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Thread #165756   Message #3980019
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
03-Mar-19 - 09:00 AM
Thread Name: BS: Phone related traffic deaths
Subject: RE: BS: Phone related traffic deaths
In Australia we drive on the left. A few months ago I was waiting to get my trolley out of my friend's car from the the back seat, behind the driver as she has a child's seat on the left. As always I stand facing the oncoming traffic making sure the driver sees me, even tho no-one is going to hit the door as I open it.

A gi-normous car approaches driving straight as an arrow (cruise control?) Driver has his right hand on the wheel & his left arm is hidden below the dashboard (control panel) obviously holding a phone as his eyes never look up. He drives past & as the next driver has eyes forward & both hands on the wheel I open the door & get my trolley out.

This happened the same week a driver was fined lots of money & lost her licence after being caught on dashcam looking up & down, up & down, up & down etc, etc, a zillion times.

Use it Lose it campaign: Young men on mobiles behind bulk of serious accidents

Lest week I saw a cylist zipping thru peak hour traffic with mobile phone to their ear.

When I sold my car in 1978 I bought a shopping trolley & have use them ever since. Once the problem used to be folks chatting & not noticing my trolley ...