[LINK] Car rego number is sms and email address
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 11:36:23 +1000
> From: Anthony Healy[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, 25 October 2001 11:13
> To: Jan Whitaker; Stephen Loosley
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: [LINK] Car rego number is sms and email address
> > Good grief! This fills me with dread. Now we get the youth market ...
> > typing SMS while driving down the road?
> > Can we get a public safety organisation interested in the effects of
> > sort of thing and have it stopped?
> Road safety authorities have become very interested in the whole issue,
> there is a strong counter-attack by the mobile phone ( cellular )
> The issue has become prominent in the US over the past 12 months, and lead
> to New York introducing laws banning the use of mobile phones while
> and most other states considering similar legislation. Australia already
> similar legislation, but of course it isn't enforced.
++ The ACT has such legislation and it is enforced to the degree that my
wife was pulled over by the police and ticketed for talking on a mobile
++ But it certainly is dangerous. I've seen many drivers zoom around corners
one-handed without indicating while talking on a mobile...