Monday, May 13, 2013

Survey Says Many Passengers Don't Turn Off Electronic Devices

So you ALWAYS turn off your electronic devices when told to do so on a flight right? Uh, a lot of people don't, as it turns out. A new survey says that as many as 30 percent of all passengers accidentally left a device on during takeoff or landing. Another 21% said they just switch their electronics to "airplane mode," even when the pilot specifically asks for them to be turned off.

The New York Times has more on this survey and how dangerous it may be to leave electronics on during flights.

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