As of Jan. 1, fines are now being given to Manhattan violators who break the new city law that took effect July 1, 2010, banning cellphone use while driving and holding a cellphone within city limits. The law allows hands-free use of cellphones, which includes a mobile phone headset (for example, a Bluetooth wireless headset or a wired headset), a car kit, or other phone extension that keeps the driver’s hands free.
Relatedly, the new statewide law of “no text messaging while driving” in Kansas also took effect Jan. 1. Continue reading “Driving fines started Jan. 1 in Manhattan for cellphones; in Kansas for texting while driving”
Q. Is Manhattan implementing a new law that bans cellphone use while driving?
Yes and no. Manhattan has a new law that takes effect July 1 that bans cellphone use while driving and holding the cellphone. It allows hands-free use of cellphones, which means using a mobile phone headset (for example, a Bluetooth wireless headset or a wired headset), a car kit, or other phone extension that keeps the driver’s hands free.
According to the Manhattan Mercury’s June 17 article, violators will receive warnings until Jan. 1, 2011, when fines will start being given. KTKA.com 49 News reported June 22 that Manhattan City Commissioners made the change to be consistent with the state’s new text-messaging ban (see next question below).
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K-State Alerts, the system previously known as the Emergency Text Messaging System, will be tested starting at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 19, to ensure the service is functioning properly.
Feedback is needed from all K-Staters who enabled this service, since K-State cannot guarantee that alerts will be received, or how quickly they will be received. An e-mail will be sent immediately after the test to gather this information. K-State Alerts users who do not receive the test alert should contact the IT Help Desk at email@example.com or 785-532-7722.
K-State Alerts includes new features to make the system more accessible and user friendly. All current K-Staters with an active eID are eligible to sign up through ePrfolie at http://eid.k-state.edu.
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Next time you’re using the K-State Libraries catalog, check out the new feature — texting! You know the drill — do a search, find the material you need, get the call number so you can find it in the stacks. Previously, you could get out a piece of paper, find a pencil, and write the call number down. Or, you could try to memorize the number, and wander through Hale desperately chanting “B H four three five point C seventy-six G nine eight two one three” over and over. Now, you can text it to your phone! Continue reading “Text yourself from the K-State Libraries catalog”
Don’t forget that you can contact K-State Libraries this fall using text messaging or instant messaging during library service hours.
Check out the Ask a Librarian page for more information!