Smartphones are an incredibly useful technological advancement that have become significantly intertwined with our daily lives. Perhaps one of the most popular uses of smartphones is the global positioning system (GPS) feature, which provides transportation directions.

If you frequently use your smartphone for GPS navigation while driving, you may wonder if installing a mount in your vehicle is a good idea. Read on to learn more.

It Depends On What You’Re Using It For

Using a phone mount in your vehicle to help you view your driving directions is relatively harmless, as it allows you to keep an eye on the instructions without taking your hands off the steering wheel.

Additionally, having your phone mounted on the dashboard or windshield allows you to see your driving directions without having to turn your head all the way down to see. This reduces the length of time it takes to look at the directions on your phone as opposed to not using a mount, in which you must look down and take your hand off the steering wheel to hold your phone and view the instructions.

A Phone Mount Can Cause Distractions

If you use a phone mount to read and respond to text messages, view social media, or for any reason other than GPS navigation, using a phone mount may be more of a distraction than a helpful tool.

The last thing you want is to increase your level of distraction behind the wheel. You know yourself best. If having your phone mounted is too distracting, don’t do it. Instead, put your phone somewhere you are unlikely to use it and place it on Do Not Disturb mode.

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