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Steve Farrell  says:

BBC presenters lecture on road safety while not looking at the road

A BBC road safety series has been criticised for having its presenters drive while looking at the camera in an episode focussing on distraction.  The AA accused BBC2’s How Safe are Britain’s Roads? of setting a bad example. In last week’s programme, looking at drivers on the phone, presenters Justin Rowlatt and Anita Rani repeatedly took their eyes off the...

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Jan 11

Posts: 38

5LeafClover says:

tick tock

If thats how long BBC staff spend staring at their speedo & mirrors, then God help us!

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Feb 05

Posts: 223

Bob_1 says:

It's Fashionable....

There's absolutely no reason why a presenter has to drive and present at the same time. The reason they do it is because they have all the miniaturised equipment, like the GoPro, which makes it technically easy to do and they think it makes the story look good.

They're all at it and Anita Rani is just one of them. That's what TV is about these days, window dressing a topic in order to sell it to the audience. It might make it more interesting to view but if they could only see the contradiction this causes when the subject is road safety. You'd have to laugh if it wasn't so damned serious.

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Oct 09

Posts: 40

Vortex52 says:


In the days where police think they make law it is strange why they did not steped in and charge this woman with "Driving with out due care and attention" as they do to ordinary people; or is she abouve the law?

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Oct 11

Posts: 199

SundayRoast says:


It is simple. They are on trailers. All of these interviews are done while they are being towed around. They cannot actually be trusted to drive anywhere. They would embarrass themselves.

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Feb 05

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Bob_1 says:

Not So

Sundayroast is incorrect. They are not on a trailer.

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Sep 09

Posts: 905

Rogerborg says:

Oh, more do-as-we-say bollocks from Pravda, you say?

Well, as long as they weren't speeding, that's really all that matters, amirite?

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Dec 10

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preunit says:

Par for the course tbh

they were looking the other way when Jimmy saville was "fixing" it :ph43r::biggrin:

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Sep 10

Posts: 1335

SatNavSteve says:

And what about all the times the Top Gear presenters do the same? Oh sorry, I forgot, they can say and do anything they like coz they're bulletproof, especially Clarkson, the fool.

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Apr 12

Posts: 320

DazLoczy says:

Jeremy Barksome

Speaks a load of crap because he enjoys rubbing people the wrong way. He's also the only one on Top Gear who doesn't ride bikes. The difference with Top Gear is it's classed as "Entertainment" whereas this programme was presented as factual - which has since proved to be b@ll@cks because they've mislead viewers with the statistics the provided. This programme is much more dangerous than anything Top Gear put out because this mislead non-bikers into believing we're our own worst enemy. Ok it might be true for a small number of bikers but from what I've observed in my own experience it's other road users that are the problem and could do with being trained to the same level bikers are these days.

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Sep 08

Posts: 498

the bbc are always looking in the wrong direction, whether it be driving, jim or libya

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