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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:28 am
 


Title: B.C.'s distracted driving penalties more than triple starting today
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Posted By: Hyack
Date: 2017-06-21 00:04:19
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:28 am
 


Unfortunately I don't think this change in penalties is going to change anyone's behaviour with their cellphone useage. All it means is more out of their pocket when and if they are finally caught, charged and found guilty.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:45 am
 


Hyack wrote:
Unfortunately I don't think this change in penalties is going to change anyone's behaviour with their cellphone useage. All it means is more out of their pocket when and if they are finally caught, charged and found guilty.


It's a start thought. Perhaps if they start paying too much for distracted driving, they won't be able to afford a cellphone.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:50 am
 


True enough Hyack.

I also find more often these days you have to watch out for those who are distracted walkers. 8O Whether walking on a sidewalk or in a store I find myself dodging people who cannot walk a straight line because they are too busy looking down at their phones texting or surfing.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:52 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:
It's a start thought. Perhaps if they start paying too much for distracted driving, they won't be able to afford a cellphone.

Considering the ridiculous obsession cellphones have become most people will give up other things before giving up their phones! :lol:


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Strutz wrote:
True enough Hyack.

I also find more often these days you have to watch out for those who are distracted walkers. 8O Whether walking on a sidewalk or in a store I find myself dodging people who cannot walk a straight line because they are too busy looking down at their phones texting or surfing.


Had one of these the other day. Some numb bitch with her face in her phone decided to walk right behind my truck while I'm already in motion. I stopped in time but if anything had happened I would have been the only one in trouble. Not her, not even for choosing to walk behind a vehicle in motion, just me. :evil:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:57 am
 


Strutz wrote:
True enough Hyack.

I also find more often these days you have to watch out for those who are distracted walkers. 8O Whether walking on a sidewalk or in a store I find myself dodging people who cannot walk a straight line because they are too busy looking down at their phones texting or surfing.


All to true, people walking into windows, doors, poles and even pools, I've seen people actually stop in the middle of a crosswalk while talking on their cellphones :roll: .....


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:45 pm
 


Strutz wrote:
True enough Hyack.

I also find more often these days you have to watch out for those who are distracted walkers. 8O Whether walking on a sidewalk or in a store I find myself dodging people who cannot walk a straight line because they are too busy looking down at their phones texting or surfing.


Just drop your shoulder and brace. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:50 pm
 


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Strutz wrote:
True enough Hyack.

I also find more often these days you have to watch out for those who are distracted walkers. 8O Whether walking on a sidewalk or in a store I find myself dodging people who cannot walk a straight line because they are too busy looking down at their phones texting or surfing.


Just drop your shoulder and brace. :twisted:


Scott Steven's rules for oblivious pedestrians. :mrgreen:

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Hyack wrote:
Strutz wrote:
True enough Hyack.

I also find more often these days you have to watch out for those who are distracted walkers. 8O Whether walking on a sidewalk or in a store I find myself dodging people who cannot walk a straight line because they are too busy looking down at their phones texting or surfing.


All to true, people walking into windows, doors, poles and even pools, I've seen people actually stop in the middle of a crosswalk while talking on their cellphones :roll: .....

When I see somebody walking towards me looking at their phone, I just stop and brace for impact... the best is when their phone goes flying. :D


EDIT: Like SD said. :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:58 pm
 


raydan wrote:
When I see somebody walking towards me looking at their phone, I just stop and brace for impact... the best is when their phone goes flying. :D


EDIT: Like SD said. :oops:


Been there, done that, on more than one occasion, had one snarly little basturd turn around and wanted to fight.... :roll: :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:15 am
 


raydan wrote:
When I see somebody walking towards me looking at their phone, I just stop and brace for impact... the best is when their phone goes flying. :D


I usually am polite and hold doors open for people, but I've taken to actively closing doors on people if they are talking on their phones.

They weren't going to thank me anyhow, and I find that extremely rude.


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DrCaleb wrote:
raydan wrote:
When I see somebody walking towards me looking at their phone, I just stop and brace for impact... the best is when their phone goes flying. :D


I usually am polite and hold doors open for people, but I've taken to actively closing doors on people if they are talking on their phones.

They weren't going to thank me anyhow, and I find that extremely rude.

I can't stand when I am waiting in line in a store and the person in front of me is on the phone talking, instead of paying their bill. I had this one woman hold up her hand in front of my face with that "just a minute" mentality when I said something. Perhaps stores should start adding a 20% charge for distracted shoppers holding up the line. This phone crap is getting out of control.


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