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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:27 am Post subject:
And if we can please bring this discussion back onto topic it would be appreciated! _________________ Darren Griffin - Editor I ran the 2013 London Marathon in support of the National Autistic Society see here.
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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:33 am Post subject:
Ah. I sit corrected; in my line of work (PSV driving), Diabetes, Heart Conditions, and a series of other medical conditions, are notifiable; I had assumed that the more serious ones were also notifiable to DVLA/DMG for car drivers as well. My mistake _________________ Roger, G1LIW
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A summary of the current legislation covering the use of mobile
It is illegal to drive a vehicle or ride a motorcycle while using a hand-held mobile phone. This also applies to any similar device (that must be held at some point) to:
• send or receive spoken or written messages or still or moving images
• access the internet
These devices include smart phones or Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs).
While driving, you must not use your hand-held mobile phone, smart phone or PDA:
• to make or receive calls
• to send or receive picture and text messages
• to access the internet
• when you're stopped at traffic lights
• when you're queuing in traffic
It’s also illegal to use a hand-held phone when supervising a learner driver or rider.
If you're an employer, you can be prosecuted if you ask your employees to make or receive calls while driving (cause or permit) .
You should only use your mobile phone in a vehicle if you:
• need to call 999 or 112 in response to a genuine emergency where it's unsafe or impracticable to stop
• are safely parked (but never stop on the hard shoulder of the motorway unless it’s an emergency)
• are a passenger
It’s not illegal to use hands-free phones, sat-navs (satellite navigation systems) and two-way radios while driving (BOYS IN BLUE / EMERGANCY SERVICES EXCEMPTION), but they can be a distraction.
You'll face the same penalties as using a phone if the police believe you’re not in proper control of your vehicle.
Joined: Dec 04, 2005 Posts: 21 Location: Rugeley, Staffs
Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:09 pm Post subject:
I seem to remember few years ago you used to see white cars with a horizontal red stripe been driven by people wearing a uniform I think they were called traffic police, I think they are all extinct now!!!!
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