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Be careful when window-shopping


pennyspike 11 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2009 7:25PM
If you think taking photographs in public is risky don't go window-shopping in Knutsford.
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Briwooly 9 452 5 England
12 Mar 2009 7:32PM
Linky thing does not work

Brian.....................
12 Mar 2009 7:35PM

Quote:Linky thing does not work[/quote

For me neither... Smile

pennyspike 11 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2009 7:44PM
Sorry,I'll try again BBC News
doug_7 9 482 England
12 Mar 2009 7:55PM
Obviously not a colour issue, more like who you know or what you are.
Lord Ahmed, 51, was involved in a fatal crash minutes after sending the messages on Christmas Day 2007.
He hit a stationary car in the outside lane of the M1, killing Martyn Gombar, 28, from Leigh, Greater Manchester.
Lord Ahmed has served 16 days of his sentence. Road safety charity Brake said it was "appalled" by the
decision.
The peer was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court last month after admitting dangerous driving.
The Court of Appeal decided to suspend his sentence for 12 months. Wink hope you are keeping well penny.
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User_Removed 11 17.9k 8 Norway
12 Mar 2009 8:15PM

Quote:Obviously not a colour issue


Of course not Doug.
PSILVERMAN 10 1.3k England
12 Mar 2009 8:52PM
Don't you just love 'Plod'?
J4MIE 7 38 Scotland
12 Mar 2009 11:41PM

Quote:Lord Ahmed, 51, was involved in a fatal crash minutes after sending the messages on Christmas Day 2007.
He hit a stationary car in the outside lane of the M1, killing Martyn Gombar, 28, from Leigh, Greater Manchester.
Lord Ahmed has served 16 days of his sentence. Road safety charity Brake said it was "appalled" by the decision.
The peer was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court last month after admitting dangerous driving.
The Court of Appeal decided to suspend his sentence for 12 months.



At risk of taking this totally off the original topic, it was disgraceful that the guy was even sent to jail in the first place, and that there has been all the publicity about him texting whilst driving is rediculous.

Isn't it 3 points and a 60 penalty for that?
zach1 6 15 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2009 12:02AM
^^Fatal car crash!!!^^ Probably counts as culpable homicide under Scots Law.
andytvcams 12 10.4k United Kingdom
13 Mar 2009 12:19AM

Quote:Isn't it 3 points and a 60 penalty for that?


What for killing somebody...
sidaorb 8 3.9k 2 England
13 Mar 2009 12:37AM
That will be 'Death by dangerous driving' , and yes texting is dangerous driving. If he had just been seen doing it then 3 points and FPN, someone died however so it became a whole new ball game.
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2009 8:45AM

Quote:At risk of taking this totally off the original topic, it was disgraceful that the guy was even sent to jail in the first place, and that there has been all the publicity about him texting whilst driving is rediculous.

Isn't it 3 points and a 60 penalty for that?Quote this post



I don't believe you can mean that! Unless you have two sets of eyes you can't text and also keep full attention on the road. Doing this whilst tonking up the outside lane of a motorway is absolutely criminal and deserves a manslaughter charge if you kill somebody.

If somebody carries a loaded shotgun around and ends up accidentally killing somebody they would get a manslaughter charge and be sentenced to a hell of a lot longer than 12 weeks, letting him out after 2 sends totally the wrong message.

In the wrong hands a car is just as dangerous as a gun, but people seem to think it is perfectly okay to drive in a totally negligent fashion!

Ian
Metalhead 7 1.9k 2 England
13 Mar 2009 10:06AM
Not only that, but he had his wife and mother in the car with him. Is any text message worth the risk of killing someone on the road??

Why not get his wife to write and send the text for him? Why not leave it 'til he had finished his car journey??

The fact he killed someone, whether he was texting at that particular moment in time or not, he shouldn't have got away with 2 weeks in jail. He can't have been paying attention to the road ahead if he hit a car in the third lane, even if it was stationary. Let's face it, they don't exactly have blind bends on motorways, so he should've been able to see it.

Anyway, slightly back on topic, my now wife and I were looking for wedding ring inspiration in the jewellers shops on Fort William's High Street while on holiday up there, but I sat outside with the dogs while my wife-to-be went inside.

I wasn't jumped on by the Police though, but a little lady gave me a pound for a cup of tea thinking I was a homeless chap! Very kind and thoughtful gesture, but I was merely looking after the dogs!! I think we both felt embarrassed from it (and she retracted the pound too!). Funny when I think about it now...
macroman 11 15.3k England
13 Mar 2009 11:08AM
Could be a good career move? Wink
pennyspike 11 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2009 11:52AM
It's a good job you weren't in Knutsford, they would have locked you up for begging before you had a chance to give the 1.00 back.

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