One of my friends drives for Uber, a TLC cop pulled him over in Manhattan and gave him summon for using Bluetooth headset! He wasn't talking on the phone that time still he got ticket, he just uses it for navigation purpose.
Yes, it is against TLC rules to have any form of headset; bluetooth or otherwise. This rule is always violated, but it is a rule. Maybe the officer had a bad day. I use the kind that you put around your neck and only the ear bud goes inside your ear. When I see them or police, I yank the string so that it will pop out of my ear...and I put in back in a block later.One of my friends drives for Uber, a TLC cop pulled him over in Manhattan and gave him summon for using Bluetooth headset! He wasn't talking on the phone that time still he got ticket, he just uses it for navigation purpose.
Google Maps or Waze are also training wheels that these drivers will never take off.Why do you need these for navigation? Waze and Google Maps display the turn by turn directions in a big readable way. And after a few weeks you'll be able to know most of the common turns without needing to glance at the navigation.
If your defense is "the letters are too small". Get glasses. Or it's distracting looking at the mounted phone. Mount it in a better position.
Bluetooth headset are just training wheels that you'll never want to take off.
Yeah, I can understand what the previous individual said. These pax rate us lowly for no good reason. I learned a good lesson - I do NOT look at my ratings anymore EVER. I don't get 2 fuks what these entitled pax think or feel...and I drive in a way that makes ME comfortable.Didn't people brag about saving the customer heartache by using a headset to hear directions. Enjoy the ticket lol