Driving while distracted is every bit as dangerous as driving drunk. Speeding down the road while talking on your cell phone isn’t just frowned on, it’s actually illegal in several states.
Some states, like Indiana, even have laws limiting your ability to sue if you are on the phone when an accident happens. Other states have laws making it illegal to talk on the phone and drive at the same time.
These laws are primary enforcement, meaning that you may be pulled over and ticketed for talking on the phone while driving.
You can get around this by using a hands-free device in your car, allowing you to chat on the phone while keeping both hands confidently on the wheel. This can help you avoid accidents and expensive increases in your insurance rates.
When shopping for a Bluetooth kit, look for one that is compatible with your phone. Compatibility is not universal, so you want to make sure you choose one that will connect with your phone and allow you to use all the phone’s features. Review the phone’s compatibility list to be sure it is the right choice for your phone.
Environment is Important
Take the time to think about the environment in your car. If you are constantly in noisy areas, then you should invest in a high-quality kit that offers excellent noise cancellation.
If your car is very quiet, you can also choose to use a special device that will allow you to use the Bluetooth as a speakerphone.
Earhook or Earbud
This is a personal choice, but there are a few considerations to keep in mind. An earbud will make it difficult to hear outside noises in that ear, but an ear hook will not interfere with how well you hear things in your environment.
This would make an earbud preferable in noisy areas, but an ear-hook would be the smart choice if you need to hear what’s going on around you in the car. Earbuds are also easier to put into place, making them a great choice if you will only have it on when on the phone.
Ear-hooks are ideal if you plan on leaving the headset on for long periods of time.
Not all Bluetooths are created equal, and that inequality is often seen in the pricing. You can find a Bluetooth for as little as $20 dollars, but it may not provide you with the quality you are need. Other systems will cost more than $100 dollars, but they may have the noise cancellation or other features you need.
Bluetooth are not usually returnable. This is partly because they are electronic, and it’s also partly for sanitary reasons. This means that you probably can’t return a Bluetooth if you discover that you hate how it looks, how it feels, or it just doesn’t deliver the quality you want.
Take your time and do your research. Check reviews, talk to friends and look at the various options before making a final decision. This will help you choose the best one for your needs.
A Bluetooth is a wonderful device. It provides you with a way to talk on the phone without taking your hands off the wheel. It can keep you safe in states across the country. It will make it easier to avoid accidents, helping you keep your insurance rates low. It will also help you avoid expensive tickets that could result in high insurance rates.