@Cryptoman, yes you're correct, the use of mobile phone whilst driving endanger other road users and this is generally punishable by law in some countries. However, the uses of mobile device in public places by the general public have seen little intervention from the law. You'll expect common sense to prevail when using these devices in public places; sadly it's often not the case.
Good tips and a reminder for all to be considerate when using these devices in a public place.
@cryptoman: I agree with you, in my previous post I've told about a matter beyond, the reason was related to the fact by using same devices for nuissance, people can also do, in a such way, dangerous situations, perahps inadvertently.
The article only covers cases that cause nuissance in public. Use of mobile phones while driving is a serious threat to public safety and is well beyond 'nuissance'. That is why in most countries it is classified as criminal offense. However, enforcing it is not easy and that is why we see many people talking on a mobile and messaging while they drive.
@t.alex: that's a good point, definitely; believe it or not, I have seen also people checking email on smartphone and handing mobile while driving...it is tremendous because of they are putting in critical conditions others' safety.
The hardware within a tablet can easily provide such functionality. The reason why this feature does not come as standard is because the problem was not defined when the tablets came into use. When a new product is rolled out, users create their own ways of using it outside the original ways envisaged by the designers. The health and environmental hazards etc. emerge as an after thought on many products.
It's not every day sight but I did see a few times. This can be prevented if tablets have some mechanism to detect if the user is walking so it will stop playing. This can be easily achieved with builtin gyroscope and accelerometer sensors.
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