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Excuses for being on the phone

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Post by thedupleman » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:18 pm

Police have revealed a sample of the various excuses they hear when motorists are caught using their mobile phones behind the wheel.

Surrey Police said officers have heard people blame "ranting" ex-wives, their bosses and even impending childbirth.

One driver admitted he missed a red light because he was busy talking on the phone, while another denied that he had made a call and said he was "only using the internet".

The long list of excuses have been published as part of the Drive SMART campaign, which is looking to cut down the number of drivers using mobile phones.

If caught using a phone while on the roads, drivers face paying a fine and picking up three penalty points, which could make their car insurance more expensive.

One driver even asked for help from the officer when he was pulled over, saying: "It was my ex-wife harassing me, can you speak to her?"

Meanwhile, another said it was his boss ringing to check where he was.

A father-to-be told officers he thought it might have been his pregnant wife telling him she was going into labour.

But one driver admitted that he is a regular offender, saying: "I am always using it. It's about time I got caught."

Kay Hammond, Surrey County Council's cabinet member for community safety, urged drivers to follow the advice of the Drive SMART initiative and avoid being put in this situation.


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Post by kingki » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:26 am

Is it just me but are the replies to this post in Russian
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Post by Shel » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:43 am

And there are moves afoot to at least double the fine in the very near future

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Post by thedupleman » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:57 am

I see no Russian ?
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Post by Lukeyfc1212 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:01 am

They shouldn't double the fine though. They should ban you for life. Like a lot of other things with driving should receive instant ban. Why should anyone deserve to be on the road when they are happy to break the law and put others lives in danger?

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Post by Lukeyfc1212 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:02 am

And I also see no Russian :confusion-shrug: :icon-lol:

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Post by kingki » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:15 am

thedupleman wrote:I see no Russian ?
Been a couple post that appeared to be Russian when I try read them will try get a screen shot to show you
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Post by Lexo » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:21 am

There were some spammers by the looks of it in the log. Sorted now though
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Post by kingki » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:23 am

Lexo wrote:There were some spammers by the looks of it in the log. Sorted now though
Cheers Lexo was starting think I was losing my mind
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Post by adamski » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:58 am

Folk using the phone whilst driving REALLY wind me up TBH

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Post by Rod Panhard » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:04 pm

I know a guy who when this law first came out used to drive around holding a mars bar to his ear just to wind up the police. They would stop him and try to do him for being on the phone and he would insist they must be wrong because he does not own a mobile phone.
I think he stopped it when the police got fed up searching his car and never finding a phone so eventually did him for driving without due care and attention.

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Post by GazYorkshire » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:11 pm

I remember that woman who got fined for eating an apple while driving.
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Post by Rod Panhard » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:15 pm

There was also the guy who got fined for sneezing who took his hand off the wheel to cover his mouth.

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Post by GazYorkshire » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:23 pm

Rod Panhard wrote:There was also the guy who got fined for sneezing who took his hand off the wheel to cover his mouth.
I haven't heard that one - that's just ridiculous :icon-lol:
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