The art of identifying text messagers

iphone-text-message-smsLaw enforcement departments across the country seem to find it almost impossible to tell when a driver is text messaging instead of watching the road. At least, those law agencies that oppose bans on texting while driving.

Here’s help for those cops and deputies suffering from blindness to texting motorists:

Ontario County (N.Y.) Sheriff Philip Povero told a safety committee on Monday that “officers that are trained in highway traffic enforcement can look at vehicles that are down the road and they can see certain body language and other signs that could indicate that a driver is texting.”

Those text messaging behaviors include looking down, looking away from the road and using one hand while steering.

Funny how everyone else on the road sees drivers who are text messaging left and right.

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