Mobile in the car? What you need to consider

Mobile in the car? What you need to consider

Today, many traffic accidents are caused by drivers who are distracted and not paying enough attention to the road. Using and holding a mobile phone while driving can cause you to lose concentration, if only for a few seconds. And on the road, it doesn’t take more than a few seconds of distraction for an accident to occur.

Can I use my mobile phone in the car?

The use of mobile phones or other communication devices while driving has been prohibited for several years. This also means you are not allowed to hold your phone while driving. However, talking on the phone is not prohibited, as long as it is done with hands-free technology – and as long as your driving is not compromised.

The ban on hand-held mobile phones applies to drivers of passenger cars, tractors, buses, light and heavy trucks, motorcycles, off-road motor vehicles, etc.

Tips for your drive:

  • Prepare what you can before you start driving.
  • Use assistive technology that allows for hands-free use of your phone.
  • If using GPS, enter the address in before you start driving.
  • Let any fellow passengers answer your phone if it rings.
  • Make calls or send texts before driving, or during a break.
  • Do you listen to music from a playlist on your mobile? Make sure the list is prepared before you start driving.

You can be fined for using a mobile phone while driving

You may receive a fine if the police catch you talking on a hand-held mobile phone or using other communication devices while driving.

Mobile phone mounts for cars

In our range you will find many smart mobile phone mounts and mobile chargers that you can use in your car. It can be difficult to find a good place to keep your mobile phone in your car, but with a universal mount or anti-slip mat you will have full control. In addition to having control over your phone, a mobile phone mount makes driving easier when using the phone’s GPS. But remember to enter the address before you drive, so you can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel when you’re on the road.

In our range of mobile accessories for cars, you will also find useful USB chargers and sockets as well as practical cord holders for keeping cables and cords organised.

USB charger 3-in-1

Here you get three smart functions in one!
With our USB charger, you can charge your phone, check the voltage of the car battery, and also see the temperature in the cabin. Smart, right?

Using Bluetooth in cars

Many modern cars have a built-in Bluetooth function, which means you can connect your mobile before you start driving and talk or play music without holding your phone. Just make sure your call doesn’t take your attention off the road.

Our mobile phone accessories for the car

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