Texas Police Will Stop Typing While Driving
The Farmers Branch Police Department will now be protected by technology. New devices in patrol cars will discourage distracted driving among Farmers Branch police officers. Specifically, the devices will prevent officers from typing while driving more than 15 miles per hour by locking the keyboard. Seems like Texas police will be fighting distracted driving by being good role models.
These new devices will be installed in every police car in Farmers Branch and will help prevent the crashes, injuries and expensive car repairs of distracted driving.
Dangerous Distracted Driving
It would be excellent if the same devices were installed in every driver’s car and could lock the screens of phones and electronic devices for the same purpose: to eliminate the driver’s temptation to text and drive on the road, to talk on the phone, update statuses and reply to tweets. According to statistics, every year on U.S. roads, approximately 400,000 people get killed or injured at the fault of distracted drivers. Cell phone use alone accounts for 2,600 vehicle fatalities! And still there is no state law in Texas that would prohibit adults from the risky activity of using electronic devices behind the wheel.
Distracted driving is a bad habit that can lead to horrifying consequences: injuries, costly car repairs, or even death. But while we don’t have a device or service to be the panacea for distracted driving, it is only up to us—the drivers—to keep the roads safe.
Who Is Responsible for Your Safety?
Whether you are an experienced or novice driver, traffic mistakes are easy to make, especially if you’re doing something else at the same time. Luckily, some Texas moving violations can be fixed with the help of a Texas defensive driving course (driving safety course). But of course, it is much easier to prevent errors than to try to correct them later, especially since some mistakes aren’t always reparable.
If you don’t want to wait until you make a mistake to start working on your safe driving techniques, take the course to refresh your own knowledge, to ensure everyone’s road safety, and to be as safe behind the wheel as Farmers Branch Police officers.
Take a Texas defensive driving course to learn more about:
- Collision prevention (right of way, stopping distance of vehicles, environmental hazards)
- Distracted driving prevention (impact of cell phone use on driving performance)
- Psychological factors (road rage, driving upset and angry)
- Safety equipment
- Safe driving techniques
Countless Benefits of a Defensive Driving Course
With a Texas defensive driving course, time is no issue: you’ll spend only a few hours completing our interactive online course. In exchange, you could earn a discount of up to 10% on insurance premiums. You’ll also gain important knowledge that will help you to be safe on the roads and avoid costly tickets and collisions.
Remember that texts and online communication should wait until your trip is over. Even Texas police officers are staying off their dashboard computers while driving, even though it is necessary part of their job. There’s no doubt that every driver should follow their example!