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200zl mandat and 3 points for not wearing seatbelts?


OP Krakman 4 | 58
14 Feb 2012 #61
What confuses me is that the driving test is equal to the UK test in terms of demands

Could also be the quality of driving instructors. I have observed a few drivers and they don't seem to have a clue about correct gear changes, approach to junctions, and of course overtaking. Mybe new drivers are also influenced by the established manner of driving in Poland. We only really learn to drive after passing our tests'. I wonder if most people just learn in a bad environment.

By the way, I was thinking more about why the driver gets the punishment.

I suppose it also prevents the policeman/woman writing out 4 x zl100 fines when he/she can just write out 1 x zl400. Not to mention the 3 points, which was shocking for me. Probably yes in future I would think of the points more than the (smallish) fine.

Funnily enough I remember working around the UK with my Dad around 20 years ago (in HGV's). For some odd reason we didn't have to wear seatbelts!! My Dad was a real stickler, so it must have been law.
scottie1113 7 | 898
14 Feb 2012 #62
Funnily enough I remember working around the UK with my Dad around 20 years ago (in HGV's). For some odd reason we didn't have to wear seatbelts!! My Dad was a real stickler, so it must have been law.

Or stupidity. In your case, maybe it's an inherited gene.

Look, I don't like to ping on you. It's just that seat belts save lives. Long before seat belts were mandatory in cars in the US, I installed them i cars I bought which didn't have them. Sadly enough, I can tell you too many stories about injuries or deaths of people who weren't wearing them, but for the moment I'll spare you the graphic details.

Buckle up. Always. Live long and prosper.
g r u b a s
14 Feb 2012 #63
Or stupidity. In your case, maybe it's an inherited gene.

Why stupidity?Maybe as a HGV (whatever it is?) driver he was not required to buckle up.You know of course that motor vehicle laws of (at least) DC,Maryland and Virginia does not require taxi cab drivers to wear seat belts.Or don't you?
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
14 Feb 2012 #64
The situation was that my wife and I were pulled for no reason other than not wearing belts.

It's clickit or ticket. Always wear your seatbelt.
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
14 Feb 2012 #65
+1

DC,Maryland and Virginia does not require taxi cab drivers to wear seat belts.Or don't you?

None of those places are in Poland.
OP Krakman 4 | 58
15 Feb 2012 #66
Buckle up. Always. Live long and prosper.

Just had a quick look and it appears there were/are certain exceptions (applicable whilst driving HGV - heavy goods vehicles). This was obviously the case I remember. It seemed to apply to multiple deliveries within a small radius.

Not sure which I would choose: no seatbelt or a dodgily fitted DIY installation!! Probably the former.

In no way would I condone not wearing seatbelts 99.95% of the time, but believe common sense should have prevailed in my case. Let's just imagine you want to move your car 10 meters. You run outside, jump in, turn the key and move your car forward. Who in this instance would wear a belt? By law, I'm sure that would be points and a fine if caught, but most people would expect common sense to be used in this situation.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
15 Feb 2012 #67
Polish bus drivers are exempt, as are lorry/truck drivers unless their cabs are fitted with belts. Taxi drivers do not need to wear a belt while they have passengers on board,but do when they are alone. This is according to my wannabe pro-driver student.


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