Police Exemption For Texting?

The texting bill being considered by the Idaho legislature had an exemption for police and fire, but what’s fair about that?  You might be interested to know that in a recent vote by the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association; every single chief in Idaho agrees that officers don’t need to be texting while driving.  This statement of support for removing the proposed exemption is currently being passed onto the legislators.

A handful of chiefs wrote that they don’t see the necessity of adding a texting law since Inattentive Driving already covers it and a few others wanted to make sure police officers could accept dispatched calls on their touch-screen laptops.  But the bottom line is that police officers don’t need to text while driving so they don’t need a special exemption.
A texting bill has passed the senate.  Stay tuned to see what happens in the house.