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The days of texting and driving are over with this new device

Texting and Driving: A company out of Virginia is looking to help police nab drivers who text behind the wheel.

No more texting and driving with this new tool being used by cops

The days of texting and driving are over. Texting behind the wheel is illegal in most states, but it’s an easy to law to break, especially when the cops can’t see what you’re doing inside your car.

Those were the good ole days…..

Anytime you’re using your cell phone, it’s emitting radio frequencies that can be detected by anyone who’s looking for them. “The frequency varies depending on what the phone is being used for—data, voice calling and, of course, texting—which can give a person away if they happen to be secretly tapping away at their phone out of view of any passersby” according to the DailyDot.

There’s a company out of Virginia called ComSonics that wants to turn this into a tool for cops, the same way a radar gun would. The device is nearing production, but still needs to be put through testing to make sure it works to its full potential.

Imagine being pulled over for a violation or crime a police officer didn’t actually see. I’m sure this happens all the time actually, but you get the point I’m trying to make here.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Undecider

    September 18, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Who’s going to invent the jamming device?

    • Kevin Raposo

      September 18, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      I’m sure someone will soon

    • Kevin Raposo

      September 18, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      I’m sure someone will soon

  2. newcartech

    January 31, 2015 at 12:58 am

    My car has built in audio reading of incoming and voice recognition for outgoing to do texting hands free… so, how does the law handle that?

    • Kevin Raposo

      January 31, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Anything hands free is still legal. Cops won’t be able to decipher if there is someone else in the car, so they’re going to have to tread lightly with this new technology. I’m sure their will be growing pains, as with any new technology.

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