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Banning of Mobile Phone Use in Cars

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Old Aug 19th, 2019, 10:08   #51
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Originally Posted by christheancient View Post
All of this (nearly all of which I agree with about Yorkshire "do-nowts"), makes me remember back to my mini that I had on the 60's:
  • A speedo with a fuel gauge and three warning lights in it... 'Oil', 'Ign' and 'Main beam'
  • A light switch
  • A wiper switch
  • A heater blower adjuster
Plus of course the usual driving controls.

I have never had the 'privilege' (?) of driving one of these modern cars with touch screens, voice control (would the voice control have some sort of answer to "feck it" and "w@nker"? when I get annoyed by another driver playing with his 'thingies') and I remain eternally grateful!
I had several early Minis, too, 'CTA'. At the time, it was said (apocryphally?) that Alec Issigonis neither fitted, nor made any provision for fitting, a radio in the car as he regarded it as a distraction? Much more likely, of course, was that the omission was made purely for financial reasons!

Regards, John.

P.S. Your Mini had a heater?! It must have been the deluxe model! J.
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