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Question about using cellphones in car while driving

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Question about using cellphones in car while driving

I rarely need to use the phone while driving but wondering if the following two methods will steer clear of the new distracted driving laws, if and when such a need arises:
1. using the good old wired earphones - This does require looking and handling phone for couple of seconds to answer the call.
2. Using bluetooth - Same handling time as above I guess.
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The only legal route is Bluetooth. In many jurisdictions headphones/earphones are illegal.
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luking wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 9:12 pm
I rarely need to use the phone while driving but wondering if the following two methods will steer clear of the new distracted driving laws, if and when such a need arises:
1. using the good old wired earphones - This does require looking and handling phone for couple of seconds to answer the call.
2. Using bluetooth - Same handling time as above I guess.
Both will receive a ticket.
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Using Bluetooth? To do what? Beam your call to another dimension?
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BeaverLiquor wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 10:40 pm
Both will receive a ticket.
Bluetooth into the car system..and use buttons on steering wheel should be fine.
You can't handle the device
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luking wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 9:12 pm
I rarely need to use the phone while driving but wondering if the following two methods will steer clear of the new distracted driving laws, if and when such a need arises:
1. using the good old wired earphones - This does require looking and handling phone for couple of seconds to answer the call.
2. Using bluetooth - Same handling time as above I guess.
TLSRULZ wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 12:44 am
Bluetooth into the car system..and use buttons on steering wheel should be fine.
You can't handle the device
Read the op, he probably doesn’t have BT integration.
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A Bluetooth headphone with a button on the headphone would allow you to hear a call, and push a button to answer the call without touching the phone . As long the phone is paired with the headset before you start driving you should have no issue. If the phone is put on th Center console out of reach or mounted to a stand all the better. The headset must not be on both ears.

You can still buy Bluetooth speakers that mount to your visor I think as an alternative
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Toolatecrew wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 8:33 am
A Bluetooth headphone with a button on the headphone would allow you to hear a call, and push a button to answer the call without touching the phone . As long the phone is paired with the headset before you start driving you should have no issue. If the phone is put on th Center console out of reach or mounted to a stand all the better. The headset must not be on both ears.

You can still buy Bluetooth speakers that mount to your visor I think as an alternative
Yes this seems to be best solution for half of the problem.
Now how about calling out? :-)
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If you own an older car with only an AUX port. Do this:

1. Buy this or similar (I have an anker)
2. Buy a phone mount and mount your phone your dash/vent
3. Enable Do Not Disturb While Driving mode
4. Use Hey Google or Hey Siri to make calls

If you don't have an aux cord, do the following:

1. Buy a bluetooth headset
2. Buy a phone mount and mount your phone your dash/vent
3. Enable Do Not Disturb While Driving mode
4. Use Hey Google or Hey Siri to make calls

You're allow to press your phone once to answer or end a call. That's it.
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luking wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 9:45 am
Yes this seems to be best solution for half of the problem.
Now how about calling out? :-)
Pull over and make the call, OR, get pulled over and call your lawyer.
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er34er34 wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 10:26 am
Pull over and make the call, OR, get pulled over and call your lawyer.
Voice assisted calls can be made, I think siri will work with bluetooth
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ADRiiAN` wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 9:53 am
You're allow to press your phone once to answer or end a call. That's it.
Are you sure?
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ADRiiAN` wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 9:53 am
If you own an older car with only an AUX port. Do this:

1. Buy this or similar (I have an anker)
2. Buy a phone mount and mount your phone your dash/vent
3. Enable Do Not Disturb While Driving mode
4. Use Hey Google or Hey Siri to make calls

If you don't have an aux cord, do the following:

1. Buy a bluetooth headset
2. Buy a phone mount and mount your phone your dash/vent
3. Enable Do Not Disturb While Driving mode
4. Use Hey Google or Hey Siri to make calls

You're allow to press your phone once to answer or end a call. That's it.
Thank you very much for the detailed response.
My car does not have aux installed. I will have to take it to a mechanic to get it installed,
Ideally what I need is a robust bluetooth based kit that will allow me to receive calls by pressing a button on bluetooth receiver (rather than touching phone), connect to iphone/android to stram music via car stereo and allow me to make calls using siri or google voice.
Has any one got recommendations for such a kit?
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derass wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 12:24 am
Using Bluetooth? To do what? Beam your call to another dimension?
Do yourself a favor and buy a car thats made after 2010

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