Study Finds Hazardous Distractions In Police Cars
October 19, 2011 by Police Driving
MINNEAPOLIS — A new study shows that technology in police squad cars can be a hazard. The police squad car is like an office, and like many officers, Minneapolis Sgt. Gary Nelson has to spend a lot of time in this office.
“We are in these cars 80 to 90 percent of the time,” said Sgt. Nelson.
And they are not alone. The officers share space with radios, cameras, a computer – all technology critical to police work.
But Sgt. Nelson worries about all the distraction.