This isn't new..... it's been going on for many years and it's something I'm really pissed off with.
You or I can be fined heavily if caught, not only using a mobile phone whilst driving...but just touching it !
The NSW Police defend the use of mobiles by police officers whilst driving because they are "specially trained".
What a bloody load of crap !
That Police officer may well be just 20 years of age, fresh out of the training academy.
So... this young bloke or Sheila cop, who has been driving for just two or three years, has the "special training and on road experience" to use the phone ?...
...and I can't ?.... after driving for 57 years without a blemish, driving infringement or even a parking ticket ?
C'mon..... gimee a break !
.....and another thing, if you look at a Police Highway Patrol car, you will see a total of seven antennas of various descriptions placed on the roof of the car.
That car interior is chock-a-block full of communications equipment ranging from the two way radio, sometimes two radios, data base computer, radar, numberplate recognition software, ...
and of course, the mobile phone.
...and it's OK ?
Not in my books it ain't !