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BBC common driving distractions, such as using a teapot...

Discussion in 'General' started by Shadow_101, 9 Jan 2008.

  1. Shadow_101

    Shadow_101 Mudkips.

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    • Tuning in radio/playing CDs
    • Conversations with passengers
    • Retrieving items such as purses/wallets from back seat
    • External distractions such as billboards or pedestrians
    • Children sat on back seats
    • Mobile phone use and conversation, even hands free
    • Lighting cigarettes
    • Eating at the wheel or using items like teapots
    • Shaving or applying make-up
    • DVD players or televisions

    BBC News Story

    I can just see myself now pouring a pot of earl gray at the wheel....
     
  2. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    What's the point of cupholders if you've no teapot? You're not one of those naff people who use tea-bags, are you? :eyebrow:
     
  3. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    while shaving.

    who said men can't multitask though? Honestly!
     
  4. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    To be honest I usually find the kettle to be more of a distraction then my in-car teapot.
     
  5. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    kettle modding to plug into the 12v
     
  6. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    A kettles all well and good but it quickly over powers the demisters, no wonder people crash.
     
  7. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    i just use the microwave. it also makes a great supporting surface for my fax machine.
     
  8. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    I find that mild conversations help while driving. Keeps your brain alert and responsive rather than divide your attention.
     
  9. johnnyboy700

    johnnyboy700 Minimodder

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    Maybe this might help explain why there are so many awful drivers on the roads, their too busy catching up on their favourite films & TV shows or whipping up breakfast whilst driving along. I can just see the ads now on the Teleshopping channels on Sky, an in car griddle for cooking a full fry up with optional cup warmer and mini micowave for heating the beans. Plus for the healthy option, an in-car George Forman grill to eat healthy and stay healthy whilst on the move and avoid that awful service station greasy fry-up.

    The amount of people on the roads these days who seem to think that the actual business of driving is about six or seventh on the list of things to do whilst on the road is just horrifying, there are times I'm amazed that there aren't more accidents.
     
  10. Journeyer

    Journeyer Minimodder

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    Explains a lot.

    Same tendencies over here as well, and most people seem to think that indicators are auxillary units they elected not to have installed on their cars to save money on their car purchase. Drives me nuts sometimes. I even met one guy who seemed to think I was greeting him on the road as I flipped my indicator on to signal a right turn!
     
  11. Emzay

    Emzay "He's doing a poo!"

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    Well we're british, i imagine we have the highest teapot induced fatality rating in the world :D

    *waves union jack in an Al Murray Pub Landlord'esque moment of proudness*
     
  12. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    killer teapots? this remembers me Riddik's "dearth by cup".....
     
  13. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    i must say, my in car minibar is the most distracting, especially the gin...
     
  14. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    reminds me of the Top Gear episode when they go to the North Pole in a Toyota Pick up. No road rules = drink driving.
     
  15. Journeyer

    Journeyer Minimodder

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    Strange... I always found the gin to be the safe option compared to the margarita mixers. ;)
     
  16. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Pfff.. Cupholders.

    We've got two that takes a 3L bottle of coke.
     
  17. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    you put the drink down? only when empty i hope.
     

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