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Er, hello? You're putting lives on the line.

Byline: TONY PARSONS

I CAN'T remember if my first car (a green and cream Ford Anglia that cost pounds 95) had a seat belt, but I would not have used it if it did.

Back in the early 70s we stupidly believed that seat belts were for the fainthearted and the timid - as if going through a windscreen would not hurt as much as you might think.

Dumb.

Equally dumb is the current belief that you can drive with one hand off the wheel, your mind elsewhere and a mobile phone pressed to your lughole. Using a mobile phone while driving is the most openly-flouted law in the land, and yet every motorist that does it is a potential killer.

Home Secretary John Reid says that if no one is frightened of the current pounds 60 fine and three points on your licence for using a mobile at the wheel, then he may crush the phones that motorists use when driving.

Too soft. These idiots are all death on wheels.

A better idea would be crushing the drivers.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 5, 2007
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