New road signs can detect mobile phones are being used in vehicles

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    Road signs that know when a mobile phone is being used in a moving vehicle are being installed in Norfolk, in a bid to tackle usage behind the wheel. The system, which can tell the difference between active phone calls and other activities based on the strength of a signal and how long it lasts, flashes up a red warning signal to drivers when it detects a call. The technology cannot yet log number plates or be used to help catch offending drivers, but it is hoped it will act as a deterrent.

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    Hey , lets just put cameras up our rear ends that way they can track when we have to take a dump next , and since we're all so dumbed down why we will need them. to tell us it's time to go . Wouldn't the leftist scum really like that control.
     
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    Spooky! The land of the free????
     
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    People are allowed to legally use hands free calling in their cars with many having the function where you can use your phone through the stock radio in the car. So what good would this do? Are they going to pull over every person to see if they are holding their phone to talk or using it hands free?
     
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    You do realize that is Norfolk, England, right?
     
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    People who manually text or call while driving should be treated the same as drunk drivers.

    We hands free in bluetooth tech, if you're too lazy to set up your phone properly, you don't deserve to drive.
     
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    From the article: "The system is able to simultaneously detect bluetooth signals so that anyone legally in a call via their car’s speakers is not wrongly issued a warning."

    Link to the actual article rather than the endtimesheadlines site: New road signs can detect mobile phones are being used in vehicles
     
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    Not everyone has hands-free devices. Of course, anyone who doesn't just needs to wait until they have parked before using their phones.
     
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    I’m on the highway everyday and when traffic is slow or when I’m changing lanes I see almost everyone texting.
     
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    Yeah that might be what they say, but I doubt they can really tell. To me it just seems like another thing being put on the books to allow police officers have another reason to pull people over to try and catch people for other issues like driving without a license, not having insurance, check if they smell like alcohol or weed.. etc.
     
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    Norfolk, England, not Norfolk, VA
     

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