11/20/2012

Video: Distracted cops face danger on road

Report highlights nationwide patrol issues involving distracted officers

By PoliceOne Staff

The cruisers of today carry a range of devices and technology aimed at making an officer's job easier and more effective.

But on the downside, several recent incidents highlight the hazards that can be created through distracted driving, according to a report on MSNBC. 

“Any department that says they don’t have a problem with distracted driving or crashes has their head in the sand,” said national police trainer Keith Wenzel.

Fort Wayne police Chief Rusty York has fitted his departments' cruisers with computers that freeze once the car exceeds 15 mph.

“I felt we were really setting officers up by having all this technology in a car and expecting them not to use it,” he said. 

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