Use Your Head, Not Your Hands: Keep Both Hands on the Wheel While Using Mobile Devices
TORONTO – October 19, 2009 – Effective October 26, Ontario law mandates the use of hands-free devices when using mobile phones on the road. Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT), the world leader in communication headsets for over 48 years, encourages all Ontario drivers to prepare for the new law by educating themselves on the hands-free options available and following a few simple safety tips.
Today’s busy commuters often make calls on the road using a handheld phone which can cause physical impairments while driving. With the use of headsets, these drivers can continue to enjoy the convenience of talking on a cell phone in the car while keeping both hands on the wheel. Ontario’s more than eight million licensed drivers should consider the following safety tips while using a headset and driving:
“Plantronics offers an array of headset models that fit a wide range of usage patterns, budgets and personal styles while still providing the first-rate audio quality, comfort, and style that consumers expect from us,” said Elizabeth Bastiaanse-Hamren, vice president of Product Marketing at Plantronics. “No matter the hands-free solution they choose, we are glad to know that the citizens of Ontario will now have both hands on the wheel when talking.”
Award-Winning Headset for Ontario Drivers: Plantronics Voyager PRO
Among the headsets available to Ontario drivers is the new Plantronics Voyager® PRO Bluetooth® headset, which provides the industry’s most advanced noise-canceling and wind noise reduction technology. Winner of coveted Editors’ Choice awards from CNET and PC Magazine, the Plantronics Voyager PRO features AudioIQ2, the next generation of its digital signal processing (DSP) technology, to deliver superior noise and wind cancellation as well as rich, natural inbound audio so you can hear and be heard clearly. Ideal for drivers, Plantronics Voyager PRO is extremely comfortable and provides six hours of continuous talk time before having to recharge.
The Plantronics Voyager PRO headset is available today at Best Buy Canada and Bell retail stores. The Voyager PRO is coming soon to Telus retail stores. Plantronics headsets are also available at Wal-Mart, Staples, Future Shop, and Rogers Retail stores throughout Ontario. For a complete listing of Plantronics’ products, please visit www.plantronics.com.
Plantronics recognizes that there are occasions when driving circumstances make talking on a mobile phone – handheld or hands-free – unsafe. In these instances, motorists should pull over or hang up to protect the safety of themselves, their passengers and others on the road.
Plantronics is a world leader in personal audio communications for professionals and consumers. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics delivers unparalleled audio experiences and quality that reflect our nearly 50 years of innovation and customer commitment. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100 and is the headset of choice for air traffic control, 911 dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.
Plantronics, AudioIQ², and Plantronics Voyager are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of the mark by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.