LaHood: Cell Phones While Driving OK For “Specially Trained” Super Cops

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"They are trained to be careful," transportation secretary Ray LaHood told a caller on NPR when asked if it was OK for cops to use cell phones while driving. They're not, but what could cops be texting each other?

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As you can see in this factual reenactment, Wert and I posed as police officers this morning, carrying out the specially trained skill of texting while driving while protecting you from yourself. Actually, Ray and I are as highly trained at this as police officers, despite LaHood's assertion, police receive no specialty training in chatting on their phones while operating a motor vehicle.

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DISCUSSION

In my experience, cops drive faster than the average flow of traffic, change lanes and turn without signaling, are inconsiderate with their lights and prone to sudden maneuvers.

If they're doing all that while gabbing to their brokers, well, I just don't want them on the road with me.