The dangers of texting while driving are very real. Currently, there are 41 states that have laws prohibiting such actions due toÂ the high mortality rate associated with these acts.
However, some police officers view themselves as being above the law, perhaps because they believe that they are “trained professionals.”
With just a simple Google search, countless instances can be found of these “law enforcers” making deadly errors, as they use their vast array of electronic devices while simultaneously attempting to operate their vehicles at high speeds.
Former Illinois police officer, Matt Mitchell was on his cell phone and laptop at the same time while driving 126 MPH when he lost control of his cruiser, crossed the median and collided head-on with a vehicle carrying two sisters, ages 13 and 18, killing them both instantly.
When authorities are exempt from the very same laws that they are trying to enforce, what message does that send to the common populace? How does it make any sense at all that the very same individual who is pulling a person over for texting while driving, feels it’s ok to drive and type on HIS laptop, prior to giving a citation for the same action?
No one is above the law, and there is certainly no one who has the super-human ability to drive safely while their eyes are not on the road.
Do you think a double standard exists? Should law enforcement be punished when they are caught breaking the law that they are hired to enforce? Let us know if the comments below.