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Device could help law enforcement detect texting drivers

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Sep 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-18 17:16:56-04

How will law enforcement officials detect when a driver is illegally texting while operating a vehicle?

A new radar device may be the answer.

A company in Virginia is working on the device. It detects a radio signal sent out from a vehicle when someone inside is using a mobile phone, according to WNEW

It is able to differentiate between a call and a text message.

In a statement to The Virginian-Pilot, ComSonics developed a device for cable repairmen to find the spot where a cable is damaged, and the text detector would use similar technology.

It is not in production and has not had legislative approval, according to ComSonics.