View Full Version : UK: Cell phones to be banned in public places?
07-22-2002, 09:40 AM
Nearly half of all Britons want mobile phones banned in public places ranging from hospitals to cinemas, new figures reveal.
If public support for a ban grows, Britain could follow the line of Japan and Australia, where certain public sites are allowed to use jamming devices to prevent mobiles working.
A third of people say their enjoyment of a public event has been ruined by someone else's mobile ringing. Even those who own mobiles don't want them going off in public, say researchers Taylor Nelson Sofres.
While more than six in 10 nonowners here want a ban, so do 45 per cent of people who do have a mobile. Yet such intolerance seems mild compared to attitudes abroad, according to the Euro-wide survey of more than 1,000 adults.
07-22-2002, 10:49 AM
i agree. i hate them. the only people that need them are doctors or paramedics!
Hospitals in Ontario have banned cell phones all along...
07-22-2002, 10:55 AM
they are so intrusive. there is nothing more annoying than sittign on the train being forced to listen to somebody elses conversation on a phone
07-22-2002, 10:56 AM
It's not the cell phones that bother me, it's the people that use them to make every type of personal call imaginable that make me laugh. Thereís a plague of self-absorption and the cell phone is just an instrument that brings that mental deficiency out of some of us.
07-22-2002, 10:58 AM
There are almost full blown riots on my train sometimes.
07-22-2002, 11:01 AM
me too, billsfan. i hate it. World youth week is being held in T.o. this year there 1 million extra people in the city it has made comuting a nightmare
07-22-2002, 12:34 PM
When I went to see a movie this weekend some womans phone kept ringing. I wanted to smack her. I'm not a doctor or any other kind of "emergency" worker. I have a cell phone. But it's hardly ever on. It's for EMERGENCIES (and has come in handy a couple of times for 911 calls).
07-22-2002, 12:36 PM
I HOPE THEY MAKE CELL PHONES EVEN SMALLER SO ABUSERS WILL START TO CHOKE ON THEM.
07-22-2002, 01:17 PM
thats ok cntrygal. i would want my daughter to carry a phone with her when she goes for a drive in case something happens., but using it on the bus or at the park purely for conversation sake is annoying.
07-22-2002, 01:24 PM
You must be proud BDuff to have a doctor as a daughter. Good for her.
07-22-2002, 01:32 PM
:rofl: @ Eric
07-22-2002, 01:41 PM
lol eric, there is an exception to every rule
07-22-2002, 01:43 PM
Just because I played doctor with your daughter doesn't give her the right to carry a cell phone.
07-22-2002, 01:46 PM
Cell phones are banned in hospitals diue to the fact they interfere with some sensitive equipment.
We (Alberta) are about to ban cell phones in cars. Too many times people on the phone have close calls while driving and talking.
Hang up and drive.
07-22-2002, 01:47 PM
yeah the driving thing is a must!
07-22-2002, 01:49 PM
Take a look at the movie clips. ROFL
07-22-2002, 01:57 PM
New York State now bans hand held phones when driving, some other states do as well.
I don't have a problem with the phones but people still feel having one is a status thing and make sure everyone around them knows they are on one.
We have a restaurant in my town that has banned them as of last fall. The waiters ask when you sit down to please turn off the ringer and if you need to make or take a call to go outside.
07-22-2002, 02:05 PM
They are very dangerous when driving. I had a hands free thing installed in my car last year. Cost $400 but it's well worth it. A lady in my church took her eyes off the road to was answer her phone and she crashed into a telephone pole, killing her youngest son. :( That NY law should be state wide.
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