New Radar Gun to Catch Texting Drivers...

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    New device in the works to catch texting drivers


    By Dave Forster
    The Virginian-Pilot
    September 16, 2014

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    A Virginia company is developing a radar gunlike device that would help police catch drivers as they text.

    The technology works by detecting the telltale radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when someone inside is using a cellphone, said Malcolm McIntyre of ComSonics. Cable repairmen use similar means to find where a cable is damaged - from a rodent, for instance - by looking for frequencies leaking in a transmission, McIntyre said.

    A text message, phone call and data transfer emit different frequencies that can be distinguished by the device ComSonics is working on, according to McIntyre. That would prove particularly useful for law enforcement in states such as Virginia, where texting behind the wheel is banned but talking on the phone is legal for adult drivers.

    ComSonics, based in Harrisonburg, got its start in the cable TV industry and provides calibration services for speed enforcement equipment. McIntyre discussed the company's move into texting detection Monday at the second annual Virginia Distracted Driving Summit.

    He said the device is "close to production" but still has several hurdles to clear, including legislative approval and adoption by law enforcement. There are also privacy concerns, though McIntyre said the equipment could not decrypt the information that is transmitted by drivers.
     
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    "I don't need my hands on my phone to text, I use voice commands officer. So I didn't send the text, Siri did. Are you going to ticket Siri? It is still legal to talk and pick my nose while driving isn't it?"

    Flawed device.
     
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    I fully support this...If you're driving and texting i hope you die in a fiery wreck....I take that back...I hope you're burned over 90% of your body than live the rest of your life explaining that you look like a festering, infected sore because of your need to text while driving....Fuckin' assholes
     
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    Me too. These things are the most dangerous things on the road.
     
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    We see people walking with these things and not paying attention all the time. I'm surprised there aren't more accidents, injuries, robberies.
     
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    Is distracted driving really so bad if you take out an illegal or two? :dontknow:


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    :lol:
     
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    We have had people bump into us if we don't move out of the way. What do you say when someone is walking towards you staring at one of those things? I'll say loudly "wake up!!!".
     
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    Texting drivers have become my number one pet peeve by a long shot. I used to think "not a day goes by..." Now it's more like "Not 5 minutes go by without having to go around, wait behind, or otherwise deal with a motherfucker texting on his or her phone." It's ponderous, man...fucking ponderous.
     
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    Great idea geniuses. What happens if there's a passenger in the car?
     
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    Tough shit
     
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    I have to monitor police reported traffic accidents on the west coast for a living. It's a nightmare.
     
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    I bet. Used to listen to this via scanner when lived in the Bay Area. No fun.
     
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    How about a gun that catches Cops/politicans /judges and other officials doing this shit.:lemmy:
     
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    Nice try, but the cops already have a device.....THEIR EYES!
    In Chicago, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone getting pulled over for talking/texting while driving. Yeah, the law is there but no one enforces it. It's a shame too because the city could be with a surplus if they did. Stand on a busy street and at least 70% are on their phones. Fucking assholes.
     
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    America needs to be safe by keeping Iraq, Japan, South Korea, and Germany safe first and catching people sending texts. I would feel safer walking in Iraq than walking in Detroit.
     
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    Usually when they bump into me, they come to a complete stop. I say "Nice job. Next time I might be a car"
     
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    If ya really wanna give them a F.U. just dont text, Than they can stick the divice up there SHITTER.
     
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    They should just devise technology that turns the function off while driving---