Many states across the country have been keeping the roads safer by passing laws prohibiting cellphone use while driving. Even if your state doesn’t have a hands-free law in place, it’s good to get in the habit of putting the phone down when behind the wheel.
Realistically, we know that’s easier said than done. That’s why we found some useful technology and accessories to help you stay in touch with your friends and family but keep yourself and the roads safe.
Drive Safely with Hum
Even if your car is already equipped with Bluetooth, Hum is a handy device to have in your vehicle. It comes with a speaker that clips to your visor, so you can make hands-free calls while driving. Plus, you gain a host of other benefits with Hum: roadside assistance, maintenance reminders, speed alerts and more.
Interested in getting yourself a Hum? Stop by any Cellular Sales store to see how!
Stay Hands-Free with MagicMount
If you ever use your smartphone’s GPS to find your way to a destination, a MagicMount would make your journey much easier and safer. The MagicMount car phone mount makes hands-free calling, GPS navigation, and media streaming a breeze.
Just attach the magnetic MagicPlate to the back of your smartphone and hold your device near the MagicMount surface. It instantly locks in place and keeps your phone secure while driving. Plus, with different MagicMount attachments like a car vent holder, window suction cup and more, you can mount your phone anywhere.
Easily Make Calls with Wireless Headphones
Wireless headphones are another way to keep in touch with your friends and family on the road. Most headphones, like Galaxy Buds and LG Tones, have a built-in microphone that allows you chat hands-free.
Apple AirPods are also compatible with Siri, making it even easier to keep your eyes on the road. Just say, “Hey Siri, call Dad” or “Hey Siri, turn up the volume.” You won’t even have to glance at your smartphone screen.
Turn on “Do Not Disturb While Driving”
When those notifications keep popping up and the temptation gets to be too much… turn on “Do Not Disturb While Driving.” Your smartphone uses motion detection to recognize when you’re driving and doesn’t notify you of calls or texts until you’re stationary. The Apple iPhone 11 will even send a text response letting your friends and family know you’re currently driving, and you’ll get back to them once you’re safely at your destination. Not only does this keep you and other drivers safe, but it gives your contacts peace of mind.
We know old habits die hard, but it’s important to keep yourself and other drivers on the road safe. No text or call is worth your life.