This past weekend two trains, one cargo and one passenger, collided in California and caused many injuries and 25 deaths. The crash site signals and all other signals in the area were operational and reported no faults, what was the real reason behind this terrible tragedy?
Apparently the train's engineer has been speculated as being distracted by his mobile phone and friends have said that they received a text message from the engineer minutes before the collision. This has led to rail safety staff to urge an emergency outright ban on mobile phones being used by the train engineers and operators to prevent such tragedies happening again in the future.
This is another tragic moment in the history of mobile phones which could have potentially been avoided if people learnt the proper time to use a mobile phone, this incident rings true in other areas such as driving which has been made illegal in the UK for a number of years now and in some states in the United States of America.
If you need to use mobile phones whilst on the move it is recommended that you invest in a Bluetooth headset, these are relatively cheap these days as it has become a common accessory for many mobile-holics.
If you don't like the idea of having a gadget sticking out of your ear making you look like a secret service agent then there are many new cars which have built in Bluetooth car kits which run through the car's stereo and use small microphones hidden in your car.
Bluetooth headsets are even being offered as a part of mobile phone deals with many networks so that they are able to cut out the added expense of buying a headset for their mobile phone. The cheap mobile phones accessories have helped more people move away from using their phone whilst driving and in turn helping to stop endangering themselves and other motorists.
If you are caught using a mobile phone whether it's glued to your ear or if your tapping out a text message then you're not only endangering others but also if you are caught by the police then you could face a driving ban and definitely face a hefty fine.
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