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Question about using cellphones in car while driving

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From my research so far, one can use a Bluetooth device to answer or hangup phone calls using a dash mounted phone.
I would like to use voice recognition but want to use Fongo VOIP on iphone and Samsung phones. Will voice recognition work in such a case to specify which app to use for dialing out?
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I heard also from radio station that someone was ticketed because the driver was singing while driving. It's not stated in the law of distracted driving but it's the discretion of the officer? It means I cannot sing along with Shawn Mendes songs?
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AdsJoint wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 1:16 pm
From my research so far, one can use a Bluetooth device to answer or hangup phone calls using a dash mounted phone.
I would like to use voice recognition but want to use Fongo VOIP on iphone and Samsung phones. Will voice recognition work in such a case to specify which app to use for dialing out?
why do you want to dial out when you are driving?
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konsensei wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 1:28 pm
why do you want to dial out when you are driving?
Because I need to place a call to let the person know that I am running late due to traffic, for example
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AdsJoint wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 4:34 pm
Because I need to place a call to let the person know that I am running late due to traffic, for example
Or, another option is to install the Glympse app on your phone and share your location with them real time, before you start driving.
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AdsJoint wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 1:16 pm
I would like to use voice recognition but want to use Fongo VOIP on iphone and Samsung phones. Will voice recognition work in such a case to specify which app to use for dialing out?
I don't think so unless you make fongo default phone app
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Geodude19 wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 7:31 pm
Or, another option is to install the Glympse app on your phone and share your location with them real time, before you start driving.
Google allows you to do it as well.
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As far as I know you can't even chew gums when driving. Let alone drinking coffee for a long trip. So your two points will get you a ticket for sure if you are fumbling inside your car. Just don't move around when you are driving.
Your dad or any elderly has to learn how to setup the BT in the car. Then you have to set this up in your every rental car to use it. And don't forget to delete the contacts after you done with the car or you will get other problems.
I'm all against texting in vehicle but this is getting more inconvenience when only some of the people are doing this. Next thing you can't even change the channel of your radio in the car.
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Quentin5 wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 9:31 pm
Are you sure?
Yes u can

Exemption for pressing buttons
14. (1) A person may drive a motor vehicle on a highway while pressing a button on a hand-held wireless communication device to make, answer or end a cell phone call or to transmit or receive voice communication on a two-way radio if the device is placed securely in or mounted to the motor vehicle so that it does not move while the vehicle is in motion and the driver can see it at a quick glance and easily reach it without adjusting his or her driving position. O. Reg. 366/09, s. 14 (1).

(2) A person may drive a motor vehicle on a highway while pressing a button on a device that is worn on his or her head or hung over or placed inside his or her ear or is attached to his or her clothing and is linked to a hand-held wireless communication device to make, answer or end a cell phone call or to transmit or receive voice communication on a two-way radio or a hand microphone or portable radio. O. Reg. 366/09, s. 14 (2).
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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.
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You drink your coffee or water ... distracted driving.

You change from the radio to your USB to listen to music ... distracted driving.

Your turn on the ass warmer ... distracted driving.

You turn on the AC ... distracted driving.

You pick your nose because there is something stuck inside of your nose ... distracted driving.

You swap your regular glasses for a pair of sunglasses because the SUN just decided to come out ... distracted driving.

It's THEIR CALL ... whatever they say. So ... really does it matter? NO! Your word versus theirs ... which means more courtdates to be booked ... eventually the cops need to meet their ticket targets and they will pick up the MOST MINOR things and state DISTRACTED DRIVING.

The cops will find ways to meet their targets at your expense.
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