UK Detecting Drivers' Cell Phone Usage

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  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    I would much rather be on the road with a dozen folks that just downed a 12 pack rather than 12 that were texting for sure.
     
  2. EVIL-SCOTSMAN

    EVIL-SCOTSMAN [H]ardness Supreme

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    am thinking this is wtf shite, single white female in a car, getting chased by isis down the motorway, passes unmarked cop car with phone power on the hard shoulder, will they fuk her for a 999 call ?

    Wtf cunts

    will now troll cops

    This can never work, nearly ever car has built in hands free phone powers, so how dafuq do they differentiate ?

    Getting chased by isis was actually her playing outrun against a cop car full of paki’s. The cops on the hard shoulder were actually trying to spike her wheels.
     
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  3. Liver

    Liver [H]ardness Supreme

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    Me too. That way no one could say shit to me without being a hypocrite.
     
  4. Hallucinator

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    This is a gray area which gonna be unsolvable. Brilliant idea yet so silly.

    Best short advice for this: Don't while driving.
     
  5. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

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    A 12 pack of Coors Light or 12 pack of Lost Abbey Angel’s Share :D
     
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    With some luck those will panel will be super bright and blind you at night too!

    Some screen were installed at nearly every small town/village entrance in my area that show how fast you're going (right before the speed limit change) in an very obnoxious way.
    During the day they are already bright and annoying but at night they are blinding bright, extremely annoying and kinda dangerous imo.
    Most of them are also placed to far out of the town entrance and will ask you to slow down before you even get to that panel warning you that speed limit change is coming soon.
     
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    slunge Limp Gawd

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    Disagree - i commute by motorbike in the UK in to London, and passing between cars daily i see easily 5+ people every 1 hour journey on the phone.... half of those people are drifting between lanes, not moving properly with traffic or just plain being stupid. Sure there will always be idiots, but give those people a phone on top and they are a danger to all on the road. Im all for peoples freedom to do whatever they like, but not at the expense of other peoples safety on the roads.
     
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    c3k [H]ard|Gawd

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    Reading this while driving in to work. Thumb typing my response while the retards on the road around me delay my day. No need for hands free. My skills are such that I a
     
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  9. Joust

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    Well-played, sir.
     
  10. dangerouseddy

    dangerouseddy Gawd

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    well it sounds good in theory although it will detect anybody in the vehicle using a phone, might work well in practice or maybe not.
     
  11. Dr. Righteous

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    I ordered a forward facing camera to add to my head unit so I could record what is going on in front of me. Couple weeks ago there was a car swerving all over the road like they were drunk. When I pass them i saw the woman driving was texting and not even looking where she was going. Idiots like that are going to get themselves killed and take wipe out other drivers at the same time.
     
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    Next step will be the photo, like they use to ticket people who go through eazypass lanes without paying; the photo will collect the plate, frontal face pick of the driver on a cell phone, time and date. Then they just send the ticket, and you have to prove that you aren't the one driving your car at that particular time. It's coming to a freeway near you. The easypass cameras are already there. Wouldn't be much additional cost to set them up to do cell phone activity monitoring, considering the windfall that would come in from the tickets until the public stopped doing it. At first it will be easy to simply not call when you go through an easypass lane. But then they can simply mount the cameras onto any over the road signs, and drivers would be totally oblivious to being photographed.
     
  13. PaulP

    PaulP Gawd

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    Or Dragon's Milk. 12 of those and you won't be able to even find your car.
     
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  14. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Probably why many of these sorts don't come in packs of 12 :D
     
  15. Derfnofred

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    Not in the UK and I'm my own motor for my bike, but I agree 250%. Cell phones and cars here are infinitely more prevalent than 5+ per hour. It's awful. And that's on top of the road rage.

    Also given cell phone communication is regulated to specific bands of frequencies, it's clear they're scanning for those. It'll be a lot trickier with VoLTE to discern.
     
  16. PaulP

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    The price would be probably be as prohibitive as well; a 4-pack around here is around $10.
     
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    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

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    We're pretty spoiled in the Seattle area for good beer. There are more good craft breweries than I can count, and even a lot of ones that I'd put in the exceptional class. My wife was a bar tender for a place that had 36 on tap at all times of rotating locals. The unfortunate (well, actually probably fortunate... ...for my belly :D ) thing is I haven't been in the mood for beer at all lately. I've been more into wines again, and whiskeys and cigars. (the "slimmer" ways to damage one's health :D )
     
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    A good single-malt with a cigar, now that's my idea of great time. Guess I'm getting old. :nailbiting:
     
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  19. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Indeed! Excellent combo. I've got some British friends that we see nearly yearly, and they always bring me really nice Cuban cigars. Other cigars are catching up a bit, but a good Cuban is still an absolute delight.

    It's funny. I suppose I'm getting oldish (41) but I actually don't feel any older than I have since my 20s. Good thing I suppose. My tastes have changed and refined over the years, but that's about it. We just went on vacation to Play del Carmen, and went on a cool excursion with zip-lines, cliff jumping, and a touch of rappelling. I was still one of the only people who'd jump off the cliffs, climb, dive, etc. There was one other guy on the trip that was doing the same things. The rest were not. :D My oldest daughter did jump off of two of them though, so that was cool.
     
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