A Virginia-based company is developing a new radar gun that not only detects speeding, but texting and driving as well. The new radar guns detect radio frequencies emitted from cell phones. When a text message is sent, the phone emits a distinct frequency, allowing officers to see the violation.
By pairing the new radar with Range-r technology, officers can discern which area of the vehicle the text was sent from. This helps eliminate false claims that the text message was sent by a passenger. ComSonics hopes that the new tech will keep the roads safe and driver’s eyes away from their phones.
According to a National Safety Council report, texting and driving causes 330,000 crashes annually, making it six times more likely to cause an accident than drunk driving. This is a technology that could save lives.