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Wise guy loses license after using two cellphones behind the wheel

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Wise guy loses license after using two cellphones behind the wheel
It seems like people will never learn that using a cellphone while driving is dangerous, and what David Secker did earlier this summer backs up this claim even further. Reportedly, the man was caught using not one but two cellphones at the same time – one for talking to his friend and the other to send a text message, and all that while driving at 70MPH on a road near Norwich, UK.

The police report says that the man was pulled over because it appeared as if his hands were not on the wheel. Turns out that he was using his knees to steer while conducting his “important” business on the phone. What made his case even more ridiculous is that the officers had to wait for the driver to finish his conversation before ever getting to speak with him.

Okay, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that getting distracted behind the wheel can get you a solid fine, not to mention the accident that you can get into. Sadly enough, studies show that people still reach for their handsets while driving despite being aware of the potential risks. Luckily, Secker did not cause any damage to anyone, himself included. The guy, however, will be asking for his buddies to be giving him a ride for the next 12 months as his license has now been suspended.

source: BBC via Gizmodo

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posted on 16 Aug 2011, 10:18

1. Moo (unregistered)


I have almost gotten into two serious accidents (not my fault) because of others texting or talking on the cell phone. One would of been a head on collision.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 10:35 15

2. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


probably an iOS user, their IQ is really low, i'm not surprised.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 12:44 2

9. Synack (Posts: 668; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Agreed.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 17:31 1

17. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


How rich, Andrones can't resist trolling Apple products even in articles not even related to the two smartphones.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 00:51 2

21. wumberpeb (Posts: 437; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Agreed Miz, nothing to do with iOS or Android. Kinda dumb

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 10:55 5

3. stevejobsduh (unregistered)


Probably an android user who got malacious software on their phone causing them to not operate correctly.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 11:04 13

4. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


android users would never have to do that because we got speech to text anyway lol

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 11:13 10

5. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


probably an iOS user not making any sense in his comments

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 11:45 4

6. Geeksarebest (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


iOS has applications that allow for speech to text. Try again.

Chances are being a business man, he probably had blackberries anyway.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 12:46 2

10. Synack (Posts: 668; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


You need an app for that? What ELSE doesn't Jobs give you guys? It's like a dumb phone that you have to Jailbreak and pay for dumb apps to make into a smartphone. \

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 11:58 11

7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4188; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


It doesn't matter if the person is an Android or iOS user, to do what he did is just plain stupid. Now he has no license. I hope that person likes to walk, bike or take the bus because those are his options right about now! lol

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 14:24 1

15. reply (unregistered)


nah, someone that dumb will probably keep driving, but with a suspended licence.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 12:35

8. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 121; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


We have thousands of the same stupid people like this dude in Sweden,trust me on this guys

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 13:05

11. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I have been in both the UK and i live in Sweden.
I can say that the UK drivers are alot worse than the drivers here in sweden.
I know that for a fact.
In the UK they drive like idiots some people. You're walking on the pavement (the kind of pavement that is only about 1 metre wide) and in the UK people drive past you at just a few centimeters at 80 kmh. In sweden most people drive slowly past pedestrians, around 40 kmh max. And they almost everytime make sure they are at least a metre from the pedestrian.
That's just an example.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 13:49

14. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


This is par for the course here in the US... where people try to talk on the cellphone, txt, put on make-up, eat a Big Mac, read something, beat off, change clothes and order something from the internet, all well trying to drive with a knee and manual transmission lifted super-duty.
Someone from Canada, please chime in... Are we now your Florida?

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 13:12 1

12. JonK (unregistered)


This post has nothing to do with operating systems and instead an individual who could of caused a crash for wreckless driving wether or not he had cell phones. So why is some iOS vs Android fest comming up.

Two Major corporations owning two wildly popular OSes, one built up from scratch singularly and the other employing what microsoft did in the PC space instead in the mobile space with a better OS than Windows Mobile could dream to be untill WP7.

And yet you guys are acting like some indie fans, which is technically a status given to WebOS. trying to prove either field more idiotic or rich or snobby or whatever.

End of the day for either high end phones of both spectrums you need to shell out $199 minimum and your using/buying repackaged applications from real PCs that have existed for decades.

So fighting using points like these are redundant. Both sides look bad and it reinforces a standpoint that Competition isn't good. And we know it is good.

Unless your also in support of the AT&T T-Movile merger.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 13:33 7

13. Sigh (unregistered)


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posted on 16 Aug 2011, 15:16

16. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Nice image : )

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 17:32

18. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Probably two Android phones because we all know how much the battery sucks on them among everything else.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 17:41 2

19. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


you are really dumb, if the battery is dead, how will you use them?
typical iOS user, IQ lower than that of my german shepherds.
we have text to speech, we don't need to you know, actually touch them to use them.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 00:55 2

22. wumberpeb (Posts: 437; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Miz you dumbass, I backed you up for scoffing at those who brought in an iOS v Android debate for no reason and this is what you pull?

You really can't sink any lower

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 18:54 1

20. andro (unregistered)


This guy must have been the owner of two iphones,only islaves are dumb enough to drive like this and dumb enough to buy two iphones,yes two iphones because two changes everything again x2

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