Tennessee police are now using trucks to catch avid driver/texters in the act. At a high vantage point, officers can see even those who sneakily keep their phone below the wheel.
“It’s not a covert operation,” Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Lt. Bill Miller tells Fox News. “We’re not trying to hide it. We’re very proud of it.” Trucks are very clearly labeled with the THP logo on the side.
This is not the first time that law enforcement has gotten creative in order to prevent more people from checking their phones while driving. In other areas, some have posed as construction workers to catch guilty motorists in the act.
Lt. Miller clarifies that this is not a way to make any drivers uncomfortable. “We know that the truck is saving lives,” he continues. “We know that beyond a shadow of a doubt.”
Now will you please put your phone away and keep your eyes on the road?
Comment below (while seated in a stationary location off the road, of course) with what you think of this initiative!