Be prepared for the Drive By Whiner to have a tantrum in here for "bashing".
So. To stay on topic, the NHTSA conducted an analysis of almost 30 years’ worth of crash data and found that 42 percent of all law enforcement officers killed in traffic crashes were not wearing seat belts. The number may actually be higher because NHTSA could not determine whether or not the officer was wearing a seat belt in 13 percent of the cases.
So what's the solution? Jenny Craig for those too obese to fasten their seat belts? Send the rest to a detox to get them off the blue Kool Aid enough to understand their magic blue suit does not defy physics? Or stop a Buick?
Almost 40 percent of the agencies participating in the NHTSA study reported that they did not have policies regarding cell phone use by officers. The same percentage reported that they did not have policies regarding texting by officers. Twenty-five percent reported that an agency-owned vehicle had crashed because of one of these two distracted driving issues.
How many innocent people are killed, maimed or have a loved one ripped from their lives due to this childish irresponsibility of playing with gadgets when they are supposed to be working? Until they get their driving habits squared away, maybe they should be relegated to the Schwinn.
OK. Maybe not.