From: Conor on
In article <44e21ea9$0$1861$db0fefd9(a)>, DieSea says...

> The only time I tailgate is when I'm in a queue and doing 5 miles an hour then its
> 10 feet behind.
Yet you seem to think you're a good driver despite being a fully paid
up member of the Middle Lane Owners Club.


"No trilogy should have more than four books" - Arthur C. Clarke
From: Conor on
In article <1hk4pse.1glnztj1b7prgfN%steve(a)>, SteveH

> I think you'll find that *most* motorcyclists treat NSL signs as a 'GLF'
> [1] sign, but will happily obey 30/40/50 mph limits.
My observation too although I've seen many obeying the NSL lately which
has come as quite a shock. Maybe there's a fair few that are 3 points
from a ban.


"No trilogy should have more than four books" - Arthur C. Clarke
From: Conor on
In article <%ppEg.50277$Ca.27448(a)>, Steve

> Police dont use 2 way radios and so are covered by the regulations. 2-way
> radios are so defined by the name, they send and recieve data/voice between
> 2 radios, ie the ones you buy for your kids while out camping.


"No trilogy should have more than four books" - Arthur C. Clarke
From: Simon Finnigan on
MrBitsy wrote:
> R. Mark Clayton wrote:
>> "Brimstone" <brimstone(a)> wrote in message
>> news:S66dnUVH7su3KnzZRVny2g(a)
>>> R. Mark Clayton wrote:
>>>> "David Taylor" <davidt-news(a)> wrote in message
>>>> news:slrnee3bjl.s06.davidt-news(a)
>>>>> On 2006-08-15, R. Mark Clayton <nospamclayton(a)>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Well they could always start by issuing themselves with FPN's
>>>>>> whenever they
>>>>>> use their push to talk half duplex personal radios while driving
>>>>>> and it isn't an emergency - but oops I forgot it is one law for
>>>>>> them and another law for the rest of us see:-
>>>>> Er, no. As you quoted below it is the same law for them and us.
>>>>> It is entirely legal for a police officer to use a two-way radio
>>>>> whilst driving, just as it is entirely legal for _you_ to use a
>>>>> two-way radio whilst driving.
>>>> Unless it just happens to be a mobile phone.
>>>> The upshot is that the police use two way half duplex radio
>>>> (therefore you have to press to talk) all the time, whereas if you
>>>> use your full duplex radio phone the very same police officer who
>>>> has just PNC'ed your vehicle over the radio while following you
>>>> will give you a ticket.
>>> And?
>> Hypocrisy brings the law into disrepute and leads to it not being
>> respected. If a TC stops someone and tells them how dangerous it is
>> to use their mobile when driving (while giving them a bill for 60),
>> how seriously are they going to take this when they saw the TC in
>> their mirror talking on his radio just a moment before they were
>> pulled over?
> A good example of how ignorant so many drivers are.
> For your benefit; Mobile phone conversations have nothing to do with
> the task at hand. Much brain power is taken up with images of the
> conversation being discussed. Calls are constant and can take a great
> deal of time.

Apparently this ISN`T the main reason mobile calls take so much
concentration, more than speaking to a passenger. A study I heard about
(and this seems very believeable to me) reckoned that it`s because on a
mobile conversation there are tiny bits missing. Tiny silences that the
brain subconciously has to figure out what was said and meant. It`s this
extra burden that causes the main problem, rather than the thinking about
what to say side of the conversation

> Two way radio conversation between police and control, are pre-learnt
> short phrases. They are talking about the task in hand, so require
> much less concentration.

And they are trained to do both things at once, at high speed. An extreme
example would be a fighter pilot (admittedly they get a tad more training
than a traffic copper :-) ). They can handle many more sources of
information at the same time than a non-trained person can.

From: Tony Raven on
Simon Finnigan wrote on 16/08/2006 16:42 +0100:
> That`s much better than my reply. How can people be so stupid and
> unobservant as to not notice an empty motorway lane to their left? Scary
> scary scary!!!!

Not as scary as when they don't notice a full lane to their right and do
the usual "give way I'm pulling out whether there is space or not" signal


"Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using
his intelligence; he is just using his memory."
- Leonardo da Vinci
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