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  1. Hundreds of comments were posted to the Regina Police Service Facebook page after a photo of a Regina police officer texting behind the wheel was posted.
  2. This will give you a sense of the Facebook conversation that took place Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. To read all of the comments, please visit the Regina Police Service Facebook page.
  3. This is the photo posted to the Regina Police Service's Facebook page which started the discussion.
  4. And you think he will get a ticket?
  5. All emergency responders are exempt from the cell rule. It is only when carrying out our duties, not for personal use and not something we take lightly. If EMS couldnt pin point location of victims or we couldnt reach people quickly, lives would be lost. It's something necessary for our job as emergency responders. You are free to disagree with the law, and even write your MLA if you would like to see a change, but until then, it's something that helps EMS, Fire, and RPS keep this city safe.
  6. The section is on "handheld communication devices" and applies to any way that you can use a cell.
  7. Chad Issac- They are telling you in the comments that all emergency responders are exempt from the cell rule. What do you not understand about that?? Clearly they aren't breaking the law
  8. I assumed they were exempt, just as they are for speeding etc. Just because they are exempt does not make it safe, necessary, or even a remotely good idea... especially in slushy noon traffic. Is he doing anything illegal? No. Is he having a grievous lapse of judgement? Yep.
  9. Bluetooth would require a third ear unfortunately. One ear has to be for radio, one for ambient noise. Again, this isnt something we take lightly and often, officers are able to pull over and make/take calls, but sometimes we can't. You are free to disagree with the law. If you would like to change the law, talk to the people that make and repeal laws, write your MLA or address your provincial government.
  10. you tell us we have to drive with bluetooth, & then you dont.. How do you expect us to follow that law, when officers arent?
  11. This is absolutely brutal. Radio is for emergency use and cell phones are for personal use. It's completely unfair for these people to be above the law just because they have a gun and a badge.
  12. Dylan Cappelle: It is law: All emergency responders are exempt from the cell rule. It is only when carrying out our duties, not for personal use and not something we take lightly. If EMS couldnt pin point location of victims or we couldnt reach people quickly, lives would be lost. It's something necessary for our job as emergency responders. You are free to disagree with the law, and even write your MLA if you would like to see a change, but until then, it's something that helps EMS, Fire, and RPS keep this city safe.Check out Section 241.1 of the Traffic Safety Act:  http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/documents/english/Statutes/Statutes/T18-1.pdf 
  13. Police, Fire and EMT are exempt from that law. What if they are trying to get to your home and they need to be directed? Those extra seconds/minutes could mean the difference between life and death. Yes it may suck that a few of them abuse it but there isn't anything we can do because they are exempt from that law.
  14. I will let you know this, in 2004 my mom almost died because of a police officer that hit her and her husband because he wasn't paying attention and looking at his computer thing in his car. Don't you think you guys should be told models because I see you all break the law all the time. Hell on my way to school today I saw a cop who didn't want to wait for the light. He turned on his lights so he could pass everyone. If you ask me all you guys are hypocrites. Just my opinion.
  15. Unfortunately witnesses and victims are not on our radio system... Phone is the best way to contact people who are not RPS members.
  16. who texts for emergencies ? no one texts 9-1-1. . so he cant be texting for that reason.
  17. If it need to be done they should pull over like the rest of us
  18. Hypocritical....we base decisions on examples and this here is a wrong one!
  19. How did you safely manage to take a picture with your phone while driving?? Pretty hypocritical!!
  20. It would be better if the girl took the picture with a cell, and then got a ticket. =P
  21. Obviously the person who took the picture isn't the one driving.
  22. @ Todd, he was probably parked..
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