texting and driving

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waremark
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Re: texting and driving

Postby waremark » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:08 pm

"Driving while using a phone is one of the ‘fatal four’ driving offences, along with speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and drink or drug driving, for a very good reason: it can devastate lives."

Said the investigating officer.

I believe those factors are responsible for only a small proportion of serious accidents.

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akirk
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Re: texting and driving

Postby akirk » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:19 am

waremark wrote:"Driving while using a phone is one of the ‘fatal four’ driving offences, along with speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and drink or drug driving, for a very good reason: it can devastate lives."

Said the investigating officer.

I believe those factors are responsible for only a small proportion of serious accidents.


correct, they are not as statistically significant as suggested, however they are perhaps the most significant of causes that can be measured / observed / dealt with...

far more difficult to deal with emotional issues in a driver / lack of observation / tiredness / etc.

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Re: texting and driving

Postby sussex2 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:39 am

The majority of collisions are caused by ordinary people who are not drugged/drunk or texting or speeding (in their opinion).

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Re: texting and driving

Postby Horse » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:42 am

sussex2 wrote:The majority of collisions are caused by ordinary people who are not drugged/drunk or texting or speeding (in their opinion).


IIRC the majority survive until non-vehicular-involved death without having taken any post-test training . . . ;)
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