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Next Up: Radar Guns That Bust Texting Behind the Wheel

It’s no secret that drivers face many distractions behind the wheel.

Perhaps no source of distracted driving gets as much attention these days as texting while driving. Policymakers have tackled the problem with legislation banning the dangerous habit. Meanwhile, one state has even created text stops on its major highways.

It sounds crazy, but the next tactic may very well be a radar gun that can detect drivers who text behind the wheel. A company in Virginia is working on just such a device.

It’s uncertain if law enforcement officials in the states that ban texting while driving will use the radar guns. But that hasn’t stopped people from raising questions about whether the technology constitutes an invasion of privacy. Meanwhile, others have questioned the logistics of how the gun knows a driver, rather than a passenger, is texting

A company is working on creating the very first radar guns that detect which drivers are texting while driving. Will they work--and will they really help stop behind-the-wheel texters? /blog/next-up-radar-guns-that-bust-texting-behind-the-wheel Erie Insurance https://www.erieinsurance.com/-/media/images/erieinsurance/erieinsurancelogo.png

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