Can you really afford not to have one of these?
If you are like me and have been caught talking on your phone whilst driving, you would realise that it is not just a risk to other motorists and your own wellbeing, but it is also a risk to your bank balance with fines ranging from $250 to $340 and 3 demerit points. If you are doing all this in a school zone, it increases to 4 demerit points.
There is an easy solution to all this and that is turn your phone off whilst driving.
But for many of us this is just not a viable option, as in a modern world we need to be contactable at all times, by employers, employees and even loved ones. So what are our options to avoid these fines and also drive in a more responsible way?
The RTA website tells us:
“ If you must talk on a hands-free phone while driving:
- Make sure it is a hands-free phone that is set up and working before you start driving.
- Keep the conversation short. Don't engage in complex or emotional conversations.
- Tell the person on the other end that you are driving and may have to end the call.
- Never text message (SMS) while driving.
- End the call if it is distracting you from driving.”
The best way is with a Bluetooth hands free device, connected to your Bluetooth compatible phone. This removes the needs for cords and can be attached to your ear like our Nokia Bluetooth Headset @ $24.95 RRP or our new Smili 2 Bluetooth headset @ $34.95 RRP. But many people prefer their handsfree devices to attach to their car visors and not their ears, like our BlueAnt Bluetooth Handsfree @ $89 RRP or our Vogue Bluetooth Handsfree @ 89 RRP.
So if your like me and need to be contactable at all times, please make sure you have one of these.