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5A. Regulatory and Safety Information 285
5. Do not take notes, look up phone numbers,
read/write e-mail, or surf the Internet while driving.
6. Dial sensibly and assess the traffic; if possible,
place calls when you are not moving or before
pulling into traffic.
7. Do not engage in stressful or emotional
conversations that may divert your attention from
8. Dial your national emergency number to report
serious emergencies. (This is a free call from your
9. Use your phone to help others in emergencies.
10. Call roadside assistance or a special
non-emergency wireless number when necessary.
Driving Safety Tip Details
1. Get to know your phone and its features such as
speed-dial and redial. (Carefully read your
instruction manual and learn to take advantage of
valuable features most phone models offer,
including automatic redial and memory dial. Also,
work to memorize the phone keyboard so you can
use the speed-dial function without taking your
attention off the road.)
2. Use a hands-free device. (A number of hands-free
phone accessories are readily available today.
Whether you choose an installed mounted device
for your phone or a speaker accessory, take
advantage of these devices. If driving while using a
phone is permitted in your area, we recommend
using a phone headset or a hands-free car kit
(sold separately). However, be aware that use of a
headset that covers both ears impairs your ability
to hear other sounds. Use of such a headset while
operating a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle may
create a serious hazard to you and/or others, and
may be illegal. If you must use a stereo headset
while driving, place a speaker in only one ear.
Leave the other ear free to hear outside noises,
and do so only if it is legal and you can do so
3. Make sure you place your 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, let your voicemail answer it