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Wed Oct 3, 2018, 04:51 PM

Alert Dangerous While Driving

The alert went off while in my vehicle. It was very loud. You're tempted to reach over to turn it off. I worry about young people who pay very close attention to their phones. It can cause them to have an accident. I don't mind such alerts on my TV, but not on my phone. I've commented on other threads, but I believe this should have its own thread.

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Blueplanet Oct 2018 OP
Yonnie3 Oct 2018 #1
Blueplanet Oct 2018 #2
Yonnie3 Oct 2018 #4
rurallib Oct 2018 #3

Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 04:55 PM

1. Yes - that is why my phone is set to vibrate only on all alerts.

I was driving in NoVA when a weather warning of a severe thunderstorm startled me badly. I was already in the storm. Later that day I found the settings for alerts and changed them to be silent. This includes presidential alerts.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 05:01 PM

2. Yes-you can set your phone for no texts while driving

I did not know you could turn off presidential alerts.

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Response to Blueplanet (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 05:05 PM

4. I get them, just no sounds. The phone only vibrates.

My phone is an Android and about two years old. I unchecked the box for Play notification sound in Alerts - Settings.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 05:02 PM

3. scared the crap out of me on a busy interstate

Glad we didn't all start smashing into each other.

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