Surly Citizens Lose Outlet To Vent: Railway Companies Relax Phone Rules


This month, 37 railway companies overturned the banning of the use of phones near priority seats, except during peak times.

The change is expected to limit opportunities for gruff older commuters getting a buzz from lashing out at unsuspecting youths and foreigners unfamiliar with train etiquette and regulations.

The revision came after research conducted by the internal affairs and communications ministry found negligible risks for people with pacemakers.

Despite the findings righteous do-gooders scolding phone users since 2003 “regret nothing”.

Experts are predicting a spike in older churlish passengers travelling at peak times to take full advantage of the remnants of the strict phone regulations.