Keep your hands on the wheel

Why do people insist on doing something that they know is dangerous? Recent studies have shown that driving a car while texting is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. We all know that drinking and driving is unacceptable, so why do so many people text while driving?

As of March 18th, Ontario is increasing the fines of distracted driving. If caught with the display screen of a phone, computer, MP3 player or table computer visible to the drive, the driver will be fined $280 instead of $155 – this new fine includes a $25 victim surcharge and $5 court costs. Although the ticket does not come with demerit points, the driver can be charged with dangerous driving charges which include six demerit points.

So what can you do to ensure you adhere to the rules and drive safely? To avoid a hefty ticket and to keep your passengers and other drivers around you safe, a Bluetooth device that’s compatible to your phone may the right choice. There are many ways to incorporate Bluetooth as a wireless technology into your vehicle.  It can be as simple as installing an add-on rearview mirror with speakers built in. Or you can install a system that integrates with your factory audio system, having the output go through your existing speakers.

Visit us at East Hamilton Radio to find the perfect Bluetooth device to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.