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Read what you, the readers, have said about cell phones (TOPICS, Issue #13). New responses will be added as they are received, so be sure to check back to this page from time to time. You can also send your own opinions.

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September 11, 2001

As a certain citizen I think cell phones are necessary for us nowadays because it will help us during emergencies. At the age of 19, I'm responsible enough to limit the usage of my cell phone during class and inside the worship area. So guys, all I want to say is discipline yourself in using it and have fun in it.

Kaye Evangelista from the Phillipines.

August 21, 2001

Cell Phones have saved my life! Like when I go out on a date and don't like the guy, I sneak into the bathroom and call for a ride! Or, when my car broke down, I called for help. I don't use my phone when I'm driving, and if I need to talk, I pull over or use the speakerphone. If you don't like cell phones, keep it to yourself. Everyone has a right to their opinions though.

Jessica Twinkle from the U.S.A.

August 8, 2001

I do have a cell phone! But driving and dialing shouldn't be done! What I mean is that law should only allow people to use it with a hands-free device and with a phone that is voice commanded. Big fines should keep smart asses from acting like they are above the law!

Alain from Montreal, Canada

July 31, 2001

Cell phones, what a wonderful topic! First of all I hate cell phones and all the yuppie parasites that use them, but I do think that people should be allowed to have them in a car, but only in case of an emergency. In my opinion cell phones should be BANNED from all public areas. You know when you are in the mall walking around and some valley girl or yuppie man walks past you speaking as loud as they can so they can seem better than you? Am I the only one who is annoyed by that? I don't think so!

Ban cell phones!!!!Fight against the plague of yuppie parasites!!!

Brian from the U.S.A

July 21, 2001

I think cell phone is important for businessman and other person, so we can allow people to use it. However we can suggest to use cell phone with small microphone which you can fix in your tee-shirt and you have a small speaker in your ear. In conclusion driving and talking in your own cell phone is 100 % safe now.

Adil from Algeria

July 11, 2001

To me they are off-putting, very rude. I think a lot of people have cell phone conversations in public on purpose so that they can get a certain status--but anyone who had any identity would not have to do such a silly thing to feel important. I think they should only be used in emergencies and not distract others.

Linda Reinhardt from the U.S.A

July 9, 2001

Cell phones are just status symbols for insecure people to make them feel important. The only reason people have them is because "everyone" else has one, and they need to compete with those other people. It's the American 'keeping up with the Jones'. Cell phones should not be used while driving or public places such as restaurants. I have been to a fine restaurant with my girlfriend and it is annoying to hear a non-cessant ring go off. It is further annoying when the obnoxious "toy user" talks louder (so he can get attention) on his toy because the person calling him can't decide to rent either "Loser" or "Dude, Where's My Car". Give it up cell phone users, you're not important, as a matter of fact, you're quite inconsiderate.

Ken from the U.S.A.

July 9, 2001

Cell phones has been one of the main causes of accidents and should be restricted. The first reason why cell phones should have restrictions while driving is; it causes distractions when you are dialing a number or answering a call. Cell phones take your attention off the road, therefore, possibly putting other people’s lives in danger.

Secondly, you react slower to objects/incidents on the road. When you take your attention off the road, you are not fully alert to turn your vehicle away from anything that suddenly “pops up” on the road, by that time…it’s to late. You can get so caught up in talking to whoever is on the other line, that you may not be really be focused on your driving.

Say for instance, you are driving down the road when your cell phone rings; you reach down to answer it, and by the time you look back up…there’s a pedestrian running across the street. Now, it’s too late to stop. However, if you had not looked down to answer your phone, you would have been alert and probably been able to stop in time to let them cross.

Also, cell phones could be very useful in an emergency but if your vehicle is still in motion when you place that are still at risk to get into an accident. So next time you really need to make a call...pull over so you won't be distracted by anything that could take your life.

These are my reason on why cell phones should be banned from driving.

Kiana from Hawai`i

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