Tips For Cell Phone Safety While Driving
If it is necessary to use a wireless device while driving, follow some basic do's and don't to ensure the wireless device does not become a distraction.
- Be responsible behind the wheel... Don't text and drive!
- Get to know your wireless device and its features such as speed dial and redial.
- Position your wireless device within easy reach.
- Dial sensibly and assess the traffic; place calls when you are not moving.
- Let the person you are speaking with know you are driving; if necessary suspend the call in heavy traffic or hazardous weather conditions.
- Do not take notes or look up phone numbers while driving.
- Use a hands-free device for convenience and comfort.
- Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations that might divert your attention from the road.
- Dial 911 or other local emergency numbers to report serious emergencies; it's free from your wireless phone.
- Use your wireless phone to help others in emergencies.
- Call roadside assistance or a special non-emergency wireless number when necessary.
These tips were developed by the Cellular Telephone Industry Association. Visit the CTIA website for more tips regarding wireless safety.