Your Patch Facts for the day.
Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Line dancing lesson McMahon’s Countryside Grille will have a line dancing lesson at 6:30 p.m. Classes from a dance instructor are $6. 2. Jorene Lange birthday performance EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Norton will welcome country singer Jorene Lange at 1:30 p.m. Lange’s performance will be part of a birthday celebration for all residents born in January. This performance is free and open to the public. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call 508-285-7745. 3. Breastfeeding Support Group Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers a …
U.S. Safety Board is now urging a ban on all cellphone use for drivers.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
With an increase of new technology every year, drivers are being tempted more than ever to use their cellphones to tweet, call, Facebook and email. Due to the concern over "increasingly powerful phones that people can use to e-mail, watch movies and play games," the U.S. Safety Board is now urging a ban on all cellphone use for drivers, according to the New York Times. To date, no state outlaws the activity, however the National Transportation Safety Board is now urging states to ban drivers from using hands-free devices, including wireless headsets. The U.S Safety Board can't force states to adopt such bans, but the recommendation could influence states to adopt stricter cellphone regulations. To read more, click here.
How young is too young?
Each week, our council of experts and smart parents take your questions, give advice and share solutions in this parenting column. This feature will also be the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation today with a topic and question: Too much technology wasn't something parents had to worry about 30 years ago. But now children want the latest cell phones and a Facebook page. Some schools have tried banning cell phone use because texting has become a problem in the classroom. And in the news, we've all heard horror stories about child predators online. But having these things can also be useful in case of emergencies, or asking classmates questions …