Letters to editor

No drivers should be allowed to use cellphones

By From page A13 | December 12, 2012

I think it is great that the Fairfield Police Department is taking part in a statewide effort to crack down on distracted drivers and that the Police Department is putting out the word to distracted drivers that they are being targeted.

It is hoped that management is also putting the word out to their own officers.

On numerous occasions I have seen Fairfield police officers using cellphones while driving their patrol cars around the city, thus not setting a good example for the public.

The law should pertain to all drivers behind the wheel.

Joe Buell


Letter to the Editor


Discussion | 4 comments

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  • Former FF residentDecember 12, 2012 - 1:25 am

    We need a "like" button here!

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  • WoodyDecember 12, 2012 - 5:06 am

    I seem to recall when the law first came out that some were exempt from the new law. Police were one of those exemptions. You talk about TMI, car computer terminals, 2-way radio's, and multiple cell phones, it a wonder there isn't more officer involved traffic mishaps.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 12, 2012 - 7:11 am

    Everybody is talking or texting while driving and it is illegal. Raise the fine, increase the effort and in the process, get folks to wise up because this is a dangerous practice. Hands free devices are available, so no excuses. Like I said before, law enforcement doesn't always set the best example but that aint gonna help you in court.

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  • short storyDecember 12, 2012 - 9:43 am

    cops are exempt from this law. Google 23123 california vehicle code and you'll see it.

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