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Thanks Graham. I was under the (false) impression that even hands-free was not allowed in the UK. Personally, I think the driver should not be allowed to use a phone except in emergencies, but then, I'm not renowned for moderate views on anything The reason I say this is because we tend to develop tunnel vision when we are talking to someone at a remote location. I believe this has been rather well proven scientifically, and I have conducted many experiments that appear to confirm the finding.When I'm in the passenger seat, I can stick my tongue out, wave, and make highly inappropriate hand signals at drivers who are talking on their phones, and I have never (I'm not kidding!) been able to make eye contact with any of them. You should try it the next time your wife is driving. I'll even chip in to help bail you out if the Old Bill hauls you in.I didn't know about the "no drinking anything" law in the UK (does it fall under driving without due care and attention?). If they did that here, everyone would be in the clink! Come to think of it, when I lived in Arizona, it was quite legal to drive with a beer in your hand. I think they did put a stop to that though.
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REGISTER or LOGINI was reading this and asking myself "has this guy been living under a rock?" when I noticed that the article was from 2003!BTW - wouldn't the Old Bill be after him for yakking while driving these days? I really wish all cars in the US were equipped with Bluetooth jammers 
you could be done for driving without due car and attention.
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