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How to use iOS 11 new driving safety mode

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The latest apple update has your safety in mind with the new update keeping your hands and mind off your handset while driving.

The new update will place your phone into an automatic Do Not Disturb mode when you are driving. The very clever safety feature will reduce the chances of a driver using the phone behind the wheel.

The clever system will block all notifications from displaying while you are driving and distracting the iPhone user while driving.

The featured is hoped to reduce the number of accidents caused by people texting and talking on the phone while driving.

The feature is called Do Not Disturb While Driving and as soon as you get behind the wheel your phone will be disabled meaning you can’t receive texts or calls while driving.

 

Your phone screen will be off and you will not be able to see any notifications appear unless you have disabled the mode or tell the phone that you are a passenger and not a driver.

What if I’m waiting for an urgent handsfree call?

The phone is really clever you can allow the phone to accept calls and texts from your favourite contacts within your phone, but they will be required to put the word urgent in the message in order for you to receive it.

Your phone will then send them an automatic message saying that your currently driving and you will contact them as soon as soon as you have stopped driving.

If they urgently need to contact you the user can deactivate your driver safety mode and break the notification barrier by sending another follow-up message with the word ‘urgent’.

you can set up this feature within your personalised control centre at any time and can enable or disable it.

How to turn on Do Not Disturb While Driving mode

1. Open settings

2. Click Do Not Disturb

3. Click Activate under Do Not Disturb While Driving option

4. Then choose whether you want the phone to manually enter the Do Not Disturb mode, so you would have to click it on, or whether you want it to automatically detect when you’re driving.

You can also choose the option to enable the Do Not Disturb when connected to Car Bluetooth, which is something people with fancy Bluetooth cars can enjoy.

5. Scroll down and you can change the auto-reply message that will be sent to people who text you or ring you while you’re driving.

6. The auto-reply by default will only be sent to your contacts that are Favourited, but you can also edit this so you will get notifications from Recent contacts or all contacts – or no one if you want to be alone with the road.

What if I’m a passenger and my phone has disabled?

Well, your phone won’t be able to tell if you’re the driver or the passenger so you’ll need to let it know that you’re the passenger.

When the feature pops up automatically after it has detected you are in a moving vehicle simply swipe the banner and say you are not driving.

 

The new feature is hoped that iPhone users will stop using their phones behind the wheel and reduce the risk of road accidents caused by people distracted by their phones.

Legally

Well, it’s actually against the law to use your mobile phone when driving, so Apple is also preventing you from receiving a fine because using your phone behind the wheel will result in a Fixed Plently Notice of £200 if the police catch you.

So we would strongly advise you keep the feature active on your phone if you are driving for your own safety and the safety of others.

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A19 closed northbound near hartlepool drivers advised to find another route

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Police were called to reports of a traffic incident involving one vehicle on the northbound side of the A19 near Hartlepool at about 2:40pm today (Thursday).

The northbound carriageway has been closed at the A179 junction to allow access for the Great North Air Ambulance.

The male driver has been taken to Hartlepool General Hospital with serious injuries.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find an alternative route.

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North East hit by a blanket of snow many major routes covered

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Motorists are bring urged to take extra care across the North East as many major routes have been covered.

Heavy snow fall and strong winds have left the A1, A19, A66 & A1M covered in snow.

While many major routes in towns and cities have also been covered leaving many roads difficult to navigate.

Gritting across many areas has failed as the snow has created air pockets allowing the snow to rest on top.

Snow began falling at 11pm last night and is expected to continue until 9am this morning.

A number of schools, colleges and Universities are expected to announce they could be closed for the day. Make sure you check ahead before traveling.

Tweet your snow pictures @PoliceHour or add them to the comments section on Police Hour Facebook page.

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Missing Guardsman with the Scots Guards based at the Wellington Barracks

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Police are urgently searching for a missing Guardsman who is missing from his central London barracks.

Dean Rudman was last seen at around 21:40hrs on Tuesday, 9 January, leaving the All Bar One pub in Waterloo. He is believed to have travelled to Guildford by train.

He is a Guardsman with the Scots Guards, normally based at Wellington Barracks in Westminster. He is believed to have links to Canterbury and Durham.

Dean is from the North East and has many friends in Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

He is described as white of slim build with dark hair, and a moustache. When last seen, he was wearing dark trousers and a dark jacket.

Dean’s family, friends and colleagues are very concerned by his disappearance, which is described as out of character.

He may be in the company of a female, described as white of slim build with long highlighted hair.

If anyone has any information as to Dean’s whereabouts, they are asked to call Westminster police on 07500 766462 or contact the charity Missing People via https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/

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