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Old 28th Sep 2007, 12:04
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Jim Fitzpatrick (Road Safety Minister) told BBC News:
"What it says is that drivers should remember they have to concentrate and they shouldn't be distracted either by passengers, by loud music, by reading a map, or using a mobile phone or by smoking...
...If you're lighting up with one hand and have a fag in the other hand then obviously you've not got any hands on the wheel."
(My own high-lighting).
As any [email protected] would know, it only takes just one hand (and a mouth) to light up*. Pay attention here Jim! A little more concentration on your part when interviewed by the press may not go very far in preventing road accidents but...
* Unless he was thinking of marijuana smokers using those chillum pipes. You would need 2 hands when lighting up then I guess...
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