Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What Do You Do When The Law Enforcers Break The Law?

In this country it is illegal to use a mobile phone whilst driving. The studies show that you are four times more likely to have an accident in this situation. Those figures probably relate to just talking on the mobile. I've seen numerous people texting whilst on the freeway. That opens my eyes.

You can imagine how astounded I was yesterday to see a police divisional van pull into the police headquarters with the driver on his mobile phone. There were at least two passengers and everyone was in a uniform. Karl O'Callahan, our police commissioner, this is something you should hear about. Three law enforcement officers with one breaking the law and two doing nothing about it. What is the common man supposed to do in this situation?


Susan Ham said...

Grin and bear it, probably. People in authority do not like being made aware of their faults and failings.

tmz_99 said...

In fact the mobile phone law does not extend to emergency officers.
The probability is that they could be taking a call that could be saving a life or case related, etc... So yeah, cops are ALLOWED to do it.. as for the other things they are not allowed to do but do anyway.. different matter.

Anonymous said...

I got to see a bumper sticker that said "Would you drive any better with that phone up your ass???" ha ha WE have that law only recently here in California USA!! Annette