Cops tag along in a truck to catch texters

A growing number of law enforcement agencies across the country are figuring out that the best way to catch distracted drivers is to get a trucker's eye view.

Cops tag along in a truck to catch texters

A Kentucky police department is using semi trucks to get an eagle-eye view of distracted drivers.

According to a new report from WYMT, officers with the Barbourville Police Department went undercover in a tractor trailer during a special enforcement detail on Friday, April 12.

Using the height of the semi truck to look down into passenger vehicles, troopers patrolled U.S. 25 in Barbourville, Kentucky, looking for distracted drivers as well as seatbelt violations.

The fine for distracted driving in Barbourville is $25.

A growing number of law enforcement agencies are turning to tractor trailers as a sneaky way to observe the behavior of passenger vehicle drivers. State police in Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, and Florida have recently conducted similar details.

Check out the report below for more.