French national speed limit reduction

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Re: French national speed limit reduction

Postby Michael J » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:27 am

Music is just background to me (unless I'm sitting somewhere (not moving) actively listening. Locally in my car, the radio is tuned to the local news/traffic/weather station and I can't count how many times a key word has triggered my attention only to realize that I hadn't heard any of the preceding commentary.

Human multitasking is a myth. Some of us can switch tasks rapidly, but it is serial uni-tasking.
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Re: French national speed limit reduction

Postby Ludwig » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:41 am

The new rule is not about using a phone while driving , but when safely parked on the side of the road , engine off.
Typically French : first too lenient , then too severe .

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Re: French national speed limit reduction

Postby Rasher » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:00 pm

The problem with many laws is they are very black and white when the real world requires a degree of common sense - which is far from common and not compatible with Government desire to use computers to make all decisions.

It is illegal in the UK for me to operate the sat-van on my motorcycle, just pressing a mute or skip waypoint button is illegal, but my Mrs can use the sat nav integrated into her car - what is the difference from a safety / distraction point of view?

Car drivers can also fuck around with the "In Car Entertainment System" whilst driving along.

I can also adjust my bikes windshield, wipe my visor, lift and close my visor - all require hands of the bars, all are legal, but a 1 second press of a sat-nav button is against the law.

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Re: French national speed limit reduction

Postby Michael J » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:28 am

Another issue is that the legislators seldom have knowledge of the technical aspects of what they're legislating. It's almost always a knee-jerk reaction - and almost always either wrong, an overreaction or both.

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Re: French national speed limit reduction

Postby Michael J » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:28 am

Another issue is that the legislators seldom have knowledge of the technical aspects of what they're legislating. It's almost always a knee-jerk reaction - and almost always either wrong, an overreaction or both.

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Re: French national speed limit reduction

Postby Michael J » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:31 am

Another issue is that the legislators seldom have knowledge of the technical aspects of what they're legislating. It's almost always a knee-jerk reaction - and almost always either wrong, an overreaction or both.

IMHO

A Pete Seeger song (What did you learn in school today) comes to mind:

"Our leaders are the finest men
And we elect them again and again"
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