Having a wireless phone in your car makes it easy to report an emergency when at the scene of an accident or in the case of a breakdown
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We love our wireless devices and the smarter they get, the smarter we need to be when using them. So when you're behind the wheel of a vehicle, don't be driven to distraction. In many provinces, there is legislation prohibiting the use of a mobile device without the use of a hands-free device and some provinces also prohibit texting while driving. For your well-being and the safety of others never text, message or email just focus on driving.
Responsible Driving Tips
- When driving, buckle up, keep both hands on the wheel, and your eyes on the road and let Rogers Enhanced Voicemail pick up your calls for you.
- Get to know your phone and its features.
- GPS tools and maps make it easy to get to your destination, but use only when it's safe.
- Use a hands-free kit for voice calls.
- Position your phone in a cradle that is visible and within reach.
- Dial manually only when the car is stopped or ask a passenger to dial or answer the phone for you.
- Don't program 9-1-1 into your phone it can cause accidental emergency calls.
- Dial #AUTO (#2686) for emergency Auto Roadside Assistance.
Reporting an Emergency
Having a wireless phone in your car makes it easy to report an emergency when at the scene of an accident or in the case of a breakdown. In these instances, it's best to remain calm and follow these simple steps:
- Pull off to the side of the road when it is safe to do so and dial 9-1-1.
- Give your name and wireless phone number with area code first, and identify yourself as a wireless user.
- Give the exact location of the incident. Landmarks and street names can be extremely helpful.
- State the service required - police, fire, ambulance.
- Report any known injuries.
- Report any suspect person(s) and their direction of travel.
- Stay on the line until indicated by the operator.
For more information on Health & Safety matters related to wireless communications, please visit Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.