Crossties

SEP-OCT 2018

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CONTACT RTA WEBSITE BECOME A MEMBER BECOME A MEMBER RTA WEBSITE CONTACT Cahaba Pressure Treated Forest Products Eagle Metal Products East Coast Railroad Gross & Janes Co. Hurdle Machine Works Koppers Inc. CROSSTIES • SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 8 istracted driving claimed 3,450 lives in 2016 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Although this number rep- resents a decline of 2.2 percent since 2015, it is important to avoid texting while driving, one of the big- gest causes of distracted driv- ing. The follow- ing instructions come from various Apple resources and provide details on how to acti- vate your "Do Not Disturb" while driving feature, which prevents text messages from coming through on your iPhone when motion is detected. The info below is provided for iPhone users with the iOS 11 operating system. The "Do Not Disturb" while driving feature is also available on Android phones through the use of a free app called "Driving Detective," which allows you to customize a variety of preferences. Do Not Disturb Senses When You Are Driving The first time your iPhone running iOS 11 senses you might be driving, it shows a description of the "Do Not Disturb" while driving feature after you stop. (This descrip- tion appears only in certain countries; if it doesn't appear, follow the steps below to enable the feature.) Tap "Turn On While Driving," and it will turn on automatically when your iPhone connects to your car via Bluetooth1 or when your iPhone senses driving motion. You can change the method your iPhone uses to determine whether you're driving, or turn the feature on manually. Turn The Feature On & Off In Control Center You can let "Do Not Disturb" while driv- ing turn on automatically, or you can add it to Control Center for convenient manual access: 1. Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls. 2. Tap "Add Control" to Control Center next to "Do Not Disturb While Driving." Now you can swipe from the bottom of your screen and tap "Do Not Disturb" while driving icon to turn the feature on or off. What To Expect While It's Active Here's what to expect when "Do Not Disturb" while driving is turned on. You can customize many of these features in settings. 1. Your iPhone stays silent and the screen stays dark. If someone sends you a mes- sage, they receive an automatic reply letting them know that you're driving. If the message is important, the sender can type the word "urgent" to make sure that you receive a notification. Then, you can pull over to read their important message or ask Siri to read it to you. 2. iPhone delivers some notifications, such as emergency alerts, timers and alarms. 3. iPhone calls are delivered using the same conditions as standard "Do Not Disturb." You can allow calls only from your favorites, and allow calls to come through if the same person calls twice in a row. If your iPhone connects to your car via Bluetooth, calls will come through as usual, and you can use your car's buttons, microphones, and speakers to take your call. 4. If you use Maps to navigate, your iPhone still shows lock-screen navigation help and gives turn-by-turn instructions. 5. If you're a passenger and you try to use your iPhone while the feature is active, you must tap "I'm Not Driving" to turn it off. Use Restrictions To Keep It On Are you the parent of a young driver? You can prevent changes to "Do Not Disturb" while driving to make sure that it remains a part of their safe driving habits 1. On your child's iPhone, go to Settings > General > Restrictions. 2. If you haven't used restrictions before, enter a new passcode. Remember this passcode for any future changes. 3. Under Allow Changes, tap "Do Not Disturb While Driving." 4. Select "Don't Allow Changes." SAFETY MINUTE iPhone Users: Avoid Distracted Driving With 'Do Not Disturb' Feature Richard O'Mara • Dave McCarthy • Pamela Nikolovski is a new Crossties column that is provided by RTA's Safety & Material Processing Committee (SMP) designed to assist RTA members in improving safety in all aspects of their lives. Committee Liaison & RTA VP Bill Behan, president of Gross & Janes Co, provided this month's column. D Photo Courtesy Apple Support SAFETY MINUTE

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