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    This probably seems like a dumb question, but I've always wondered it. How do they change gear, steer and hold a phone to the ear at the same time?

    It's not like they all use handsfree sets or all drive automatics considering that most people in the UK drive manuals and the fact that I always see them holding a phone to the ears.
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    By letting go of the wheel and shifting. So they're mostly driving with their left hand and talking with their right one.
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    (Original post by SillyEddy)
    By letting go of the wheel and shifting. So they're mostly driving with their left hand and talking with their right one.
    Isn't that pretty dangerous?
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    (Original post by Ice Constricter)
    Isn't that pretty dangerous?
    Why do you think it's illegal to use your phone whilst driving...
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    Maybe using their shoulder to hold the phone?
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    (Original post by Arron17)
    Why do you think it's illegal to use your phone whilst driving...
    ....and it was only passed into legislation a few years ago, you'd think they would have done it sooner.
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    (Original post by Ice Constricter)
    ....and it was only passed into legislation a few years ago, you'd think they would have done it sooner.
    Wouldn't they be driving without due care anyway?
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    (Original post by Ice Constricter)
    ....and it was only passed into legislation a few years ago, you'd think they would have done it sooner.
    "It has been illegal to use a hand held mobile phone while driving since December 2003."
    http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice...le-phones.html

    Mobile phones weren't even as widespread as they are now.
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    (Original post by pjm600)
    Wouldn't they be driving without due care anyway?
    Yeah they would. But in the same token, listening to loud music can also be classed as driving without due care and attention, but I doubt anyone would call that illegal.
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    (Original post by Ice Constricter)
    Isn't that pretty dangerous?
    I don't think they do to be safe!
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    (Original post by SillyEddy)
    I don't think they do to be safe!
    Yep, they think they're invincible behind the wheel.
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    (Original post by Ice Constricter)
    ....and it was only passed into legislation a few years ago, you'd think they would have done it sooner.
    It's been illegal to use a phone for years before (and after) the specific legislation came into force.

    That legislation didn't really change anything, other than making it a specific offence.

    Indeed, even now Police will issue tickets/summons for driving on the phone under the 'old' (but still in force) legislation.
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    Easiest way is to put the phone on speaker and have it on your seat.
 
 
 
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