Y’all better think twice before you text and drive here in NC!
State troopers in North Carolina are using a new method to catch people texting and driving – and just because you don’t see an officer on the road, doesn’t mean you won’t get caught.
The Asheboro Courier-Tribune reported that some troopers are now wearing plain clothes and riding in NCDOT trucks on the highway.
When they see somebody texting and driving, they notify another nearby officer in an unmarked vehicle and that officer will pull the person over and write a ticket, according to the paper.
More than 10 citations were recently issued along U.S. 64 near Asheboro during an enforcement campaign by the Randolph County office of the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Texting and driving is prohibited in North Carolina. Drivers caught may face court costs of about $288 for a texting and driving charge.