Yesterday afternoon downtown (a little after 5 PM) I saw a high profile city director texting and driving. I’m not going to say who they are, but let’s just say it is an official appointed by the mayor (new in PTH’s admin). It also wasn’t the police chief or fire chief, it was a director who wouldn’t have to respond to an emergency, and I am guessing since it was after 5 PM, it wasn’t about work. In there defense, they were stopped at a light, but the law is clear. Ironically, it was someone who should have known better due to their position in city government.
So what do you think? If a city official is texting and driving and they are NOT part of emergency personnel does it set a bad example? I was disappointed.
I will admit that I used to text and drive on rare occasion but don’t do it since the ban. I do talk on my phone though while driving (something else I have been working on).