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Cell Phones
Jan 17, 2012 16:42 ETBack | Print Article
 Guest Name:Faron FrancisEmail:  
How come Durham police officers routinely talk on their cell phones while driving in their cruisers?

I've seen this on several occasions.

Thank you very much for taking the time to write into the guest book.

Communication and teamwork play a key role in policing, especially considering the dangers faced on a daily basis in an effort to keep the community safe.

The legislation on distracted driving, section 78.1 of the Highway Traffic Act, includes exemptions in certain cases. One of those exemptions is emergency responders like police, fire and ambulance. The provision excludes them from this particular law while performing their duties as a police officer.

DRPS will continue to work on reducing the number of distracted drivers to make our roads a safer place for everyone.