Using a mobile phone while driving has been illegal since December 2003, but it’s still legal to make calls from behind the wheel if you have the right equipment.
You’re allowed to use a phone if it’s fully hands-free, as long as it isn’t distracting you. This means you can’t be handling the phone or pressing buttons to operate it while driving. The phone has to be fully set up before you set off.
Holding or operating a phone while driving can be a dangerous distraction. As well as the risk of accidents, failing to obey the law could land you with a penalty of six licence points and a £200 fine. If you’re a new driver, this could immediately invalidate your license – so it’s vital to find a good hands-free Bluetooth car kit if you want to make calls while you’re on the road.
All of Jabra’s in-car products are fully hands-free, so you can stay on the right side of the law and enjoy excellent call quality at the same time. Here are some of our top products:
Our best in-car speakerphone, Jabra Freeway comes packed with great features. A built-in FM transmitter lets it double up as a car radio, while three-speaker virtual surround sound means both calls and music come through crystal clear.
Meanwhile, dual-mic noise cancellation cuts out unwanted sounds from traffic and the engine, so your conversations aren’t interrupted by environmental noise. Jabra Freeway connects automatically and tells you who’s calling, so you can devote all your attention to the road.
A fantastic option for long trips, Jabra Tour is equipped with an HD microphone, voice controls and the ability to stream GPS directions, music and podcasts as well as calls. Noise-cancelling technology eliminates background sounds, while the hi-tech microphone means the person on the other end will hear you perfectly.
With a 60-day standby time, it’s ideal for holidays and business trips to other countries – it’ll even alert you when the battery starts running low so you’ll have plenty of time to charge.
Jabra Drive is simple to use and connects to up to two devices at a time, such as smartphones – ideal if you have separate phones for work and home life. It clips onto your car’s visor, keeping it conveniently out of the way yet still in reach at all times.
As well as calls, Jabra Drive can stream music and podcasts. Affordable and intuitive, it can connect with the Jabra app for voice commands and dictating text messages too.
Browse the full range of Jabra in-car speakerphones here.
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