Monday, August 10, 2015

Safe Driving

In a typical year just about as many officers are killed in traffic collisions as are killed by gunfire.  Sometimes officers don't wear their seat belts.  They make all the same excuses that civilians make.  It rumples my uniform.  It's hard to get in and out of the car.

Officers should always wear their seat belts.  New officers should be required to wear their seat belts when on training.  Training officers need to wear their seat belts all the time too.  Officers need to be required to drive at a reasonable speed.

Even when officers are responding to an emergency call, they should not drive too fast.  Many officers are killed, often in one vehicle traffic collisions.  They drive too fast and run off the road, or hit another car.  You can't help if you can't get to the call; that's what the SGT Says.

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