Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 13:28:29 +1000 From: Ian <iannopsamtia.com.au> Subject: Re: Suggestions for a Cup Holder Requested
In Australia it is illegal for the driver to use a hand held mobile in the car, and although most people do not know it, and it is not often enforced, it is also illegal for the driver to eat, drink, or smoke while driving. It is classed as "not being in full control of a motor vehicle". I will be buggerred if I am going to drive for 4 hrs or so without munchies or soft drink... or a cigarette for that matter. (but then I don't always stick to the speed limit either) Four Weis wrote: > devil wrote: > > > Harry Davis wrote: > > > > > > It's been passed by the state legislature and the governor is supposed to > > > sign it this week. > > > > And they are now considering a ban on cup holders? > > > > :-) > > Don't laugh, it may not be illegal to have cup holders in the car, it may > become illegal to USE them. Re-read some earlier notes about the lady in > England charged with distracted driving because she took a drink from a soda > bottle at while stopped at a light. > > But this occurred in England, the country that bans handguns. It would appear > that drinking soda in a car can be as dangerous as possessing a handgun, in > England at least. If you think about it however, it just might be that more > people are killed by distracted drivers than handguns in the US.