Virginia company creates ‘radar gun’ to catch people who text and drive

Posted at 11:02 AM, Sep 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-18 11:21:58-04

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- It is against the law in Virginia to text while you drive, but it could be difficult for police to tell what a driver is actually doing with the phone in their hands. But that might not be a problem for police much longer. ComSonics, a Harrisonburg-based company, has worked to develop a device a that can help police figure out if a driver is sending a text or not, a company spokesman told

The device, which would resemble a radar gun, is designed to pick-up specific frequencies your phone sends out when you send a text message.

While the company spokesman said ComSonics was nearly ready to start making the device, he said Virginia lawmakers and police agencies would have to be on board before production were to begin.