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Friday, December 8, 2023

Distracted Driving Enforcement From On High


A Kentucky police department has started to leverage the eagle-eye views semi trucks provide, in order to better catch distracted drivers.

According to WYMT, the Barbourville Police Department went undercover in a semi truck on Friday, April 12, using the added height of the semi to look down into passenger vehicles to catch distracted drivers and seatbelt violators.

The fine for distracted driving in Barbourville is $25.

Kentucky isn’t the only state that’s turned to semi trucks to help observe dangerous driver behaviour; state police in Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio, and Florida have all recently conducted similar details.  Ontario Provincial Police have been using tractor trailers, well marked as police vehicles, to observe and charge poor driving techniques.