MA has essentially banned touching your phone while driving. Time to go hands-free!
Bill S.2093 limits use of your phone while in the car to hands-free operation. That means no more using your hands for holding the phone, texting, dialing, or inputting addresses into your favorite maps app. Moreover, with the addition of Massachusetts, all but two states now ban texting while driving and 15 states have full bans on hand-held phone use. Given the fines (below), it's a lot more cost effective to use the hands-free Bluetooth connection in your car or buy a hands-free headset.
But don't worry, I'm going to try and make your life a bit easier. After reading dozens of 'best of' reviews, here are my three favorite reviews/comparisons of hands-free sets and car adapters currently on the market:
PC Mag - The Best Bluetooth Headsets of 2018
Car Audio Now - 5 Best Universal Bluetooth Car Kits to Buy in 2018
Lifewire - The 7 Best Bluetooth Headsets to Buy in 2018
For those on Android, here's a bonus C|Net video on how to use Google Maps hands-free. I found this a really nice overview of the Google Maps functionality. It's a brief overview but a good one.
Back to S.2093 . . . The fines for violating the new law are:
- 1st Offense: $100
- 1st Offense: $250
- 3rd Offense: $500
Click HERE if you want to read an actually copy of the S.2093.
Safford Insurance, LLC is dedicated to the belief that distracted driving is dangerous driving. We believe that hands-free operation of cell phones when driving does make a difference. Please share this post with anyone you feel would benefit. And of course, please contact us if you'd like to have a review of your insurance package for coverage and value.