Car Kits at Merlin Mobiles
On the 1st of December 2003 it was deemed illegal to use a ‘hand-held’ telephone whilst driving and if caught, the authorities would hand out a standard fine of £30. However, as of February 27th 2007, the penalty for using a ‘hand-held’ mobile phone whilst driving increased to £60 and the offender’s licence being endorsed with 3 penalty points which, if you need your driving licence for your livelihood could prove costly. The fines for drivers of heavy goods vehicles and passenger vehicles carrying 9 or more persons are far more severe. The law also states that the definition of driving is having your engine switched on, so be careful when parked at the side of the road making a call on your mobile phone.
What’s Legal and What Isn’t?
The law states that “A ‘hand-held’ mobile telephone or other device is to be treated as ‘hand-held’ if it is, or must be, held at some point during the course of making or receiving a call or performing any other interactive communication function” So basically, you can’t speak, text, receive or send faxes, receive pictures or moving images or access the internet whilst in your car with the engine running. Hopefully common sense will prevail!
Hands Free Solutions
Merlin Mobiles offer a full range of hands free solutions to ensure that your external workforce can stay in touch safely and legally. With all corporate contracts Merlin provides a Bluetooth headset, charger and holder for the user’s handset as a matter of courtesy. If you require a hardware solution that’s more permanent then a fully installed Bluetooth hands free system supplied and fitted by Merlin would be ideal. There are various different systems available on the market today and Merlin can supply and fit them either at your home or place of work.
The most popular Bluetooth kits are from Parrot and THB Bury, both of these manufacturers are without doubt class leaders at what they do. These kits use the cars music system to broadcast the sound and automatically mute the radio when receiving an incoming or making an outgoing call and can be paired to a multitude of different handsets using the Bluetooth system. Most of the mobile manufacturers including Nokia, Motorola and Sony Ericsson also produce their own Bluetooth hands free solutions and car kits and can be supplied by Merlin.
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