Thursday, March 24, 2005

free headsets

I was skeptical when I first heard about this, but this San Diego company is giving away free headsets. You only pay $3.94 for the cost of shipping. In light of my recent car accident and other bloggers' recent posts about idiots on their cell phones flipping bloggers off while weaving in and out of traffic, I urge everyone to stick a crowbar in their wallets, pry loose some coin, and get a headset. Here's a snippet from their press release:

New Laws Require the Use of Cell Phone Headsets While Driving, Prompting Launch of Free Headset Distribution Program

SAN DIEGO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Several states are passing new laws that require the use of cell phone headsets while operating a motor vehicle, but these new laws fail to provide any sort of assistance program to aid in the process of obtaining the actual headset. In response, FreeHeadset.org developed a program to provide wireless phone users with a free cell phone headset. Participants are only required to pay $3.94 for the cost of shipping.

Do it.

1 comment:

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Lest I be mistaken, do not the laws specify "hands-free" without mentioning headsets?

Headsets are not without issues, namely that they block out ambient sounds - even loud and annoying ones like emergency vehicle sirens.

Juggling a cellular phone or other device can certainly lead to danger, especially in the motoring environments that many of us face while on the highway, including near 5th and Spring.

While a headset may seem like an easy solution, it may not be the best (or in all cases legal) answer for our innate *desire* to talk while addressing the *need* to motor safely.

In the coming weeks, you'll soon see a public campaign from the LAFD addressing this and other driver safety issues.

Please keep up your great work at producing one of the more enjoyable blogs chronicling life in metro Los Angeles.

Please stay safe and be well!

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department