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Ontario BlackBerry users no longer allowed to email while driving

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Yesterday, Ontario, Canada passed legislation that stipulates drivers can no longer use their handsets to call, email, SMS or chat. The penalties are around $500 per infraction beginning early next year.

There are a lot of BlackBerry users out there that like to send email and SMS while driving, so what should they do? There are several companies that manufacture hands-free devices, but are these the alternative we should be looking for? There is very little evidence to suggest that these products are actually making drivers safer.

Driving while having a conversation will ultimately distract putting yourself and others in danger. While the hands-free accessory can help keep your eyes on the road, it doesn’t address the issue of reaction times. Reaction times will always be diminished when someone is having a conversation.

If you’re a driver who is looking for a hands-free accessory, you could choose the BlueAnt Q1, the BlackBerry VM605 or a software solution like Vlingo.

Or, you could just wait until you get to where you’re going.

The BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone VM-605

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BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone VM-605 from QuicklyBored on Vimeo

We’ve been playing with the VM605 for some time now. While it’s fun making calls from the Visor Mount Speakerphone, it’s more fun while driving an M3 BMW. I feel the two products go nicely together.

Stay tuned for a full review when it becomes available in the BlackBerryCool store.