Police Act To Reduce Distracted Driving By Officers

ARLINGTON — Sometimes even police officers need to be reminded to drive safely.

Outfitted with cellphones, radios to communicate with dispatch and in-car computers, Arlington police have no shortage of distractions while patrolling in their mobile offices.

Occasionally, that technology can take an officer’s focus away from the road for too long, department officials said. At least 18 Arlington officers have been involved in crashes with other cars, curbs, fences and poles over the past three years because they were looking at their devices, not where they were driving, according to police records.

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