Nokia 2116i - Appendix A

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Appendix A Message from the CTIA

(Cellular Telecommunications & Internet
Association) to all users of mobile phones

© 2001 Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. All Rights Reserved.
1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036.
Phone: (202) 785-0081

Safety is the most important call you will ever make.

A Guide to Safe and Responsible Wireless Phone Use

Tens of millions of people in the U.S. today take advantage of the unique combination
of convenience, safety and value delivered by the wireless telephone. Quite simply,
the wireless phone gives people the powerful ability to communicate by voice—
almost anywhere, anytime—with the boss, with a client, with the kids, with
emergency personnel or even with the police. Each year, Americans make billions
of calls from their wireless phones, and the numbers are rapidly growing.

But an important responsibility accompanies those benefits, one that every wireless
phone user must uphold. When driving a car, driving is your first responsibility. A
wireless phone can be an invaluable tool, but good judgment must be exercised
at all times while driving a motor vehicle—whether on the phone or not.

The basic lessons are ones we all learned as teenagers. Driving requires alertness,
caution and courtesy. It requires a heavy dose of basic common sense—keep your
head up, keep your eyes on the road, check your mirrors frequently and watch out for
other drivers. It requires obeying all traffic signs and signals and staying within the
speed limit. It means using seatbelts and requiring other passengers to do the same.

But with wireless phone use, driving safely means a little more. This brochure is a call
to wireless phone users everywhere to make safety their first priority when behind the
wheel of a car. Wireless telecommunications is keeping us in touch, simplifying our
lives, protecting us in emergencies and providing opportunities to help others in need.

When it comes to the use of wireless phones, safety is your most important call.

Wireless Phone “Safety Tips”

Below are safety tips to follow while driving and using a wireless phone which
should be easy to remember.

1. Get to know your wireless phone and its features such as 1-touch dialing and

redial. Carefully read your instruction manual and learn to take advantage of
valuable features most phones offer, including automatic redial and memory.
Also, work to memorize the phone keypad so you can use the 1-touch dialing
function without taking your attention off the road.

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2. When available, use a hands-free phone. A number of hands-free wireless phone

accessories are readily available today. Whether you choose an installed mounted
phone for your wireless phone or a speaker phone accessory, take advantage of
these phones if available to you.

3. Position your wireless phone within easy reach. Make sure you place your wireless

phone within easy reach and where you can grab it without removing your
eyes from the road. If you get an incoming call at an inconvenient time, if
possible, let your voicemail answer it for you.

4. Suspend conversations during hazardous driving conditions or situations. 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 and
ice can be hazardous, but so is heavy traffic. As a driver, your first responsibility
is to pay attention to the road.

5. Do not take notes or look up phone numbers while driving. If you are reading

an address book or business card, or writing a “to do” list while driving a car,
you are not watching where you are going. It’s common sense. Don’t get
caught in a dangerous situation because you are reading or writing and not
paying attention to the road or nearby vehicles.

6. Dial sensibly and assess the traffic; if possible, place calls when you are not

moving or before pulling into traffic. Try to plan your calls before you begin
your trip or attempt to coincide your calls with times you may be stopped at a
stop sign, red light or otherwise stationary. But if you need to dial while
driving, follow this simple tip—dial only a few numbers, check the road and your
mirrors, then continue.

7. Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations that may be distracting.

Stressful or emotional conversations and driving do not mix—they are distracting
and even dangerous when you are behind the wheel of a car. Make people you
are talking with aware you are driving and if necessary, suspend conversations
which have the potential to divert your attention from the road.

8. Use your wireless phone to call for help. Your wireless phone is one of the greatest

tools you can own to protect yourself and your family in dangerous situations—
with your phone at your side, help is only three numbers away. Dial 9-1-1 or
other local emergency number in the case of fire, traffic accident, road hazard
or medical emergency. Remember, it is a free call on your wireless phone!

9. Use your wireless phone to help others in emergencies. Your wireless phone

provides you a perfect opportunity to be a “Good Samaritan” in your community.
If you see an auto accident, crime in progress or other serious emergency where
lives are in danger, call 9-1-1 or other local emergency number, as you would
want others to do for you.

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10. Call roadside assistance or a special wireless nonemergency assistance number

when necessary. Certain situations you encounter while driving may require
attention, but are not urgent enough to merit a call for emergency services.
But you still can use your wireless phone to lend a hand. 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.

Careless, distracted individuals and people driving irresponsibly represent a
hazard to everyone on the road. Since 1984, the Cellular Telecommunications
Industry Association and the wireless industry have conducted educational
outreach to inform wireless phone users of their responsibilities as safe drivers and
good citizens. As we approach a new century, more and more of us will take
advantage of the benefits of wireless telephones. And, as we take to the roads,
we all have a responsibility to drive safely.

The wireless industry reminds you to use your phone safely when driving.

For more information, please call 1-888-901-SAFE.
For updates:

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