Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby Bonefishblues » 24 Jul 2020, 8:23am

Guy Ritchie banned for reaching 15 points in 4 separate offences.

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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby thirdcrank » 24 Jul 2020, 8:41am

The cameraman seems to be filling some gaps in traffic enforcement and helping to sell the Daily Mail, which will reach a lot more errant drivers than some officially posted tweets.

At least there was no bleating about exceptional hardship.

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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Jul 2020, 8:47am

Plus 99 for vigilante action

Dunno who gr is, don't care either
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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby pwa » 24 Jul 2020, 8:56am

Cyril Haearn wrote:Plus 99 for vigilante action

Dunno who gr is, don't care either

No, I didn't know who he was either. But then I remembered. Wasn't he married to Madonna at one time? But he has been a naughty boy and is now reaping what he sowed, so case closed as far as I am concerned. But I do wonder about the mental health of the vigilante (if that is the appropriate term) who seems to be spending a good chunk of his life on his mission. I wonder if he is angry all the time, which can't be a nice way to be.

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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Jul 2020, 8:59am

The vigilante is maybe angry, also successful, and a role model
We need lots more like him
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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby Mick F » 24 Jul 2020, 9:06am

Cyril Haearn wrote:Dunno who gr is, don't care either
Ditto on both.
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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby pwa » 24 Jul 2020, 9:42am

Cyril Haearn wrote:The vigilante is maybe angry, also successful, and a role model
We need lots more like him

Being permanently angry isn't good for mental health.

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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby Jdsk » 24 Jul 2020, 9:59am

There's a fair bit of CyclingMikey's actions online. I suggest listening to his tone and language and judging for yourself whether he's angry all the time.

https://twitter.com/mikeycycling?lang=en
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm6g2GP912ku4lPd-155-Vw

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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Jul 2020, 10:01am

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Anger and hate are very appropriate here
pwa wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:The vigilante is maybe angry, also successful, and a role model
We need lots more like him

Being permanently angry isn't good for mental health.

Speculating again :wink:
My speculation: he is angry, active, motivated, has a lot of success, changing emotions and feelings

How may I 'like' or '+1' him?
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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby pwa » 24 Jul 2020, 10:04am

Cyril Haearn wrote:..
Anger and hate are very appropriate here
pwa wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:The vigilante is maybe angry, also successful, and a role model
We need lots more like him

Being permanently angry isn't good for mental health.

Speculating again :wink:
My speculation: he is angry, active, motivated, has a lot of success, changing emotions and feelings

How may I 'like' or '+1' him?

Maybe he is very compartmented with his emotions and can leave the anger behind at the end of the day, but if I were living with such a high volume of confrontations, the confrontation would become me. I would live confrontation and anger 24 / 7.

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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Jul 2020, 10:11am

Not much different from being a policeperson maybe
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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby pwa » 24 Jul 2020, 10:13am

Cyril Haearn wrote:Not much different from being a policeperson maybe

Yes, perhaps. That's another job I would tend to take home with me rather than leaving it at the workplace.

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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby reohn2 » 24 Jul 2020, 10:13am

pwa wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:The vigilante is maybe angry, also successful, and a role model
We need lots more like him

Being permanently angry isn't good for mental health.

But we don't know if he's permanently angry or if he has a strong motivation from past experience for reporting errant motorists.
The media,and the DM in particular take high delight in painting pictures of cyclists which bear little resemblence to the truth,just to stoke up anticyling anger.
That said I'd rather there be a permanently angry person on a bike reporting motorist crime than someone permanently angry driving a car who dislikes,even(strong word alert)hates cyclists :wink:
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Re: Guy Ritchie banned for texting at the wheel

Postby pwa » 24 Jul 2020, 10:20am

reohn2 wrote:
pwa wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:The vigilante is maybe angry, also successful, and a role model
We need lots more like him

Being permanently angry isn't good for mental health.

But we don't know if he's permanently angry or if he has a strong motivation from past experience for reporting errant motorists.
The media,and the DM in particular take high delight in painting pictures of cyclists which bear little resemblence to the truth,just to stoke up anticyling anger.
That said I'd rather there be a permanently angry person on a bike reporting motorist crime than someone permanently angry driving a car who dislikes,even(strong word alert)hates cyclists :wink:

The last sentence is about what use he is for us, but I'm thinking more about what it is like for him. Yes, he may not be angry all the time, but I think that is unlikely given the high volume of incidents he reports. It sounds like it occupies a good chunk of his waking day, and he must be either super-human or very stressed with so much confrontation. It doesn't sound like a recipe for happiness and contentment. If I knew him and cared about him I would be worried about what this is doing to him.