Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Cell Yell in Austria

Writing in the International Herald Tribute, Eric Sylvers provides another example of efforts to curtail the problem of "cell yell." Here's a snip:
Graz [Austria] last month issued a plea to its citizens not to use cellphones on public transportation. No fines are being given to transgressors, so Mayor Siegfried Nagl is counting on the civic sense or shame of his constituents to cut down on cellphone noise pollution.

Rather than send out ticket-writing noise police, the city has outfitted trams and buses with stickers that say "please don't use your mobile phone."
Read the whole article: Austrian city asking for polite cellphone use

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