The incidents during the Christmas and New Year’s traffic urge the Norwegian police to take precautions against excessive use of mobile phone in certain areas. The Police is now asking the public to reduce unnecessary use of cellular phone in emergency areas. The consequences may become disastrous, warns they.
A dramatic rescue operation near Voss this week led the police to this warning. After a collision on a narrow slippery road, a truck ended up in river. The rescue team was working hard to save the driver out of the wreck, but a serious problem arose. When the patrol at the scene needed to call the operations center, they could not do it due to overloaded network and the police radio was not working.
Th police especially asks motorists to drop unnecessary cell phone use when they are bored in traffic jam.