The use of cellphones while driving has grown exponentially over the past few years. At the same time the incidence of accidents attributed to the use of cellphones has grown as well. This has lead many states to outlaw the use of cellphones in cars without some type of handsfree device. One option is to wear a headset while driving. Let’s explore the benefits of this in more detail.
A headset is an electronic device which attaches to the cellphone either through a hard wired connection or through a wireless connection like Bluetooth. The headset normally consists of an input device (microphone) and an earpiece which allows you to hear the conversation.
The use of a headset allows you to have conversations through your cellphone without the need to hold the phone. You can wear the headset and place your phone securely in the center console of your car.
Some modern cellphones also have voice activated controls so it is no longer necessary to pick up your phone to dial a number or answer a call. It provides for truly handsfree operation.
This allows you to drive using both hands and with minimal distraction. It is safest to operate a vehicle with both hands on the wheel. It allows you to react fastest to unforeseen situations and is definitely the safest way to drive.
Headsets for use with cellphones can be purchased from a wide variety of retailers. They also come in many different shapes, sizes and styles. There has been a big increase in the use of wireless headsets due to their convenience and comfort. You don’t have to struggle with a cord.
Many of these wireless devices also have an integrated microphone in the earpiece itself. This means that there is only one piece in the unit. Some of these units have advanced electronics which enhances the sound quality and screens out external noise like wind.
The cost of these headsets is fairly moderate and can range from a few dollars to under $100 for even the most sophisticated units. Their cost is a small price to pay for the added safety and security which operating your cellphone handsfree can bring.
So even if your state does not require that you use a headset while driving, it has been proven to be a more effective and safer way to go. So be sure to wear a headset while driving and go handsfree.