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Windsor police are using an unmarked van to bust distracted drivers

That unmarked van cruising next to you on Windsor roads could be carrying Windsor police officers on the hunt for distracted drivers.

Distracted driving can result in three demerit points and a $490 fine

Windsor police are using an unmarked van to catch distracted drivers as part of Project Dial Tone. (Windsor Police Service/Twitter)

That drab, grey van driving next to you on Windsor roads could be carrying police officers on a stealth mission to stop distracted drivers.

Project Dial Tone is aimed at catching people with a cellphone in one hand and the steering wheel in the other.

In a video posted to social media, the force explains a large van with tinted windows is carrying an officer in the backseat who monitors other drivers.

The officer photographs offenders before pulling them over.

Police say the excuses they've been given range from "I was just texting my mom" to "I was just using the GPS."

The force reminds people paying more attention to your phone than the road is very dangerous and can result in three demerit points and a $490 fine.

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