Texting Radar?

A Virginia company is developing a radar gun-like system that would allow police to detect whether drivers are sending text messages while the car is in motion.  The article doesn’t mention anything about similar technology coming to Pennsylvania, but don’t be surprised if it does.  Pennsylvania’s cell phone use laws are similar to Virginia’s in that texting is prohibited, but talking is allowed.  This technology could eliminate the popular I-wasn’t-texting-I-was-searching-my-contact-list excuse presently used by texting drivers.

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  1. But what does that do to people who use voice activation to send and receive texts? Technically that is completely hands-free, but it is also SMS driven. I speak my text, it goes out via SMS, returns and is read to me from my SMS app. Why should I be pulled over when I am perfectly within the law? Just another case of LEO technology being behind the times, but you can bet that won’t stop them from grabbing that ticket money. Sounds like they need to go back to the drawing board on this one.

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