Bluetooth Truckers: Got Your Ears On?
The U.S. Department of Transportation's new ban on handheld cell phones for commercial truck and bus drivers that went into effect on January 3, 2012 for all interstate travel, extending to holding, dialing and reaching for cell phones while driving has stirred some opposition. A lot of commercial drivers feel singled out by the federal ban, citing the number of crashes caused by cell phone use of all motorists, not just commercial vehicles.
While Bluetooth may not be popular, it's not going anywhere anytime soon. As more and more states place stricter bans on cell phone use the best thing you can do is get a comfortable high quality noise canceling Bluetooth headset and go hands free. A lot of big name companies, such as Cobra and BlueParrot, make excellent wireless Bluetooth headsets geared toward the professional driver. With extend talk features and noise canceling technology, companies are providing truckers with the perfect headset to use over the roar of their 18-wheeler engine on long trips.
Bluetooth headsets are more affordable than ever. When compared to the possible fines of the new ban, the wireless headset is well worth the cost. Making the roadways safer should be a top priority of all motorists. Going hands free allows you to enjoy safer roadways while obeying the law.
- American Truckers
- Department of Transportation
- Cell Phones
- Federal Law
- Phone Calls
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