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Driver sued by company over accident 21 Oct 2021 17:21 #227039

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He will have to give up truck driving & try some other employment to pay his big bill

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Driver sued by company over accident 21 Oct 2021 19:09 #227045

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Saw a bumper sticker once and have tried to get on ever since. Simply said:
"COULD YOU DRIVE ANY BETTER WITH THAT PHONE UP YOUR ARSE."
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Driver sued by company over accident 21 Oct 2021 19:19 #227046

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The only issue with disabling phones completely while the car is running is how they are used by businesses today. No longer do tradesmen have company radios in the vans - everything is done on the phone. All of Otis' vehicles have bluetooth connections, so (theoretically) no need to look at the phone while driving to answer it - it comes up on the radio. I believe most trade-type businesses operate this way. Some of us receive emergency calls during the day; in my case, people stuck in lifts. These calls need to be taken immediately and can be, all without looking at, or touching the phone.
Texting while driving, on the other hand - probably about the most dangerous thing you could do.

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Driver sued by company over accident 21 Oct 2021 19:52 #227047

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Doesn't change the fact you are a menace on the road. All it needs is an alert beep that you have an incoming call. Thirty seconds to pull over and answer the call might save somebody's life. It would take no time at all for the telephone people to produce an answer service to automatically answer a call saying "The person called is currently driving and aware of your call and will contact you as soon as possible "

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Driver sued by company over accident 21 Oct 2021 20:42 #227051

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"Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those that matter...
don't mind...
And those that mind....
don't matter." -
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Driver sued by company over accident 21 Oct 2021 20:55 #227053

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Driver sued by company over accident 21 Oct 2021 21:25 #227055

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The only issue with disabling phones completely while the car is running is how they are used by businesses today. No longer do tradesmen have company radios in the vans - everything is done on the phone. All of Otis' vehicles have bluetooth connections, so (theoretically) no need to look at the phone while driving to answer it - it comes up on the radio. I believe most trade-type businesses operate this way. Some of us receive emergency calls during the day; in my case, people stuck in lifts. These calls need to be taken immediately and can be, all without looking at, or touching the phone.
Texting while driving, on the other hand - probably about the most dangerous thing you could do.

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End of the day some one stuck in a lift isnt a emergency, they are going no where, they are safe

If the government are fare dinkum about phones in cars all the jobs you described would just go back to the way they were before phones

Not having a go at you, just saying it like it is, it can be done as it was done for many many years

Paul
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Driver sued by company over accident 21 Oct 2021 21:46 #227057

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I agree with the phones not being allowed to used when driving except for the bluetooth connection use as a phone call only. I find them quite safe to use to receive calls. If I need to make a call then I pull over.
This brings me to ask about the use of UHF radios while driving. There was an interesting conversation on the radio the other day about how it is illegal to hold a phone and talk into it and be fined if caught but is ok to use a UHF radio. What is the difference?
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Driver sued by company over accident 21 Oct 2021 22:04 #227058

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On one of the reality cop shows (NSW?) anyhoo ,cops book a van driver for using a phone ,.....about 10 minutes later ,they see him again using a phone .......pull him over again ...he says ...this one is OK ,its my work phone.
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Driver sued by company over accident 21 Oct 2021 22:24 #227061

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Jarrod
Saw a good one a while back old mate riding along on his motorbike left hand up and centre texting away
Maybe not as deadly for others road users but it would make a mess that some poor bugger would have to clean up

Cheers Bluey
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