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#1 anotherlogin

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:15 AM

Ok, the new road rules came in on 1 Nov.  If I wanted to speak on my mobile before (while driving).  i would call and put the sound on speaker.  The new rules say the phone must be "fixed" to the car. so you don't need to "touch" the phone.  Any ideas?  Also we have lost the bit of our GPS that attaches to the car and this must also be "fixed" - I was going to use bluetac, but the rules say it needs to be a commercially produced fixture.

Thanks!

#2 Monroe

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:20 AM

Bluetooth headpiece. They're great.


#3 KnightsofNi

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:21 AM

I have a thingy that attaches to my visor. You can all numbers with voice dial and answer and hang up with either voice dial or there is a button on it. It also acts as a speaker to play music from your phone.

It works really well. I don't know what it is called though. Not particuarly helpful. My phone isn't 'fixed' anywhere, but you don't need to touch the phone to make/answer phone calls.

#4 Crinkle cut

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:23 AM

I would say just don't talk on the phone while driving.

If you really feel you must though does your phone have that voice recognition 'Call Beverly' and it dials for you?

#5 missjoads1234

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

Mobile cradle.

#6 Chchgirl

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:53 AM

I don't, I've seen dangerous driving even with attachments..

I ignore it if it rings, they can leave a message.

Edited by Chchgirl, 07 November 2012 - 06:53 AM.


#7 unicorn

Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:09 AM

I have a cradle that attaches to the air vents it's only a cheapie from Supercheap but it works ok. In the car I am currently using I have it hooked up to a blueant speaker which clips on the visor of my car. It is connected through bluetooth. In my other car my phone connects through the car stereo again using bluetooth and is voice activated.

#8 Natbub0610

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:53 AM

Bluetooth - Earpiece or attached to the stereo.

New cars, you sync the phone to your car with bluetooth. When the phone rings, stereo cuts out and you hit a button on the dash to answer.

Don't know how well other accessories work.

DH works as Driver and loves the earpiece. Keeps the phone in his pocket and just gives voice command to answer.

As pp said, if you can't answer, don't! They can leave a msg or call back. Even with Bluetooth in the car, hairy traffic, I ignore the call and check call log when I've pulled over.

Also, not sure on definition of new law but I think you have to pull over out of traffic and take keys out of ignition, if somebody could clarify. Keys still in ignition, you can get booked.

#9 MrsLexiK

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

blue tooth and a phone craddle (I think you need to have a phone craddel or something)

I honestly don't see the difference between talking on blue tooth and talking to the person next me, actually I have my eyes on the road more if I am on blue tooth then talking to the person next to me as I will occassionally turn to look at the person. I will also take my eyes off the road to fix my air conditioner/heater temp, and to check on any kids in the back.  Should we ban kids in the car as well - they are most distracting!

ETA: and yes you have to physically take your keys out of the ignitition when you pull over original.gif it is the same with drink driving, you just can't be chilling in your car with the heater or music on with keys in and in the drivers seat but being over .05

Edited by MrsLexiK, 07 November 2012 - 12:05 PM.


#10 Coffeegirl

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

I have bluetooth in my car so I can answer the phone without actually touching it - but it doesn't sync with my phone's address book, so if I needed to make a call, I would physically have to touch the phone.  This is now illegal as it is not 'fixed' to the car.  Doesn't phase me as I leave my phone in my purse.





#11 idignantlyright

Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE (Natbub0610 @ 07/11/2012, 12:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bluetooth - Earpiece or attached to the stereo.

New cars, you sync the phone to your car with bluetooth.

DH's new car has been synced with each of our phones.

QUOTE (Coffeegirl @ 07/11/2012, 01:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have bluetooth in my car so I can answer the phone without actually touching it - but it doesn't sync with my phone's address book, so if I needed to make a call, I would physically have to touch the phone.  This is now illegal as it is not 'fixed' to the car.  Doesn't phase me as I leave my phone in my purse.

The bluetooth in the new car allows DH to save 5(i think that is how many) phone numbers to memory.


#12 klbseb

Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

I have a "Blue Ant" blue tooth thing attached to my visor. My phone (including phone book) is synced to this, my phone auto answers after 5 seconds if connected, and I leave my phone in my bag.

#13 urwithsushil01

Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:30 AM

you have use Bluetooth Earphone a mobile phone in car

#14 FiveAus

Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:44 AM

QUOTE (Coffeegirl @ 07/11/2012, 01:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have bluetooth in my car so I can answer the phone without actually touching it - but it doesn't sync with my phone's address book, so if I needed to make a call, I would physically have to touch the phone.  This is now illegal as it is not 'fixed' to the car.  Doesn't phase me as I leave my phone in my purse.



This is what I have, mine is a touch screen in the dash and when the phone rings, I just press the little green phone icon on the screen. Mine does synch with the address book though, so I can make a call without touching the phone. But I don't like talking on the phone while driving.

#15 Coffeegirl

Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

QUOTE (Coffeegirl @ 07/11/2012, 01:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have bluetooth in my car so I can answer the phone without actually touching it - but it doesn't sync with my phone's address book, so if I needed to make a call, I would physically have to touch the phone.  This is now illegal as it is not 'fixed' to the car.  Doesn't phase me as I leave my phone in my purse.


Updating this.  I got a new phone and the address book syncs great now.   Or I can push a button on the steering wheel and if I know the number I can just say 'dial number'. Voice answers with 'the number please'. I say the number and it dials.   But I have to actually remember the number  biggrin.gif

#16 mumto3princesses

Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

I'm wishing I got the bluetooth option in my car now.

I never answer my phone when driving anyway but there were times when I have gone to pick up my mum or DD1 and parked but didn't turn the engine off and just rang them to get them to come to the car. Now I can't do that unless I turn the engine off and take the keys out of the ignition.

For those with the earpiece or visor bluetooth option... Can you use voice command to make and answer calls? Or do you need to have the bracket thingy and press the button on your phone?

#17 MarigoldMadge

Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

QUOTE (MrsLexiK @ 07/11/2012, 12:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
blue tooth and a phone craddle (I think you need to have a phone craddel or something)

I honestly don't see the difference between talking on blue tooth and talking to the person next me, actually I have my eyes on the road more if I am on blue tooth then talking to the person next to me as I will occassionally turn to look at the person. I will also take my eyes off the road to fix my air conditioner/heater temp, and to check on any kids in the back.  Should we ban kids in the car as well - they are most distracting!

ETA: and yes you have to physically take your keys out of the ignitition when you pull over original.gif it is the same with drink driving, you just can't be chilling in your car with the heater or music on with keys in and in the drivers seat but being over .05


Heard an interesting discussion about this from a UK crash investigator, who advocated banning any and all use of mobiles in cars... his theory was that the conversation with the passenger was infinitely safer than a conversation with a phone, as the passenger is also aware of and shares your environment - i.e. can read your stress levels, is aware of the traffic and general driving conditions etc, and can pause/continue/shut up, whereas the phone recipient cannot, and is actually reading their environment signals which can be significantly different, and affect their end of the conversation, which can cause conflict for the driver.  

Interesting.

From my perspective, I ignore my phone completely while driving - message me and I'll get back to you. I have different ringtones for significant people, so if my mum or DH call me, then I'll pull over and call them straight back.

#18 monkeys mum

Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:49 PM

Lol i guess some could argue that their keys werent in the ignition if they have a keyless start car. I really dont get why you have to pull over and turn the ignition off. As long as you have come to a complete stop somewhere that you are safe to do so and your car is in park with the hand brake on, why should you have to stop the engine.





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