ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
























 
Traffic accident reports should contain certain information

Writer wants law enforcement accident reports to always include whether drugs or alcohol involved, whether seat belts in use, and whether any electronic devices in use
Click on headline for complete commentary

By Joyce M. Coomer

For years, traffic accident reports contained two bits of information that I thought were rather helpful in tracking causes of traffic accidents . . . one was whether or not drugs or alcohol were suspected to be involved, and the other one (even before it became mandatory) was whether or not seat belts were in use.


I would like to see those two bits of information published with each traffic accident report, as well as whether or not an electronic communication device of any type was in use at the time of the accident -- not only by the driver but by passenger(s) in the vehicle, as the driver could've looked at whatever the passenger(s) were viewing on their electronic communication device and taken their attention away from the road for the split second it took to set in motion events leading up to an accident.

Daily I see people driving with some type of electronic communication device held to the side of their head and I am fairly sure that their attention is not on the roadway in front of them, as it should be.

Consider this a request for ALL law enforcement units to please include all these things in a traffic accident report.



This story was posted on 2016-08-15 16:07:45
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


 

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

 

























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


 

ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/columbiamagazinerss.php.

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.