Hands-free car kits

With the government cracking down on drivers using their mobile phone, now is the time to invest in a hands-free kit for your vehicle.

From the 1st March, people caught using mobile phones or tablets behind the wheel will face fines of £200 and six points on their licence – double the previous penalty.

The changes mean drivers who recently passed their driving test will also risk having their licence revoked.

What is the law?

  • It is illegal to drive or ride a motorcycle using handheld phones or similar devices
  • The rules are the same if you are stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic
  • It is also illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device when supervising a learner driver or rider

The Department for Transport say if you’re the driver, you can only use your phone in a vehicle if you:

  • need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency and it’s unsafe or impractical to stop
  • are safely parked

Using a hands-free kit or sat-nav is not illegal. However, if this distracts you and affects your ability to drive safely, you can still be prosecuted by the police.

Mobile devices must be secured in a holder out of the 45-degree angle of the driver’s view – and you can’t touch it while driving. The same applies for sat-navs.

We have installed hands-free equipment in our customers’ vehicles for over 20 years, supplying a range of hands-free kits which comply with legislation.

Our hands-free kits use the latest technology and are compatible with all makes and models including iPhone, Samsung, HTC, Sony, Blackberry and Nokia.

From an individual vehicle to fleets of cars and vans, we can install hands-free kits at your chosen location. Our fitters provide a quick and professional installation.

For more information contact us on 0800 606 1000 or email installs@atlasict.co.uk.

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