Things.....
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Re: Another good reason for Brexit and getting rid of the un elected Euro nuts telling us what to do

Post by Aardvark » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:15 pm

Because they were doing 100km+ in an 80 limit, and tailgating. :lol:
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Re: Another good reason for Brexit and getting rid of the un elected Euro nuts telling us what to do

Post by b33jay » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:57 pm

mysty wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:00 am
Hands free mobiles in cars could soon be illegal. Nothing to do with the EU making the rules but good old British Parliament.
It's not actually a bad idea but when will the British wake up to the fact they will always be told what you can and cannot do.
Even ATS tells me what go do sometimes. ☺

https://news.sky.com/story/mps-hands-fr ... g-11784156

It's far too late and it will never work as enforcement is impossible. With phone in pocket and hands free controls on the steering wheel plod sees you talking - but to whom? You could say I talk to myself all the time or I was singing 'cos I'm happy.

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Re: Another good reason for Brexit and getting rid of the un elected Euro nuts telling us what to do

Post by bluebird » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:14 pm

It's just more supporting evidence for the introduction of autonomous vehicles, which I doubt would ever be as dangerous as humans. Even with the odd technological glitch ;)

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