Another failure to act and another serious "accident"

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London Boy
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Re: Another failure to act and another serious "accident"

Postby London Boy » Sat May 12, 2018 6:39 pm

BobtheBuilder wrote:More ads like this:




And higher penalties. I think phasing in suspension of licence is worth strong consideration. And driver re-education courses for offenders, rather than merely punitive measures.

Love that ad.

And yes, get caught using your mobile while driving should be an automatic licence suspension. Get caught second time and, once your (somewhat longer) suspension ends, back to being a P plater for you.

We - that includes the pollies - need to understand that a driver is in charge of some seriously dangerous machinery, and should regulate who gets to be a driver way harder than happens right now.

Scott_C
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Re: Another failure to act and another serious "accident"

Postby Scott_C » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:27 pm

The crash that spawned this thread has progressed to court with the driver pleading guilty and indicating she was distracted by trying to get her phone Bluetooth to sync with her stereo.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 50fza.html

The driver has been remanded in custody ahead of sentencing in a couple of weeks (which indicates that it is likely she will be receiving a custodial sentence).

human909
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Re: Another failure to act and another serious "accident"

Postby human909 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:03 pm

Even presuming a satisfactory sentence. Until the government shouts this loud and clear to the general public then nothing will change....

The public needs to know that mobile phone use kills, especially vulnerable road users. We need education campaigns in the same way as we approached speeding and drink driving.

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