Officer, Hey! Give Yourself A Ticket.
This post is more for fun then anything but I just have to ask "Officer, how can YOU give ME a ticket for distracted driving?". I know distracted driving is no joke and I'm not making light of it but here is why I say "Officer, how can YOU give ME a ticket for distracted driving?". On my way to an appointment this evening I was driving next to a patrol car on our busiest street during rush hour. I looked over at the officer and much to my surprise I could see he was reading his email, talking on a cell phone, and navagating traffic all at about 40 miles an hour on a non-restrictive street. Don't get me wrong, he was doing just fine but again it begged the question "Officer, how can YOU give ME a ticket for distracted driving?".
What some people seem to be missing here is The Computer! I could read his email! This had to be a 12" screen minimum and for me to read it the screen had to be way to his right so for him to look at it he had to be looking towards the passengers door, not the windshield and the direction he was driving. On top of reading his email, being on a cell phone, watching his radar equipment and traffic he was driving at 30 to 40 miles per hour. I'm not impugning the officer, these are his tools for work. He was doing a good job and again I'm not slighting him. I'm just saying that if you and I are subject to a fine for having one distraction then is it really safe to ask any officer to have all these things at once while driving? My father was a police officer and I think you will note when reading this I only address this with the utmost respect for the officer.
Ps I really wanted to take a picture to show you but I had a feeling that distraction may draw unwanted attention towards me.