Please allow me to be facetious for a moment. Why do we, the general public, have to use our turn signals when law enforcement doesn’t? I can’t count how many times I’ve seen the aforementioned people not using their turn signals, and nine out of 10 times, they’re on their cell phones.
There should be an ordinance or policy that while they are at work, officers will not be on their phones. If there is an emergency at home, the people can call the appropriate departments on the non-emergency numbers. The above agencies do not include just the local officers, but also the state police and other government employees in state-owned vehicles. As with the civilian population, nothing can be that important.
If the law enforcement personnel were charged the same fines and court costs as we the civilians are, the state would be in the black in six months.
Glenn A. Powell