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    California Highway Patrol officers are ramping up operations on highways and roads across Southern California to catch possible DUI drivers.The agency's "maximum enforcement period" for the Thanksgiving weekend will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday and conclude at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.During that period, all available CHP officers will be on patrol, looking for unsafe driving practices, including seat belt violations, speeding, distracted driving and signs of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs."Wherever you choose to celebrate this Thanksgiving, drive safely," CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray said in a statement. "When getting behind the wheel, make certain you and all your passengers buckle up before heading out, and remember to always avoid distractions."Thanksgiving weekend is considered one of the busiest travel times of the year, warranting the MEP, according to the CHP.During the 2020 Thanksgiving weekend MEP, CHP officers statewide arrested 868 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence. Thirty-three people died on roadways throughout California during the Thanksgiving weekend period, 14 of whom weren't wearing seatbelts.City News Service contributed to this report.
    William Rich, 41, of Windsor Mill, Maryland, near Baltimore, is being accused of faking paraplegia since 2007  An army veteran is accused of obtaining more than $1million in benefits by pretending to be paraplegic after being caught posting gym selfies and being seen walking around without assistance by investigators.  William Rich, 41, of Windsor Mill, Maryland, near Baltimore, is being accused of faking paraplegia since 2007 after sustaining an injury after a bomb blast in Iraq in 2005, according to court documents that were unsealed last month.  Rich, who served in the military from 1998 to 2007, was injured on August 23, 2005 while serving in Baqubah.  By 2007, the VA rated Rich one hundred per cent disabled due to 'loss of the use of both lower extremities' without ordering x-rays and reviewing previous medical documents.  He was caught doing daily activities without assistance, only using a wheelchair during VA medical appointments, and uploading gym selfies to his public social media accounts, including one with the caption 'lol lift or leave' after the VA Inspector General's Office launched an investigation...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Two pedestrians were struck and killed in crashes just a few minutes apart on Long Island Friday hours after Suffolk County Police announced a crackdown on unsafe driving.According to police, a man was running across Middle County Road near Adirondack Drive in Selden around 6:35 p.m. when he was struck by an SUV.He was knocked into the middle of the roadway and then struck again by another vehicle.Meanwhile, Suffolk County Police say a car struck a pedestrian on the William Floyd Parkway near Roberts Road in Shirley around 6:50 p.m.The 70-year-old driver remained at the scene.Both victims were pronounced dead at the respective scenes and police are investigating.Earlier in the day, Acting Suffolk County Police Commissioner Stuart Cameron announced the addition of seven officers to the Suffolk Intensified Traffic Enforcement (SITE) Team.That doubled the size of the group that will be focused on enforcement on major roadways."Motorists should expect to see large, this large number of police officers doing traffic enforcement on our major roadways," said Suffolk Police Chief Stuart Cameron.Before Fridays incidents, Eyewitness News had...
    Lena Dunham Pens Tribute to 16Arlington Designer Federica Kikka Cavenati, Who Died at 28 Australia Hits 80% Vaccination; Apple Eases Rules: Virus Update © Provided by Sports Illustrated Former Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs faces two more felony charges and a misdemeanor for his involvement in a fiery crash. View the original article to see embedded media.Former Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs will face two more felony charges and a misdemeanor for his involvement in a fiery crash that left 23-year Tina Tintor dead while Ruggs and his girlfriend suffered injuries, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  Ruggs, who already faces two felony counts of DUI resulting in death and reckless driving, was charged with additional counts of DUI and reckless driving as well as a misdemeanor for possession of a firearm while driving under the influence.  Rio Lacanlale of the Journal reported that the additional felony charges come from the injuries his girlfriend, Rudy Washington, sustained in the crash, according to Clark County prosecutors. While at the scene of the crash, prosecutors found a loaded weapon in Ruggs's Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.  The 22-year-old had not been...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was driving at more than 150 mph with a blood-alcohol content twice Nevada’s legal limit before his sports car slammed into the rear of a vehicle that burned, killing a 23-year-old woman, a prosecutor said Wednesday. The Raiders released Ruggs late Tuesday, just hours after the crash, his hospitalization and his booking into a Las Vegas jail. He had his initial court appearance Wednesday on felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving that could get him up to 26 years in state prison if he is convicted. READ MORE: Man Shot In Face While Holding Child In West OaklandRuggs, 22, appearing with his attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, was not asked to enter a plea to the charges, pending the formal filing of charges by Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson. The name of the Las Vegas woman who died in the wrecked and burned Toyota Rav4 with her dog was not immediately made public. Las Vegas police have identified...
    In this article TSLAPeople look at a Tesla Model Y car at a Tesla showroom in Beijing on January 5, 2021.Wang Zhao | AFP | Getty ImagesTesla released a new version of its experimental driver assistance software, which it has dubbed Full Self-Driving Beta 10.2, according to an email the company sent to eligible car owners on Monday. FSD Beta provides early access to new features that Tesla is still working on, such as "autosteer on city streets," which enables drivers to navigate around complex urban environments without moving the steering wheel with their own hands. The prototype technology, like Tesla's standard driver assistance system, Autopilot, and Full Self-Driving premium driver assistance package, doesn't actually make Tesla vehicles autonomous. In an email to customers inviting them to download the newest beta, Tesla warned, "Full Self-Driving is in limited early access Beta and must be used with additional caution. It may do the wrong thing and at the worst time, so you must always keep your hands on the wheel and pay extra attention to the road." In 2019, Tesla raised...
    JUNK-food lovers are more likely to crash their car and get driving convictions, a study says. People who scoff burgers, pizza and energy drinks have risk-taking genes that make them a bigger nuisance on the road, scientists believe. 1 The study found dodgy drivers were more likely to have a gene that affects the emotion-controlling hormone serotonin Experts found those with unhealthy diets had more speeding tickets and pranged their cars more often. Tõnis Tokko, of Tartu University in Estonia, said: “People who are reckless in traffic also tend to take chances in other areas of life. There may be a biological tendency to this behaviour.” The study found dodgy drivers were more likely to have a gene that affects the emotion-controlling hormone serotonin. The same mutation could make ­people less worried about eating healthily, the study presented at the ECNP scientific conference, revealed. Mr Tokko said: “People who drink energy drinks were twice as likely to speed as those who didn’t consume them as often. “It may be related to a need for excitement, rather than the drinks...
    COPS are investigating claims that Katie Price was allegedly on her way to get more drugs after an "all night binge". The star, 43, was rushed to hospital after her car rolled in the early hours of this morning. Katie Price allegedly crashed her BMW after an 'all-night drug binge' A dramatic new photo from Katie Price's early hours car crash Sources told The Sun she had "stayed up all night partying with a few close friends". A picture from the scene of the crash shows Katie's car turned on its side across the road - with the mangled front crashed into some bushes. The blue lights of an ambulance can been seen behind the vehicle, with it confirmed that the road was briefly closed due to the accident earlier today. Wreckage from the car has also been pictured at the crash site in West Sussex. Police at the scene arrested Katie, who is understood to be banned from driving, for alleged drink-driving - and she may now face jail time if charged and found guilty. Meanwhile her family have shared a message saying their "worst...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Brockton, Framingham, Holyoke, Quincy and Woburn school districts will now get help getting kids to school from the Massachusetts National Guard. Governor Charlie Baker signed an order on Monday making 250 members available to towns for transportation assistance as school districts face a shortage of bus drivers. This week, more than 190 members of the Guard completed training and will be able to drive school transport vans, known as 7D vehicles. Following school transportation worker requirements, the members of the Guard also underwent a background screening. Earlier this week, 90 members reported to work in Chelsea, Lawrence, Lowell, and Lynn. Baker said the cost will be reimbursed by the federal government since it is a COVID-related issue.
    OAKLAND — More California Highway Patrol officers will be on Oakland streets starting this weekend, when a “collaboration” between the CHP and Oakland Police Department to cut down on sideshows and dangerous driving is slated to begin, according to a joint announcement from Mayor Libby Schaaf and Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong. The news comes weeks after the mayor said she had asked Gov. Gavin Newsom for increased traffic enforcement in Oakland to reduce “reckless driving” and “robberies that involve vehicles,” and he agreed to provide it. According to the announcement made via a news release Friday afternoon, Oakland police “will conduct focused and coordinated operations with CHP to reduce dangerous driving along Oakland’s high-injury corridor” and the CHP will assist the Oakland Police Department’s sideshow enforcement teams by providing additional officers every weekend through the end of September. A spokesman for the police department, Paul Chambers, referred questions about how many CHP officers would be on Oakland streets to the state. He would not say which roads are currently considered “high-injury” corridors, noting that the department works with the city’s...
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    You have to accept it. The purist car market is in danger of extinction, and two of the segments that are suffering the most are compact and sport utility vehicles. Markets such as the United Kingdom continue to be world reference markets for driving purists and petrolheads, and it is in the United Kingdom that Ford has just presented the latest iteration of the Ford Focus ST. It’s called ST Edition and not only has subtle aesthetic differences, it is the most suitable car for the most lovers of pure driving. Let’s get to know it. Like the Ford Fiesta ST Edition, the Focus ST Edition is painted in a unique color, called Azura Blue. Externally it can also be recognized thanks to the loss of silver and chrome details, which are now finished in satin black. This menacing look is joined by some new 19 inch wheels. These ultralight tires reduce unsprung mass by 10% at each corner of the vehicle. They are more robust than the standard wheels and are fitted with factory Michelin Pilot Sport 4...
    A California woman says she has convinced thousands of people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by providing them with information about the vaccines and driving them to appointments.   Felisia Thibodeaux, from San Francisco, said she has persuaded 1,270 people to get their shots by holding information sessions and removing the lack of transportation barrier, reported SF Gate. In pre-Covid times, Thibodeaux's job was to oversee of all day-to-day operations of of the senior-living non-profit organization.  However, everything changed as soon as the coronavirus began to spread in the U.S. in 2020, including her priorities, which shifted to protect her community against the virus in Merced/Ingleside Heights.  As of August 16, 77 percent of residents in the Oceanview/Merced/Ingleside area have been vaccinated, according to sf.gov.  San Francisco native and 49ers fan Felisia Thibodeaux (pictured) convinced more than 1,200 people to get COVID-19 vaccine by holding 'information sessions' and driving people to their appointments The I.T. Bookman Community in Inglewood Heights, San Francisco, California, has managed to get most of its members and staff vaccinated thanks to Thibodeaux's work The biggest...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Public Interest Research Group announced a new campaign on Wednesday called #CleanAirColorado to spread awareness about a new petition to encourage alternative transportation options. The public is encouraged to share their experiences on social media as the Denver metro area experiences a new record of ozone alert days this summer. “We need to act now because we can’t afford another summer like we had this summer,” said Danny Katz, Executive Director of CoPIRG. Combination of smoke from the Pine Gulch fire and summer ozone is creating bad visibility in metro Denver on Aug. 9, 2021. (source: CBS) Katz said at an event overlooking the Denver skyline and Interstate 25 that the deadline set by the Environmental Protection Agency to improve ozone and air pollution standards has been missed repeatedly for more than a decade. As he spoke on the issue, visibility was low and smoke was in the air. He said the heavy traffic on the highway served as a reminder of the role that gas emissions play in this problem. “We have about nine...
    Nathan Danzuka of Madras, 28, pled guilty to driving under the influence, reckless driving and charges for evading police after he fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident in February, according to the Oregon Department of Corrections. Danzuka's 'about you' section on his Facebook page reads: 'you'd be a fool to say you lived life with no regrets.' An Oregon drunk driver who blew .778 - nine times the legal limit and the highest blood-alcohol level ever recorded in the U.S. - will serve 13 months in prison.  Nathan Danzuka of Madras, 28, was sentenced on May 27 to driving under the influence, reckless driving and a felony charge for evading police after he was involved in a hit-and-run in February, according to the Oregon Judicial Department.  He has been in jail since June 1, and will also get a year of probation and a life-long suspension of his driver's license in addition to his 13-month sentence according to The Smoking Gun. The Warm Springs Police Department was notified at 1:08 pm on February 22  that the driver...
    Photo gallery. This is the Maserati Levante Hybrid “Tokyo is not allowed. Tokyo is a Maserati! And everyone wants a Maserati”. The phrase, which has become famous, belongs to the fourth season of the ‘The Money Heist’, the popular Spanish series that has been seen by millions of people around the world through Netflix. He pronounces it ‘Denver’, one of the protagonists of the series, who uses this curious automobile metaphor to explain to ‘Ro’, another of the main characters, the serious mistake he has made by abandoning his girlfriend ‘Tokyo’. Maserati’s first hybrid SUV We couldn’t help but remember this scene from the series after testing the Maserati Levante Hybrid, the first hybrid SUV of the Italian luxury sports car brand, owned by the group Stellantis. We have had the privilege of being one of the few European journalists (only two spanish) who have tested the hybrid version of the Levante, the second model of the Trident brand to be electrified after the Ghibli Hybrid. And we have done it on the roads of the Provence French after...
    A woman was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content greater than two times the legal limit when she was involved in a crash that led to a care fire, police said. First responders in Scarsdale were dispatched to the scene of a crash shortly before 5 a.m. on Saturday, July 17 near the intersection of Popham Road and Chase Road, where there was a car on fire. According to police, during the investigation into the crash, it was determined that one of the drivers, White Plains resident Bridgette Harrison, age 32, was allegedly intoxicated, who was found outside her vehicle following the crash. Further investigation determined that Harrison’s blood alcohol content was more than double the legal limit, and she was taken into custody without incident. Harrison was arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .18 percent or greater, driving while intoxicated, following too close, and moving from a lane unsafely. Following her arrest, Harrison was released and she is scheduled to return to Scarsdale Village Court at a later date to respond to...
    In this article GOOGL UPS DPZ Refraction AI's 4.5-foot tall, 150-pound Rev-1 three-wheeled robot vehicle has been delivering pizzas in Austin, Texas. The company believes the future of autonomous driving is 'zero occupant.'Source: Refraction AIAs companies like Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk come to Austin, Texas, the booming city and new tech hub has grown so much it has struggled to make good on its "keep it weird" motto. But since early June, when residents of the South Congress, Downtown, or Travis Heights neighborhoods order pizza from Southside Flying Pizza, their pies might arrive inside a three-wheeled robot — the REV-1. But it is no full self-driving Tesla. About two dozen REV-1 vehicles now trundle down the roads of Austin and Ann Arbor, Michigan, where the company behind the robots — Refraction AI — first launched in 2019 in a bid to harness driverless technology in a new way. Autonomous vehicles, and their potential to disrupt the way people get around, have hovered on the horizon for years. But the technology hasn't matured as dramatically as early investors...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) –  During the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend, and throughout the coming months, the Dallas Police Department said will maintain an increased presence on local freeways. Targeted enforcement efforts will be made on people who are speeding, suspected of driving while intoxicated and driving aggressively, the department announced on Monday, June 18. “Dallas area highways have become increasingly congested and dangerous with more vehicles traveling at high speeds and more road-rage incidents being reported,” the department said in a news release. “Aggressive driving has become commonplace, which has led to aggressive acts being committed. These actions will increase the likelihood of motorists becoming victims of crimes.” Dallas Police said they are encouraging drivers to slow down, don’t drink and drive and to obey all traffic laws.
    AN ASPIRING fashion designer died after being struck by a cop car driving more than three times the speed limit to an "urgent" report of someone wanting to start a fight. Pregnant Luam Gebremariam, who had moved to the UK to "achieve her dream", was killed in East London after being hit with such force by a police car that it severed her spine. 3Luam Gebremariam was pregnant when she was hit by a police car and diedCredit: Jamie Lorriman 3Tributes left at the scene to the aspiring fashion designer on Forest Road, East LondonCredit: London News Pictures The driver, Sgt Martin Delisa, was responding to reports of someone threatening to start a brawl at The Duke pub when he hit the 26-year-old shortly after midnight on January 23, 2019. Because he was heading to an incident deemed "urgent", Sgt Delisa was travelling at 60mph in a 20mph zone along Forest Road with his blue lights flashing. He had seen a man cross the street before spotting Miss Gebremariam in the road, by which time it was too late. An...
    Having a poor diet may increase the risk of dangerous driving for truck drivers, a new study suggests.  A Beijing-based team of researchers looked at the diets of nearly 400 male truck drivers in Suzhou, China - a city west of Shanghai in the Jiangsu province. They determined that drivers who ate more more junk food, snacks and animal proteins were more likely to be fatigued and drive dangerously, which could lead to car crashes. Conversely, truck operators who ate vegetable-rich diets were more likely to be safer and more alert on the road. Truckers with poor diets are more likely to be fatigued, make errors and be aggressive drivers. A study in Germany found that many truckers eat poor diets as they eat a large portion of their food at truck stops, where there are not as many healthy options Most of the drivers were between the ages of 31 and 60, with between six to 10 years experience as a driver, and between 31,000 to 62,000 miles (50,000 and 100,000 kilometers) on the road in an average year....
    An Uber Eats driver delivered an emotional plea after he said he received a $1.19 tip after driving more than an hour for a delivery.  Smithson Michael posting on TikTok under username @deliveryguy100 said he was struggling to survive driving for the food delivery service, and asked customers to tip in a video viewed more than 1.1 million times on the video sharing network. 'I wish people knew what it was like to deliver for Uber Eats, Postmates, Doordash all these companies,' he said with tears streaming down his face.  'I just spent an hour driving around for $1.19 tip. I mean would it hurt y'all to tip us, throw us five dollars?'  In addition to the meager tip, Michael said the delivery had netted him $2 from the app company.  'What's that? That's not even enough to cover gas,' he said. 'How am I supposed to survive like that?' Smithson Michael posting under the TikTok username @deliveryguy100 said he was struggling to survive after receiving a $1.19 tip for a delivery that took more than an hour @deliveryguy100...
    EVERYONE has a hidden talent, but what if that talent meant you could achieve the ultimate climax just by thinking about it. Marcela Iglesias, an Instagram model, has revealed that she can achieve an orgasm just by using her mind – without having sex. 4The LA-based model claims to achieve an orgasm just by thinking about itCredit: Jam Press The model claims she’s so in-tune with her body that she can climax through her own will and firmly believes that it’s way better than having sex or masturbating. She credits “detoxing” her mind as a way of perfecting the technique. She said that she gave up alcohol and meat in a bid to increase the chance of a more powerful orgasm. To achieve the ultimate orgasm, Marcela “stimulate the pineal gland” which is located in the brain and produces a hormone that helps people control their mood. 4She says that her husband is so proud of taking such good care of her bodyCredit: Jam Press 4Marcela credits cutting alcohol and red meat as helping her hone her skillCredit: Jam Press...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A deadly pandemic pitfall is putting drivers at risk on our roadways. Newly released numbers show just how dangerous driving has become with more than 38,000 people killed in roadway crashes across the country. When the pandemic first hit, many freeways were left wide open with virtually no traffic backups slowing drivers down. Now, new statistics show that actually led to an increase in fatal crashes. READ MORE: Manteca Police Officer John Moody Fired For Falsely Reporting DUI Arrest “Of course it’s surprising because the math just doesn’t add up,” said Tim Weisberg, with the California Office of Traffic Safety. “You would think with less traffic, less people driving on the roads, they’re going to be safer.” The federal highway study shows it was the largest increase in traffic deaths in more than a decade. “It’s heartbreaking, it’s hard to hear and it’s unacceptable,” Weisberg said. Preliminary data shows driving during 2020 decreased by 13%, but fatal crashes went up 7% compared to one year earlier. And speeding was one of the biggest factors. “Hopefully we can...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Almost 40% of traffic deaths over Memorial Day weekend involve alcohol. But now a technology supported by big automakers promises to stop drunk driving before it begins by adding breath sensors in a new car. “We watched all of his veins turn blue because of lack of oxygen in his body, and my hands were on his chest just because I wanted to feel his heart until it stopped altogether,” said Patricia Kimmel, recalling the moment her son Steven died. READ MORE: Miami Heats Arena Undergoing Name Change T-boned in 2018 by a drunk driver, Steven Kimmel’s car flipped three times before ejecting him. It was the other driver’s third drunk-driving arrest. A promising new technology more than a decade and $100 million in the making is aimed at preventing such accidents. Robert Strassburger is leading a group of over a dozen top car makers in joining forces with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to back “DADSS” – the “Driver Alcohol Detection System For Safety.” The sensor can detect the blood alcohol content on your breath, all in...
    Tiger Woods broke his silence on his recovery process from a devastating leg injury he suffered in a crash in Los Angeles in February. Woods has mostly been seen on crutches in photos and has released updates sparingly on his recovery since the crash. This week, Woods spoke at length with Golf Digest about his rehab. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "This has been an entirely different animal," Woods said in an interview published Thursday. "I understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced." A doctor who treated Woods initially said the legendary golfer suffered open fractures affecting his tibia and fibula, injuries to his foot and ankle, and trauma to the muscle and soft tissue of the leg "required surgical release" to relieve the pressure. A crash report later revealed Woods was also "knocked unconscious, laceration to the lower front jaw, bruised right and left rib cage, fractured right tibia and fibula, possible right ankle injury." He had stints in two different...
    If you work the night shift at your job, you are more likely to suffer from a chronic condition known as 'shift work sleep disorder' and three times more likely to be involved in a car accident, a new study says. Researchers from the University of Missouri found that people who work 'nontraditional' hours, such as 11 pm to 7 am or the 'graveyard' shift are at greater risk of developing these chronic conditions that impact their sleep, which can have major implications for their lives and the lives of others. Other chronic sleep conditions, such as sleep apnea and insomnia, increased the risk of crashes or near-crashes by 29 and 33 percent, respectively.  'This discovery has many major implications, including the need to identify engineering counter-measures to help prevent these crashes from happening,' said study co-author Praveen Edara, in a statement. 'Such measures can include the availability of highway rest areas, roadside and in-vehicle messaging to improve a driver's attention, and how to encourage drivers who may have a late-night work shift to take other modes of transportation, including...
    This is shaping up to be the year for new factory-capable off-road vehicles. Ford now has the Bronco Sport, and soon the larger Bronco will be in showrooms. Land Rover brought back the rugged Defender model, and Jeep's been tweaking its Wrangler with new power options like a Hemi V8 engine.Now, scrappy Subaru - long known for a lineup of mostly all-wheel drive vehicles - is getting in on the four-wheeling act with the new 2022 Outback Wilderness."The Subaru Outback is a great vehicle, it's totally capable. But we know that our owners are always trying to push boundaries and do more, and so we wanted to have a vehicle that can help them do that," said Nikkie Riedel, a product planner with Subaru of America.The Outback has been very popular for years, but the Wilderness treatment puts it into a different category. Not just a raised suspension and more aggressive all-terrain tires, but changes to things like software for the transmission and the traction management. It also comes standard with the turbo engine. Base price for the new model...
    (CBS DETROIT) – A Royal Oak woman was arrested after allegedly driving more than 124 mph on Interstate 696. The Detroit News reports the woman who has been identified as 40-year-old Angelina Gojcaj, also crashed into a median and attempted to flee police. READ MORE: Tax Refunds Delayed As May 17 Filing Deadline Arrives It happened last Wednesday around 12:15 a.m. on the freeway near Mohawk Avenue. In a statement released by police on Friday, Gojcaj exited at the 10 Mile ramp and tried to turn onto northbound Woodward. That’s when she reportedly lost control and struck the median. She also tried to flee the police on foot but was arrested. READ MORE: Bedrock Detroit Partners With Property Owners To Illuminate Detroit Buildings For NF Awareness Gojcaj has been charged with reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while license suspended, second offense according to the Detroit News. She was arraigned in 44th District Court and received a $1,000 personal bond. Gojcaj also has conditions not to leave the state, drive or use drugs and alcohol...
    People who drive or cycle with earphones are more than four seconds slower to identify potential road hazards, according to a new study from Ford.  The car maker recruited more than 2,000 participants from Europe, put them into an immersive virtual street and measured their reaction times to hazardous situations.  It tested them in different scenarios with different road hazards, both with and without music blaring through headphones as a comparison.   Ford is now letting the public try out the virtual experience themselves with their smartphones, as part of its ongoing road safety campaign.  People who drive or cycle with earphones are more than four seconds slower to identify potential road hazards, according to a new study from Ford WHAT IS 8D AUDIO?  8D is a new sound technology that makes our brains think audio is coming from several directions. It can be applied to existing songs, making it seem like the audio is constantly moving. When listening to 8D with headphones, it creates the illusion that the audio is coming from a point in the distance and is audible...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Drivers might notice a return to normal rush hour on the roads in the Chicago area. While fewer drivers are on the road than before the pandemic, more people are getting increasingly comfortable with getting behind the wheel. Is Chicago’s bumper to bumper traffic a sign of normal life? Ask some people, and they seem to think so. READ MORE: Elmhurst University Placed On Lockdown Because Of Sighting Of Person With Gun “As far as I’m concern traffic-wise, this pandemic is over,” said Cedric Wouldfolk. There are no more roads that he considered “ghost towns” shortly after the Illinois stay-at-home order went into effect a year ago. “You could get on to the Expressway ramp and pass no one if you had a steady flow,” he said. And data from the Illinois Department of Transportation shows how last year around this time, traffic on major expressways during work weeks decreased at least 24% from 2019. But the things are turning.  “We’re starting to see a shift and return back closer to normal,” said Nicholas Jarmusz with AAA. READ...
    Q: Thank you for correcting a reader’s assumption that conversation on a hands-free phone is no different from conversation with a passenger. A critical difference here is that both the driver and the passenger are seeing the same thing. So, if another driver should run a red light, both the driver and passenger will immediately stop talking so that the driver can give their full attention to the situation. The party on a cell phone, however, can’t see any of this and will keep talking. This keeps part of the driver’s awareness engaged with the invisible caller, and that distraction will reduce the driver’s attention when even a fraction of a second will make all the difference between having a crash and avoiding one. Joe Morganti, Berkeley  A: Good points. The driver’s attention is focused on the call, not their driving. Q: Let me mention another study you probably are not aware of. One of my fourth-graders did a science fair experiment that involved driving through a video game maze. They then drove the same maze again, this time while...
    HOUSTON -- Terry Thomas waited more than 30 years to marry Samantha Amos. They met on the job in 1985."She was a cashier. I was a sacker," he said.In 2017, they found each other again on social media and two years later, they married. They had 15 months of happiness."She was the best thing that God could ever give me," said 54-year-old Thomas. "We were meant to be together."Happiness turned to heartache last October. Thomas and his wife were on their way home from a restaurant when they were involved in a violent crash on N. Shepherd.MORE | Woman was driving behind daughter's car before fatal crash with drunk driver in TexasEMBED More News Videos It's a scene no mother wants to think about. ABC13's Stefania Okolie spoke to the mother of the woman killed alongside her three children in a deadly crash in an exclusive interview. Hit play to hear her heartbreaking story. According to the Houston Police Department, 31-year-old Rickey Caballero Jr. was speeding and intoxicated when the SUV he was driving hit the couple's car. Samantha, who...
    SYOSSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Traffic is back. After a coronavirus pandemic lull, our roads are as busy as ever, and officials Wednesday kicked off a campaign on Long Island to curb dangerous distracted driving that’s apparently worse than ever, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported. Nassau County police have been out in force all month pulling over distracted drivers, including an emotional Ida Gress of Wantagh, who explained that she was taking an emergency medical call from her brother, but added she understands the law. “I just put him on speaker and I kept driving and he caught me,” Gress said. The law is clear. Drivers cannot hold a phone to talk or text while behind the wheel, including at a red light. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC vaccinations by zip code Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here or call 1-855-568-0545 Connecticut book online here Nassau police suspect distracted driving in three fatal crashes over the last three weeks, and...
    By STEFANIE DAZIO LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods was driving more than 80 mph — nearly twice the posted speed limit — on a downhill stretch of road when he lost control of an SUV and crashed in a wreck that seriously injured the golf superstar, authorities said Wednesday. Sheriff Alex Villanueva blamed the Feb. 23 crash outside Los Angeles solely on excessive speed and Woods’ loss of control behind the wheel. The athlete will not face any citations for his third high-profile collision in 11 years. “The primary causal factor for this traffic collision was driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway,” the sheriff told a news conference. Woods was driving 84 to 87 mph (135 to 140 kph) in an area with a speed limit of 45 mph (72 kph), Villanueva said. No one else was hurt, and no other vehicles were involved. The stretch of road is known for wrecks and drivers who frequently hit high speeds. Due to the steepness of the terrain,...
    Chauvin trial: Expert says Chauvin used deadly force on George Floyd Why does the CEO of a huge U.S. hospital company make 1,000 times more than an Employee of the Month? © Provided by Sports Illustrated The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department revealed the main cause of Tiger Woods's car crash was "driving at a speed unsafe for road conditions." Tiger Woods was driving an estimated 84-87 mph in a 45-mph zone when he crashed his SUV on Feb. 23 in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a press conference on Wednesday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) confirmed that the primary cause of the crash was driving at an unsafe speed, stating that the department did not have probable cause to conduct a sobriety test and did not issue a search warrant to access phone records to see if Woods was distracted. "The primary causal factor for this traffic collision was driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway," Villanueva said. "Estimated...
    Charles Leclerc joined Ferrari in 2019 and had an incredible season where he scored 264 points and finished on P4 position. That same year, Max Verstappen beat the Monegasque only by 14 points. The pair had their first battle on the grid at the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver finally came on top of the race, while Leclerc finished the race at the P2 position. In a recent interview, the Ferrari driver revealed that since that weekend battle with Verstappen, his driving style has become more aggressive. “Yup. Partly also because from that weekend the stewards’ approach changed, and we were allowed to go a little beyond what had been the limits up to that point. I think it was good for our sport and I said it straight away at the end of that race despite being disappointed with the result.” “I have always thought that if we had allowed us to run with fewer constraints, we would have been able to offer more spectacular races, but we needed a continuity of judging method, as has...
    McLaren underwent wholesome changes this previous winter. Not only did they make a statement by signing Daniel Ricciardo, but they also made critical improvements to their F1 car. And if we are to believe the words of Lando Norris, they are going to benefit the Australian. While the FIA froze 50% of the chassis, they did ask the teams to make changes to the rear of the car; particularly, the floor and the diffuser to reduce aerodynamic prowess by 10% and thereby, speed. Luckily for McLaren, they nailed it, with their diffuser concept garnering significant praises. HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY – Lando Norris of Great Britain and McLaren F1 walks in the Paddock during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) Lando Norris is now the only driver who’s driven both the MCL35 and this season’s updated MCL35. So, he is in a good position to tell the difference in characteristics between the two pieces of machinery. And he’s made a rather interesting observation. “Although Daniel is new to the car...
    A 16-year-old who allegedly killed four people and left two other wounded On New Year’s Day in the US city of Miami (Florida), in a violent car crash while driving on an urban road at more than 100 miles per hour (170 km / h), surrendered to police authorities on Monday. The young man, whose identity is unknown, was recorded by a television camera as he entered the headquarters of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) in Miami and faces several charges of murder and those of driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. The local television network NBC 6 captured the moment in which he entered the police station with a black hood and mask, in sports clothes, walking next to a man in civilian clothes. At the reception of the police headquarters, two officers proceeded to handcuff him and then went inside with him. A 16-yr old boy turns himself in to @FHPMiami, charged with causing a devastating DUI crash which killed four people. Police say he was driving 111 mph on New Year’s Eve. Stories at...
    DRIVERS over 70 who are in poor health could be banned from driving at night or more than 30 miles from their home. Proposals are being considered by the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency and Driving Mobility which include elderly drivers having to install trackers on their cars. 1Data has shown that the number of drivers older than 70 on British roads has doubled in the last 25 years (stock image)Credit: Getty Data has shown that the number of drivers older than 70 on British roads has doubled in the last 25 years, the Sunday Times reported. So-called "graduated driving licences" would mean that elderly drivers with health problems would have to stay within 30 miles of their homes. A night driving ban could also be enforced under the new rules. Driving Mobility chief executive said elderly drivers generally stayed in their local areas. He said: "This process would regularise that, and make it legal for them to do so as long as they didn't take a trip outside of an area or outside of a time restriction." Driving licenses...
    President Joe Biden has made it a priority to overturn former President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda, and it may cost Democrats even more of the Hispanic vote.
    Developer CD Projekt Red announced new details on the second major update to Cyberpunk 2077 on Friday, couched as an in-fiction news broadcast. According to the developer, the 1.2 update for Cyberpunk 2077 will address issues related to police response to player actions, and add more nuance and control to driving and moving on foot. The patch does not have a release date. Players who commit crimes in Night City, either purposefully or not, may have noticed the unnerving speed with which the Night City Police Department responds. CD Projekt Red says it’s aware of the situation, and is making some adjustments to where and when the cops show up with guns blazing. Law enforcement should no longer appear directly behind the player, and will take more time to respond in general. Beat cops will also be preceded by a flying drone, a new addition to the game. Developers admit that driving has been a little twitchy since launch, especially on PC. Turns out that the issue was complicated by the game’s frame rate. “When experiencing lower frame rates, our...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Auto insurers shortchanged California drivers on refunds ordered last year as crash rates and injuries dropped during the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s insurance regulator said Thursday. Traffic plummeted after California Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed the nation’s first stay-home order a year ago to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But insurers said dangerous driving trends have worsened even as the number of miles driven declined. READ MORE: Pres. Biden Outlining Plan To Have All Adults Vaccine-Eligible By May 1 Collisions dropped by 55% and injuries and deaths from traffic accidents fell 53% in the week after Newsom’s order, University of California, Davis, researchers found. Schools and most nonessential businesses closed for months and millions of employees lost their jobs or started working from home, leaving once-clogged highways virtually traffic-free even in famously crowded Los Angeles and San Francisco. “Millions did your part, stayed home” and drivers now deserve lower insurance costs “as long as they continue to drive less and our roads are safer as a result,” California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara said in a video as he...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Auto insurers shortchanged California drivers on refunds ordered last year as crashes dropped during the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s insurance regulator said Thursday. Traffic plummeted after California imposed the nation’s first stay-home order a year ago to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But insurers said dangerous driving trends have worsened even as the number of miles driven declined. READ MORE: San Francisco Supervisor Ahsha Safai Has Car Broken Into In Front Of City Hall Collisions dropped by 55% and injuries and deaths from traffic accidents fell 53% in the week after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order, University of California, Davis, researchers found. Schools and most nonessential businesses closed for months and millions of employees lost their jobs or started working from home, leaving once-clogged highways virtually traffic-free even in famously crowded Los Angeles and San Francisco. An empty Interstate 280 in San Francisco on March 26, 2020. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) “Millions did your part, stayed home” and drivers now deserve lower insurance costs “as long as they continue to drive less and our roads are safer as a...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Department of Public Safety said Thursday, March 11, it is stepping up enforcement efforts as traffic picks up for spring break. Highway Patrol Troopers will increase traffic enforcement as part of Operation CARE (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) from March 13 through March 21, including St. Patrick’s Day. READ MORE: Big Rig Crash In Ellis County Has 2 Lanes Of Northbound I-45 Shut Down “Spring break can be a time of fun, but we want the people of Texas, and visitors to our state, to enjoy themselves responsibly,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “The public can help our Troopers by driving safely and obeying traffic laws. DPS will join other law enforcement agencies in patrolling our highways to help keep them safe from reckless drivers or anyone who is not following the law.” Troopers will be looking for intoxicated drivers, speeders, people not wearing their seat belts and other violations. During the 2020 Spring Break enforcement effort, DPS Troopers issued more than 59,000 citations and warnings, including 5,580 speeding citations and 824 seat belt...
    Tesla is expanding its “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) beta, CEO Elon Musk said, doubling its size with a new software update, and eventually increasing the number of participants tenfold. “Still be careful, but it’s getting mature,” Musk tweeted Friday. He said Saturday that Tesla would add a “download beta” button to Tesla displays in the coming days “due to high levels of demand.” Due to high levels of demand for FSD Beta, adding “Download Beta” button to Service section of car display in ~10 days https://t.co/D6M3ZiMarG — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 6, 2021 Tesla first introduced the FSD beta in October to vehicle owners in its Early Access Program. At the time, Musk said the company was handling the software update “very cautiously.” Drivers still are expected to keep their hands on the steering wheel and should be prepared to assume control of their Tesla at any time. Tesla uses the data from the FSB beta to improve performance, and according to Electrek. Musk said last month there were about 1,000 vehicles in the beta. Musk noted that in...
    Alpine has a returning two-time world champion joining them in 2020 – Fernando Alonso. The Spanish driver returns to the grid after leaving the sport in 2018, since then he has been driving in other motorsports, improving his driving ability. However, Alonso had a bike accident in February which saw him sustain a terrible injury and raised questions about his return to the track. Good news was soon to come, as he is now fully fit for accompanying the team when they go to Bahrain for pre-season testing. The 39-year-old won his two championships with the previous identity of Alpine, which makes his comeback more poetic. Alonso will drive alongside Esteban Ocon as they take to the grid and help Alpine get some wins in their debut season. Fernando Alonso is bringing the experience that he learned during his time away from F1 The Spaniard drove in the Dakar rally, World Endurance Championship, and had another go at the Indy 500. All these motorsports experiences had given Alonso immense knowledge and is looking to bring that into Formula One. Alonso...
    Plug-in hybrid electric cars can use four times more fuel than makers claim, costing owners an average of £462 per year more than expected, Which? has warned.  The consumer watchdog tested 22 popular hybrid models over 62 miles (100km) and found that they had all been advertised with unrealistic fuel efficiency figures. On average, hybrid cars were found to be 61 per cent less fuel-efficient than promised. The worst offender, the BMW X5, was 72 per cent less efficient than claimed, and could cost its owner up to £669 more each year in fuel expenses. Meanwhile the Toyota Prius, the 'best' of the rest, was still 39 per cent below its official fuel economy rating and could cost up to £171 more to run each year. Which? said that their tests were tougher than the official ones, because they better represented real-world driving conditions. A recent report from Greenpeace and Transport & Environment called hybrid cars a 'wolf in sheep's clothing', as they emit 2.5 times the CO2 in reality than in tests. Plug-in hybrid electric cars can use four times more fuel...
    Tiger Woods has undergone further procedures on his leg after he was moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. 'Tiger and his family want to thank you all for the wonderful support and messages they have received over the past few days,' a message posted on his Twitter account read. The tweet added that the 15-time major winner was in 'good spirits'.   Woods was previously at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he got rods, pins and screws put in his right leg after Tuesday's horror rollover crash. He struck a median in his 2021 Genesis SUV, flipped his car several times and had to be dragged from the wrecked car through the windshield. Tiger Woods has undergone further procedures on his leg after he was moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles Speaking during a Q&A on Facebook on Wednesday, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva had already confirmed there would be no criminal charges against Woods.  He later told CNN that Woods does not remember the crash, which left him with open fractures on his tibia and fibula.  'At the...
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