Really. That’s all we need; distracted cops. Gov’t’s answer would probably be to start a new force to keep an eye on the LE officers. lol
Seriously, though… It’s called “dangerous (and/or) imprudent driving”; a ticket for which should be issued at the time of a driving OFFENSE, not when an offense MIGHT happen.
I can hear it now. A cop sees a lady w/her toddlers safely buckled in their appropriate car seats, waving their little hands about. His reaction: "Oh m’gosh, I just know those kids are acting up, and she’s gonna turn her head to yell at them any minute now! Best pull her over BEFORE that happens, and issue a ticket! We can’t risk that happening!"
Meanwhile, Mom and kids were merrily singing Christmas Carols.
Folks, where’s everybody’s common sense? In order to get a ticket for ‘distracted’, or ‘dangerous’, or ‘imprudent’ driving, it takes, or should take, driving irradically.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought those were three different offenses, the discretion of which, left to the cop issuing the ticket. I also thought that the seriousness of the charge went UP through the chain of distracted/dangerous/imprudent, depending on the seriousness of the offense.
Anyway, the laws aren’t all that vague, and it really shouldn’t take pretzel binding of the brain to set proper charges and fines according to the height of the offense.
But a person really ought to have to actually commited an offense first.
Busting someone for simply having a phone to his ear is like busting someone for simply being in possession of a firearm.