Although Waze users have been doing this for years, the New York Police Department seems to have only learned about the practice recently. By warning other drivers about these checkpoints, the NYPD argues that criminals who are driving while intoxicated will purposely avoid the checkpoints, putting their lives - and the lives of others - in danger. Because of this, the department is struggling to find and stop drivers who are driving under risky conditions and is pointing the finger at Waze for "irresponsibly" aiding them.
The activity is also helping drunk drivers avoid detection and capture, the NYPD asserts, making the roads more unsafe to the drivers, their passengers, and the general public. That's all well and good but apparently, the app can also find and report DWI police checkpoints. The department has sent a cease and desist letter to Google, who owns Waze, demanding that it remove alerts for DWI checkpoints.
The NYPD sent a cease and desist letter to Google over the weekend.
"If you are impaired, you are not going to pay attention to that information", she said, adding that in her experience, drunken drivers coming through sobriety checkpoints were often very confused or unaware of what was happening. Mr Thompson said the app was also problematic for reasons other than possibly aiding drunken drivers. It lets people report accidents, traffic jams, and speed and police traps, while its online map editor gives drivers updates on roads, landmarks, house numbers, and the cheapest nearby fuel. The app has long tracked this kind of information. In 2015, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck criticized the application and claimed that its existence could jeopardize the safety of police officers as it is "not always in the public's interest to know where police are operating".
Evel Pie , Good Pie , Metro Pizza , Naked City and Pop-Up Pizza have announced a collective event on National Pizza Day weekend. Foodism's National Pizza Day celebration offers 30% off (or more) on pizza at tonnes of venues.
This will be the second device of the company equipped with pop-up selfie camera and full screen display . Unlike other market research firms, GfK reports final consumption of the devices and not only shipments.
While there is no upper age limit for drivers in the United Kingdom , those over 70 must submit to testing every three years. Philip, 97, voluntarily gave up his credentials to Norfolk Police on Saturday.
A yellow weather warning has been issued Norfolk this weekend, with gusts of up to 55mph potentially hitting parts of the region. On Saturday a kitesurfer died amid strong winds in an incident on the Saunton Sands beach in north Devon.
It was founded in 2016 by Chris Urmson, who led Google's self-driving auto project before it became Waymo . Bagnell was a founder member of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Centre and Uber's Advanced Technology Centre.
While speaking to Telegu Desam Party (TDP) leaders through a teleconference, Naidu said: "Tomorrow is a dark day". In Vijayawada, the CPI and the CPI-M organised a demonstration Saturday protesting Modi's visit.
He said that when the SDF detects movement from IS fighters, they bomb them, but added: "There have not been any major changes". But activists and residents say IS still has sleeper cells in Syria and Iraq, and is laying the groundwork for an insurgency.
Florida Man Dances His Way to DUI Arrest During Sobriety Test
A Florida man who danced through his field sobriety tests after being found sleeping in his running truck is facing a DUI charge. Larson later spoke with Fox 13 and said he would not call what he in the video dancing and would not comment on the arrest.
Share The Love Event Coming to Fortnite February 8
Level up your Battle Pass before the season ends! Finally, Fortnite Creative is getting a Featured Island Frenzy event. Look out for special sprays related to the "Share the Love" Competitive Series for each division of the competition! .
Fire service likely to be tackling Ocado blaze for days
Ocado stressed it had comprehensive insurance for the property, stock and equipment and for business interruption losses. Part of the roof collapsed, but the firm confirmed no members of the Ocado team or the public were injured. "Thank you.
No meeting with China's Xi before tariff deadline
Addressing reporters at the White House , Trump answered in the negative when asked if a meeting could happen by March 1. Officials have reported little progress on contentious issues but remain hopeful that a deal will be struck.
US officer at border crossing shoots driver going to Mexico
He is also giving an ultimatum to the federal government - remove the wire or there will be lawsuit, The Associated Press reports. City officials say Army troops installed more horizontal layers of the wire along the border wall last weekend.
Bucks acquire Nikola Mirotic from Pelicans in 3-way trade
Johnson was reportedly traded to Milwaukee yesterday for Thon Baker, and now will come to New Orleans to join the Pelicans. Head coach Mike Budenholzer hadn't played him in a game since, making it clear he was unhappy with his young player.
Fortnite now lets you merge accounts on different platforms
Players must have used an Xbox or Switch account and a PlayStation account before September 28th 2018 for this tool to work. In December , Epic Games announced it would delay the release of Fortnite's account merge feature until early 2019.
Alicia Keys says Grammys 2019 will be "sickest" yet
Brandi Carlile is up for six awards, while Lady Gaga , Cardi B , Maren Morris and H.E.R. each have five nominations. Fifteen-time Grammy victor Alicia Keys will host the event, and she's the first woman in over a decade to do so.