Posted September 6, 2015 8:59 am by Comments

By John A. Heatherly

Tennessee State Troopers sit high above the road, hiding in plain sight in a semi. Not a sneaky technique but one that is evidently effective.

Video below:

Foxnews has more of the story…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State troopers are hiding in plain sight as they try to recapture the attention of distracted drivers.

Their full-size truck is outfitted with a blue light bar and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) decals. Yet many passing motorists continue to text and drive, apparently unaware of the uniformed trooper peering down from the cab.

“Folks aren’t looking for rigs like this, that belong to us, that are used for these enforcement initiatives,” said THP Sgt. Josh Brown.

“It’s not a covert operation.”

– Lt. Bill Miller, Tennessee Highway Patrol

The truck’s high vantage point allows troopers to spot drivers who keep their phones below window level. When they spot a violator, they radio a description of the vehicle to troopers in conventional police cars to make a traffic stop.

“It seems like people have the attitude, ‘Everybody does it. And this one time isn’t gonna matter,’” Sgt. Brown said. “Unfortunately, many times those distractions do end up in crashes.”

Distracted driving, including texting and cell phone use, …read more

Source:: Patriot Outdoor News

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