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Police / Distracted Driving #1036457

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 19, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Costello) Distracted driving by police officers featured; dash cam videos of police car crashes shown; map shown of states with bans on texting while driving; statistics cited; details given about the electronic devices in police cars. [NBC 5 investigative reporter Scott FRIEDMAN††- cites the rate of crashes involving distracted officers in Texas.] [Fort Wayne, Indiana police Raquel FOSTER†- says she has had close calls and has been lucky.] [Fort Wayne police Chief Rusty YORK†- says they were setting officers up by putting this technology in a car and expecting them not to use it while they’re moving.] [National police trainer Sgt. Keith WENZEL†- says every department who says they don’t have a problem with distracted driving has their head in sand.]

Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom

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