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Old 12-13-2011, 08:28 PM
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It is quite common to see APD officers taking on cell phones and driving.

Kinda makes it hard to take the law seriously.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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I would think its different when somebody in law enforcement does it. They need to communicate and sometimes using a radio isnt secure enough. Besides doesn't the law say you can use it in an emergency ? Thats the whole point of the APD, for emergencies.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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I'm sure some APD use the phone socially whilst working. Hopefully they do not text while driving, IMO that is much much more dangerous.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:22 PM
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Agree, txt'n & drivin' requires a quite a bit more skill.
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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I think you read it wrong...

  • $100 for the first offense
  • $200 for subsequent offenses
Hands Free, Not Cell Free — City of Albuquerque




Rich
I took a closer look again at the sign this morning. It is on the right side of West bound Paseo Del Norte between Eubank and Holbrook. The sign does say max $10,000 fine. Well, they may start with $100 and perhaps no one will ever hit the max. If so, such sign is useless.
It's a funny sign...I should probably take a picture of it next time......
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:12 AM
 
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I see.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:22 AM
 
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Cell Phone use along with eating, drinking, doing make-up, reading, changing the CD/channel, etc. is already covered in most States under "Distracted Driving" statutes. Using the cell does in itself create a dangerous situation because it causes you to lock onto THAT conversation as where a conversation with a fellow passenger wouldn't.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Thereís a sign on Paseo Del Norte (west bound across Browning I believe) showing $10,000 fine on cell phone talking while driving. Itís probably the highest fine Iíve ever seen. Does that only apply to Paseo Del Norte or city wide? Why there are still many drivers talk and drive? Iím seeing that pretty much every day. Do the police enforce such law?
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I took a closer look again at the sign this morning. It is on the right side of West bound Paseo Del Norte between Eubank and Holbrook. The sign does say max $10,000 fine. Well, they may start with $100 and perhaps no one will ever hit the max. If so, such sign is useless.
It's a funny sign...I should probably take a picture of it next time......
Yes, Perhaps you should have taken a picture.

As of yesterday, no such sign existed, verified by several people at different times, with cameras...
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