Distracted drivers in Ottawa, Canada better watch out– that homeless guy on the sidewalk or construction worker nearby might be a cop in disguise.

Last week, police officers in Ottawa posed as construction workers and issued citations to 41 drivers for offenses, including texting while driving.  The disguised officers would observe the infraction and then radio a uniformed officer ahead to stop the offending car when it approached.

Earlier this year, police followed a similar pattern in which an officer posed as a homeless person to catch distracted drivers.  As this program shows, you never know who might observe your bad driving behavior.  We urge all Florida drivers to stay focused while driving.

A Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, has provided professional and compassionate legal assistance to car accident victims in South Florida and the Treasure Coast since 1975. The firm sponsors a Facebook campaign to help end distracted driving entitled Hang Up and Drive! We believe that distracted driving is a life-threatening behavior that can be stopped.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver in Florida, call us today at (800) 299-8878 or fill out our convenient online contact form for a free consultation.

We serve victims of automobile crashes in South Florida and the Treasure Coast, including in StuartPort St. LucieFort PierceJupiter,  Palm Beach and Vero Beach.