Fort Worth Police Ban Typing and Driving

The Fort Worth Police Department now has a tough policy aimed at preventing crashes caused by police officers typing messages on their dashboard computers while driving.

An NBC 5 investigation has uncovered that distractions lead to frequent police crashes across North Texas.

Fort Worth’s new policy says in part: “Officers shall not type on the MDC (mobile data computer) when the vehicle is in motion unless an exigent circumstance exists requiring immediate action.”

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