Smart drivers talk safely
If you must use your wireless phone while driving, please follow these tips:
Let Voice Mail pick up when it's inconvenient or unsafe to answer the phone.
Program your most frequently dialed numbers into your phone for speed dialing. When dialing manually without the 'one-touch dialing' features, dial only when your vehicle stopped or have a passenger dial for you.
Handle phones with care when behind the wheel. Talking on the phone lowers your concentration, which is why some locations outlaw yakking while driving. keep your hands on the wheel as much as possible. If conversations get intense, pull over and park in a safe place to complete your call.
Minimize your exposure to radiation. Mobile phones give off small amounts of radio frequency energy, and there’s concern that this may pose health risks. This question is being addressed by ongoing scientific studies. While most scientists agree that there’s no proof of greater risk, it makes sense to minimize your exposure. Using a headset with the phone on your belt -- held at least an inch from your body -- can minimize radiation exposure to your brain and other vital organs, and/or you can just set limits on the amount of time you talk on your cell phone. There’s a separate and much clearer issue for people with heart pacemakers, who should keep phones at least six inches from the pacemaker.
* Did You Know ? 16-year olds are the most accident-prone of any age group, three times more likely to crash than 18-year old.