A company based in Virginia, United States, have designed a gun which can detect the frequency of a text message, phone call or data transfer.
As the law stands in the UK, you can get an automatic fixed penalty notice if you’re caught using a hand-held phone while driving or riding. You’ll get 3 penalty points on your licence and a fine of £100. Your case could also go to court and you could be disqualified from driving and get a maximum fine of £1,000.
New drivers will lose their licence if they get 6 or more penalty points within 2 years of passing their test – that means only getting caught twice on the phone.
The device, named a ‘texting gun’, is currently in production although no release date or price has been announced yet. The device can even apparently work out which person in the car is texting, so it will not alert police to issue a fine if it spots frequencies from a passenger.