Safer Motoring With Hands-Free Phone Kits

A range of hands-free mobile phone kits has been launched by Vauxhall to help private and company car drivers to stay on the right side of the law.

In December it will become an endorsable offence to hold your mobile phone to your ear while trying to steer your car. Yet any day of the week we can all see that there are far too many motorists who flagrantly abuse the situation.

Well there are now no excuses for drivers of newer Vauxhall models equipped on the assembly line with the telephone pre-wiring option. This allows one of the new hands-free kits available from any Vauxhall dealer to be installed – in most cases while you wait.

Designed for safe and convenient use on the move, the kits meet legal requirements for hands-free calling throughout Europe. They are EMC tested to ensure they do not interfere with the car's existing electronics and are designed to fit all major cell phone brands.

Other benefits include digital signal processing to reduce background noise and echo for good voice quality and easier listening even at higher speeds, a dynamic volume control that automatically adjusts volume to the noise level inside the car, and a PC adaptor for telematic button programming.

Details of the new kits, which can be supplied and fitted for £229, can be obtained from any Vauxhall dealer or by logging on to the Vauxhall accessories website at

Published 4 July 2003 Melanie Carter

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