announced that it will reward drivers who commit to responsible driving
behavior through its Responsibility on the Road program.
Working with state and
local police in select cities, Motorola will give Bluetooth devices
to select motorists who follow their state and local hands-free laws. Motorola
Mobility will also provide online resources to educate drivers on new and
existing hands-free legislation.
Motorists across the
country are invited to visit during
the month of June to pledge to be “Responsible on the Road” by using
hands-free technology if they need to communicate while driving.
In return, Motorola will
give motorists 50 percent off select Motorola hands-free devices. Motorola
Mobility, the leader for Bluetooth headsets, offers headsets
and in-car speakerphones to help drivers stay compliant with state laws.
Hands-free devices like
the Motorola Roadster, a voice-enabled, in-car speakerphone, featuring the MotoSpeak app
with text-to-speech and speech-to-text capability, make it easy to make or
receive a call and hear or respond to a text message while keeping your hands
on the wheel.
To underscore the importance
of responsible driving and reinforce local or state laws that restrict or ban
the use of hand-held devices while driving, select cities will conduct Motorola
Responsibility on the Road events throughout the month of June. The events will
educate drivers on hands-free laws and reward those who pledge to drive
responsibly with a hands-free device.
“Motorola has a
commitment to providing consumers with responsible alternatives for
communicating on the road,” said David Murray, vice president, companion
products, Motorola Mobility. “Our goal is to encourage responsible driving
by helping motorists keep their hands on the wheel with hands-free calling and
include the following responsible driving disclaimer: The use of wireless
devices and their accessories while driving may cause
distraction. Discontinue use of the device if you can’t concentrate on
driving. Additionally, the use of wireless devices and their accessories
may be prohibited or restricted in certain areas. Always obey the laws and
regulations on the use of these products.