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Not So Smart!!

Using a smart watch whilst driving will be treated by Police in the same way as using a mobile phone.
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Re: No So Smart!!

What if you just looked at it to see, er, what time it is  Undecided

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Re: No So Smart!!

I guess they could check what you were looking at it for. Wink
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Quote from: artmo
Using a smart watch whilst driving will be treated by Police in the same way as using a mobile phone.
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Well, according to what I see around here..... that will mean.........










absolutely naff all .
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Re: Not So Smart!!

I agree with you, there, shutter.
From my observations the biggest culprits round here are van drivers and females on the school run - crazy people!

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Re: Not So Smart!!

And you never see anyone being stopped by the Police either Sad
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well in fairness to the plod they would have to fill out 3 forms in triplicate + take a trip back to the station to update the PNC so what should be a simple 5 minute stop and summons issue actually takes them around an hour in nonsense so unless there bored most of them don't bother with it
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Re: Not So Smart!!

Allow the police to shoot people  using the iWatch while driving. No messy paperwork and a powerful deterrent for posers.
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you should post that to shrek once he becomes the all powerfull leader in a week (let him finish eating his celebratory porridge with salt and drinking his whisky first) I'm sure it would improve the roadsaftey of the newly formed state that isn't a signatory of the Geneva conventions and has the opportunity to implement any laws he sees fit once all the dictates from Westminster become invalid and he's free to change toss out or create any law he sees fit  Wink
its going to be a socialist EUtopia well until  the first Russian runs into the town square and his mates nominate him to be the new leader and then he rings his buddy in the kremlin and begs for help securing his country from the western threat ......
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Re: Not So Smart!!

Since the mobile phone law was introduced on the 1st of December 2003 I have personally seen ONE motorist pulled over for the offence.
I'm inclined to believe that this was one law destined to be completely ignored by many who previously used a phone while driving and saw no problem with it.
As for information on a Smart Watch, I would have to find my glasses first so would most likely consider it not worth the effort.
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That's one more than me Strat. If a law is unenforceable it should not be introduced irrespective of the good intentions. It makes a mockery of the law and lawmakers.
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Quote from: nanotm
you should post that to shrek once he becomes the all powerfull leader in a week
He wont be a leader at least not yet anyway. Really you should try harder.
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If they want any revenues from the fines, then they may have a purge on, like speeding etc
However I have only seen it twice & no convictions that I am aware of, so guess they scrapped the purge on it
That said
Wont be an issue when driverless vehicles take over
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That's one more than me Strat.

He was tailgating me as he phoned.
He was so busy concentrating on his call he didn't see the police car pulling alongside him.
What he did see was me laughing in my rear view mirror as he looked right and said "oh shit"
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Wont be an issue when driverless vehicles take over
Could be.  Overloaded in-car computers trying to drive the car, work out sat nav routing and answer the phone all at the same time.
Depending on the architecture: it could be one computer failing to multi-task properly, or several failing to network properly.