4 – 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
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Your mobile device allows you to 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 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 responsibility – driving
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 road.
Use your mobile device to call for help. Dial 911 or other local emergency number in case of
fire, traffic accident, or medical emergencies.*
Use your mobile device to help others in emergencies. If you see an auto accident, crime in
progress, or other serious emergency where lives are in danger, call 911 or other local
emergency number, as you would want others to do for you.*
Call roadside assistance or a special non-emergency wireless number when necessary.
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.*
* Wherever wireless phone service is available.
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