Verizon Wireless supports law to ban texting while driving

first_imgVerizon Wireless Executive Director for State Public Policy, Daniel Mullin, said the company supports efforts by the state of Vermont to ban texting and e-mailing while driving.Mullin made the following statement today:“Verizon Wireless commends Governor Douglas and the Vermont General Assembly for supporting a law to not text and drive. With the issue of texting and driving on the minds of many Americans lately, we appreciate the support of the Vermont Legislature on this issue and their efforts in addressing it during this legislative session. As the largest wireless service provider, last year we launched a national ad campaign to bring forth this same message. Drivers must stay focused on the road ahead to ensure safety for others and themselves.”To learn more about the Verizon Wireless “Don’t Text and Drive” campaign, visit http://aboutus.vzw.com/wirelessissues/driving.html(link is external)About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com(link is external). To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia(link is external).Source: Verizon. 2.3.2010last_img read more

Ministry revises foreigner ban amid travel corridor discussion with Singapore

first_imgHe requested that authorities prepare sufficient health infrastructure for passenger coronavirus screening in airports and seaports, especially in Jakarta as well as Batam, Riau Islands, which directly borders Singapore.Read also: Indonesia doubles down on ASEAN travel corridor despite being slapped with bansThe ministry’s Immigration Directorate General will prepare an electronic visa service for the essential travelers looking to visit the country. The visa service is expected to be available starting Oct. 15.Yasonna claimed the arrangement would make way for economic recovery because it would allow easier mobility for businesspeople, investors and state officials.The discussion for the arrangement is still ongoing, as Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi met with her Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan in August.Indonesia so far has travel corridor arrangements with the United Arab Emirates, South Korea and China.Topics : The Law and Human Rights Ministry is revising its temporary ban on foreigners entering Indonesia as the government enters discussion with Singapore to form a travel corridor arrangement between the two countries for essential businesses.Minister Yasonna Laoly said the ministry was finalizing a revision to a ministerial regulation about temporary prohibition of foreigners entering Indonesia amid the COVID-19 outbreak, which had been effective since April 3.“We will finish the revision soon, so there won’t be any issue hindering TCA implementation,” Yasonna said in a statement on Thursday.last_img read more