but will the law be enforcable or will these idiots just do what they do when speeding they know where the cameras are slow down and then speed off when they are past.
Well i am going to do my bit in stopping them when i am driving my bus and i see a driver using a mobile i will bump them, just a slight accident but because they are using the phone they are commiting an offence so the accident is there fault and i will then advise any passengers i have on the bus at the time to contact a no win no fee solicitor to sue the driver for any injuries they might have real or not.
So the idiot driver will be sued my passengers will make some money the solicitors will make money and i will be one happy bus driver.
Roll on the 1st and watch out you ignorant drivers.
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By the way, if you lot know where the cameras are, then you are very lucky. We don't. There are dozens hidden in all sorts of places and a lot of them are mobile. So it is possible to lose your licence in one afternoon, with an accumulation of fines, if you aren't careful.Also, now get this. Just say you run a red light-you would get a fine, right? Well-here, it has been decided you get two separate fines-one for the light, one for speeding. Fines are usually about $150 minimim each. Happy driving. Watch out for jake, the guardian of your morals.
Anyway, the fines here in the land of OZ, if we get caught using a mobile phone while driving is approx AU$260, but it looks like most would be law-breakers in your merry ole England will have to be on the lookout for angry bus drivers instead of the cops it seems...lol!
Now, I don't mean to spoil your little plan going on inside of that head of yours jake, but what REALLY could happen is this....you bump into the car, he/she drops the phone to get a grip of the steering wheel for control while saying ...."what the f...." and in the meantime, no-one else has seen this person on the mobile phone 'cept you of course.
So it will be your word against theirs, coz your passengers would be either day-dreaming, napping, talking, reading, or just gazing out the window at the horizon.
What other motorists will have seen and will testify to is that a bus seemed to have lost its pathway, and swerved into the next lane into a car that was innocently driving along.
Then you will be cross-examined if you fell asleep at the wheel, or lost consciousness or something.
It's never that simple as our minds would have us believe.
You know something....it might even be a lawyer you run into whose dad just so happens to be the judge at that court you will have to appear in.
Maybe you ought to just honk the horn and give them some hand gesture or some sort.
And Sherri is correct.....we have police cars snuggled in amongst little nooks & crannies, and hide-aways behind bushes, trees, driveways etc, with their speed camera pointed in your direction. At any place, at anytime.
Last night, about 10.00 pm, the police pulled over every car beside their booze bus, to do a breathaliser.
3 cars were pulled up off the road because of being over the legal limit with the alcohol reading, with the drivers having to find another way home. They will have to go to court, probably lose their licence, and get a hefty fine as well. Those days of a last drink with "one for the road" are long long gone.
The slogan here is that if you drink and drive, you're a bloody idiot.
What type of slogans are advertised in your country, and what do the police do in England for drunk drivers or speedsters?
Is it as tough as here in Oz?
With our open country roads etc, they make a fortune out of us......
Even if you are doing 64 kph in a 60 zone.....you're booked.
And the speed limit is being lowered all the time most places, like what used to be a good 70 kph with no dramas, is now a seemingly slow 60 kph.
It's all about revenue raising....that's what we reckon anyway.
'Bout time these yobs were put in their place.
But with fear of ageism from the youth on site
I used to play on the MARSDEN RATTLER when it worked between the lime kilns at Marsden and Westoe Colliery.
One of the things we did as kids was we used to put old pennies on the line and let the train flatten them and when we ran alongside the train the fireman would try to hit us with hot embers from the firebox or exhaust steam from the driving cylinders. He would be prosecuted now. Good fun at the time.
Danet not a train driver but have always been interested in all forms of propulsion/engines.
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Rattler.....I could just imagine these red hot embers being thrown at you boys for fun, and you would have been quick witted, so I am sure they never hit or burnt you....am I right? I hope not anyway hehe
But......you are correct, no-one can get away with anything outlandish like that these days. We are currently discussing about the differences in society now for our children as to when we were kids on another discussion board.
You are most welcomed to come and join in our Aussie site if you or anyone wishes....but be warned, there are various topics of all sorts, including the odd blue or two. And to think most of the folks on our board are mature age too....LOL!! So...come abroad and come on board
....excuse me again, my mobile phone is ringing........