Cell phones and public buses

I knew it, I knew it. I always hated that cell phone ban in those ‘green’ public buses. Supposedly, it is for the security of us: cell phones may interfere with the electronic devices of the bus and cause accidents. That is not true according to a Sabah report. Even if that was true, then one should ask why we would be using them. I cannot imagine all Istanbulites would obey the ban, in fact they did not- that is also a matter of civility of course. Then, as a public official, you shouldn’t have imported that kind of buses. That is itself a threat to public safety.
Cell phone ban also provided some people to satisfy themselves in a weird way: Mostly, older men shout at younger women – as I witnessed today once again- The guy did not say anything to an older woman, but when a girl began to use her cell phone, he shouted at her…. (I am sure, most of us have other interesting occasions to witness). I always turned off my cell phone and probably continue to do but not because I really believed in the ban itself. If only I was let to take karate courses in my childhood, I would be bolder, I guess….

1 Comment so far

  1. Ert@n (unregistered) on October 16th, 2006 @ 3:33 pm

    I have to agree with the government on this one.. cell phones can not and will not interfeer with the controls of a bus/airplane/car/ship. its absurd.. but they are annoying on public transport/areas.. People, for some reason think they need to shout into a phone as if it will make the reception better. too da loo



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