The City Council in North Platte in the United States is considering putting a tax on used cell phone owners. Councilman Jerry Stoll announced on Tuesday that the City Council is considering making alterations to an existing city ordinance in order to modernize it and put a communications tax on those who use cell phones.
If you read this blog regularly, you will see that I feel pretty strong about using a cell phone when you are driving; particularly when it comes to texting, which makes you take your eyes off the road in order to read and input a message.
It seems that talking and texting are not the only dangers that new or old cell phones are causing on the road, with a new survey suggesting that internet apps downloadable to used cell phones are distracting drivers, particularly students.
Emergency managers in Florida in the United State are calling for an emergency alert system for used cell phones. With hurricane season well underway in the state, it is only a matter of time before a life threatening storm hits, and many believe that the power to alert the public of the danger via their new or old cell phones is by far the best way to give people immediate information about any such crises.
The laws against using new or old cell phones while driving a motor vehicle are being cracked down on by police in Portland, Oregon as of this Tuesday.
From time to time, I like to take a moment and remind everyone why we recycle our cell phones. It’s not just about the cash; it’s also about the environment and about people.
A new bill to straighten out dangerously absurd laws relating to teen “sexting” has been approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and will now go on to the full Senate in order to gain final legislative approval.
Ghana is importing an excess amount of old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste, according to the Ghana Shippers Authority. The Authority has released figures which show that that 31,400 metric tons of electronic waste, including but not limited to old cell phones, was imported into the country in 2010 alone.
The use of new or old cell phones in movie theaters is becoming a problem, so much so than when the Texas cinema known as the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema kicked out a female patron for talking on a cell phone during a movie, she responded with a phone message of ranting verbal abuse.
An ordinance banning the use of hand held communications devices when driving inside of city limits was approved in Whitefish, Montana last week.