Thursday, July 1, 2010

Car 54 Where Are You?

The City of Wilkes-Barre Police Department will begin enforcing a ban on cell phone use while driving.

If you are caught talking or texting on your cell phone, are cited and found guilty, you face a $75.00 fine.

The city has erected signs warning motorists of the new ordinance.


I see a driver using his cell phone. I pull over and pick up my cell phone and call Wilkes-Barre Police to report the infraction. A dispatcher then radios a patrol car to report the incident. The officer driving the police vehicle then takes one of his hands off the steering wheel, looks down and picks up his police radio to acknowledge the call and respond.

In doing so, the officer takes his eyes off the road momentarily and slams into the back end of an LCTA bus.

Film at 11.

1 comment:

Mr. F said...

This afternoon 4:30pm, I saw a WBPD Officer driving a patrol car on East Market St., while talking on a cell phone. (Not in pursuit)

Who watches the WBPD while they're watching us?