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Hands Free Driving Is Safer Driving

June 29, 2021

Hands Free Driving Is Safer Driving

Why Should I Practice Hands Free Driving?

Many people might find themselves asking this question. Distracted driving has become an epidemic in today’s world when technology is constantly available and especially tempting in the form of a smart phone. Texting and driving is one of the most prominent kinds of distracted driving, and isn’t practiced by teens alone. Any and all kinds of people are guilty of distracted driving – from a teenager that just downloaded the newest app to the businessman trying to get out that last email on the go.

Distraction.gov, the official US Government website for distracted driving, says that “because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction” and that “five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded”. These and other facts on their site can lead to a staggering understanding of how detrimental distracted driving can be.

While driving laws in Virginia state that talking on the cell phone isn’t prohibited other than to drivers under the age of 18, texting is prohibited to everybody. Although talking on the phone is allowed, it can still impair your ability to drive at full attention, and those that speak on their phone while driving should also consider a hands free device.

What Is Hands Free Driving?

It is important to realize that there are ways to help deter the problem of distracted driving. As technology has advanced, so have various solutions to driving hands free while still using your smart phone. There are many ways that you can still stay connected yet safe while driving on the road! Bluetooth devices allow different forms of technology to connect to each other over a wireless connection within a short range. Bluetooth car kits allow for your smart phone to connect through your car technologies and allow for hands free use and safer driving solutions. If you would like to explore hands free driving but don’t know where to start, check out this article on the top 10 Bluetooth car kits in 2016.

Although all of these options are viable hands free devices, we would like to leave a reminder that using these hands free Bluetooth devices in your car does not leave you completely risk free from accident or unsafe driving. It is of constant importance to always keep your eyes on the road and your complete attention on driving safely.

For more related information, you can check out The Road Safety Group!