Texting and Driving: Unenforceable law?

Enforcing a texting and driving law

(WBRC) - It’s almost a "unenforceable law.” That’s according to Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry, who is talking about Alabama’s ban on texting and driving.

Gentry says they have a hard time proving someone is texting behind the wheel, because the only way they can search a phone is with consent or a subpoena.

"That’s one of the reasons we talked to the legislature about doing a distracted driving or hands-free law because it eliminates all those issues with, I stopped you for texting and driving. And the person says no I was making a phone call. Well let me see your phone? No you can’t see my phone without a search warrant,” said Gentry.

Alabama lawmakers considered a hands-free law this past spring, but the bill did not make it out of the session.

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