Car technologies are designed to make driving easier and simpler. However, the sights and sounds of technology can be distracting—and can even cause an accident. This article will cover the important question of, “How much is too much?” so you stay as safe and sound on the road as ever before.
GPS Navigation Touchscreens
More cars than ever before are being built with GPS navigation touchscreens to make driving easier. The screen looks exactly like a regular computer screen with an operating system and installed software. Instead of using a mouse, you touch buttons on the screen to make various commands, such as typing in an address or changing the route. When using a touchscreen, don’t take your eyes away from the road. The most common cause of accident occurs through distracted driving, so find a time to adjust your navigation system before you start driving.
Some televisions are built into certain models of cars, while other sets are sold separately and must be installed. Most in-car TVs are not made for the driver to watch; however, drivers can easily tune into a program by sound. Listening to the sounds of a TV program is likely to distract their attention. So, wherever the television is placed, be mindful that even listening to what’s on the TV can cause accidents.
In-car satellite radios provide more listening options than standard AM and FM radio. There are hundreds of stations to choose from, including talk radio, news and entertainment, and podcasts. Channel surfing is just as distracting as texting or talking on the phone, and can cause a catastrophic accident, in the same way driving under the influence can.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Your Car Moving Questions
The hardest thing for people researching car moving companies to understand is that the prices they are getting are not hard and fast gaurantees, but rather ESTIMATES of what one company thinks it will take to get a vehicle moved promptly versus another company's opinion of what it will take. Don't be fooled, there are not carriers committed to take your vehicle at these quoted prices, the company you choose will still have to get to work getting a carrier to commit to move it at the price they quote you.
Your total price breaks down into two parts, the broker's fee (or 'deposit' as everyone calls it) and the carriers fee (your COD amount) Make no mistake about this, EVERYONE YOU ARE GETTING SALES CALLS FROM IS GOING TO BROKER YOUR MOVE. In this industry, there are brokers who try to fool you into thinking that they are the actual carriers and there are an equal amount of carriers who sell themselves on the fact that they have a truck or two but are not being honest about the fact that they broker out 90% of the orders they book. Here is a quick easy way to tell, if a company takes an up front fee, whether they call it a deposit or any other name, they are a broker. Carriers do not take any payment until the vehicle is delivered.
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The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will be between one and two weeks. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.