The Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) marked the annual “Wireless Safety Week” with these reminders:

  • Wireless phones — when used appropriately — are a great safety tool. More than 140,000 emergency service calls are made from wireless phones.

  • If you’re thinking about making a call while driving, first ask yourself "Is this the right time to make a call?" "Will this call distract me from my first responsibility to drive safely?"

  • When you are on the phone while diving, let the person you are talking with know you're driving.

  • Keep the call short.

  • Use a hands free device and speed dial to place calls.

  • Never take notes or look up phone numbers while driving.

  • Never use your phone in heavy traffic or hazardous conditions.

Now be honest… how many of these cell phone rules of the road have your broken in the past week?