September 8, 2013 |
Nine Inch Nails, hit the rails. Still like James Brown? Turn it down. A recent study shows that the music preferences of many young drivers - pop, rock, dance, hip hop, rap, all of it played LOUD - increase their driving errors. The study, conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, involved 85 novice drivers. Their average age was 17.6 years, so parents of similarly aged offspring may pause a moment to shudder. Accompanied by an adult driving instructor, the young drivers drove routes along residential roads and highways, each trip lasting about 40 minutes.
August 26, 2013 |
Officer Adam Fulmore pulled over the Honda CRV on South Collings Road in the Fairview section of Camden on Friday. The driver wasn't wearing a seat belt, and an air freshener hung from the rearview mirror, obstructing her view. Fulmore, a 20-year-old rookie with the new Camden County police that began patrolling the city nearly four months ago, let the driver leave with a warning. The vehicle was carrying members of a Philadelphia church group on their way to a water-park outing in Clementon.
November 30, 2012 |
ANDREW BYNUM hasn't stepped foot on the basketball court in Philly. But he's spent plenty of time in court in California. The new Sixers center, sidelined by a knee injury, is feuding with his former West Coast next-door neighbors over his alleged loud music, unleashed dogs, marijuana use and fast cars. TMZ first reported their dueling lawsuits, filed last summer, Thursday morning. Bynum says Ray and Cindy Beckett, who have since moved away, harassed him because they're racist.
July 20, 2012 |
MUSIC Getting Warped Bleeding edge rock fans should be as happy as pigs in slop as the umpteenth Vans Warped Tour takes charge with tons of loud, loud music and lifestyle attractions. Top-billed attractions Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, The Used, New Found Glory, Anti Flag and Mayday Parade lure you in. But there are also another 70-plus bands vying/begging for attention, covering the musical waterfront from punk to hardcore to hip-hop. (Promoters like to point out that previous "unknowns" that worked Warped for peanuts include No Doubt, Katy Perry, Blink 182 and Sublime — so you never know.)
July 11, 2011
Fifteen people were arrested for minor offenses late Saturday and early Sunday around South Street, where a large crowd had congregated, police said. Charges included disorderly conduct, underage purchase of liquor, resisting arrest, and obstructing traffic, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. No violence or property damage was reported, she said. Resident Regina Lee Blaszczyk reported people running up and down the street screaming, playing loud music from their cars, and honking their horns.
March 28, 2011 |
Jason Peters became the second Eagles offensive lineman arrested this offseason when he was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest late Friday night in Shreveport, La., police said. Peters was in Shreveport as a celebrity guest at the Bay Bay Birthday Bash at the Kokopellis nightclub. According to the police report, Peters was asked to turn down the loud music blaring from his car. He refused and said he was going to park. He also declined to provide his identification when asked by police, leading to the resisting charge.
July 29, 2010
DEAR ABBY: "Lost My Appetite in South Carolina" walked out of a wedding reception after waiting for a delayed dinner and suffering through the DJ's "loud, deafening rock 'n' roll music. " You chided the writer and suggested he should have asked the hosts to lower the volume somewhat. It's my experience this doesn't work. Insanely loud music is part of the contemporary American culture. I have walked out of at least two wedding receptions because of loud music. A wedding reception is supposed to be an event to enjoy and talk to people.
June 1, 2010
DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law is upset with my wife and me for sneaking out of a wedding reception early (before the dinner was served). There was a long delay between the reception and the dinner, and a DJ was playing loud, deafening rock 'n' roll music. We were seated near a speaker and it was virtually impossible to carry on a conversation. My wife claimed a major headache to the guests seated at our table, and we discreetly left the reception. My mother-in-law says if you accept the dinner invitation, it is bad manners not to eat the dinner because it cost the hosts money.
April 23, 2010 |
A former city firefighter and his son were charged with murder Thursday in the beating death of a 54-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man who walked in front of their car, sparking a road-rage fight. Gerard Shaffer, 47, and his 21-year-old son, also named Gerard, were charged Monday with aggravated assault, the day before Mark Wallace died from his injuries. The elder Shaffer, a 23-year veteran of the Fire Department, has been suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss. The fight happened April 8 at Knights and Fairdale Roads in the Northeast.
September 27, 2007 |
Disorderly conduct charges against Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham have been dropped, his lawyer said. The case was dismissed and a bench warrant was terminated after Graham appeared yesterday in 36th District Court, defense attorney James Acho said. The charge will be officially dropped in 60 days. Detroit police ticketed the sophomore for disorderly conduct July 24 for playing loud music in a vehicle, according to court records. Graham pleaded not guilty Aug. 2 and was released on personal bond, but did not appear for his scheduled trial on Sept.