As stated in today's latest reports, the UK government is thinking about a ban on hands-free telephone calls in vehicles, as hands-free units have been appeared to cause near enough a similar distraction as a held gadget. All things considered, that includes hands-free kít, and not something, for example, using a vehicle's speakerphone – however, we'll get to that situation later.
Besides the conceivable new ban, MPs have called for progressively extreme punishments for handheld telephone use. Even though it's been illegal to use a telephone in the driver's seat since 2003, deaths related to phone use have consistently increased. That is regardless of a tougher punishment of six points and a £200 fine, introduced in 2017.
As indicated by the Commons Transport Select Committee, using a hands-free gadget presents the similar dangers of collision as a typical handheld call – and different sources state it's like being on the legal alcohol limit.
In any case, attempting to ban hands-free gadgets gets into a situation, not least regarding enforcement. Innovation to identify individuals using phones is now in its infancy and can't recognize whether calls are being made by a passenger or a driver.
Murkier still is the confusion between hands-free calls made from a third-party Bluetooth unit and those made by a vehicle's infotainment system. Theoretically, both made a similar amount of distraction, however, how will the hands-free feature be expelled from each latest infotainment system – and how will it even be enforced?
Keeping in mind that telephone calls might occupy, are they the attention-seeking feature of today's vehicles? With touchscreens, complex menus and motion sensors presently found in many more car interiors – are hands-free gadgets truly the primary cause of distraction? Tell us what you think in the comments.