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The Sneaky Way Cops Are Catching People Who Text And Drive

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You probably know by now that there’s a new law in the state of New York that makes life miserable for drivers caught texting and driving.

In New York, if you use a hand-held mobile telephone while you drive, except to call 911 or to contact medical, fire or police personnel about an emergency, or use a device to text or send email, you’ll be slapped with a fine of $150 and will get five driver violation points on your license.

And if you think you’re being all sneaky Pete by holding your phone down in your lap to do your business, you’re not.  The cops are on to you and in a big way and they’re going to extremes to catch people trying to pull one over.

In Tennessee, police are actually giving up their squad cars for big rigs to catch people texting and driving and I have to admit that it’s a pretty smart idea. Word is that the trucks are marked (although they don’t say how large the markings are) and come with both lights and sirens just like regular cop cars.

Police say that by sitting up higher they can see down into cars and catch people who think they’re being sneaky.

If this is working in Tennessee, how long do you think it’ll be before we see something like this roll out around here?  My guess?  Not very long.

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