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Re: Cameras
« Reply #15 on: 01.08. 2019 10:31 »

 
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Though I reckon if I had one and there was a bounty on cage drivers using phones, I'd make a fortune- maybe a handlebar mounted one on a swivel or something....but that's not much different to using a mobile device is it  *conf2* ?   saw a girl texting the other day with both hands on a freeway *bash* *bash* *bash*

My son has a CB in his van and I asked him if he could get nicked for using it while driving and he said NO, it's not illegal to use a CB but it is to use a phone.   *conf2*
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Re: Cameras
« Reply #16 on: 01.08. 2019 10:46 »
My son has a CB in his van and I asked him if he could get nicked for using it while driving and he said NO, it's not illegal to use a CB but it is to use a phone.   *conf2*

I'm not sure he is correct; I think you can get done for swigging a drink while driving. Anything that distracts you while driving could cause an accident. Drivers turning their head to speak to the passenger worry me.

I found this:

Q: A number of my van drivers use CB radios while driving. Does the law on using mobile phones include the use of CB radios?

A: Although the use of two-way radios while driving is not covered by the hand-held mobile phone regulations, there are more general rules you need to be aware of.

A driver could face prosecution while using the radio if its use caused a distraction or affected the standard of driving.

The offence of failing to have proper control of the vehicle is long-standing and may be used to deal with incidents where the driver has been distracted by any equipment, including CB radios.

The more serious offence of careless or dangerous driving, causing death by careless or dangerous driving is also available to prosecutors if the distraction can be shown.

As an employer, you could also face prosecution for causing or permitting these offences, or for breaching your duty of care and health and safety obligations, if safe use policies are not put in place.

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Re: Cameras
« Reply #17 on: 01.08. 2019 11:53 »
My son has a CB in his van and I asked him if he could get nicked for using it while driving and he said NO, it's not illegal to use a CB but it is to use a phone.   *conf2*

I'm not sure he is correct; I think you can get done for swigging a drink while driving. Anything that distracts you while driving could cause an accident. Drivers turning their head to speak to the passenger worry me.

I found this:

Q: A number of my van drivers use CB radios while driving. Does the law on using mobile phones include the use of CB radios?

A: Although the use of two-way radios while driving is not covered by the hand-held mobile phone regulations, there are more general rules you need to be aware of.

A driver could face prosecution while using the radio if its use caused a distraction or affected the standard of driving.

The offence of failing to have proper control of the vehicle is long-standing and may be used to deal with incidents where the driver has been distracted by any equipment, including CB radios.

The more serious offence of careless or dangerous driving, causing death by careless or dangerous driving is also available to prosecutors if the distraction can be shown.

As an employer, you could also face prosecution for causing or permitting these offences, or for breaching your duty of care and health and safety obligations, if safe use policies are not put in place.


Thanks for that GB, I'll let him know.
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Re: Cameras
« Reply #18 on: 01.08. 2019 12:06 »
i have not been to the pub *work* *work*not illegal to have a drink, which I know is as crazy as not having an MOT in some cases *beer*. my mate saw a copper driving a van having a drink and thought he would report him. the person whom he spoke to said it wasn't illegal *dunno*

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Re: Cameras
« Reply #19 on: 01.08. 2019 12:18 »

 Drivers turning their head to speak to the passenger worry me.


And me.
China and Brewer are the worst for doing that on Wheeler Dealers.
They must go for 20 or 30 yards without looking at the road once.
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Re: Cameras
« Reply #20 on: 01.08. 2019 12:26 »
Any way. Getting back on topic.
I've ordered this one, I'll let you know how it goes.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1080P-HD-Motorcycle-Camera-Motorbike-140-Camcorder-Video-Recorde-Dual-Lens-Cam/113778169461
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