Nokia 8270 - Appendix A: Message from the CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association) to all use

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Message from the CTIA
(Cellular Telecommunications
& Internet Association)
to all users of mobile phones.

© 2001 Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. All Rights

Reserved.1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036.

Phone: (202) 785-0081

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Safety is the most important call you will ever make.

A Guide to Safe and Responsible Wireless Phone Use

Tens of millions of people in the U.S. today take advantage of the unique

combination of convenience, safety and value delivered by the wireless telephone.

Quite simply, the wireless phone gives people the powerful ability to communicate

by voice--almost anywhere, anytime--with the boss, with a client, with the kids,

with emergency personnel or even with the police. Each year, Americans make

billions of calls from their wireless phones, and the numbers are rapidly growing.
But an important responsibility accompanies those benefits, one that every wireless

phone user must uphold. When driving a car, driving is your first responsibility. A

wireless phone can be an invaluable tool, but good judgment must be exercised at

all times while driving a motor vehicle--whether on the phone or not.
The basic lessons are ones we all learned as teenagers. Driving requires alertness,

caution and courtesy. It requires a heavy dose of basic common sense---keep your

head up, keep your eyes on the road, check your mirrors frequently and watch out

for other drivers. It requires obeying all traffic signs and signals and staying within

the speed limit. It means using seatbelts and requiring other passengers to do the

But with wireless phone use, driving safely means a little more. This brochure is

a call to wireless phone users everywhere to make safety their first priority when

behind the wheel of a car. Wireless telecommunications is keeping us in touch,

simplifying our lives, protecting us in emergencies and providing opportunities

to help others in need.
When it comes to the use of wireless phones, safety is your most important call.

Wireless Phone "Safety Tips"

Below are safety tips to follow while driving and using a wireless phone which

should be easy to remember.

1 Get to know your wireless phone and its features such as speed dial and redial.

Carefully read your instruction manual and learn to take advantage of valuable

features most phones offer, including automatic redial and memory. Also, work

to memorize the phone keypad so you can use the speed dial function without

taking your attention off the road.

2 When available, use a hands free device. A number of hands free wireless phone

accessories are readily available today. Whether you choose an installed mounted

device for your wireless phone or a speaker phone accessory, take advantage of

these devices if available to you.

3 Position your wireless phone within easy reach. Make sure you place your wireless

phone within easy reach and where you can grab it without removing your eyes

from the road. If you get an incoming call at an inconvenient time, if possible, let

your voice mail answer it for you.

4 Suspend conversations during hazardous driving conditions or situations. Let

the person you are speaking with know you are driving; if necessary, suspend the

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call in heavy traffic or hazardous weather conditions. Rain, sleet, snow and ice

can be hazardous, but so is heavy traffic. As a driver, your first responsibility is

to pay attention to the road.

5 Do not take notes or look up phone numbers while driving. If you are reading an

address book or business card, or writing a "to do" list while driving a car, you

are not watching where you are going. It’s common sense. Don’t get caught in a

dangerous situation because you are reading or writing and not paying attention

to the road or nearby vehicles.

6 Dial sensibly and assess the traffic; if possible, place calls when you are not

moving or before pulling into traffic. Try to plan your calls before you begin your

trip or attempt to coincide your calls with times you may be stopped at a stop

sign, red light or otherwise stationary. But if you need to dial while driving,

follow this simple tip--dial only a few numbers, check the road and your mirrors,

then continue.

7 Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations that may be distracting.

Stressful or emotional conversations and driving do not mix--they are distracting

and even dangerous when you are behind the wheel of a car. Make people you

are talking with aware you are driving and if necessary, suspend conversations

which have the potential to divert your attention from the road.

8 Use your wireless phone to call for help. Your wireless phone is one of the greatest

tools you can own to protect yourself and your family in dangerous situations--

with your phone at your side, help is only three numbers away. Dial 9-1-1 or other

local emergency number in the case of fire, traffic accident, road hazard or medical

emergency. Remember, it is a free call on your wireless phone!

9 Use your wireless phone to help others in emergencies. Your wireless phone

provides you a perfect opportunity to be a "Good Samaritan" in your

community. If you see an auto accident, crime in progress or other serious

emergency where lives are in danger, call 9-1-1 or other local emergency number,

as you would want others to do for you.

10 Call roadside assistance or a special wireless non-emergency assistance number

when necessary. Certain situations you encounter while driving may require

attention, but are not urgent enough to merit a call for emergency services. But

you still can use your wireless phone to lend a hand. If you see a broken-down

vehicle posing no serious hazard, a broken traffic signal, a minor traffic accident

where no one appears injured or a vehicle you know to be stolen, call roadside

assistance or other special non-emergency wireless number.

Careless, distracted individuals and people driving irresponsibly represent a hazard

to everyone on the road. Since 1984, the Cellular Telecommunications Industry

Association and the wireless industry have conducted educational outreach to inform

wireless phone users of their responsibilities as safe drivers and good citizens. As we

approach a new century, more and more of us will take advantage of the benefits

of wireless telephones. And, as we take to the roads, we all have a responsibility

to drive safely.

The wireless industry reminds you to use your phone safely when driving.

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© 2001 Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. All Rights Reserved.

1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036.

Phone: (202) 785-0081

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Appendix B: Message from the FDA

Appendix B: