Tennessee Republicans made sure “law enforcement” was exempted from the new distracted driving law – Part 2

by Horatio Bunce

Almost time for the new cell-phone ban law to go into effect. But the Tennessee Republican super majority made sure the new law doesn’t apply to “law enforcement”. They can do whatever they want, putting others in danger – and issue citations to you for the exact same activity. The Tennessee legislature loves to use the “Mom, all the other kids are doing it” rationale when justifying their bills often times using law in other states as some kind of precedent and apparently we all need to be the same as the other kids. I guess maybe they didn’t look at what is happening to other states where “law enforcement” drives distracted. Or maybe like Arlingon, they too think Tennessee “law enforcement” will be “above the fray” and have special, different brains from everyone else and can multitask on their computer, radio, cell phone all at the same time. Think it isn’t happening already in Tennessee? Stay tuned for Part 3.

 

 

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