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Highway patrol officers drive semi-trucks to catch drivers texting

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Some Highway Patrol Officers in Tennessee are swapping their patrol cars for big rigs.

It's part of a sting to catch people texting and driving.

Officers say they have a better chance of spotting violators because the semi-trucks sit much higher.

The trucks are marked and have lights and sirens just like the standard police vehicles.

Dozens of drivers were ticketed during day one of the two-day sweep in Knoxville.


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