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Six month ban for using phone as satnav for 8 seconds?, Another misleading Mail headline
Redivi
post Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 07:18
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Thought this might be a contrast with the Jimmy Carr defence that he was using the phone to record jokes

Turns out that it's a totting up ban
She had nine points and was holding the phone in both hands

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-65...king-phone.html
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post Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 08:23
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Sounds reasonable, 9 points already, the further 6 made her a totter and they decided the exceptional hardship plea wasn't good enough.

Not that it should but I wonder if the fact she was so cavalier in her driving played a part as well.


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post Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 08:59
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so needs a taxi now, laugh.gif
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post Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 09:07
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So not charged with using phone - maybe because the law is so wooly if not caught using it to talk?

She admitted one count of being a driver not in a position to have proper control of a vehicle.


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post Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 09:31
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Given what she and her plastic surgeon hubby must rake in between them, I would have thought they could afford to hire a full-time driver for 6 months and have zero impact on her commitments, if it was really such a problem for her to use taxis. The time for her to worry about her patients and her kids' extra-curricular activities was when she was on 9 points. As it is her exceptional hardship arguments sound about as convincing as Katie Price's were when she was banned yesterday - an unflattering comparison if ever there was one.


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The irony with the delectable (/s) Ms Price's case is she will almost certainly soon be starting a 12 month (at least) ban for drink driving....

I didn't think Katie's argument was strictly EH as she wasn't totting, but yes her arguments are about as flakey.

If I were Mrs Vesley (the doc) I think I'd be more concerned at being compared to Katie P than at a 6 month driving ban!


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post Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 12:00
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QUOTE (The Rookie @ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 11:25) *
The irony with the delectable (/s) Ms Price's case is she will almost certainly soon be starting a 12 month (at least) ban for drink driving....

Ah,but it was perfectly logical to try to avoid a ban this time, because after all she's pleading not guilty to the drunk in charge allegation! It'll be fascinating to hear what her defence to that one is, having reportedly been found sitting inside her smacked-up pink Range Rover and blowing twice the prescribed limit. wacko.gif


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post Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 12:11
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Her defence is apparently a denial that she was the driver

Can't wait to hear the explanation
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QUOTE (Fredd @ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 12:00) *
…….. It'll be fascinating to hear what her defence to that one is, having reportedly been found sitting inside her smacked-up pink Range Rover and blowing twice the prescribed limit. wacko.gif


Breathalyser misreading due to surfeit of silicon in her ??
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post Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 12:40
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QUOTE (peterguk @ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 09:07) *
So not charged with using phone - maybe because the law is so wooly if not caught using it to talk?

She admitted one count of being a driver not in a position to have proper control of a vehicle.

I think she escaped lightly, after 8 seconds with her eyes off the road.

In 2001 Dr Thomas Munch-Peterson was jailed, when it was held that not looking at the road for 1.96 seconds constituted dengerous driving. This was upheld at appeal.
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QUOTE (Redivi @ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 12:11) *
Her defence is apparently a denial that she was the driver

Unless the keys were missing, that's not going to be much of a help when the allegation is being drunk in charge.

QUOTE (666 @ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 12:40) *
I think she escaped lightly, after 8 seconds with her eyes off the road.

There must have been quite a bit of doubt about that given that they couldn't actually see her eyes, and I'm sure the charges would have been a lot more more serious if they could prove it.


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QUOTE (Fredd @ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 13:02) *
QUOTE (666 @ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 12:40) *
I think she escaped lightly, after 8 seconds with her eyes off the road.

There must have been quite a bit of doubt about that given that they couldn't actually see her eyes, and I'm sure the charges would have been a lot more more serious if they could prove it.

Even if the facts were that she was half glancing her phone and half glancing the road ahead, to not pay full attention to the road for 8 seconds, at 50 mph, is frankly quite scary.


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