Three men accused of driving under the influence in Lisle also face several other charges ranging from endangering a child to using a cellphone while driving and causing a crash, authorities said Monday. The charges stem from three cases between 4 a.m. Saturday and 12:30 a.m. Monday. The first came when officers responded to a three-car crash about 4 a.m. Saturday on Route 53 at Southport Avenue.Deputy Chief Ron Wilke said Chi Wai Chan, 29, of the 4500 block of Beau Monde Drive in Lisle, is accused of using his cellphone while driving his 2009 Honda Accord north on Route 53 and rear-ending a vehicle that was stopped at Southport. That vehicle was pushed into the car in front of it. All three reported "extensive damage," but no one was injured.Chan failed a field sobriety test, and officers found open alcohol in his car, Wilke said. He has been charged with DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol, illegal use of an electronic communication device and failure to reduce speed to avoid … [Read more...] about Lisle police charge 3 men with DUI
Police beep test
As expected, the quiet cacophony began just after 10 a.m. Thursday. Phones, possibly millions of them across 20 Washington-area jurisdictions, beeped and buzzed in response to an emergency alert test issued by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts system was meant to reach all cellphones in the region between 10 and 11 a.m. An estimated 5.2 million people were in the area that the alert was supposed to reach. It was not immediately clear how successful the exercise was. Sulayman Brown, Fairfax County’s assistant coordinator of the Office of Emergency Management and project manager for Thursday’s exercise, said the alert itself was only the first step. “Now we need people to take our survey and answer some questions,” Brown said of a questionnaire being sent to community alert networks. “That will give us some good data to look at.” Thursday’s test was the first of its kind in the … [Read more...] about In first test of D.C. area emergency alert system, some phones beeped and buzzed. Others stayed silent.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--The MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory is a trip into the past and, if nuclear power grows in this country, perhaps a glimpse into the future. A stone's throw from busy Massachusetts Avenue here is a large blue cylinder about the height of a two-story building, which houses the reactor, built with an attached research lab in 1958 at the dawn of the nuclear power industry. The mission of the lab has changed over the years, most recently shifting its primary emphasis from medical research to experiments on new materials and fuels for nuclear power. Its director envisions that the lab's main product--streams of neutrons--could be used to advance microscopic imaging, giving researchers the ability to visualize the structure of proteins or the inside of complex machines. Superintendent Edward Lau gave me a tour of the reactor earlier this week, which I had heard of and passed dozens of times but had never seen up close. In addition to satisfying my curiosity, I was also … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Still Chugging: Cambridge’s Very Own Nuclear Reactor
An estimated 10 million smartwatches will ship in the United States this year, significantly ramping up the likelihood of distracted driving crashes, consumer experts warn. The smartwatches can beep and light up with new texts, emails, social media alerts, calendar and app notifications. They can also literally tap you on the wrist to get your attention. Despite tougher enforcement of existing cell phone bans for drivers, more crashes are occurring, according to estimates released this week by the nonprofit National Safety Council. Cell phone-related crashes already account for 27 percent of all crashes in the United States, based on federal fatality data, observational data and other research. Status update: 4 in 10 people post while driving "Smartwatches will be just as distracting, if not more so, than cell phones," said Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, and former chair of the National Transportation Safety Board. In 2013, 3,154 people died in … [Read more...] about Will smartwatches lure drivers to more distractions?
THESE are the motoring offences which most drivers don't even realise they are committing. The UK has a host of driving and traffic laws which can catch out even the most savvy motorist, carrying harsh penalties and even harsher fines. From using your mobile to pay at the drive through to having mud on your licence plates, these are the driving rules you need to watch out for from now on.Giving way to emergency services Motorists can be slapped with a fine if they break the law while moving out of the way of an ambulance or other emergency vehicle. Entering a bus lane or going through a red light to let a service vehicle through can attract a minimum £100 fine and three penalty points. Failing to update personal records after moving house If you’ve just moved house or got married you could be unwittingly breaking the law.outdated details on their driving licences. A penalty of up to £1,000 may be enforced if outdated details are flagged up when you’re stopped … [Read more...] about The driving offences you never realised you were breaking
THIS is the shocking moment a screaming thug 'slaps' a woman in the face - because she refused to wear a hijab. Hero passers-by were quick to defend the woman after the man allegedly confronted her and repeatedly screamed “obey the rules”. Motorists cheered and beeped their horns when the woman seemed to demand the man “call the police” if he had an issue with her clothes. "What can you do to me? Go away. I will wear a veil when you wear one as well. Don't call me 'sister'. Go away," she reportedly added. "I don't like this veil. I don't want to obey this rule. It's my right... Get lost, I like the way I look without the veil," the woman is reported to have said. During the two-and-a-half minute stand-off, believed to have been filmed in Tehran, Iran, the man gets out of his car and storms over to the woman, who videos the row on her phone. most read in newsTORTURED TO DEATH Shocking footage shows piglets being smashed to death at German farm JURASSIC BARK … [Read more...] about Tthug ‘slaps’ woman in the street for not wearing a hijab before hero passers-by rush to her aid
It’s been two years since SAPD started using body cameras. Are they working? By Emilie Eaton February 19, 2018 Updated: February 19, 2018 7:39pm Photo: Ron Cortes /For The San Antonio Express-News Image 1of/7 CaptionClose Image 1 of 7 Officer Joel Zulaica talks with other police officers in December 2016. He wears a body camera. Officer Joel Zulaica talks with other police officers in December 2016. He wears a body camera. Photo: Ron Cortes /For The San Antonio Express-News Image 2 of 7 A police officer wearing a body camera leads a capital murder suspect to jail. An officer is not required to record at headquarters or other facilities that have video surveillance. A police officer wearing a body camera leads a capital murder suspect to jail. An officer is not required to record at headquarters or other facilities that have … [Read more...] about It’s been two years since SAPD started using body cameras. Are they working?
Fresh off their first Super Bowl title, the Philadelphia Eagles arrived home to a hero’s welcome Monday afternoon, hours after overjoyed fans mobbed the streets in a sometimes unruly victory celebration nearly 60 years in the making. Hundreds of fans greeted the team’s plane at Philadelphia International Airport, cheering wildly and singing “Fly Eagles Fly” as Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie emerged with the Lombardi Trophy after beating the New England Patriots 41-33 Sunday in Minneapolis. After getting off the plane, Lurie, coach Doug Pederson and stars such as tight end Zach Ertz and running back LeGarrette Blount approached the chain-link fence separating the team from the fans, smiling, pumping their arms and shooting video with their phones. Fans stood on cars and news trucks to catch a glimpse. “It’s been a long journey to redemption,” said John Hall, 49, who works at Philadelphia’s public transit agency. “We don’t have to … [Read more...] about NFL notebook: Eagles get big welcome home
Fresh off their first Super Bowl title, the Philadelphia Eagles arrived home to a hero’s welcome Monday afternoon, hours after overjoyed fans mobbed the streets in a sometimes unruly victory celebration nearly 60 years in the making. Hundreds of fans greeted the team’s plane at Philadelphia International Airport, cheering wildly and singing “Fly Eagles Fly” as Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie emerged with the Lombardi Trophy after beating the New England Patriots 41-33 Sunday in Minneapolis. After getting off the plane, Lurie, coach Doug Pederson and stars such as tight end Zach Ertz and running back LeGarrette Blount approached the chain-link fence separating the team from the fans, smiling, pumping their arms and shooting video with their phones. Fans stood on cars and news trucks to catch a glimpse. “It’s been a long journey to redemption,” said John Hall, 49, who works at Philadelphia’s public transit agency. “We don’t have to … [Read more...] about NFL notes: Eagles get big welcome home
With heart in mouth and foot hovering above the brake pedal, I set out on an eight-mile loop from Hollywood on U.S. Route 101 in a Nissan Rogue SUV crossover equipped with ProPilot Assist. It was a crash course in emerging driver-assist technologies as starkly new as the transition from horse and buggy into a Model T on the cyberhighway.The auto industry as we have known it for the past hundred years or so will be forever changed with the advent of self-driving cars. I peeked behind that electronic curtain to an alternate universe last week during a media drive by Nissan to show its ProPilot Assist autonomous driving systems.I usually attend automotive media events to drive a car, but this time I was driven by the car. I paid little attention to the Rogue and was focused on learning its semi-autonomous driving system — in heavy lunchtime traffic on the 101 in L.A.ProPilot Assist is a driver-assist Level 2 system, which uses a forward-facing camera, forward-facing radar, sensors … [Read more...] about Testing Nissan’s ProPilot Assist: Life saving but with a learning curve