2013 Drivers survey from private fleet

Submitted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 16:09
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Just got an email from private fleet on the results of their survey. Some may wish to have a look at it.

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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 16:44

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 16:44
Some interesting stuff there RA.

Wonder about "Only 2 per cent of those over 75 years of age text and drive." Could it be that only 2% of the over-75's have discovered that texting as a social necessity?

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 16:56

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 16:56
I looked at the results of that qn and wondered why more of middle-aged people were texting than the young ones - then I realised the younger ones probably weren't being as honest with themselves.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 16:58

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I didn't find too much of interest in the standard results but wow what an enjoyable (albeit long) read the last question is - pages and pages of open comments but all could be summarised as basically intolerance towards others esp based on age, race, gender and occupation. As a society we need to practise having a little love for one another don't we.
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 16:58

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 16:58
not "occupation", sorry I meant "appearance" - ie. stereotypes.
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 17:15

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 17:15
Yep unfortunately we've got a long way to go as a society before we're all holding hands and riding dolphins off into the sunset! If anything I think we're getting worse. Sad but true.


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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 17:58

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 17:58
Agree Michelle, though my initial reaction was concern for the general inability to communicate by hanging more than a very few words together. Has the media trained us to think only in short sentences, and think simple thoughts? Are our minds conditioned to only accept simplistic little sound bites? Reducing everything to glib generalisations targeting identifiable groups within society - do all young women tailgate and worry about their hair while texting and simultaneously talking on the phone? (Sorry that sentence is too long so won't make sense!) And .. just what is the breaking distance and what's an "ain't"? (My old English teacher would be horrified with what I've just written...and written a public place!)

I know I'm just a cranky old pedant, but those survey responses really are very concerning. Our civilisation now has some wonderful aids for communicating, but seems to have lost the ability to communicate!

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Follow Up By: Rockape - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 18:44

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 18:44
John,
they are all communicating fine on their phones and texting.

I just don't think they either grasp or believe it will happen to me. One of the first things the boys in blue are going to do is check their mobile and phone records after a serious accident.

I was having a few cool drinks with the son of a local transport operator. He said they had waited ages to get a prime mover and trailer back after one of their drivers was killed in a fatal accident. The reason for the delay was because they were looking for a dash cam that the driver always used.





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Follow Up By: Ross M - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 19:03

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 19:03
John and Val
"Breaking" distance is when you are travelling too close behind and they stop.

If you travel further back it is Braking distance and no breaking occurs.

When texting, at 100 kmh (which is 27m/s) how many meters per character is that?

That line, "all young women tailgate and worry about their hair while texting and simultaneously talking on the phone".
This is multi tasking, and is a sought after set of skills in the modern world.

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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:59

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:59
hi michelle
no need to correct that
we all occupy our appearances most
of the time don't we ?? lol
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:28

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:28
Haha Barry! And then we have our dogs that share our appearances too.
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