Sarah Hurst

This is a Comment on the Department of Transportation (DOT) Proposed Rule: Use of Mobile Wireless Devices for Voice Calls on Aircraft

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Comment

I fly twice a week. It is barely tolerable in close, crowded quarters to listen to someone yammering nonstop until the plane takes off. Multiply that by dozens of people throughout a plane, and it is a recipe for danger: verbal confrontations, fights, retaliation. I pity the flight attendants, who will be thrust into the middle of these conflicts. If cellphone calls are permitted, in addition to the increased conflict and misery for those of us not talking on phones, chances are that more and more people will use earbuds and headphones to drown out the sound, meaning they will be much less able to hear instructions from the flight crew or pilots. That could compromise safety in the air. I urge you not to allow cellphone use while planes are in flight. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should.
 
 
Comment Period Closed
Mar 26 2014, at 11:59 PM ET
ID: DOT-OST-2014-0002-1078
Tracking Number: 1jy-8anc-c59a

Document Information

Date Posted: Mar 5, 2014
RIN: 2105-AE30
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Submitter Information

Submitter Name: Sarah Hurst Hurst
Mailing Address: 11466 Venice Blvd
City: Los Angeles
Country: United States
State or Province: CA
ZIP/Postal Code: 90066