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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Bet they ticket for other offenses too.
    You can also bet that any other police car would be $20,000 cheaper.

    My criticism stands - they have been watching too much Criminal Minds.
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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    I think texting while driving is extremely dangerous - at the same time I don't really like the idea of all that money spent just to spy on drivers when there is real crime out there.

    IMO, those who text and drive are epic morons and the cops that are driving around trolling the roads for those who text and drive are in the same boat...
    We have police vehicles that are designed for all sorts of specialty offence. They ticket and enforce the law even outside that specialty. And for highway patrol duty this IS "real crime". Just as speeding or reckless driving is.

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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    You can also bet that any other police car would be $20,000 cheaper.

    My criticism stands - they have been watching too much Criminal Minds.
    Nope. We have specialty interceptor type vehicles for the highway patrols. They hand out tickets for other highway offenses too.

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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    I don't talk on the phone or text while driving - but then basically never text anyway. BUT I learned my lesson.

    Years ago (many) in my Chicago years I was driving back in a very clean, used Cadillac El Dorado I had just bought. One the phone with my daughter who had been grumbling about the couple days we didn't have a car due to the one we had throwing a motor rod.

    So I was on the phone and the conversation when word for word like this: "Everything's fine now. This is a beautiful car that will - oh ****!" - as I slammed into a truck that suddenly stopped in front of me and I too distracted for the two second difference between stopping in time - so slammed into the back of a pickup truck - and a truck then slammed into the back of me. Totaled that Caddy less than 30 minutes after I bought it. No insurance either.

    Anyway, I don't talk or text while driving ever since.

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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    How much money is spent buying cops these nice new "spy on you" cars?
    they probably already had them in the state pool

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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Nope. We have specialty interceptor type vehicles for the highway patrols. They hand out tickets for other highway offenses too.
    So does our local SO - the last batch were about $25,000 IIRC, and they smoke at highway speeds.

    Fords, I think, and a couple of Dodge Chargers just for fun.
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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    We have police vehicles that are designed for all sorts of specialty offence. They ticket and enforce the law even outside that specialty. And for highway patrol duty this IS "real crime". Just as speeding or reckless driving is.
    If you think the only thing they're looking for are texting drivers I have a bridge to sell you.

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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    If you think the only thing they're looking for are texting drivers I have a bridge to sell you.
    Precisely.

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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    You want to stop text messaging? put a scrambler in steering wheels, where text messages cannot be sent within 18-24 inches of the steering wheel.

    Besides, I don't even understand the point of text messaging in the first place - at least not as a conversational tool. If you want to talk to someone then call them....

    Text messages are good for reminders like: "we need milk too" not full conversations.

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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    So does our local SO - the last batch were about $25,000 IIRC, and they smoke at highway speeds.

    Fords, I think, and a couple of Dodge Chargers just for fun.
    TBH a good many of them in certain states are impounded vehicles never claimed or from the drug seizure side.

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