With the new Hands-Free Georgia Act, there are a few essentials that everyone should have in their car to ensure that they are abiding with the law.
A car mount will ensure that each time you are driving, you are doing so hands-free. It makes the perfect place to put your phone while in route. Be sure to place this somewhere like a vent or a dashboard so that you can easily glance at your phone if you frequently have to use a navigation system on your cellular device.
Many older model cars are not adapted with Bluetooth connection, however, with the technology these days there are adaptors out there that can make your car Bluetooth compatible.
If you don’t want to buy an adaptor, a Bluetooth headset is a good option. This could be good for someone that has to take a lot of phone calls, even when they are driving, and allows for the communication to be done so hands-free.
Many phones have a setting that will limit notifications while driving whenever the feature is enabled. For iPhones, the “Do Not Disturb While Driving” feature must be enabled manually and can detect when your phone is connected to a Bluetooth or hands-free device. When this is detected it will limit the amount of notifications you can get while in route. To set up Auto-Reply on iPhone, click here.
In addition to car mode, most phones have the option to enable auto answering. Before you begin driving it can be smart to enable this, so you don’t even have to press a button to answer a phone call. For an iPhone, this can be found under general settings in accessibility.