The Anonymous Widower

Hands-Free Phone Ban For drivers ‘Should Be Considered’

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This is the introductory paragraph.

Drivers could be banned from using hands-free mobile phones in England and Wales, a group of MPs has suggested.

I don’t drive and I rarely use a mobile phone to make or receive a phone all, so it won’t bother me much.

But sitting in my preferred slightly-raised position in the downstairs facing-seats on a New Routemaster bus, it’s amazing the number of drivers you see having a phone conversation or typing.

Recently, I nearly had a collision whilst walking along Moorgate.

A young lady going the other way was having a video call with her phone in front of her face. I went left to pass on the road side, as gentlemen are supposed to do and she went the same way.

Luckily, she saw me at the last minute!

So if drivers are to be banned from mobile use, whilst driving, what about banning pedestrians from mobile use, whilst walking on busy streets?

August 13, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,


  1. I have hands free (Bluetooth) in my car. I can pick up an incoming call via a push button on side of steering column. I don’t always, in my new car, it tells me who is calling, so I have a choice. If I am planning to make a call, I either call the number before set off, of I park up safely and legally to call the number. I gather there are mobile handsets which will pick up youtube or a TV channel, and display it on the silly screen which all modern cars have for the sat nav etc. I don’t think cars should have screens. And some people are very silly. I see kids under 10 using phones walking along the street, crazy.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | August 13, 2019 | Reply

    • I’m passing through Hale today, probably about twelve as I’m looking at Manchester’s plans for tram-trains. I’ve lost your mobile number, so could you text me so I have it!

      Comment by AnonW | August 13, 2019 | Reply

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