In many states, using cell phones, while driving, is
against the law. While driving, cell phones should only be used if there
is an emergency. An emergency means dialing 911 or some other emergency
phone number. It does not mean calling home, work, etc. However, in
many cases we allow the cell phone to become a "regular passenger" in
our cars. If you must use a cell phone while driving:
- Always pull over to the side of the road and stop, or
wait for a traffic light, before using the phone (includes dialing).
- If you absolutely must use the phone while driving,
increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
- Keep your conversations short. The longer you are
on the phone, the more likely the possibility of a collision.
- Avoid using the phone in hazardous situations such as
heavy traffic, bad weather, or road construction zones. No one is that
good of a driver.
- Drop the phone immediately in the event of a possible
traffic hazard. A hazardous situation is not the time to be polite to
your caller, especially where your life or the lives of your passengers are
- Determine if that call is really important.
Remember, there was a time when you did not have a cell phone and you could
concentrate more on your driving.
- Finally determine if you are in control or if the phone
is. Having a phone in the car doesn't mean you have to make a call or
TO PREVENT YOUR MOBILE PHONE BEING STOLEN FROM YOUR HOME.
- Ensure all windows and doors are secured when you leave.
- Dont leave valuables such as mobile phones on display.
- Try to keep such items in a secure or concealed location within the home when left
If your mobile phone is stolen dont perpetuate the market for stolen phones by
purchasing another stolen
phone. Buy your phone from a reputable mobile phone outlet.
STOP TELEMARKETERS FROM CALLING!