Not always good to talk….

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Dramatic photos this week of the car that ended up in a Barnsbury basement – just round the corner from where I used to live. It’s not what you expect from a Volvo driver.

Amazingly no-one was killed.

Now it turns out that the driver was using his mobile phone at the time. I’ve seen three drivers (all men as it happens) on the blower while at the wheel in just the last couple of weeks. I didn’t report them, but maybe we should? It’s not a victimless crime. RoSPA report that people are still being killed as a result.

Lib Dem MP Tom Brake (no pun intended) has been asking questions about the number of prosecutions for driving while using a mobile – on average about ten a week across London, and 11 a year in Islington. Full stats here.

Meanwhile, it seems the car-in-basement scenario has happened before. Even to the police.

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