It May Have Come From a Driver
Allegheny County‘s first text message to 911 made while driving; which is illegal here
‘Hours after County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced Verizon Wireless customers could send text messages to emergency dispatchers, the 911 center received a text reporting a potential drunken driver in Pittsburgh, said county spokeswoman Amie Downs. The text indicated the sender was driving at the time, Downs said.
‘Texting while driving has been illegal in Pennsylvania since March 2012…’
Big Four U.S. Carriers Now Accepting 911 Emergency Text Messages
‘As of today, the four major U.S. wireless carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile) support the new functionality in “all areas served by their networks where a 911 call center is prepared to receive texts.” But the FCC cautions that this does not mean all of the carriers’ customers are covered, and for now, “you should not rely on text to reach 911.”
‘To protect consumers, the FCC already requires carriers who don’t support 911 texts in certain areas or at all to send automatic bounce-back messages to let senders know that 911 did not receive their messages…’
Most Americans Think They’re Smarter Than Most Americans
Most Americans think that they are smarter than the average person, while richer Americans are more likely than others to say that the country as a whole is unintelligent
‘The latest results from YouGov show that most Americans (55%) think that they are smarter than the average American – meaning that the average American thinks that they are smarter than the average American. A third of the country (34%) say that they are about as smart as the average person, while only 4% say that they are less intelligent than average Americans. People with higher levels of educational attainment say that they are smarter than most Americans, with fully 51% of people with post-graduate degrees saying that they are ‘much more intelligent’ than the average American…’
Jamie Kennedy Gets Kicked Out of Bar, Turns Hero
‘Comedian Jamie Kennedy pulled off a heroic feat over the weekend — helping to save two women who’s car overturned outside a bar he’d just been kicked out of for inappropriate behavior!
‘In the chaotic video footage exclusively obtained by RadarOnline.com, the Kickin’ It Old Skool actor can be seen with scruffy facial hair, a white t-shirt and dark blazer on, calmly trying to help rescue those inside an overturned white car…’