A company in Virginia called Com-Sonics has developed a new type of radar gun that lets police officers detect something more than just speed.
The new gadget allows officers to scan for certain frequencies emitted from inside a vehicle in addition to traditional speed tracking.
With this tool officers would know if a driver was texting while driving, but it raises a few concerns. How will the device know the difference between texts coming from the driver or one of the passengers? Even if it can’t differentiate the two, it will stop a lot of solo drivers from texting behind the wheel. Heck, it may encourage carpooling!
CNN’s Thom Patterson investigates this and other new police technology in the video below.
Do you think this technology will keep people safe or invade their privacy?
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