Hands-free kit fix

A mobile phone car kit company is ready to react to November’s change to NSW transport legislation

Hands-free kit fix
Hands-free kit fix

October 23, 2012

From November 1 it will be illegal for NSW motorists to touch their mobile phones while driving unless the phone is in a fixed mounting device.

This matches similar laws in other states aimed at reducing the number of accidents due to distracted driving.

To help drivers stay within the law, a national car kit supplier is offering a hands-free kit installed for the same cost of a NSW fine for using a phone while driving.

According to the supplier – the Car Kit Company – using a hand-held phone has been shown to increase the chance of an accident by up to four times.

Car Kit Company Sales and Marketing Director Clive Rogers says many consumers are unaware that Bluetooth hands-free kits can be added to virtually any vehicle and integrated into the vehicle’s audio system.

"Bluetooth is in virtually every phone today and is a popular feature in new cars," says Rogers.

"But many consumers don’t realise they can add the same functionality to their own car, with a secure mounting cradle for safer, legal operation and features like charging on the go.

"Instead of risking a police fine, loss of their licence or a potential tragedy, anyone can now add this important safety feature for the same amount they’d be up for if they received the fine."

Fines in Australia range from $250 to $397 with up to four demerit points.

Rogers says a hands-free kit that allows calls to be made and answered without touching the phone or taking eyes off the road is a safer option and is the only legal way to use a phone while driving.

More information on the kits is available at www.thecarkitcompany.com.au.

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