Originally Posted by sinned
Like most vehicle codes, the police are exempt from them while conducting official business, which we use our cell phones most of the time. Who are you to judge and ASSume that police are BSing and not obtaining information about crime in progress that they are in response to? I use my cell phone about 2-3 hours a day for official business including talking to dispatch to keep the radio clear for priority traffic, talking to victims about their loss/injuries/suspect information, talking to my partners obtaining or giving advice about a particular call, talking to suspects and attempting to set them up or persuade them to give up, talking to my boss, etc...
And yeah, we give LOTS of warnings. Something things I won't give warnings for. Stuff like blinding me with off road lights while on the highway would be an example of that.
Like I said if he was doing something he knew was wrong so be it. Must have hit a nerve on the phone thing though. Officers like any other official shouldn't be above the laws that they are enforcing. My oppinion and I am entitled to it. You have important business that you need to use a cell phone,pull over. Even though you are a trained official I'm sure the phone is a distraction to a p[point like any other person. NO ASSumptions were made in the observation or comment. As for being blinded by lights thats fair in saying you don't deserve the courtesy of a warning. Some legal lights are a bit too bright out of the factory when a big SUV is on the road and the person in front or coming at them is in a small or lower vehicle. We can go back and forth on this but the fact remains that cell phones should not be in play when you have walkie talkies/radios. Wich were bought and installed for "official" business. My remark wasn't intended to be pointed at you as I don't even know you. Just an observation of many an officer who ride around laughiung and smiling as the converse on the cells. And I can bet they don't love their jobs that much. But to say yeah the silly for the cop to be doing what he's paid to do,Well We get to say sarcastic things back. 'nuff said. Not looking for a pissing match either.