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Cellular phone and driving

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Control your calls. And keep control of your car
Never use a cellular phone while driving.

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Advice for drivers

Never use your mobile phone casually, while driving.

Responsibility for the safe control of a vehicle always rests with the driver. In law, you must have proper control of your vehicle at all times. If the use of the phone causes you to drive in a careless or dangerous manner, you could be prosecuted, receive a fine.

Do not hold your mobile phone to make or answer a call while driving.

Switch it off, let a passenger use it or find a safe place to park before using the phone.

Use voicemail or call forward wherever possible.

Using voicemail or call forward will enable messages to be left for you when your mobile phone is switched off. You can then return calls when it is safe and appropriate to do so.

If you have to make or receive calls while driving, use accessories that enable hands_free operation.

Used in conjunction with a hands_free kit, most mobile phones can be set for automatic answering _ you won't need to press a single key to respond to your calls.

Remember that, even with hands_free operation, unless you are careful and concentrate on your driving, using a mobile phone while driving may distract your attention on the road.

-If it is necessary to make calls using a hands_free mobile phone:
-Wait until the traffic conditions are appropriate and it is safe to call
-Use pre_programmed numbers
-Keep calls brief and limit them to casual or routine conversation
-Warn incoming callers that you are driving and may have to break off your conversation
-Make regular stops to check for, and return calls.
-Stopping will also help you avoid tiredness, a significant cause of accidents.

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