Undercover cops in Marietta, Georgia dressed as construction workers and snooped on drivers at traffic lights to see if they were using cell phones. If they were, they got ticketed.
Cops of course said this is all about safety and making sure people aren’t distracted while they’re driving. Others are saying this is about revenue collection. WSB-TV reported:
Some drivers call it sneaky, but one metro police department says going undercover is an effective way to bust drivers texting, tweeting or checking emails behind the wheel.
Marietta Police dressed up as a construction crew at a busy Cobb County intersection Wednesday to catch distracted drivers in the act.
Most drivers paid no attention to the road crew working at Cobb Parkway at Roswell Road, but the crew wasn’t radioing in survey readings — they were busting distracted drivers.
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