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Dallas, TX — Three North Texas Police Departments have joined forces in a new and unscrupulous manner to generate revenue. Texting while driving is most certainly an irresponsible practice and should be shunned. However, the disgraceful lengths to which cops will go in the name of revenue collection are far more deplorable. When most people drive down the interstate, they reasonably assume that they are free from being spied on while inside their vehicles. And, until now, that was an accurate assumption. In a deafening blow to privacy, however, Texas police have begun clandestine operations to look into your vehicle as you drive down the road.
originally posted by: machineintelligence
a reply to: EternalSolace
In the video the officer says it's not about writing tickets but changing behaviors. Then later in the segment they mention how I think they said they wrote 86 violations on it's maiden run. That is a lot of ticket revenue those departments brought in. So it is a fund raiser just like those DUI checkpoints. Kind of a rolling checkpoint I guess.
originally posted by: Iamthatbish
This will continue until the cases go in front of judge that throw them out as rights violations.
originally posted by: FlyingFox
afaik, in my state it's ok to talk on the phone, but not ok to text. If I was hauled-in for txting, likely it would just be a mistake, if I was simply ~dialing my phone~.