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Distracted Driving: Mobile Phones

Distracted Driving: Mobile Phones

1 in 10 accidents in the UK are caused by distracted driving, 24% of this is due to the use of mobile phones. Not only is it against the law to use a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving, it is also extremely dangerous, causing an estimated 500 serious accidents per year. The current penalty for using a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving is 3pts on your licence and a £60 fine.

But what if you need to use your phone whilst driving? What if you need a phone for work, and you work on the road? Hands-free car kits are one of the best solutions to this problem.

What is a hands-free car kit?

A hands-free car kit is a device that enables you to use your mobile phone in your car without using your hands (hence hands-free). They are completely legal to use in the UK and a variety of different options are available. Kits are designed to suit all of your needs; Some play music, some are voice-activated, some are built into the car and others are clipped on to the sun visor or dashboard. It is recommended that phone calls be kept short and to the point, even with the use of a hands-free car kit, because long phone calls can be distracting and still cause accidents.

Top picks:

Vehicle Accessories Ltd sells a range of hands-free car kits. We supply and install these kits anywhere nationwide. Our best sellers are from the Parrot range:

Parrot CK3100

The CK3100 is our top seller and it is easy to see why; the CK3100 is considered to be one of the most advanced Bluetooth hands free kits on the market. It enables you to place and receive calls in wireless comfort and safety. The connection between your phone and the CK3100 is automatically activated when you turn on the ignition, allowing the LCD screen to display the same visual information and functions as your phone. Voice recognition is enabled and your contact list is automatically downloaded via Bluetooth so you can make calls effortlessly and comfortably. The Parrot CK3100 starts from only 82 on our website.

Parrot Mki9200

The Parrot Mki9200 is another extremely popular hands-free kit. This device is particularly popular with those wanting to listen to music in their vehicle. The Parrot MKi9200 is a Bluetooth hands-free system with a 2.4-inch high-resolution TFT colour screen. A wireless remote control can be positioned on the steering wheel or dashboard and allows the driver to control all the functions of the kit. The Mki9200 has cutting-edge telephony functions and is compatible with music devices including iPods, MP3s, Bluetooth and many more.

The MKi9200 displays the full song playlist along with the name of the artist, the title and even the corresponding album cover in colour when available on the iPod, iPhone or USB flash drive.
Music is delivered through all the car’s speakers, giving the driver and passengers exceptional sound quality. Buy yours now.

Parrot Mini Kit Neo

For those who don’t want the kit built into the car, the Parrot Mini Kit Neo is the choice for you. The Parrot Mini Kit Neo 2 HD will be available in 4 different colours before the end of 2014 (see picture below).

The Parrot Mini Kit Neo enables you to make and receive calls without needing to touch any buttons on the kit. You can trigger the voice recognition at any time by saying the word Minikit, and this can be followed by saying the name of the contact you wish to call. When you receive a call, just say Accept or Reject. This kit recognises any voice without the need for any programming, matching or training. It is also extremely discreet and attaches to your sun visor. Read more on our website.

Asteroid range

The Parrot Asteroid range is an advanced range of hands-free kit that incorporates extra features such as; navigation, steering wheel interface, reversing cameras, music playing and much more. View the full range.

Don’t become a statistic, buy a hands-free kit today!

We also supply and install a number of other hands-free car kit manufacturers, such as THB Bury, check out our website yg0jcb.vehicle-accessories.net or call our friendly sales team on 03332007244.

 

 

Paul Randall
Paul Randall
2024-03-14
First Class! Dave and the team are fantastic. The fit on our first Mobile Bike Service and Repair Van could not be any better. From the very beginning, through the design process, all the way to completion I cannot fault a single thing. As I write this, our second van is being fitted to exactly the same specification and the third van is on the way. Long may this partnership continue!
Tim Lees
Tim Lees
2024-02-20
Very helpful and patient with an older guy who was a bit nervous ordering from a company I didn't know. The product I wanted wasn't on their website but I thought it worth asking and they had it at a good price. It came the next day and worked perfectly.
Richard Shepherd
Richard Shepherd
2024-01-17
I highly recommend Lee, Dave and the Team at Vehicle Accessories after they did a fantastic job for a one off bespoke van fit for my business. I approached them with a rather radical high concept idea, Dave did a great job taking notes from my extensive brief. He made a great effort to listen and take notes along the way making sure he understood and made suggestions for materials which really led to a much better end product. A particular highlight was a suggestion for them to fabricate a wall mounted Steal Mesh cage system for my equipment which far exceeded my expectations of quality and engineering. During the planning stage and construction suggestions were made to change materials and systems for what they thought would work better for the project as it developed. The end product was perfect and done to a very high standard, it really turned out better than I ever hoped for. Communication throughout was excellent with regular updates, fast responses and easy dialogue when confirming details or discussing changes. Changes were managed quickly and efficiently throughout the build with a great deal of flexibility and professionalism. Even though I was just having just one bespoke build being done for myself I felt highly valued as a customer and treated with the same level of respect and attentiveness as someone ordering a fleet. The quality of work and customer service will certainly mean I’ll be coming back for my next van project.
Philip Taylor Ashby
Philip Taylor Ashby
2023-12-26
Lee and his helpful staff sorted my lock problem that made it easy to break in or steal and at there Christmas closing time🙏, friendly helpful and reasonable thank you all.
Mark Elliott
Mark Elliott
2023-05-23
Great choice of equipment to fit and all done efficiently. They have designed and fitted racking to 75 vehicle for us in the last year.
Ross Thomson
Ross Thomson
2023-05-20
I can’t recommend Lee and his team of wizards enough. They fitted the gas with all the safety requirements and modified / adapted several parts of the electrics. They went above and beyond my expectations - I won’t hesitate to use them again.
Andrew Young
Andrew Young
2023-04-13
What can say.... the order process was simple, prices competitive and when it was realised that I had ordered 2 incompatible parts I got a call to check and recify the order. Collection was easy and the install team did a quick, neat job. Job done....until next time thank you
Annie Meadows
Annie Meadows
2023-02-28
Dave, Lee and the team at VA moved crates from my old van to a new one. Easy to communicate with, quick turn around, met all my requests, made good suggestions (such as putting in a waterproof floor) and did an excellent job. Highly recommend.
miles leech
miles leech
2022-12-22
Big thanks to Dave and the rest of the Vehicle Accessories team. They've done a great job fitting security locks and a floor in my new van. They also moved over my racking and interior lights from my previous van while going out of there way to make it all fit. Excellent service, very efficient and professional. Highly recommended and nice people to deal with. Thanks Miles Ashton Gas


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