Florida man used cell jammer to prevent phone usage while driving

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In an effort to keep people around him from talking on their cell phones while they drove, a Florida man was using a cell phone jammer to interrupt their signals.

According to a report by WTSP, a 60-year-old man was caught jamming cell phones from 2011 to 2013 as he made his daily commute.

Metro PCS noticed that its towers would act up in a certain area during certain times of the day. The Federal Communications Commission was called in to investigate, according to WTSP.

Agents from the FCC were able to track down the problem by tracking the interference.

According to the report, the man admitted to setting up the jammer and using it as he drove. He was ordered to pay a $48,000 fine.

According to the FCC, “it is a violation of federal law to use a cell jammer or similar devices that intentionally block, jam, or interfere with authorized radio communications such as cell phones, police radar, GPS, and Wi-Fi.”

If you suspect someone is interfering with your cell phone’s signal, call 855-556-6526.

2 comments

  • ararielfett

    Why is this a crime? Seriously, why is it a crime to force people TO DRIVE? So many lives have been lost because of inconsiderate clowns who use their phones while driving.

  • scott

    One reason it’s a crime is because it prevented people from calling 911 or other emergency services

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