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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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Update: Hartlepool School Children warned to be vigilant

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A School in Hartlepool has today warned parents and school children to be vigilant following a suspicious incident at the school fence.

Eldon Grove Academy sent a message to parents warning that whilst children were in the playground at lunch time a man approached the fence and spoke to one of the children.

It’s reported that the man approached and offered children ice lollies at Ward Jackson Primary School in Hartlepool.

While someone in a red Volvo was driving suspiciously when a member of staff approached the car drove away erratically.

A spokesman for Ward Jackson Primary School has told Police Hour “Yesterday lunchtime a man tried to engage in conversation with a pupil who was securely inside the school perimeter fence.

“The safety of our pupils and community is paramount and we immediately notified the police and have notified our parents and urged them to be vigilant.”

 

A spokesman for Hartlepool Borough Council told Police Hour: “The safety of children in Hartlepool is our top priority, and as soon as the school made us aware, we notified our other schools as a precaution.”

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Hartlepool School Children warned to be vigilant

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A School in Hartlepool has today warned parents and school children to be vigilant following a suspicious incident at the school fence.

Eldon Grove Academy sent a message to parents warning that whilst children were in the playground at lunch time a man approached the fence and spoke to one of the children.

It’s reported that the man approached and offered children ice lollies at Greatham Church of England School in Hartlepool.

While someone in a red Volvo was driving suspiciously when a member of staff approached the car drove away erratically.

Greatham Church of England School in Hartlepool also warned parents “We have been notified that a man has approached a local school offering children an ice lolly, please stay vigilant.”

Cleveland Police have not commented on the incident.

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Naked runner who terrified over 40 women caught by discarded till receipt

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A NAKED runner who targeted dozens of young women has been caught after determined beat officers used a discarded shopping receipt to track him down.

Over the last few weeks, the serial flasher has been targeting women on the riverbanks in Durham City.

But a discarded till receipt for a packet of Haribo found at the scene eventually helped officers trace an 18-year-old suspect, who was arrested and has now admitted his guilt.

Since April, around a dozen women reported that a man, naked except for his running shoes, had been seen on the riverside footpaths between Durham Rowing Club and the Maiden Castle sports complex.

Police believed that he was waiting for lone women, many of them joggers using the popular riverside routes, before emerging from his hidden vantage point and indecently exposing himself.

Although a dozen women, aged from their late teens to their 40s, reported the flasher, police believe there may have been many more incidents which went unreported.

Durham City Police carried out a series of operations, including plain clothes patrols in which female officers posed as joggers to lure the suspect out.

But the breakthrough came when one of the tenacious officers found a place on the parapet of a disused railway bridge which the culprit used to spot his victims coming.

An empty sweet packet and shop receipt found nearby allowed officers to scour CCTV footage from the store and pinpoint the moment that the sweets were bought, giving them an image of a suspect which matched the description given by the victims.

Officers were then able to trace the suspect to a city centre address, where he was arrested and admitted all the offences.

The man has since been admitted to Checkpoint, a four-month intervention programme to deal with his behaviour.

Sergeant Kay Howarth, of Durham City Police, said: “This was quite an unusual case because the riverside in Durham is usually such a safe place and is visited by families all the time, which made us all the more determined to catch him.

“It must have been very alarming for these women to have a stranger jump out at them while they were simply out enjoying a run.

“We would like to thank all those who rang in to report this man and for all those local runners who helped with our investigation.

“Our officers were determined to find this man and we will continue to work to make sure Durham is a safe place for everyone”.

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