The Doctors: Catching Texting While Driving
Cops in Maryland are using a unique approach to catching people texting while driving. The photo shows a man standing on the side of the road holding a piece of cardboard that reads “I am not homeless. I am a Montgomery county police officer looking for cell phone texting violations.” It was a STING operation and he would radio ahead to another officer and in two hours, there were 80 traffic violations for people texting while driving.
The average time you take your eyes off the road to text is five seconds, which is the same as driving the length of a football field blindfolded, if you’re going 55 MPH.