Colorado deputy dresses as panhandler to catch distracted drivers

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (KUSA) – Drivers not paying attention to the road are also too distracted to notice a new warning sign in Colorado’s Arapahoe County.

An Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputy disguised as a panhandler, but also holding a cardboard sign that revealed who he is, spent hours Wednesday at busy intersections looking for distracted drivers.

He found plenty.

The operation was part of an effort by the sheriff’s office to educate people about the dangers of driving distracted.

Deputies set up in areas where there have been more complaints and more accidents.

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