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Police departments are buying pickup trucks to spot ‘dangerous’ distracted drivers on the road

Posted on AllSides April 29th, 2024
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Sgt. Matt Steen with the Richfield Police Department said he sees way too many drivers holding cellphones even though it has been against the law in Minnesota for nearly five years. "I had an argument with a man who said, 'I have to be on the phone for work,'" Steen said. "A lot of people don't understand the hands-free law." In 2020, Richfield was one of the first departments in the state to deploy an unmarked pickup truck to give officers a higher vantage point to look into cars and...

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