BACK IN THE DAY ONE ME AND MY COUSIN TOMMY WOULD RIDE EVERYWHERE, HE LOVES TO DRIVE AND HE’S A GREAT DRIVER ……WELL HE USED TO BE I WON’T RIDE ANYWHERE WITH HIM ANYMORE. WHY YOU ASK? IT’S BECAUSE HE’S ALWAYS ON HIS PHONE, ACTUALLY AFTER RIDING WITH HIM A COUPLE OF TIMES IT MADE ME STOP LOOKING AT MY PHONE WHEN I DRIVE. I MEAN YOU REALLY DON’T KNOW HOW DANGEROUS DISTRACTED DRIVING IS UNTIL YOU’VE ACTUALLY RODE WITH SOMEONE WHO IS ONE THEIR PHONE THE WHOLE TIME YOUR IN THE CAR. THAT’S WHY I BELIEVE WHAT THIS OFFICER IS DOING IS NEEDED, I MEAN HOW MANY TIMES THIS WEEK HAS SOMEONE WHO WAS ON THEIR PHONE CAUSED YOU TO SWERVE OR SLOW DOWN? WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT WHAT HE’S DOING IS THAT HE RIDES BESIDE THE PERSON RECORDING THEM THE ENTIRE TIME……YOU KNOW WHAT I’M GOING TO GIVE HIM A TICKET TO BECAUSE IF HE’S WATCHING THEM HE’S NOT WATCHING THE ROAD EITHER LOL BUT FOR THE MOST PART HE JUST GIVES WARNINGS BUT IF YOU DO GET A CITATION IT’S GONNA HIT YA POCKETS FOR $180 BIG ONES.
VIA FOX NEWS Columbus Division of Police Officer Keith Conner has seen just about everything on his patrols of the Clintonville area. The 18-year police veteran takes on what he calls the biggest danger for the average person in Columbus.”The average person in Columbus, they are not going to be robbed, they are not going to be burglarized,” said Officer Conner. “It is driving to work and coming home from work everyday, that’s where I think people are facing the biggest danger of somebody not paying attention.”He has issued around 400 citations and 1500 warnings in the past year and a half for texting and driving, and said that’s about 33 times more citations than the next highest officer.He shared dash camera video with ABC6/FOX28.”My life is worth more than that piece of plastic, and I saw you driving down High Street and I’m like, ‘what could she possibly be doing?’ and I look over and you’ve got a laptop playing Candy Crush,” he said in one dash camera clip to a driver, “I am going to be writing you a ticket, so I am sorry that is the way it is going to be.”Officer Conner said he just got fed up.So, when he is not answering other calls, he is doing something about it.