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Mobile phone warning road signs 'a UK first'

Not sure this rates as a Friday thread, but I found it a pretty useless idea.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-44771962

It should have a camera attached so it can capture who's driving. And anyway, the Mythbusters proved pretty conclusively that "hands free" talking on the phone was just as distracting as holding one to your ear. Mobile phones/mobile connections should be knobbled so they can't operate if you're travelling at more than a walking pace.
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Old 13.07.2018, 13:38
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Mobile phones/mobile connections should be knobbled so they can't operate if you're travelling at more than a walking pace.
what if your a passenger in the car, on bus, train etc etc would also have issues with connected cars too
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Re: Mobile phone warning road signs 'a UK first'

Tough luck. The world ran perfectly well before they were invented, it can do the same if people have to do without them for a little while. Poor babies.
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Re: Mobile phone warning road signs 'a UK first'

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Not sure this rates as a Friday thread, but I found it a pretty useless idea.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-44771962

It should have a camera attached so it can capture who's driving. And anyway, the Mythbusters proved pretty conclusively that "hands free" talking on the phone was just as distracting as holding one to your ear. Mobile phones/mobile connections should be knobbled so they can't operate if you're travelling at more than a walking pace.
So I am not allowed to call that I am almost there while sitting in the back of a cab?
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Tough luck. The world ran perfectly well before they were invented, it can do the same if people have to do without them for a little while. Poor babies.
We've always accepted that progress often comes with a cost, and by regulation tried to reduce this to an acceptable price, if nobody can call anymore while moving faster than 5km/ph how much would this save? And would it be worth it?

Cars given us a huge advantage and for that we pay with hundreds of deaths a year, yet nobody in his sane mind would tell us to stop using cars, we just find it acceptable for the pleasure and progress it brings us.
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Not sure this rates as a Friday thread, but I found it a pretty useless idea.
I agree. After all, if you're on the phone and driving the last thing you want is even more distractions.
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