The Feds have just come out with strict rules against texting while driving for truckers. Meanwhile, cities and states across the nation have weighed in as well. Idaho legislators will probably consider a bill against texting and driving this session.
The GUARDIAN previously WEIGHED IN on all the talk against texting while driving (we hereby create TWD). Just about everyone says it is as bad–some say worse–than DUI.
Which brings us back to the same question we had several months ago: If texting is unsafe, how can we allow coppers to go down the road and read a computer enroute to a call?
Boise PD depends on the computers for dispatch and “updates.” Nationwide we need to all realize you can’t train someone to drive safely and read a computer screen at the same time.
If texting is like some say “as bad as driving drunk,” there should be no exceptions.
It simply isn’t safe to drive and read whether you are wearing a copper badge or trucker cowboy boots.
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