The writing is on the wall: If your city or county hasn’t banned the use of cellular devices while driving yet, they will soon. Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents, especially among teens and young adults. While these measures are welcome changes to road regulations, we understand it can be hard to comply when you receive an urgent text or phone call. But you don’t have to buy a new car to comply with the laws and ordinances of your city and stay connected. You can outfit your car with one or more hands-free devices available at your local Alta Mere.
Bluetooth Cell System
To stay connected hands-free, you can always set up a Bluetooth cell system that connects to your phone. These can be voice-controlled or placed on your steering wheel for quick and easy access to your cell’s functions without the distraction of picking up your phone. These will allow your phone’s functions to be accessed through your car’s speakers, so you can use speech-to-text functions or answer a phone call without interrupting your driving.
If you want to avoid the temptation of answering phone calls while you’re driving, the best option is a cell-blocking device. These prevent your phone from receiving phone calls while they’re on, and they silence your phone’s notifications. Cell-blocking devices can even send a text to anyone who calls you explaining that you’re busy and will respond when you’re done driving. This way, you won’t feel compelled to check your phone’s notifications, and people who want to get in touch with you will know to wait.
Text Block Device
To pair with the cell-blocking device, which prohibits you from making or receiving phone calls while you’re driving, you can get a text-blocking device. This will control how your phone sends and receives text messages. Much like the cell-blocking device, a text block will also send a response to people who text you to let them know that you will see their message when you finish driving. This way, people aren’t left wondering where you are or what you’re doing, and you can keep your eyes safely on the road.
While hands-free laws and ordinances will make us safer, they will also require some adjustments for many. Your local Alta Mere has the hands-free devices and accessories to help you adapt to the new regulations and stay safe and focused on the road.