Smart Practices While Driving
Drive Safe, Call Smart
Check the laws and regulations on the use of mobile
devices and their accessories in the areas where you drive.
Always obey them. The use of these devices may be
prohibited or restricted in certain areas. Go to
www.motorola.com/callsmart for more information.
Your mobile device lets you communicate by voice and
data—almost anywhere, anytime, wherever wireless service is
available and safe conditions allow. When driving a car, driving is
your first responsibility. If you choose to use your mobile device
while driving, remember the following tips:
• Get to know your Motorola mobile device and its
features such as speed dial and redial. If available,
these features help you to place your call without taking
your attention off the road.
• When available, use a handsfree
device. If possible, add an additional
layer of convenience to your mobile device
with one of the many Motorola Original
handsfree accessories available today.
• Position your mobile device within easy reach. Be
able to access your mobile device without removing your
eyes from the road. If you receive an incoming call at an
inconvenient time, if possible, let your voice mail answer
it for you.
• 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, ice, and even heavy traffic can be hazardous.
• Do not take notes or look up phone numbers while
driving. Jotting down a "to do" list or going through your
address book takes attention away from your primary
• Dial sensibly and assess the traffic; if possible,
place calls when your car is not moving or before
pulling into traffic. If you must make a call while
moving, dial only a few numbers, check the road and your
mirrors, then continue.
• Do not engage in stressful or emotional
conversations that may be distracting. Make people
you are talking with aware you are driving and suspend
conversations that can divert your attention away from the
• Use your mobile device to call for help. Dial 911 or
other local emergency number in the case of fire, traffic
accident, or medical emergencies.*