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Old 04 April 2015, 09:02   #11
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How many motorists do you still see using mob phones whilst driving?

IMHO, it's not worth getting uptight about what others do, as annoying as it may be.

Use good practice yourself, and keep your loved ones as safe as you can.
Get out of my head!
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Old 04 April 2015, 09:23   #12
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To be honest when I'm tootling around pontoons looking for a place to dock I usually remove the kill cord from my leg so that I can react quickly without risking engine shutdown. But I am aware that to wear a killcord in these exotic places isn't considered cool.
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Old 04 April 2015, 18:18   #13
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How many motorists do you still see using mob phones whilst driving?

IMHO, it's not worth getting uptight about what others do, as annoying as it may be.

Use good practice yourself, and keep your loved ones as safe as you can.

I lost 2 family members in a car crash caused by a prick on a mobile phone. "getting uptight" is a feckin understatement to describe how i feel if i see some twat with a handheld phone while driving
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Old 04 April 2015, 20:16   #15
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I lost 2 family members in a car crash caused by a prick on a mobile phone. "getting uptight" is a feckin understatement to describe how i feel if i see some twat with a handheld phone while driving
Yup.

I spent 6 months unable to work a few years back because of the same-stupid woman sending a text message whilst driving at 60mph.She didn't even brake when she hit the back of a van. The pair of them locked together hit my vehicle.

She was still holding the phone with the half written message when I dragged her out of the smoking wreck.
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Yup.

I spent 6 months unable to work a few years back because of the same-stupid woman sending a text message whilst driving at 60mph.She didn't even brake when she hit the back of the van.
unfortunatley there's a lot of them about who choose to ignore the danger of using a phone in a vehicle. There is increasing evidence to suggest that hands free phone use is just as dangerous. My employer has banned the use of hands free whilst in control of a vehicle with the penalty of disciplinary action for those who ignore.
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Just got back from a holiday in Mauritius and the same there.
Went in December stayed in Calodyne on north coast

Yep, even the dive boat crew didn't use them or L/J's, the trim wasn't working on one of the engines which meant it had to be dropped manually by someone sitting on the transom whilst underway.
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Yes....I went out with our search and rescue crew 2 weeks back.
A couple returning to their sailboat in their dingy slipped and fell into the water.
No kill cord used, dingy circled and made 3 deep lacerations in the womans head. She is recovering, but it could have been far worse, and it could have been avoided.
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A good few years on and off with ribs and I have maybe wore the cord 3 times, generally if an 8 or above. Close a couple of times, but if you have no strength in your hands/thighs , then you should not be at sea.

7 years on fishfarm with open voeboats with twin 50's , and never. It would be too unsafe to wear the cord. Yes, 'unsafe'. Utterly ridiculous to make a song and safety dance, huh, safety dance, about it.



It is like safety belts in cars, deaths went down whilst long term injuries of being minced for the rest of your life went through the roof. As you might've done. But that's not the point.
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A good few years on and off with ribs and I have maybe wore the cord 3 times, generally if an 8 or above. Close a couple of times, but if you have no strength in your hands/thighs , then you should not be at sea.

7 years on fishfarm with open voeboats with twin 50's , and never. It would be too unsafe to wear the cord. Yes, 'unsafe'. Utterly ridiculous to make a song and safety dance, huh, safety dance, about it.



It is like safety belts in cars, deaths went down whilst long term injuries of being minced for the rest of your life went through the roof. As you might've done. But that's not the point.
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