Nokia 2260 - Appendix A Message from the CTIA

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Message from the CTIA

(Cellular Telecommunications and 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 same.
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 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.

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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


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


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.
For more information, please call 1-888-901-SAFE.

For updates:

© 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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