Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Keep Your Eyes on the Road When You Use Your Phone

Keep Your Eyes on the Road When You Use Your PhoneWe all know that we shouldn’t be driving and texting thanks to Oprah, but do you know why?  The average text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds.  If your driving on the express way that means that you will have gone over 100 yards before you look back up!  However, we live in a world where being connected 24/7 is not just the norm, but it is expected. It’s not practical to pull over every time you send or receive a text. So how can you keep connected if you want to stay safe? Here are ways that you can use your phone and keep your eyes on the road.

The OnStar system is a GM service that has emergency response, anti-theft security, navigation, and vehicle diagnostics capabilities in addition to hands-free calling and voice to text services.  The option comes on all new GM models, and there is now an after-market “For My Vehicle” version too!

Voice Apps
There is a plethora of voice apps for both Android and iPhone operating systems such as Siri, ShoutOUT, Virtual assistant, etc.  After a little bit of set up you can easily master the use of one of these to stay safe on the road while using your phone hands free.

Bluetooth car kits
Do a Google search for hands free car kits, and you will no doubt be able to find a reasonably priced set that will allow you to keep your eyes on the road while using your phone!

 Just don’t do it
Simply don’t text while you drive.  Turn your phone off or put it on silent so you aren’t tempted to use it while you drive.  Remember it’s better to get where you are going safe, than crash for a silly emoticon or worse get killed in an accident!

If you are interested in a new car with or without the OnStar system, Perry Auto Group is your Auto Dealership Serving Elizabeth City NCPerry Auto Group has two dealership locations at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Call us at (252) 338-9100 with any questions!

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