Television screens visible to driver - GroovyMucker
I thought there was some prohibition on this: isn't that right?

The reason I ask is that a couple of times within the space of 10 miles cars with after-market satnav pulled out in front of me on the motorway; I copuld see they had satnav because it was dark.

It's obviously a distraction (at least to those two drivers); what's the position?
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Television screens visible to driver - ffidrac {P}
I thought there was some prohibition on this: isn't that right?


Yes I believe you are correct

The reason I ask is that a couple of times within
the space of 10 miles cars with after-market satnav pulled out
in front of me on the motorway; I copuld see they
had satnav because it was dark.


Ah but it is not a Television screen though

It's obviously a distraction (at least to those two drivers); what's
the position?


True a distraction it can be.

I believe it comes under 'undue care and attention' same as hand held microphones on 2 way radios.
Television screens visible to driver - Hamsafar
You can't say it has anything to do with satnav, any more than seeing they all had a rev counter and blaming that.
Television screens visible to driver - GroovyMucker
I think you can.

You can absorb all you need from a rev counter or a speedo pretty much instantaneously; but a map is rather more detailed and requires a longer look.
Television screens visible to driver - Stuartli
What about the voice guidance side?
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Television screens visible to driver - Mapmaker
Not as dangerous as a temperature gauge. That's why the most up-to-date cars like the new Corsa do not have one.
Television screens visible to driver - yorkiebar
What ? !
Television screens visible to driver - Wilco {P}
What ? !


This!

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?f=2&t=46...6
Television screens visible to driver - Quinny100
I can't understand why Satnav would be a distraction on the motorway - the map on mine only shows about 300 yards ahead normally so on a motorway all you see most of the time is a straight line!
Television screens visible to driver - GroovyMucker
It's been mentioned in other threads that one's eye is drawn automatically to noticeable things. The satnav screen was the brightest thing in the two cars I saw - unless either had extraordinary dials - and was just below the field of vision. And the screen was on.

Let's not delude ourselves (like we do about whether we can remember who was driving!): if you've got a moving picture in front of you, you're going to look at it a lot more than at your dials.

Television screens visible to driver - yorkiebar
Oh i see ! Too busy looking at speedo for speed cameras not got time to look at information gauges !

Not going to restart that thread here but just say i disagree strongly !
Television screens visible to driver - Pugugly {P}
picture in front of you, you're going to look at it a lot more than at your dials.

Novelty does wear off after a while. Legistlation specifically excludes Sat Nav from the TV rules within Con and Use and has done for many years. DVD will be along in a minute with the exact legistlaion.
Television screens visible to driver - Ruperts Trooper
The rules banning TVs in vehicles if they're in view of the driver have been around since before satnav was invented. It would be difficult to word legislation to ban satnav displays without also banning digital dashboards.

One of the Range Rover versions has (or had) analogue tv built into the satnav display on the dashboard but the tv couldn't be used with ignition on.
Television screens visible to driver - Pugugly {P}
They were amended to accommodate Sat-Nav (OK it wasn't actually called Sat Nav in the regs)

Under Regulation 109 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, it is an offence to drive a motor vehicle on a road if the driver is in such a position as to be able to see, whether directly or by reflection, a television screen showing anything other than information:
Television screens visible to driver - Dwight Van Driver
Tis Reg 109 Con and Use 1986 you are referring to:

No person shall drive, causeor permit to be driven, a mv on a road, if the driver is in such a position

as to be able to see,
whether directly or by deflection,
a television receiving apparatus or other cinematographic apparatus used to display anything other than:

State of veh and equipment
Location of vehicle and the road on which it is located
assist driver to see road adjacent to the vehicle, or
to assist the driver to reach his location.

"Television receiving apparatus" is defined as:

any cathode ray tube carriued on a vehicle and on which there can be displayed an image derived from a television broadcast, a recording or a camera or computor.

Presumably cinematographic apparatus, whilst not so defined, will cover DVD ?

dvd

Television screens visible to driver - Pugugly {P}
So presumably DVD a TFT /LCD screen are exempted ?! (as they aren't cathode ray)
Television screens visible to driver - Dwight Van Driver
Dunno PU

"or other cinematographic apparatus used to display anything "

Catch all?

dvd
Television screens visible to driver - Cliff Pope
or
to assist the driver to reach his location.


So it would be OK to watch traffic or weather reports on television?
Television screens visible to driver - greenhey
Something about the angle of the TV screen comes to mind. It may be legal if the screen is angled so that it can be viewed by a passenger but not the driver.
However I have seen both cars and lorries where a TV was fixed directly in front of the driver .I even saw a 7 series where the owner had installed a TV screen in the airbag recess in the steering wheel , thus going to enormous expense and trouble, removing a valuable safety feature so as to ensure he ran no risk of being bored while he drives.
Television screens visible to driver - Pugugly {P}
It may be legal if the screen is angled so that it can be viewed by a passenger but not the driver. Yes which is why that you can use DVD players in cars.








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Television screens visible to driver - IanJohnson
Spent a few minutes watching breakfast TV last year!

Only issue was that the TV was on the back of the rear headrest of a Galaxy in the middle lane and we were both doing 70mph on the M40. Pity I couldn't listen as well.

Not quite as distracting as the blue movie showing in the stretched limo on the M42 the year before - wouldn't you slow down to watch!

They may be handy for occupying the chidren but should be banned if they are visible to other drivers.
 

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