From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, in an article about an accident involving a state tropper who appears to have been using his car's laptop just before the crash:
Distracted cops are a relatively new twist on one of the biggest problems on the road: distracted driving. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood calls distracted driving a "deadly epidemic" and the government has centered many of its public safety campaigns on the issue, which includes everything from texting to eating to talking to a passenger.
But as law enforcement vehicles are increasingly loaded up with high-tech equipment such as laptops and cellphones over the past couple of decades, there's growing concern that troopers, too, need to keep their eyes on the road.
Yet another target for the activist group Focus Driven.