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Ten driving safety tips
Your Siemens wireless phone gives
you the power to communicate by
voice – almost anywhere, anytime.
But an important responsibility ac-
companies the benefits of wireless
phones, one that every user must
When driving a car, driving is your
first responsibility. When using your
wireless phone behind the wheel of
a car, practice good common sense
and remember the following tips:
Get to know your phone and its features
such as speed dial and redial.
Carefully read your instruction man-
ual and learn to take advantage of
valuable features most phones offer
including, automatic redial and
memory dial – most phones can
store up to 99 numbers in memory
dial. Also, work to memorize the
phone keypad so you can use the
speed dial function without taking
your attention off the road.
When available, use a hands-free device.
A number of hands-free wireless
phone accessories are readily avail-
able today. Whether you choose an
installed mounted device for your
phone or a speaker phone accessory,
take advantage of these devices if
they are available to you.
Position your 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, let your voicemail answer it for
Suspend conversations during hazard-
ous driving conditions or situations.
Let the person you are speaking to
know you are driving; if necessary,
suspend the call in heavy traffic or
hazardous weather conditions. Rain,
sleet, snow and ice can be hazard-
ous, but so is heavy traffic. As a driv-
er, your first responsibility is to pay
attention to the road.
Do not take notes or look up phone num-
bers while driving.
If you are reading an address book or
business card while driving a car, or
writing a "to do" list, then 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 at-
tention to the road or nearby vehi-