Safety is the most important thing when driving. No phone call or text message is an excuse for taking your eyes off the road. In Victoria, there are strict penalties and expensive fines to hammer this home. But completely ignoring your phone while driving can be difficult. Mobile phone car holders are a great compromise to keep everyone safe while allowing you access to phone calls, GPS and other necessary features.
There are plenty of good reasons to invest in a phone holder for your car. So, lets have a look at a few of the benefits of these handy devices.
Keeps your eyes on the road
Car phone holders are generally mounted in your eye line without dangerously obscuring your vision. They can be attached to air vents or stuck to your dashboard or windscreen. That way, you don’t have to take your eyes off the road to see what’s happening with your phone.
Pairing your phone holder with a Bluetooth handsfree car kit is an even better way to ensure safe phone usage in the car. This will allow you to make and receive phone calls without taking your eyes off the road or your hands off the steering wheel.
Many phones these days are also equipped with smart assistants, like Siri or Cortana. Using a mobile phone holder and a smart assistant, you don’t even need to touch your phone to make and answer calls.
Secures your phone
If you’re one of those people who leaves their phone on the dashboard or on the passenger seat, a sudden stop or a sharp corner can send the phone flying. Alternatively, you may be in the habit of throwing your phone anywhere when you get in your car and you have to waste time searching for it later. With a car phone holder, these two problems are solved.
A phone holder will secure your phone so you always know where it is. Never again will you have to feel around under your seat while you drive or run the risk of you phone cracking as it flies off the dashboard.
Enables GPS use
Not every car features built-in GPS. You can buy a separate GPS system for you vehicle, but the quickest and easiest way to get directions, as well as live updates on traffic, is with a GPS app on your phone.
Many GPS apps, like Google Maps, have an audio feature so you don’t have to look at the screen as you drive. However, these audio directions can come too late and you can easily miss a turn. You may also want to look ahead at your route to get in the best lane or be prepared for a turn.
If you use a car phone holder, you can get the best of both worlds. With your phone secured safely, you can easily view your route as needed, while following the audio directions.
A mobile phone holder is a simple yet inexpensive product that can make your daily drive safer and easier. Keep in touch with friends and family as you drive without worrying about fines for using your phone or taking your eyes off the road.
Find out about the best car phone holders of 2020 here.