Safe Driving Tips – Using Your Cell Phone While on the Road

May 19, 2023 0 Comments

Unless you drive for a living, or spend most of your time in your car, then you really don’t have to spend a lot of money. Most people can get buy using 2 basic components – a car phone holder coupled with a bluetooth headset. Cell phone holders for your car are one of the hottest selling cell phone accessories on the web today. At last count, there are about 8 different types of mounts including Air Vent, Cigarette Lighter, Gooseneck Windshield and Weighted Friction Dashboard mounts. The type of car you drive, be it a sports car, mini-van or truck can be a deciding factor on what sort of car mount will fit your needs.

A few states, California being one of them, have laws in place that prohibit the use of anything that needs to be adhered to the inside of the windshield. This includes radar detectors, GPS units – and you guessed it – car phone holders. I’m pretty sure this law was passed to stop people from using their radar detectors – I could be wrong about this (but I’m probably not). In these areas the Air Vent Phone Holder or Cigarette Lighter Holder are very popular. An Air Vent holder attaches to the slats or louvres in your vents. They attach via 2 clips and are held steady by a stabilizer leg. The cigarette lighter mount plugs into any standard cigarette lighter port (it does not draw power from the port) and tightens in place. The flexible gooseneck can then be twisted and turned to any viewing angle that is comfortable to the driver.

Another accessory that you will need is a headset for your phone. This can be either a wireless, bluetooth headset or a much less expensive wired headset. To be fair – with all the competition out there today, Bluetooth headsets have come way down in price. If you will only be using it in your car then I suggest you spend no more that $25 – $30 for a new one. You can find used ones cheaper on eBay – but who wants to stick something in their ear that has already been in someone else’s ear? Not me. Not wanting 장롱면허운전연수 to sound biased – but the best bluetooth headsets I have used ( and I have used them all ) are the Motorola branded ones. Anything in the “H” series will work very well. People will scream “What about the Jawbone” and my response would be “What about it?” I’ll stop there. Well, maybe I won’t. I’ve had the Jawbone – and it is a good headset – but in my honest opinion I believe that Motorola produces some of the best headsets available.

In the end, what we are trying to accomplish is the ability to make a call, take a call and end a call – all without having to grab your phone, or taking your eyes off the road. With an iPhone holder for your car, you don’t have to worry about it sliding across the console or off the seat and onto the floor. This coupled with a headset, all we have to do is touch our ear and press a button to answer or, do the same thing and issue a voice command to make a call. When the call is over – simply press the button in your ear and the call is ended.