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What do you make of this? http://www.birminghamupdates.com/on-...acted-drivers/
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If it works, it's all good to me.
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The police should not be filming tens of thousands of people without their knowledge to maybe catch people engaging in a very minor crime.
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The police should not be filming tens of thousands of people without their knowledge to maybe catch people engaging in a very minor crime.
I wouldn't class it as a minor motoring offence and neither do the police . Many people have been killed as a result of people using their mobile phones . It's also 6 points on your licence and rightly so . The police should do it a lot more and save even more lives .
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I wouldn't class it as a minor motoring offence and neither do the police . Many people have been killed as a result of people using their mobile phones . It's also 6 points on your licence and rightly so . The police should do it a lot more and save even more lives .
Its not a major crime. A major crime would be murder, rape, kidnap, gang and organized crime etc. Using your phone while driving is stupid and may cause an accident, but it is still pretyy minor in the scope of things.


I just dont think that law enforcement should be allowed to essentially engage in mass surveillance with no warrant and no oversight and no indication to the public that it is happening. Its not just about what works, it is about assessing whether living in a country where at any point in time you might be being filmed by the government (in addition to all the other shady surveillance methods we are subjected to) is something we think is acceptable.
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It's not a minor motoring offence . It's a serious motoring offence . It's punishable by six penalty points . Only drink driving and dangerous driving is deemed higher .It's not classed as a criminal offence however .No one needs a warrant to video or film in a public space especially the police . Warrants are only used in private dwellings . The only reason for someone to protest against this are those who have something to hide or try use their ethnicity as an excuse against minor motoring offences after clocking up many points .If you are law abiding then what have you got to hide ? The TV is full of such programs where motorists are stopped for a whole host of reasons and invariably most are either black or Asian drivers . The series are filmed in many areas ...but tend to be West Yorkshire in Leeds Bradford ...but also Luton due to the amount of car crimes comitted in these areas and London has also featured quite heavily over the years for obvious reasons as a hot spot for crime in general. Since the police have started to use body cams then there has been a significant reduction in complaints of racial bias and human rights complaints which as a result has meant a big increase in conviction for certain types of offences .Good news all round . Surveillance is the way forward as has been proved with instant recognition cameras in police vehicles that automatically flag up motoring offences for a whole host of reasons .
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Seems like a good idea - hope it catches on elsewhere. People talking on their mobiles are a major menace and it shouldn't really be a 'minor' offence, it ought to be classified with things like drink driving and driving whilst disqualified.
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