Latest Techniques Used by Police to Catch Texting Drivers- this blog was written by TicketKick.com, Your Go-To Resource for Beating Traffic Tickets.
In CA it’s illegal to text and drive. But most drivers still do it.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that at any given daytime moment, over 600,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving.
So cops are getting creative and coming up with new ways to catch you texting behind the wheel.
Here are 6 of the latest techniques being used by police, according to Insurance.com.
- The panhandler on the corner
The next time a panhandler approaches your car, you had better put your phone down, at least if you live in Canada.
- The trucker in the next lane
Elevated SUVs and even 18-wheelers give officers a bird's-eye view of a driver's hands.
- The spotter on the overpass
Visibility is key to catching drivers in the act of texting, and an overpass is the perfect vantage point.
- Your own cellphone records
This is not a commonly used tactic unless you have been involved in a car accident. If the police believe texting led to an accident they will gladly pursue your phone records.
- You, staring at your own lap
Drivers busy with their phones tend to be obvious. They drive slowly, hesitate at lights and are prone to weaving. Display any of these behaviors and there is a good chance you will be pulled over.
- And now, the texting detector
The police soon may have a new tool in their arsenal when it comes to detecting drivers who can't put their phones down.
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