posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 02:09 PM
Driving around all day is pretty much the only thing that keeps being a cop on the most dangerous jobs list.
It's number #10 on the list. Right under trash collectors and salesmen. Both of those jobs derive their "dangerous" status from motor vehicle
accidents. most dangerous jobs
Roughly half of officers don't wear seatbelts even though traffic accidents are now the leading cause of police duty deaths, according to a study
by a California police training board.
Why would they intentionally boost their deaths in this way?
Because of ninjas of course:
Beware the Ninja
Part of the problem is blamed on what experts call the myth of a "ninja assassin," an assailant whose ambush attack
would leave officers vulnerable because their seat belts would interfere with their ability to get their gun.
For all the "just want to make it home safe" nonsense used to justify tasering grandma and shooting your dog you'd think they'd have higher
compliance numbers when it comes to wearing their seatbelts.
The nationwide seat belt use was 86 percent in 2012 as measured by NHTSA’s National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS).