Woman put on make-up while driving

Oxford Mail: The police operation The police operation

A DRIVER was caught applying make-up while driving with no hands on the wheel yesterday.

The woman was fined and given three penalty points as part of a two-hour operation carried out by police in Botley Road, Oxford.

Officers from Abingdon traffic unit were stationed at the old Halfords store at 8.10am. They also caught 22 motorists – on average one every five and a half minutes – using mobile phones. And a further 17 were spotted not wearing seat belts.

Two vehicles had no road tax, one had no MOT, one was seized as the driver had no licence, and three people were fined for excessively tinted front windows. All those caught were fined £60.

Pc Mark Pilling, Oxfordshire Road Safety Enforcement Officer, said: “Some people might think that the slow speeds are an excuse for committing these type of offences, but there is no excuse.”

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11:30am Fri 8 Feb 13

Quentin Walker says...

Well done TVP. More, please.
Well done TVP. More, please. Quentin Walker

11:45am Fri 8 Feb 13

BigAlBiker says...

Excellent work, this morning on my motorbike while overtaking a Volvo driver on the A40 coming into town at approx 7.40am he was driving in the middle of the road with an iPad on his lap tapping away.

If only i had a gun.
Excellent work, this morning on my motorbike while overtaking a Volvo driver on the A40 coming into town at approx 7.40am he was driving in the middle of the road with an iPad on his lap tapping away. If only i had a gun. BigAlBiker

11:55am Fri 8 Feb 13

Oflife says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Excellent work, this morning on my motorbike while overtaking a Volvo driver on the A40 coming into town at approx 7.40am he was driving in the middle of the road with an iPad on his lap tapping away.

If only i had a gun.
Well if you shot him, he would lose further control of his vehicle, the car would veer off the road or into the path of another vehicle.

Waste of an iPad really. ;)

Truth is, the drivers who crash hard are the ones chatting with their mates whilst navigating country lanes or back streets, before losing control and hitting a tree, or in the case of Manchester last night, other vehicles - with deadly consequences.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Excellent work, this morning on my motorbike while overtaking a Volvo driver on the A40 coming into town at approx 7.40am he was driving in the middle of the road with an iPad on his lap tapping away. If only i had a gun.[/p][/quote]Well if you shot him, he would lose further control of his vehicle, the car would veer off the road or into the path of another vehicle. Waste of an iPad really. ;) Truth is, the drivers who crash hard are the ones chatting with their mates whilst navigating country lanes or back streets, before losing control and hitting a tree, or in the case of Manchester last night, other vehicles - with deadly consequences. Oflife

12:14pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Grunden Skip says...

I don't get this tinted windows thing. Whenever I travel to any country near the equator all the cars have heavily tinted windows to offer protection from the year round blazing sun, without any visibility problems day or night. Is it just that the police want to be able to spy on you in your car, that you can't have them here?
I don't get this tinted windows thing. Whenever I travel to any country near the equator all the cars have heavily tinted windows to offer protection from the year round blazing sun, without any visibility problems day or night. Is it just that the police want to be able to spy on you in your car, that you can't have them here? Grunden Skip

12:20pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Shaun the Faun says...

Grunden Skip wrote:
I don't get this tinted windows thing. Whenever I travel to any country near the equator all the cars have heavily tinted windows to offer protection from the year round blazing sun, without any visibility problems day or night. Is it just that the police want to be able to spy on you in your car, that you can't have them here?
Nope! It's the level of tinting that's the issue - all about visibility for the driver out of the car. Police have a device for measuring the amount of light that can travel through the window. Too much attenuation and you're pinched!
[quote][p][bold]Grunden Skip[/bold] wrote: I don't get this tinted windows thing. Whenever I travel to any country near the equator all the cars have heavily tinted windows to offer protection from the year round blazing sun, without any visibility problems day or night. Is it just that the police want to be able to spy on you in your car, that you can't have them here?[/p][/quote]Nope! It's the level of tinting that's the issue - all about visibility for the driver out of the car. Police have a device for measuring the amount of light that can travel through the window. Too much attenuation and you're pinched! Shaun the Faun

1:11pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Andrew:Oxford says...

Shaun the Faun wrote:
Grunden Skip wrote:
I don't get this tinted windows thing. Whenever I travel to any country near the equator all the cars have heavily tinted windows to offer protection from the year round blazing sun, without any visibility problems day or night. Is it just that the police want to be able to spy on you in your car, that you can't have them here?
Nope! It's the level of tinting that's the issue - all about visibility for the driver out of the car. Police have a device for measuring the amount of light that can travel through the window. Too much attenuation and you're pinched!
How about monitoring the roundabouts around Oxford from time to time too?

Look out for the Red Hyundai taxi on the Garsington roundabout in the morning - around 8am... Three children sitting in the back.

The driver has an unusual interpretation of lane markings, and always crosses the hatchings at the top of the Westbound bypass entry heading straight for the 2nd lane. The traffic on the bypass usually gives way with much flashing of headlights.
[quote][p][bold]Shaun the Faun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grunden Skip[/bold] wrote: I don't get this tinted windows thing. Whenever I travel to any country near the equator all the cars have heavily tinted windows to offer protection from the year round blazing sun, without any visibility problems day or night. Is it just that the police want to be able to spy on you in your car, that you can't have them here?[/p][/quote]Nope! It's the level of tinting that's the issue - all about visibility for the driver out of the car. Police have a device for measuring the amount of light that can travel through the window. Too much attenuation and you're pinched![/p][/quote]How about monitoring the roundabouts around Oxford from time to time too? Look out for the Red Hyundai taxi on the Garsington roundabout in the morning - around 8am... Three children sitting in the back. The driver has an unusual interpretation of lane markings, and always crosses the hatchings at the top of the Westbound bypass entry heading straight for the 2nd lane. The traffic on the bypass usually gives way with much flashing of headlights. Andrew:Oxford

1:24pm Fri 8 Feb 13

davyboy says...

this sort of thing isn't done often enough, in my opinion. every day i see many drivers using phones, reading delivery notes, applying make-up, shaving, using laptops/ipads etc. part of the problem is the law itself. £60 and 3 points isn't enough deterrent unfortunately. there should be a MINIMUM of a 6 month ban, and much higher if the use of a phone causes an incident. too many people don't wear seatbelts either, and i recently saw a van with 3 passengers who were belted, and a young child kneeling on the cab floor!
this sort of thing isn't done often enough, in my opinion. every day i see many drivers using phones, reading delivery notes, applying make-up, shaving, using laptops/ipads etc. part of the problem is the law itself. £60 and 3 points isn't enough deterrent unfortunately. there should be a MINIMUM of a 6 month ban, and much higher if the use of a phone causes an incident. too many people don't wear seatbelts either, and i recently saw a van with 3 passengers who were belted, and a young child kneeling on the cab floor! davyboy

2:35pm Fri 8 Feb 13

BigAlBiker says...

davyboy wrote:
this sort of thing isn't done often enough, in my opinion. every day i see many drivers using phones, reading delivery notes, applying make-up, shaving, using laptops/ipads etc. part of the problem is the law itself. £60 and 3 points isn't enough deterrent unfortunately. there should be a MINIMUM of a 6 month ban, and much higher if the use of a phone causes an incident. too many people don't wear seatbelts either, and i recently saw a van with 3 passengers who were belted, and a young child kneeling on the cab floor!
I agree....to a point, phone/ipad/coffee/ma
ke up first offence £500 plus 6 points, mandatory, no attending courses, second offence if similar conviction then £2500 plus a ban of six months and retake your driving test in full.

If you're not paying attention to the road and all of it's users then leave it to the rest of us to enjoy and take the bus.
[quote][p][bold]davyboy[/bold] wrote: this sort of thing isn't done often enough, in my opinion. every day i see many drivers using phones, reading delivery notes, applying make-up, shaving, using laptops/ipads etc. part of the problem is the law itself. £60 and 3 points isn't enough deterrent unfortunately. there should be a MINIMUM of a 6 month ban, and much higher if the use of a phone causes an incident. too many people don't wear seatbelts either, and i recently saw a van with 3 passengers who were belted, and a young child kneeling on the cab floor![/p][/quote]I agree....to a point, phone/ipad/coffee/ma ke up first offence £500 plus 6 points, mandatory, no attending courses, second offence if similar conviction then £2500 plus a ban of six months and retake your driving test in full. If you're not paying attention to the road and all of it's users then leave it to the rest of us to enjoy and take the bus. BigAlBiker

5:03pm Fri 8 Feb 13

dant40 says...

Can I say me and my boy was nearly wiped out on the a40 from oxford to freelands.

I saw the driver lighting her fag and the head was facing down for about 4sec or more why trying to light up she came over onto our side of the road but lucky as i noticed and moved over in time but with us doing 55mph and she was doing the 50 plus it could of been a different story.

Why is there laws against mobile phones and eating drinking, list long But smoking is ok why driving.
Can I say me and my boy was nearly wiped out on the a40 from oxford to freelands. I saw the driver lighting her fag and the head was facing down for about 4sec or more why trying to light up she came over onto our side of the road but lucky as i noticed and moved over in time but with us doing 55mph and she was doing the 50 plus it could of been a different story. Why is there laws against mobile phones and eating drinking, list long But smoking is ok why driving. dant40

6:01pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Dastroll says...

OM there is no such thing called road tax

anyway glad police are pulling over mobile users, hope they do it more often
OM there is no such thing called road tax anyway glad police are pulling over mobile users, hope they do it more often Dastroll

7:38pm Fri 8 Feb 13

hawkeye1 says...

In St Giles there are three web cams, one directed towards George St, one facing the Randolph, and the other facing North, every day you see a delivery lorry pull up by that blue shed / shop, driver and mate finish delivery, get back in lorry and off they go No seat belts on, and often on phone.
In St Giles there are three web cams, one directed towards George St, one facing the Randolph, and the other facing North, every day you see a delivery lorry pull up by that blue shed / shop, driver and mate finish delivery, get back in lorry and off they go No seat belts on, and often on phone. hawkeye1

3:47am Sat 9 Feb 13

Grunden Skip says...

dant40 wrote:
Can I say me and my boy was nearly wiped out on the a40 from oxford to freelands.

I saw the driver lighting her fag and the head was facing down for about 4sec or more why trying to light up she came over onto our side of the road but lucky as i noticed and moved over in time but with us doing 55mph and she was doing the 50 plus it could of been a different story.

Why is there laws against mobile phones and eating drinking, list long But smoking is ok why driving.
There are no laws against eating or drinking or smoking or sticking a cd in the stereo, unlike a statutory phone law, but there are laws about being in full control of your vehicle, and if the police think that you are not in control then they can nick you for any of the above
[quote][p][bold]dant40[/bold] wrote: Can I say me and my boy was nearly wiped out on the a40 from oxford to freelands. I saw the driver lighting her fag and the head was facing down for about 4sec or more why trying to light up she came over onto our side of the road but lucky as i noticed and moved over in time but with us doing 55mph and she was doing the 50 plus it could of been a different story. Why is there laws against mobile phones and eating drinking, list long But smoking is ok why driving.[/p][/quote]There are no laws against eating or drinking or smoking or sticking a cd in the stereo, unlike a statutory phone law, but there are laws about being in full control of your vehicle, and if the police think that you are not in control then they can nick you for any of the above Grunden Skip

3:56am Sat 9 Feb 13

Grunden Skip says...

Shaun the Faun wrote:
Grunden Skip wrote:
I don't get this tinted windows thing. Whenever I travel to any country near the equator all the cars have heavily tinted windows to offer protection from the year round blazing sun, without any visibility problems day or night. Is it just that the police want to be able to spy on you in your car, that you can't have them here?
Nope! It's the level of tinting that's the issue - all about visibility for the driver out of the car. Police have a device for measuring the amount of light that can travel through the window. Too much attenuation and you're pinched!
It can't be about visibility for the driver as 80% tints are used in the countries as I said earlier, and they seem to see just fine day and night, even in America most states allow 75% tints on the front side windows. Yet here we are only allowed 25% on the windscreen and 30% on the front side windows, and you can legally have 80% tint on the rear windscreen, and still be able to see out of your rear view mirror. So it can't be about driver visibility, it must be about the police being able to see if you are using your phone, or not wearing a seatbelt. I don't mind silly laws, what I do mind is being lied to about why they are in force.
[quote][p][bold]Shaun the Faun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grunden Skip[/bold] wrote: I don't get this tinted windows thing. Whenever I travel to any country near the equator all the cars have heavily tinted windows to offer protection from the year round blazing sun, without any visibility problems day or night. Is it just that the police want to be able to spy on you in your car, that you can't have them here?[/p][/quote]Nope! It's the level of tinting that's the issue - all about visibility for the driver out of the car. Police have a device for measuring the amount of light that can travel through the window. Too much attenuation and you're pinched![/p][/quote]It can't be about visibility for the driver as 80% tints are used in the countries as I said earlier, and they seem to see just fine day and night, even in America most states allow 75% tints on the front side windows. Yet here we are only allowed 25% on the windscreen and 30% on the front side windows, and you can legally have 80% tint on the rear windscreen, and still be able to see out of your rear view mirror. So it can't be about driver visibility, it must be about the police being able to see if you are using your phone, or not wearing a seatbelt. I don't mind silly laws, what I do mind is being lied to about why they are in force. Grunden Skip

9:32am Sat 9 Feb 13

jolene2905 says...

I was overtaken on the A34 last week by a woman driving an Audi with a mug in one hand, child in child seat in the front and I was doing the limit and she flew by, beggars belief!!
I was overtaken on the A34 last week by a woman driving an Audi with a mug in one hand, child in child seat in the front and I was doing the limit and she flew by, beggars belief!! jolene2905

7:31pm Sat 9 Feb 13

oafie says...

Driving back to Oxford along the A420......in usual traffic for the road, quite seriously the oncoming traffic in my little survey.
7 out of ten on drivers using their handheld mobiles!

And please tvp start fining cyclists that do this too.......just because they are not 'in such a lethal machine' does not mean they do not cause lethal situations!
Driving back to Oxford along the A420......in usual traffic for the road, quite seriously the oncoming traffic in my little survey. 7 out of ten on drivers using their handheld mobiles! And please tvp start fining cyclists that do this too.......just because they are not 'in such a lethal machine' does not mean they do not cause lethal situations! oafie

7:33pm Sat 9 Feb 13

oafie says...

Grunden Skip wrote:
Shaun the Faun wrote:
Grunden Skip wrote:
I don't get this tinted windows thing. Whenever I travel to any country near the equator all the cars have heavily tinted windows to offer protection from the year round blazing sun, without any visibility problems day or night. Is it just that the police want to be able to spy on you in your car, that you can't have them here?
Nope! It's the level of tinting that's the issue - all about visibility for the driver out of the car. Police have a device for measuring the amount of light that can travel through the window. Too much attenuation and you're pinched!
It can't be about visibility for the driver as 80% tints are used in the countries as I said earlier, and they seem to see just fine day and night, even in America most states allow 75% tints on the front side windows. Yet here we are only allowed 25% on the windscreen and 30% on the front side windows, and you can legally have 80% tint on the rear windscreen, and still be able to see out of your rear view mirror. So it can't be about driver visibility, it must be about the police being able to see if you are using your phone, or not wearing a seatbelt. I don't mind silly laws, what I do mind is being lied to about why they are in force.
How often do they do those drivers that have so much stuff piled up in the back of their cars they cannot possibly have any rear view?
[quote][p][bold]Grunden Skip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shaun the Faun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grunden Skip[/bold] wrote: I don't get this tinted windows thing. Whenever I travel to any country near the equator all the cars have heavily tinted windows to offer protection from the year round blazing sun, without any visibility problems day or night. Is it just that the police want to be able to spy on you in your car, that you can't have them here?[/p][/quote]Nope! It's the level of tinting that's the issue - all about visibility for the driver out of the car. Police have a device for measuring the amount of light that can travel through the window. Too much attenuation and you're pinched![/p][/quote]It can't be about visibility for the driver as 80% tints are used in the countries as I said earlier, and they seem to see just fine day and night, even in America most states allow 75% tints on the front side windows. Yet here we are only allowed 25% on the windscreen and 30% on the front side windows, and you can legally have 80% tint on the rear windscreen, and still be able to see out of your rear view mirror. So it can't be about driver visibility, it must be about the police being able to see if you are using your phone, or not wearing a seatbelt. I don't mind silly laws, what I do mind is being lied to about why they are in force.[/p][/quote]How often do they do those drivers that have so much stuff piled up in the back of their cars they cannot possibly have any rear view? oafie

7:36pm Sat 9 Feb 13

oafie says...

dant40 wrote:
Can I say me and my boy was nearly wiped out on the a40 from oxford to freelands.

I saw the driver lighting her fag and the head was facing down for about 4sec or more why trying to light up she came over onto our side of the road but lucky as i noticed and moved over in time but with us doing 55mph and she was doing the 50 plus it could of been a different story.

Why is there laws against mobile phones and eating drinking, list long But smoking is ok why driving.
Is ther nothing that can be done about the numbers of cars that now have so many illuminated gadets in their cars that they really are a hazard...get rid of those darn screens on the backs of seats!
[quote][p][bold]dant40[/bold] wrote: Can I say me and my boy was nearly wiped out on the a40 from oxford to freelands. I saw the driver lighting her fag and the head was facing down for about 4sec or more why trying to light up she came over onto our side of the road but lucky as i noticed and moved over in time but with us doing 55mph and she was doing the 50 plus it could of been a different story. Why is there laws against mobile phones and eating drinking, list long But smoking is ok why driving.[/p][/quote]Is ther nothing that can be done about the numbers of cars that now have so many illuminated gadets in their cars that they really are a hazard...get rid of those darn screens on the backs of seats! oafie

7:37pm Sat 9 Feb 13

oafie says...

Don't know why that quote ended up there.

Sorry IT error!
Don't know why that quote ended up there. Sorry IT error! oafie

12:08am Sun 10 Feb 13

dant40 says...

I agree oafie it's crazy. driving at nite and you got the screens on. It be like driving with Interer light on.
I agree oafie it's crazy. driving at nite and you got the screens on. It be like driving with Interer light on. dant40

8:19pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Abartonresident says...

I think the tint thing is to do with drug dealers.
I think the tint thing is to do with drug dealers. Abartonresident

9:12pm Tue 12 Feb 13

faatmaan says...

why not have the job of targetting offenders subbed out to a private contractor, who would only receive payment by results, this would firstly be done by catching miscreants, followed by a bonus year on year for reducing/eliminating the targetted problems. Also a lot more sting operations could be staged using plain clothes officers who could spot the offenders and have police motorcyclists escort the felons to a place out of sight, hopefully not alerting others to the sting in hand, this might also reduce the high amount of offences committed by taxi drivers, who quickly inform their kind of any police activity.
why not have the job of targetting offenders subbed out to a private contractor, who would only receive payment by results, this would firstly be done by catching miscreants, followed by a bonus year on year for reducing/eliminating the targetted problems. Also a lot more sting operations could be staged using plain clothes officers who could spot the offenders and have police motorcyclists escort the felons to a place out of sight, hopefully not alerting others to the sting in hand, this might also reduce the high amount of offences committed by taxi drivers, who quickly inform their kind of any police activity. faatmaan

10:45pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Fantomas says...

There's eating as well. Like an example of white van man I saw negotiating a roundabout at speed while stuffing what looked like an egg McMuffin into his face... And who said men can't multi task?
There's eating as well. Like an example of white van man I saw negotiating a roundabout at speed while stuffing what looked like an egg McMuffin into his face... And who said men can't multi task? Fantomas

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