PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

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Cops using phones while driving

By From page A5 | March 27, 2013

EDITOR: As a law-abiding citizen it has really gotten under my skin how blatantly people ignore the hands-free law. Every day I see people on the phone or texting.

But the main reason I am writing this letter is because some of those people I see driving and holding their cell phones are our law enforcement, and I see it daily. Not just this county, but all over California.

People may say that they are conducting business, but I see them laughing and have even heard conversations and I can tell you it wasn’t business. And even if it is business, they should pull over and conduct it in a safe manner as I do. Are they above the law? Shouldn’t they lead by example?

And since I’m getting things off of my chest, does Placerville know what the center lane is for? I do; it’s for merging and left turns. And yes, it is legal to turn right on a red unless otherwise posted. Thank you.

BRAD WHITE
Placerville

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