Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

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Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby ekib » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:45 pm

Last night on aroundabout I was cut off by a gentleman driving a ute whilst talking on a hand held mobile phone. :(

He seemed very skillful as he was able to turn right at this roundabout, driving with only his left hand and without interrupting his phone conversation.

(I always half expect drivers to to give way on this roundabout, so no real harm done.)

I may have glared at the driver as he sailed past.
I also noticed the number plates were from Victoria.

These incidents happen rather quickly so I don't get time to memorize number plates or take photos.

So I guess my question is; "What do other cyclists do when faced with these type of incidents?" :?:

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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby Missy24 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:49 pm

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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby Missy24 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:50 pm

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Postby Missy24 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:51 pm

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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby uncle arthur » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:25 pm

Find a bridge?
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby m@ » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:27 pm

LOL

Pretty much sums it up - not much you can do. If you got the plates you could report it to the cops - and if it was a slow news day they might even bother phoning the driver, but very unlikely unless the cops witnessed it themselves or the driver actually hit you. And even then...

My usual response is to hold my hand up to my ear in the universal 'talking on the phone' gesture and mouth "w*nker", which will probably get me bashed or run over someday... :|

On the upside there seems to be a bit of an effort by the cops to crack down on drivers using mobile phones, though I note it's still perfectly legal to eat a hamburger while weaving across three lanes at 110Kmph as I saw on the weekend :roll:
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby Missy24 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:34 pm

Tell someone who cares
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby m@ » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:21 pm

Missy24 wrote:Tell someone who cares

Can't - my mum stopped taking my calls :cry:
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby Mister Tahwa » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:03 pm

Ekib, call them on doog kufs, then move on
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby mikedufty » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:10 pm

I saw an L plater doing it last week, at least she was only doing 30kph.
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby The Womble » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:31 pm

You could always whip out the mobile and call the cops while giving chase
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby uncle arthur » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:25 pm

m@ wrote:
Missy24 wrote:Tell someone who cares

Can't - my mum stopped taking my calls :cry:


Apparently there are help lines that receive money to care - and they're Freecall so you don't even need the $0.40 anymore.
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby russellgarrard » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:38 am

Tell my mates down at the local station :P
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby trailgumby » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:34 am

Knock on the window at the next set of lights and ask them to end the call and concentrate* on what they're doing.

*Sometimes strong language has been involved.
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:02 pm

One of these on yer back?
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Womble ol' son, could you design this into a jersey? I'd buy...
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:06 pm

ekib wrote:
So I guess my question is; "What do other cyclists do when faced with these type of incidents?" :?:

Ekib.



Keep riding. You'll see another one tomorrow, and the next day.....
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby m@ » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:15 pm

you cannot be sirrus wrote:Keep riding. You'll see another one tomorrow, and the next day.....

They say it's the one you don't see that gets ya...
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby The Womble » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:34 pm

Mulger bill wrote:One of these on yer back?
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Womble ol' son, could you design this into a jersey? I'd buy...

Hmmm *chin scratch...
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby The Womble » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:36 pm

You got any for applying makeup/eating hot food/reading maps/operating satnavs/readjusting to aleviate moose knuckles/etc?
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby Wayfarer » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:06 pm

maybe he'd drive better with that phone shoved up his (AT)$$
What are these salesmen peddling?
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby scotto » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:18 am

Missy24 wrote:Complain on forums



I would like to nominate Missy's reply ( or replies) for the 2010 Inaugural Reply of The Year Awards.

i might have to make a new thread on this matter actually!
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby WyvernRH » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:41 pm

m@ wrote:On the upside there seems to be a bit of an effort by the cops to crack down on drivers using mobile phones, though I note it's still perfectly legal to eat a hamburger while weaving across three lanes at 110Kmph as I saw on the weekend :roll:


Actually eating while driving is illegal (at least in NSW). I can't remember exactly what the charge is, something like 'improper control of a motor vehicle'.
Never heard of anyone being booked tho'
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Re: Car Drivers + Mobile Phones

Postby orbeas » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:46 pm

uncle arthur wrote:
m@ wrote:
Missy24 wrote:Tell someone who cares

Can't - my mum stopped taking my calls :cry:


Apparently there are help lines that receive money to care - and they're Freecall so you don't even need the $0.40 anymore.

no you dont need 40c to youse a public phone, ya need 50c to ring somone that cares :P
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