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Douglas Best

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Member since September 08, 2008

  • Explosive

    Communication, Industrial Design

    Cell phones in Austria

    This is a link to an article about cell phone use on public transit in Austria.

    It shows overwhelmingly the general WORLD consensus of the over-use of cellphones.... Governments are attempting, or at least considering ways to reduce the level of noise made by inconsiderate people on cell phones.

    They are setting up "Zen zones", places where you're cell phone must be on silent. Although these actions still rely on people just being Considerate. Its difficult to enforce this issue.

    "Taking a cue from France's national railway, which offers phone-free "zen zones" on high-speed trains, Austria's second-largest city this week began ordering public transit commuters to keep their phones on silent mode."

    "The crackdown in the southern city of Graz has triggered a noisy debate between advocates of free speech and people who say they're simply fed up with having to listen to annoying ring tones and intrusive cell phone chatter."

    I think this shows promise for my project.

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