With the wide spread usage of mobile phones it is important that we understand its best usage practices.


Only use your phone when necessary.
Keep the calls short.
Carry the phone away from your body when it is on standby.
Buy a phone with a long ‘talk time’. It is more efficient, with less powerful emissions.

Don’t buy a phone with an internal aerial, you want the aerial as far away from your head as possible.
Don’t use your phone when the reception is weak, the phone needs more power to communicate with the base station, and so the radiowave emissions are higher.
Don’t buy a phone with a high ‘SAR’ value, this means that it emits more radiation.
Don’t buy protective gadgets unless they have been independently tested.
More Tips

Mobile phones should not be used in filling stations
Mobile phones should be turned off before exiting the vehicle when stopping in a filling station.
All Road users have a special responsibility for the safety of themselves, their passengers, other road users and pedestrians.
NEVER try to use a hand-held mobile phone or device for any reason while driving.
ONLY ever make or take a hands-free call when you are certain it is completely safe to do so. KEEP conversations short and easy – end calls that become difficult, distracting or stressful immediately.
SET UP the advanced functions of your mobile phone device, such as the messaging service, to give yourself time and peace of mind to focus on your driving.
Best Practices

If you have a passenger, ask them to manage your mobile calls for you.
Why not give yourself time and concentration for your mobile calls by taking a break from driving and parking safely?
Tell your caller you are driving before you begin your conversation, and that you may need to end your short call at any time.
Voice messaging means you never need miss a call.

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