Cox Media Group National Content Desk
BETHESDA, Md. – Police in Maryland are using a different technique to nab drivers who are texting while driving.
The Montgomery County Police Department has dressed an officer as a homeless man along a busy road in Bethesda, WTTG reported.
The officer has a sign that said “I am not homeless. I am a Montgomery County Police Officer looking for cell phone texting violations.”
He also has a wireless microphone so he can tell an awaiting uniformed officer which driver was breaking the law.
In Maryland, it is illegal to text and drive, even while waiting at a red light. It is also illegal to use a hand-held cellphone in the state, WUSA reported when the law went into effect.