Drivers on phones in France risk licence loss in 2019

Good! I see too many idiots on their phones. I even see delivery drivers and, the worse one of all, a bus driver with a bus full of people.

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Good, be good if Tailgaters were sorted too!

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Why do they do it… (phones/tail-gating) what is really so important that they risk not only their life but that of others… :zipper_mouth_face:

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People seem to think they are impervious. I guess it’s the “it won’t happen to me” attitude. Or they just don’t realise how dangerous these things are.

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I’m taking an immense pleasure to slow down when somebody snif the rear of my car !

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It does say that drivers will have to commit another offence at the same time before their licence is taken away. I’d rather it was taken away just for using the phone.

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Take their phone off them too and ceremoniously stamp on it at the roadside.
Won’t be able to use it after that… :grin:

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What about a ban on those people who smoke while driving ?
Fumbling a cigarette out of a packet while in ‘control’ of a car, reaching down for the lighter, flicking ash, or the cigarette end out of the window without checking there isn’t a motorbike coming alongside?
Also what happens if the burning end should drop off in their lap and they panic ?
Smoking as well as phoning while driving should be banned IMHO !

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Truck drivers watching DVDs …

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Dogs sitting on the driver’s lap, have seen no end of these :frowning:

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Putting some make up …

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Things hanging …
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Hanging your handbag on the choke knob… (showing my age now!)

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Smoking can be dangerous to your health in more ways than one… :thinking:

Gently driving round a bend… OH missed the ashtray, the cigarette fell down, his eyes followed its progress and the car sailed up a slope into a lamp post… going at under 30mph… car was a write-off and OH was shocked but uninjured. If he had been going faster… if there had been kids on the pavement… all that doesn’t bear thinking about… it could so easily have been ghastly…:zipper_mouth_face::anguished:

He never smoked in the car again (if he was driving) and finally managed to give up 20 years later…

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Wonder where he hangs his Christmas lights and tree :scream:

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Hum :thinking: could be a solution

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An interesting article about what is allowed or not in other countries
https://www.easyvoyage.com/actualite/tour-du-monde-des-lois-au-volant-70436

Having driven in Manilla in the Philippines the rules are clear. The bigger vehicule you have the more priority you have. Traffic lights are for sissies, driving with no lights is de rigour, swerving in and out of lanes is encouraged, and Jeepneys rule OK ! Toc tocs are to be ignored as are pedestrians :scream:

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Pretty similar in India. The most important piece of equipment on a vehicle was the horn!

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Bit like Italy ?

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