Florida man drove around as a cellphone-jamming vigilante for two years

No one likes seeing distracted drivers on the road, but Jason Humphreys went a step too far (several, really) in trying to combat the problem. Florida hasn’t yet outlawed talking on the phone while driving, so for two years, Humphreys carried a powerful cellphone jammer in his car during the daily commute to work. The jammer crippled cell reception for those around him along a stretch of Interstate 4.

Humphreys’ goal was likely to prevent nearby motorists from placing a call, sending a text, or checking their Facebook feed while driving. But as the FCC angrily points out, he also may have unknowingly disrupted “first-responder communications” such as 911 calls. Cell jammers are illegal in the United States — largely because it’s easy…

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