Hands-Free Driving Phone Pairing
With the Hands-Free Driving law taking effect this summer, Coon Rapids Chrysler wants to ensure our community is driving safely on the road.
That is why we are thrilled to invite everyone to come in to have their phone paired to their car. Stop in today to pair your phone!
If you aren’t familiar with the recent law, please see below for an introductory about the law.
What can I do under the new law?
The new law allows a driver to use their cell phone to make calls, text, listen to music or podcasts and get directions, but only by voice commands or single-touch activation without holding the phone.
Remember, hands-free is not necessarily distraction-free.
What can’t I do with my phone under the new law?
You may not hold your phone in your hand. Also, a driver may not use their phone at any time for video calling, video live-streaming, Snapchat, gaming, looking at video or photos stored on the phone, using non-navigation apps, reading texts and scrolling or typing on the phone.
Can I ever hold my phone?
Yes. Hand-held phone use is allowed to obtain emergency assistance, if there is an immediate threat to life and safety, or when in an authorized emergency vehicle while performing official duties.
Can I use a GPS navigation device?
Yes. GPS and other systems that can only be used for navigation are exempt from the Hands-Free law. In-car screens and systems are also exempt. In both cases, most of these systems lock when the vehicle is moving.
To learn more, please here is more information from the Office of Traffic Safety.
Must be a Bluetooth capable phone or vehicle.