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Copeland supports ban on cell phone use

Friday, 22 September 2006

Copeland supports ban on cell phone use

United Future’s transport spokesperson Gordon Copeland today gave his backing to a call to ban hand held phones whilst driving a car or other vehicle.

“I have done it myself and it is dangerous, especially when driving a car with a gear stick.

"People who need a cell phone for commercial purposes can, for a modest cost, install the “no hands” variety and the rest of us can wait for opportunities to pull over and stop the car before responding to cell phone calls.

“In other words, any ban could be limited to “holding a cell phone in the hand whilst driving”.

“As with seatbelts, I think we would all adjust quickly to that new environment and our streets would be safer as a result.”

ENDS

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