Jun 13, 2023
Drivers are just realizing they can use A/C vent to stop them from breaking the law
DRIVERS have been advised to use a car accessory that can keep their hands on the wheel and money in their pockets. Getting a ticket for being on your cell phone while driving can end up costing you
DRIVERS have been advised to use a car accessory that can keep their hands on the wheel and money in their pockets.
Getting a ticket for being on your cell phone while driving can end up costing you upwards of $450, depending on the state you're in.
If you get caught on your phone while behind the wheel in New York three times in an 18-month period, you will get a fined $50 to $450, according to TrafficTickets.com.
To avoid hefty fees and possible danger from distracted driving, invest in a car accessory that will make it easy to use the GPS or change the Bluetooth music without having to hold your phone and look down at the screen.
Phone holders can help prop up your device on your dashboard so you can see the screen without having to hold it. Plus, it is more level with the windshield, which can help to keep your eyes on the road.
An electronic store supervisor, Foong Jia Lee, 18, said that some accessories can even be attached to your car's air-conditioning vent, which cools down your phone in the summer heat.
“Many customers complained that car phone holders placed on dashboards caused their phone to get overheated under the hot weather.
“Because of this, we recommend people to use the type that is attached to the air-cond vent,” Foong told The Star, an English-language newspaper based in Malaysia.
Many car vent phone holders are under $20 on Amazon.
Miracase makes one for just $14.39 that fits iPhones, Samsungs, and Google's Pixel phones.
The phone is able to rest on the holder with three supportive edges found on both sides and the bottom.
Using a clip hook attached to the back of the mount, drivers can easily attach it to the air vent.
Amazon also sells a simpler phone mount for only $8.99.
The car accessory from Lamicall has two vent clips on its back, however, the mount only has two edges on either side to hold on the phone.
For more car gadgets, The U.S. Sun has shared a product that will increase driving safety.
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