The Cup holder issue

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Analoguekid
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Re: The Cup holder issue

Post by Analoguekid » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:21 pm

Bedlam wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:03 pm
IMHO 5 hours is too long to drive without a break for a regular motorist (or anyone for that matter)
If you are uconvinced I can let you know my story of 5 months in hospital, 2 in intensive care, a helicoper ride there, being cut out of my car etc. etc.
Although ony a 3 hour return journey (interrupted by a medical incident, I think), but thanks for the 9 points and fine/costs Mr Plod
I drive everyday for a living, so not a regular motorist many of whom do less than 10 miles per day on same road, so while it may be too long for you...HGV Drivers are expected to drive for 4 hours without a break, and that requires far more concentration, so sorry you couldn’t concentrate for 5 hours, but I really did feel fine, its not the first time and it wont be the last, I would have stopped otherwise.

Anyway this thread was about cupholders


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Re: The Cup holder issue

Post by tobydog » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:43 pm

Don’t worry, as the petulant one, I do bring myself to pull the armrest back if necessary :D

I suppose an issue here is that when manufacturers put holders in cars it will encourage people to use them on the move. Therefore having them in an inconvenient place can cause issues. To be honest I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve had a coffee on the move when on my own (other half would normally pass it over for a sip if I’m driving). Even then I always have a good look around to make sure no one else is close (including the police!) and only do it on an open road.

Having the police pull you over for driving with undue care and attention simply for having a drink is an odd one. Unless you had an accident, or were clearly driving erratically, how could they prove you weren’t applying enough care and attention to the situation if it’s not illegal. I think there are many very distracting / dangerous aspects of modern car driving than just having a drink. Hands free phone being pretty bad. How many people on this forum fiddle with the touchscreen when on the move? That’s a real killer.

By the way, the cup holder set up in the Mitsubishi ASX is actually the best I’ve had with the old A3 a close second.
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Bedlam
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Re: The Cup holder issue

Post by Bedlam » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:57 pm

Thanks, as I said I am convinced I had a medical "episode" (the first in more than 45+ years of driving) this included 30,000 + miles per annum into and out of the very centre of London for 20 years
p.s. I don't think I said I drove for 5 hours did I?
It was 3.5 with a 45 min break, with a medical episode on the return, what I can remember the helicopter was exciting, having my clothes cut off was strange, intensive care and 1 month induced coma................can't remember
The further 2 months waiting for my broken pelvis to heal were difficult but fun flirting with the nurses
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Analoguekid
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Re: The Cup holder issue

Post by Analoguekid » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:04 pm

Ah I miss understood your medical incident reference, I took it to mean a traffic jam because of an incident.

It was unfortunate for you, but thankfully you lived to tell the tale, but lets face it, this could have happened 10 minutes into your drive.
Bedlam wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Thanks, as I said I am convinced I had a medical "episode" (the first in more than 45+ years of driving) this included 30,000 + miles per annum into and out of the very centre of London for 20 years
p.s. I don't think I said I drove for 5 hours did I?
It was 3.5 with a 45 min break, with a medical episode on the return, what I can remember the helicopter was exciting, having my clothes cut off was strange, intensive care and 1 month induced coma................can't remember
The further 2 months waiting for my broken pelvis to heal were difficult but fun flirting with the nurses


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Re: The Cup holder issue

Post by foz » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:24 pm

Never I nor my passengers used cup holder in my six cars starting from 1995 :)
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