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# 65117 29-Jul-2010 20:10
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how come, police be able to talk on there radio while in pursuit on tv riding solo, went a cellphone is too distracting for the average mer mortal ?

cool that there is another fiber player looking at nz ay

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  # 358777 29-Jul-2010 20:21
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Anyone can use an RT or CB at any time in a vehicle.
It's only cellphones that are banned.


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  # 358784 29-Jul-2010 20:29
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TheUngeek: Anyone can use an RT or CB at any time in a vehicle.
It's only cellphones that are banned.



RT conversations are not continuous/fluid two-way conversations and don't cause the attention deficit of a cell conversation (so the research says).  No worse than listening to the radio.

I have used RT's for years and can confirm that I have never had the 'time-shift' experience I have got with cellphones in years gone by before they were banned.

At the end of the day they can, and they have to to do their job.







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  # 358805 29-Jul-2010 20:44
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Often have the scanner on in the background while on the computer. It's amazing how many QVR (query vehicle of interest register) and QP (query person) requests comms get. If your on the road in-front/behind a police car, you can guarantee that officer has done a QVR on you.

If they couldn't use their radio's while driving, they'd never catch anyone. :-)

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  # 358945 29-Jul-2010 22:07
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Also they receive training on how to drive at those speeds, and how to control the car in different situations - things that mom and pop driving their gas drinker 4WD don't have.





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  # 358980 29-Jul-2010 22:30
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ignore the other fluffy answers, scuwp has it nailed; the use of an RT is 'half duplex', its turn and turnabout and you're not fully absorbed for the duration of a transaction like you are on the phone.

Thus the discussions when the law was first introduced, and it was clarified to specify that RTs were not included.

This means that Couriers, Truckies, Cabbies, Ham Radio and CB users dont have to stress it at all.
It also means emergency services are fine. There's no exclusion to the law for emergency services, btw, so a cop should not be seen to be driving while on the phone without handsfree either.

Oh and for those who like listening to the cops, make the most of it, it'll be basically impossible in the next few months as the digital migration continues (Welly is already there, Auckland is done by end Nov I hear...)





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  # 358984 29-Jul-2010 22:33
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And while we're on the subject...

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling





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  # 359316 30-Jul-2010 08:09
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c71931f:
DIYDan: Often have the scanner on in the background while on the computer. It's amazing how many QVR (query vehicle of interest register) and QP (query person) requests comms get. If your on the road in-front/behind a police car, you can guarantee that officer has done a QVR on you.

If they couldn't use their radio's while driving, they'd never catch anyone. :-)


I have mine in the car & the only time in the last year that I've got a fine/demerits was a cop that hadn't done a QVR on my numberplate, but waited at a roundabout for me & pulled me over after i went around it, randomly it seemed, so what i quoted in bold is a bit incorrect/is incorrect...

What was the fine for?

 
 
 
 


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  # 360113 30-Jul-2010 17:06
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Based on my own listening, they don't QVR every vehicle they're following, Traffic units might do it more often than other units do but only if they're not otherwise working on a task or if they see you do something stupid/dodgy/have reason to think you're a person or vehicle of interest.




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