Fri, 23 Nov 2012 7:00p.m.
This weekend will mark three years since using your phone while driving was illegal.
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30/11/2012 10:43:10 a.m.
The cell phone ban is irrational here is why. When cell phone use became commonplace there was not a “global” increase in traffic accidents and yet cell phone use is a causal factor in some crashes. This doesn't make sense, surely if cell phones can cause accidents why are there not proportionally more accidents since their introduction? The reason is that some people are less capable than others and will always crash their cars for one reason or another. Conversely this is why most people can drive and use their cell phone with no increase in risk.
29/11/2012 1:04:40 p.m.
Don't worry about what the police do - they have reason to talk while driving most likely. Come to Greenlane Auckland intersection of Gt South Road and Campbell Road, and the roundabout and onramp to the motorway by McDonalds - in a short space you will see nearly every 2nd person on a cellphone on with one on their lap. Not good - the penalties need to be tougher. People are not getting the message and they just don't care.
28/11/2012 11:14:17 a.m.
Take their license's away.
26/11/2012 7:27:04 p.m.
Txting drivers are the worst. I was assisting at a serious car crash and was nearly hit by a txting driver who didn't see the crash in the middle of a straight road. They also just missed the crashed vehicles, slowed down, but didn't stop.
26/11/2012 7:25:53 p.m.
paul riley wrote:
7 policemen were in south dunedin today.. all in the same block looking in on drivers.. what a waste.. why were they not scattered .. a waste of time and money . when they could be doing more important things.. like catching the "real ciminals"
26/11/2012 7:17:07 p.m.
I have seen police officers in their marked police cars texting while driving in South Dunedin on two seperate occassions. Lets hope that all is fair and everyone will get a ticket for breaking this rule?
26/11/2012 7:16:09 p.m.
Hi John please enlighten me on the mobile phone law. Is this ruling universal in this country or is it just the general public that aren't allowed to use mobiles while driving. I ask this because on many occasions I have seen police officers on their phones while driving please let me know what the ruling is on this issue. Thanks Heaps Teresa
26/11/2012 7:08:56 p.m.
I can't see the difference between talking on a cell phone while driving, & talking to a passenger while driving. More often than not, the Police officer turned to look at the passenger while talking. A cell phone user is not looking away from the road ahead. Talking & listening, is what they are both doing. Surely that will have to be banned also, don't you think?
26/11/2012 7:08:48 p.m.
Why should i pay attention to this new law when i have photo evidence of a police officer talking on a cell phone while driving not only once but twice ?
26/11/2012 7:05:43 p.m.
That's all very well for the police to target cell phone drivers. I spend a lot of time on the road, I have a hands free kit so live by the rules. Company policy! However I see so many cops breaking the law talking on there phones. Laughing and its clear to see its not police business!!! Fair cop I say. Police your own people too please!!!!
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