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Should police and emergency officials be allowed to text while driving?

Yes 8% 49 votes
No 91% 503 votes
Total Votes: 552

Note: This is not a scientific poll.

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August 2, 2011
5:41 a.m.

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airedale1950 ( Donald Reisinger ) says...

Police vehicles are equipped with radios, laptop computers and each officer has a cell phone he can legally speak on while driving...so why the heck does he need to text while driving? It's a foregone conclusion that when he is on the police radio or speaking on the cell phone that someone is on the other end of these devices with the ability to jot something down for them, or convey a message to a third party.
Personally, I prefer not to be sharing the highway with anyone whose full attention is not on the road ahead.

August 2, 2011
7:39 a.m.

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finkavf1 ( Angela Fink ) says...

I'm with you airedale 1950. Well said!!!

August 2, 2011
7:35 p.m.

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SchenectadyScott ( Scott Riggi ) says...

What are you going to make a citizen arrest? How are you going to stop an officer from doing any criminal act? They proven immunity in Schenectady for years...The Union, Politicians, Judges, ironclad contracts that have them hit the lotto when they retire and at 47 and take another job to collect on...What the hell if they want to text their girlfriends...it is the fad of the day...try to stop them..if you want to waste your time...

August 3, 2011
12:01 p.m.

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socalbob ( robert small ) says...

what this says. no one gets ticketed for texting while driving. any accidents caused by drivers texting is ok and any lose of life caused by same is ok to. so go ahead and text your brains out. stupid ? anyway. doesn't even deserve any answers.

August 3, 2011
8:01 p.m.

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socalbob ( robert small ) says...

who are the texting and why?

August 5, 2011
10:48 a.m.

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biwemple ( Bill Wemple ) says...

If texting while driving is supposedly equivalent to driving drunk, then perhaps we should allow police to drive drunk as well? Yeah, sounds ridiculous to me too. Cruisers often have laptops which can also have secure instant messaging and email, displayed in large font right on the screen in front of them. They do not need to be texting while driving, period.

August 5, 2011
3:24 p.m.

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robbump ( Robert Bump ) says...

Any info SO important could be spoken, with better speed and accuracy. It's one thing to send texts TO the officers' phones, but entirely a different thing for them to be using cellphones - when as pointed out, they already have pc s with (almost) full-sized keyboards and readable screens

 

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