CTIA-The Wireless Association(R) Reminds Consumers to Be Responsible Behind the Wheel.Don't don't
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A statement of what should not be done: a list of the dos and don'ts. Text and Drive
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Washington, town (1991 pop. 48,856), Sunderland metropolitan district, NE England. Washington was designated one of the new towns in 1964 to alleviate overpopulation in the Tyneside-Wearside area. -- As the school year winds down and the summer road-trip season begins, CTIA-The Wireless Association[R] and the wireless industry reminds consumers that safety should be every driver's top priority. Drivers should never take their eyes off the road, or their hands off the wheel for extended periods of time. When behind the wheel, a driver's most important responsibility is safety--don't text and drive.
"This week is National Wireless Safety Week, and I can't think of a better time to remind Americans to be responsible behind the wheel," said Steve Largent, CTIA-The Wireless Association[R] President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "Text messaging Sending short messages to a smartphone, pager, PDA or other handheld device. Text messaging implies sending short messages generally no more than a couple of hundred characters in length. equips wireless consumers with a unique safety tool that enables people to respond to emergency situations anywhere, anytime. But, there's a time and a place for texting, and when you're driving is not one of them."
More and more Americans are using their wireless devices to report emergencies, prevent crime and save lives. Everyday more than 290,000 calls are made from wireless devices to 911 or other emergency services emergency services Emergency care '…services …necessary to prevent death or serious impairment of health and, because of the danger to life or health, require the use of the most accessible hospital available and equipped to furnish those services' . That's about 200 calls every minute. A wireless device is one of the best safety tools drivers can have with them on the road. However, when it comes to driving, the responsible and safe operation of a motor vehicle should be every driver's top priority and consumers should never allow their wireless device to distract them from driving safely.
CTIA-The Wireless Association[R] and the wireless industry encourages drivers to follow some basic do's and don'ts to ensure that their wireless phones don't become a distraction Distraction
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* 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 In telecommunication, an automatic redial is a service feature that allows the user to dial, by depressing a single key or a few keys, the most recent telephone number dialed at that instrument. .
* 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 di·vert
v. di·vert·ed, di·vert·ing, di·verts
1. To turn aside from a course or direction: Traffic was diverted around the scene of the accident.
2. 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.
National Wireless Safety Week: CTIA-The Wireless Association[R] and wireless carriers across the country have sponsored National Wireless Safety Week since 1990 to focus attention on the important issue of public safety and the numerous ways wireless technology can save lives, stop crime, and be of invaluable assistance during an emergency situation.
Check out the new radio ads from CTIA's Safe Driving public service announcement campaign, and learn more about Wireless Safety Week by visiting www.ctia.org/WirelessSafetyWeek08.
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