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L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. restricts deputies' use of in-car devices
L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. restricts deputies' use of in-car devices

The temptation is always there — the smartphone on the passenger seat beside you buzzing and pinging with the urgency of your life's problems when you should have your eyes on the road. Even if you resist, there are drivers around you who have succumbed to the screen's siren song. The guy in front of you who doesn't go when the light turns green. The woman who weaves between lanes. And the cop in the car next to you, who could write you a ticket for violating the state law against texting while driving? He is grappling with the same dilemma of whether and when to pay attention to the screens that have taken over our lives. Except the risk-to-reward assessment of...

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