Just keeping you safe!
Pay close attention to the following:
“When someone is driving recklessly, quickly weaving and tailgating and not using turn signals, police officers can easily spot that. But how can an officer tell if a driver is texting or emailing when her phone is likely low in her lap, out of sight?”
-In other words, texting very well may not affect a driver’s ability, but funds are needed, and a reason is needed for extracting them from people who are not a danger to anyone.
"But under the law, other smartphone distractions aren’t banned. Typing an address into Google Maps, checking the stocks or scrolling through contacts to dial someone are unaffected. What about scrolling through an Instagram feed? The law isn’t clear, which is why Rob Poggenklass, an attorney with the ACLU of Virginia, said it is difficult to enforce.
Poggenklass said the photo a trooper takes is not proof beyond reasonable doubt. If the police want, they can put more time and resources into getting search warrants for phones and subpoenaing cellphone records.
‘I can’t see how they could get a conviction without using the photo to trick people into admitting they were texting,’ he said."
-DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE.