Re: Not in the UK.....
> Whilst the legal definition of driving is:
> "A person shall be held to be driving a vehicle when they have control over the direction and
> speed of the vehicle"
> which means basically, if you are sat in the driver seat, engine on or off, you're driving that vehicle
> (Stated cases again uphold this point), it's only an utter bastard who'd do someone for it.
I wouldn't count on that. Certainly in my car, just being sat in the drivers seat could not count as driving, I am confident that I could defend that. Unless the ignition is turned on, the steering is locked as is the 'gear' selector (I can't move it out of park). Can't really be classed as in 'control over the direction and speed' when the car un-steerable and immovable. Being sat in the drivers seat is no more driving a car than being in possession of a set of keys is. That said, given the way that our legislation is going, it won't be long before it is a crime to be in possession of a bottle of beer whilst in possession of a car key.
> However, considering the Police is all about targets and figures now, sometimes it's not so hard
> to use common sense when effectively your job is on the line and bills have to be paid.
> In that scenario, it's not the cops fault, it's the heirarchy and the councils and finally the
> government for demanding so much.
I've heard better excuses than that on benefit street.
> (Didn't really make the news that we've just had all our public holidays taken away from us
> without consultation. Two a year, Christmas and New year, that's it.)
You get (got) public holidays?