The development of the cellphone and its tremendous growth in usage has certainly improved the manner in which we communicate whenever and wherever we choose. We use our phones regularly at work, home, and when we are out and about. It is also very common for us to be talking on the phone and driving at the same time. This can be a dangerous situation so let’s discuss some potential problems with this practice in more detail.
The main issue with talking on the phone and driving is distraction. You are safest when you can focus your attention on the road and what is going on around you. If you are talking on your cellphone, it takes your attention away from the road.
And if you are holding on to your phone, you are focused on keeping it in the right position to listen to conversations and speak into the microphone. You are also therefore driving with only one hand since you are using the other one to hold on to the phone.
Driving experts agree that the safest way to operate your car is with both hands on the wheel. Talking on your phone while driving prevents this from occurring.
What makes this situation even more serious is when you look at your phone to answer it or dial calls. This definitely takes your attention away from your driving.
The incidence of this and its impact on accidents has prompted many states to outlaw the use of cellphones while driving. The only way you can use your cellphone is through a handsfree device or a headphone with microphone.
The main benefit of this is the ability to talk on your cellphone without having to hold it. This frees up both hands for driving and makes for a much safer situation. Some of the modern handsfree devices which contain a microphone and play the audio through the stereo system have the ability to dial calls, retrieve names and phones as well as messages through verbal commands.
This means that you don’t have to be distracted at all when it comes to making and receiving calls on your cellphone. So if you intend on talking on your cellphone and driving at the same time, use a handsfree device or a headset. The important thing is to avoid holding your phone when using it to make and receive calls.
This makes the use of your phone much safer and helps to prevent accidents caused by distractions.