Man ticketed for talking on cell phone while driving-


JLM
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One problem, he doesn't have a cell phone and there wasn't one in the car.

Cellphone ticket baffles senior with no phone - Manitoba - CBC News
 
Spade
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Sort of looks like Colpy, doesn't it?
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Sort of looks like Colpy, doesn't it?

Yep, but I kind of figured Colpy as Anglo Saxonish!
 
TenPenny
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But the police never make mistakes, and the fact that he was charged. Means he is guilty.
 
grumpydigger
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If these cops see you glancing down they may believe you're texting or if you have a chocolate bar in your hand they can very likely ticket you for using a cell phone.

Merely looking at your phone to see what time it is can get you a ticket.

And just remember, you can never tell a cop anything and certainly never tell them that they're wrong
 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Yep, but I kind of figured Colpy as Anglo Saxonish!

I always took him for Prussian.
 
Kreskin
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How did Colpy come to mind? Isn't that guy about 25 years older than him?
 
Spade
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Think so?
 
L Gilbert
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I kind of wonder how cops can charge people with using cellphones while driving and they themselves use their radios while driving.
 
B00Mer
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never mind..

 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

This confuses me..

"I got to go to my cellphone provider and make sure that they're sending me records," he said. "It's going to cost me to print up all the information."

If he does not have a cell phone why would he need to go to his cellphone provider to print up records..

Did I miss something here??

Yep, you did. Different motorist,
 
TenPenny
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Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

I kind of wonder how cops can charge people with using cellphones while driving and they themselves use their radios while driving.

Here in NB, cops are specifically exempt from the cell phone laws.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

I kind of wonder how cops can charge people with using cellphones while driving and they themselves use their radios while driving.

DOn't go there. Too many other people use radios while driving.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

I kind of wonder how cops can charge people with using cellphones while driving and they themselves use their radios while driving.

Perhaps because it's part of their job description?
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

I kind of wonder how cops can charge people with using cellphones while driving and they themselves use their radios while driving.

No kidding! They're always on their cell phones. Not to mention they're free to drink and drive providing they don't hurt anyone in a wreck.

Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

Here in NB, cops are specifically exempt from the cell phone laws.

Yes they do the same thing here in Massachusetts. The law applies to everyone but cops, firefighters, and judges. Isn't that so fair?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

One problem, he doesn't have a cell phone and there wasn't one in the car.

Cellphone ticket baffles senior with no phone - Manitoba - CBC News

Or so he says.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

Or so he says.

I heard the interview with he and his wife on C.B.C. radio- they came across to me as very honest people! Or do you want to start denigrating ordinary citizens?
 
Spade
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A camera similar to those in laptops should be installed on the driver's side of the dash in every private vehicle. This camera would be active while the vehicle is in motion and would record every action of the driver. Files would be uploaded to the constabulary for review. If the driver were seen to talk on a cell, eat, read a newspaper, or engage in any behaviour deemed as distracted, summons would be issued for every infraction. We could eliminate sales taxes and reduce income taxes considerably.

Public shamings could be instituted for repeat offenders; bring back the stocks!
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

A camera similar to those in laptops should be installed on the driver's side of the dash in every private vehicle. This camera would be active while the vehicle is in motion and would record every action of the driver. Files would be uploaded to the constabulary for review. If the driver were seen to talk on a cell, eat, read a newspaper, or engage in any behaviour deemed as distracted, summons would be issued for every infraction. We could eliminate sales taxes and reduce income taxes considerably.

Public shamings could be instituted for repeat offenders; bring back the stocks!

Great idea, Spade, but I'm not sure George Orwell would approve (if he were still here)
 
Spade
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Is not his big brother the Minister of Public Safety?
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Is not his big brother the Minister of Public Safety?

George died back around 1950, so I'm guessing his big brother may be a little long in the tooth for being Minister of anything!
 
DaSleeper
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I've been waiting for Jim-bo (Cannuck) to jump in this....

But he would have to take a side .... Dumb Cop or Senior.....the decision would be sooo hard....
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

I've been waiting for Jim-bo (Cannuck) to jump in this....

But he would have to take a side .... Dumb Cop or Senior.....the decision would be sooo hard....

That would certainly give us a clue as to what the CORRECT opinion is!
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

I heard the interview with he and his wife on C.B.C. radio- they came across to me as very honest people! Or do you want to start denigrating ordinary citizens?

I have only read the print story here. I don't trust nobody. Everybody is always innocent.

It is possible they are indeed telling the truth.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

I have only read the print story here. I don't trust nobody. Everybody is always innocent.

It is possible they are indeed telling the truth.

Very basic down to earth people I thought. Perhaps retired farmers.
 
Spade
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Can you trust someone named Lazlo? Wasn't he on the run after he left Casablanca?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Very basic down to earth people I thought. Perhaps retired farmers.

Robert Pickton was also a farmer .... but point taken.
 
Niflmir
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No cell-phone laws are similar to seat belt laws in that respect: where's the proof?

What is a positive defense against a seat belt/cell phone/speeding ticket when I was in fact wearing my seat belt/not talking on a cell phone/not speeding?

Technologically, I suppose vehicles could be designed to record which seat belts are activated when and what speed the vehicle is travelling at.

Clearly, when it is my word against the police officer's, this case just proves we cannot take the word of the police officer.
 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by NiflmirView Post


Clearly, when it is my word against the police officer's, this case just proves we cannot take the word of the police officer.

The magistrate will say, "I'd like to believe you, but..."
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by NiflmirView Post

Clearly, when it is my word against the police officer's, this case just proves we cannot take the word of the police officer.

Dumb statement, as with the human race in general some you can take at their word, some you can not!
 
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