Have you ever been caught speeding? One way police catch us is with guns that detect our speed. Radar guns measure the frequency of the radio waves bouncing off our cars while laser guns measure the frequency of light. No one likes speeding tickets, but it's important to enforce traffic laws to keep all of us safe on the road.
Can you imagine getting a ticket for texting while driving? In the past, it's been hard to prove but a device could make it much easier to catch you in the act.
Have you heard of the Sniffer Sleuth II? It's a device manufactured by the company ComSonics that would detect whether or not a driver is texting while driving. It would work by recognizing the frequency of the waves your phone emits when it's sending a text or email. It's supposed to be precise enough to discern between a driver that's texting and a passenger that's texting.
It seems the company has hit a snag with legal issues; opponents were worried it would infringe upon privacy if the gun could also read text messages. We first heard about the gun a few years ago but there hasn't been major news on it since then. Whether or not it's ever released, something needs to be done about the rising traffic deaths due to distracted driving.
Do you think the Sniffer Sleuth II is a good idea? Would it help decrease texting while driving? Let me know in the comment section below.