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"While no small amount of law-enforcement kudos piled on in the wake of our reporting on the state of Tennessee’s efforts to use big rigs on the highways to nab four-wheelers texting behind the wheel, a thread throughout the commentary under the story and on our Facebook page saw more mixed feelings about the subject. Jim Stewart recalled the 1970s and a “mobile speed trap” of sorts in Maryland whose driver went by the name “Mother Goose” on the CB and “entrapped truckers on 301 by enticing them to hammer down with CB chatter, acting like a trucker on the front door.”

(UPDATE: Another commenter remembers Mother Goose differently, describing the rig as a confiscated semi that ran radar and chase cars then pulled speeders; “Mother Goose” was lettered on the doors.)

Other drivers chimed in with worries that a trooper behind the wheel of a rig looking for texting four-wheelers was the very definition of highway-safety hazard. The pictured officer “needs to be looking where he is going and not checking out the seat covers of other vehicles,” ..."
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