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Old 09-30-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
Larry
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Re: Things that never make the news...

Well my series must be a smoke free zone, cos there is neither ashtray nor
cigarette lighter.


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"Mother" <"@ {mother} @"@101fc.net> wrote in message
news:vcgqj1lkfkiq368qctrdr9ibfjma8uesb5@4ax.com...
> A EU funded 'focus group' (sic) made a recommendation that the EU
> introduce legislation to ban vehicle manufacturers from including an
> ashtray in the design of new cars, as it may encourage drivers to
> smoke.
>
> They concluded that smoking whilst driving was dangerous, furthermore,
> it posed a health risk to the driver and potentially, via passive
> smoking, any passenger(s). They queried whether they (the EU) could
> later face actions and claims for illness or injury as a consequence
> of not implementing such a strategy.
>
> Thankfully someone saw sense before this went any further. Sadly the
> focus group were not summarily executed and are now looking at banning
> pointed kitchen knives.
>
> This, at the time when the EU say that they intend to simplify
> legislation and make it more understandable!
>
>
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> of distributed ignorance. And we know and understand less while being
> increasingly capable." Prof. Peter Cochrane, formerly of BT Labs
> In memory of Brian {Hamilton Kelly} who logged off 15th September 2005



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Old 09-30-2005, 13:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Things that never make the news...

so Mother" <"@ {mother} @ was, like...
> On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 18:40:42 +0100, "Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.cwm>
> wrote:
>
>> Well my series must be a smoke free zone, cos there is neither
>> ashtray nor cigarette lighter.

>
> My Series _is_ an ashtray...


My ashtray _is_ a Series.

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Old 09-30-2005, 13:02   #3 (permalink)
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On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 19:18:16 +0100, Mother <"@ {mother} @"@101fc.net>
wrote:

>On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 18:40:42 +0100, "Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.cwm>
>wrote:
>
>>Well my series must be a smoke free zone, cos there is neither ashtray nor
>>cigarette lighter.

>
>My Series _is_ an ashtray...


I use the rear tub of mine for a rubbish bin. When i finish my
sandwich etc. at the wheel i just chuck the rubbish over my shoulder.

Unfortunatly the habit is so ingrained that I continued to to it when
I was driving my little Nova every day. People getting in the back had
to trample the rubbish down in order to sit.

Alex
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Old 09-30-2005, 14:05   #4 (permalink)
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On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 20:15:31 +0100, Mother <"@ {mother} @"@101fc.net>
wrote:

>On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 19:02:09 GMT, Alex <nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk>
>wrote:
>
>>Unfortunatly the habit is so ingrained that I continued to to it when
>>I was driving my little Nova every day. People getting in the back had
>>to trample the rubbish down in order to sit.

>
>Correct me if i'm wrong, but don't you drive a bus?


Only when i'm working. I have to drive home afterwards - bus drivers
are not kept in locked cabinets at the depot ready for the next
mornings work.

>
>Loadsa space fer rubbish in a bus, usually 'passengers' in my
>experience...


I'd have to dispose of an awfull lot of rubbish to compete with the
amount the passengers leave behind.

Alex
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Old 09-30-2005, 15:03   #5 (permalink)
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Alex wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 19:18:16 +0100, Mother <"@ {mother} @"@101fc.net>
> wrote:
>
>>On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 18:40:42 +0100, "Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.cwm>
>>wrote:
>>
>>>Well my series must be a smoke free zone, cos there is neither ashtray
>>>nor cigarette lighter.

>>
>>My Series _is_ an ashtray...

>
> I use the rear tub of mine for a rubbish bin. When i finish my
> sandwich etc. at the wheel i just chuck the rubbish over my shoulder.
>
> Unfortunatly the habit is so ingrained that I continued to to it when
> I was driving my little Nova every day. People getting in the back had
> to trample the rubbish down in order to sit.
>
> Alex

The back of my 110 County looks like that at the moment - got the
grandchildren for the school holidays.
JD
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Old 10-01-2005, 00:01   #6 (permalink)
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>>
>>bus drivers are not kept in locked cabinets
>>at the depot ready for the next morning
>>work.
>>


Tho if your shift patterns are anything like ours , it does does seem like
it.

O.T. why can wagon drivers only drive for 4.5 hours without a break, but
bus drivers can drive for 5.5 ???


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Old 10-01-2005, 02:01   #7 (permalink)
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On Sat, 1 Oct 2005 07:43:36 +0100, "Smurf" <smurf@lwb3.co.uk> wrote:

>>>
>>>bus drivers are not kept in locked cabinets
>>>at the depot ready for the next morning
>>>work.
>>>

>
>Tho if your shift patterns are anything like ours , it does does seem like
>it.
>
>O.T. why can wagon drivers only drive for 4.5 hours without a break, but
>bus drivers can drive for 5.5 ???
>


Because the bus industry toadyed up to the government and got an
opt-out from the EU Tacho regs for local runs. Routes over 30km have
to comply with EU driving regs anyway tho.

Alex
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Old 10-01-2005, 02:01   #8 (permalink)
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On or around Sat, 1 Oct 2005 07:43:36 +0100, "Smurf" <smurf@lwb3.co.uk>
enlightened us thusly:

>>>
>>>bus drivers are not kept in locked cabinets
>>>at the depot ready for the next morning
>>>work.
>>>

>
>Tho if your shift patterns are anything like ours , it does does seem like
>it.
>
>O.T. why can wagon drivers only drive for 4.5 hours without a break, but
>bus drivers can drive for 5.5 ???
>


if they're running on tachos (such as tour coaches), I suspect you're wrong.
However, scheduled service buses don't have to have tachos. Do they use the
old "british" hours?
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:01   #9 (permalink)
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In message <dhjt78$bpg$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk>, Larry
<NDA@larry-arnold.cwm> writes
>Well my series must be a smoke free zone, cos there is neither ashtray nor
>cigarette lighter.
>
>

The ash tray is disguised as a water drainage hole.
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