Ask a cop: Be smart, use your blinking blinkers

first_img Be a smart and safe driver, use you turn signal indicator (BLINKERS), trust me those of us behind would love to know your intent!Gerry, try not to get so emotional and show your disapproval in front of your kids while operating a motor vehicle, because this is a behavior they can easily pick up from their HERO, and when they start driving they may display acts of anger while driving or even road rage.Jeremy from Beaumont asks: Officer Antoine, I car pool weekly with my co-worker and we always have a question about blocking intersections while stopped in line at a traffic signal. Let’s say the traffic at an intersection is backed up past a city length block and the crossstreet has vehicles in front waiting for the light to change. There are also cars stopped at the cross street stop sign. Is it illegal to block the intersection and wait for the traffic light to change or should the traffic a the stop sign wait?Answer: Good question Jeremy! We all can experience lines of traffic like this during rush hours. There are not laws that tell ANY driver in Texas that they must stop before the cross street to allow passage for any vehicle sitting a stop sign. The vehicle at a cross street will just have to patiently WAIT until it is clear and safe for them to enter the intersection. The vehicle that is on the road, already has the right of way and the other vehicle must gain access when it is safe to do so. If the vehicle at the stop sign is given entry by one motorist that still don’t give them the right of way especially if his movement or position of his vehicle is causing traffic to stop to allow him safe passage. Keep in mind especially when you are in BIG cities like Houston, sometimes you feel like you will wait 15 minutes at a stop sign before its safe to enter the intersection unless someone lets you in. You always take a risky chance when someone lets you in by slowing down traffic and waving you in. Drive Safe!Juan from Port Arthur asks: I’ve visited Houston on many occasions and I must say with the multitude of vehicle traffic they have there, it seems like the horn usage is more here in Southeast Texas than in Houston. Is there a law against horn usage abuse or overuse?Answer: Good question Juan! Yes there is a law against inappropriate horn usage. Now Juan being raised in smaller communities and daily motoring in said place makes you grateful when we take time to visit our neighboring MAJOR metropolitan city to the west. Juan it is your opinion that we use our horn system more than the motorist in Houston do, well I can’t say I agree with that but you are entitled to your opinion. Horns are a very important tool and necessary asset to you vehicle to communicate road safety to other motorist. Now Texas law TRC 547.501 (c)  A motor vehicle operator shall use a horn to provide audible warning only when necessary to insure safe operation. Keep in mind that Click it or Ticket will be enforced until May 31. The men and women of the Port Arthur Police Department are encouraging ALL motorist and passengers of motor vehicle to BUCKLE UP! Seat belts save lives!Gerry from Port Arthur asks:  Officer Antoine, I have a quick question about the use of blinkers: It seems as though a lot of people have decided that the use of blinkers on public streets and highways is an option. Many, many times as I drive the route between my home and Lamar State College-Port Arthur where I work, folks will simply stop in the road ahead of me. As I sit at a standstill I’m wondering, are they turning left … right … or if there a dead raccoon in the road? My kids make fun of me for getting so bent out of shape but I think it’s a real safety concern.Answer:  Good question Gerry! I’m ONE who truly echo your sentiments about the failure to use your signal indicators (blinkers) while operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway. I don’t understand the mindset of motorists who believe it’s permissible for them to drive and change lanes, turn into private driveways, all without signaling their intent to do so. Gerry I can’t begin to tell you how many citations I’ve issued for this violation, and the attitude of the driver upon receiving the citation is one of appalled. They can’t believe they are being stopped much less given a ticket for such a minor violation. Gerry to me and all other responsible motorists, your turn signal is a non verbal way to communicate your INTENT (lane change, turning), while driving a motor vehicle in order that other motorists behind you or approaching may prepare to drive their vehicles accordingly.It’s amazing we buy these vehicles and PAY for a piece of equipment that is standard in ALL vehicles, but yet we fail to use it! Failing to use your turn signal could be the difference between someone going to the car wash or salvage yard, or Memorial Day picnic or emergency room — and last but not least,  home or to a morgue.last_img read more

Subido’s 3 sends UST Tigers to UAAP finals

first_imgUST widened the lead to 40-33 early inthe third period. UP, however, remained in striking distance before taking a63-59 edge in the fourth. This was negated, though, by baskets from UST’sCrispin Cansino, Abando and Subido for a 66-65 advantage. Trailing 63-65 with 23 seconds left,Subido surged the Growling Tigers ahead, 66-65, with a three-point hit. Chabi Yo finished with double-double22 points and 16 rebounds on Wednesday night as Subido chipped in 14 markers. The Tigers surged to an 18-6 start inthe opening quarter but the Fighting Maroons showed some life in the secondperiod as they cut the deficit to 28-29 at the half. MANILA — Henri Lorenzo Subido draineda go-ahead triple, propelling the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers tothe finals of UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball with a 68-65 win over Universityof the Philippines Fighting Maroons in a do-or-die semifinals at the SM Mall ofAsia Arena in Pasay City. After a Maroons turnover, SoulemaneChabi Yo upped UST’s lead to 68-65 with two free throws.center_img Negrense Mark Nonoy contributed 12points, including crucial triples in the fourth period, while Rhenz Abando had11 markers and nine rebounds for the UST. The Tigers advanced to thebest-of-three finals against Ateneo Blue Eagles. Henri Lorenzo Subido drains a go-ahead triple as the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers advances to the finals of UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball. UAAP PHOTO Bright Akhuetie finished withdouble-double 16 points and 17 rebounds as the Maroons failed to take advantageof its twice-to-beat edge to bow out of contention./PNlast_img read more

How a transfer embargo could affect Chelsea players

first_imgChelsea will appeal after being hit with a transfer embargo by Fifa. As things stand, the London club will be unable to make signings for the next two transfer windows. And that could have implications for a number of Blues players. Eden HazardChelsea want Hazard to sign a new contract. [Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire]While the assumption has been that Hazard will sign a new contract at Chelsea or leave for Real Madrid, the prospect of a transfer embargo leaves the Blues, who stand sixth in the EPL Table, in an awkward position. New signing Christian Pulisic doesn’t look like the finished article and if the club are not in a position to sign a suitable replacement for their talisman then cashing in might seem a very unattractive option. On the other hand, though, they would have to consider the possibility of Hazard eventually leaving for no fee the following summer, when his current contract expires.Callum Hudson-OdoiHudson-Odoi asked for a move last month. [Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire]A Chelsea transfer embargo could also affect Hudson-Odoi, who has made it clear he wants to join Bayern Munich. Like Hazard, the 18-year-old’s contract expires next year – although in his case the Blues would be entitled to a compensation payment because of his age. Chelsea, even though have barely allowed the 18-year-old to start in the EPL Fixtures, do not want to sell him and not being able to add to their squad might make losing such a talented player seem even more unattractive. Willian and Pedro are not getting any younger and Hudson-Odoi can expect more first-team outings if he stays.AdChoices广告Ruben Loftus-CheekLoftus-Cheek has tried to establish himself as a Chelsea first-team player this season. [Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire]Having faced a fight for a first-team place as players have come in, surely the conveyor belt stopping for a while would help Loftus-Cheek in his quest to secure a regular place. With no replacement for Cesc Fabregas having been signed and the prospect of Mateo Kovacic returning to Real Madrid after his loan spell, the odds could be stacked in Loftus-Cheek’s favour for once. Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channel Ethan AmpaduAmpadu has impressed when given a chance. [Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire]A player who might otherwise have gone out on loan, Ampadu could be an important option for Chelsea if signings aren’t possible. Gary Cahill’s expected departure will see him move up the pecking order and Ampadu’s versatility will also no doubt be taken into consideration during an embargo – the teenager has featured in midfield, as a central defender and at right-back. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Under-pressure Sarri denies Roma talksChelsea ‘need to find right position’ for AmpaduChelsea to appeal after being hit with transfer embargolast_img read more

Dodgers’ subdued NL West celebration reflects their lofty goals, previous accomplishments

first_imgThere was no sprint out of the visiting dugout following the final out this time, not after NL West titles in each of the previous six years and a 2019 so dominant the Dodgers clinched the division with almost three weeks to go.In the past, Los Angeles did not hold back its emotions, famously celebrating in Arizona’s outfield pool in 2013 after clinching a tense race. That was before a pair of World Series defeats and the heightened expectations that sprouted from those near-misses. There is no longer as much satisfaction in merely reaching the postseason. The berth-securing win over the Orioles on Tuesday, then, represented a checkpoint rather than an endpoint. On Tuesday, rookies Gavin Lux, Edwin Rios, Will Smith and Matt Beaty received at-bats. Smith and Beaty have each made a significant offensive impact this year. So too has first-year outfielder Alex Verdugo, currently on the IL but responsible for 12 home runs and 44 RBIs. The team’s postseason pitching staff could feature Dustin May, the hard-throwing right-hander who debuted last month.Those players can lean on teammates who broke through somewhere in the middle of the Dodgers’ run. Corey Seager was one of the newcomers in 2015. Cody Bellinger was one of them in 2017. For right-hander Walker Buehler, the moment came last season.The talent just keeps coming for this club, which has been on the rise for a decade. Maybe this is the year it’ll lead to a ring. So Clayton Kershaw reflected first on the temperature of the postgame alcohol shower during his TV interview in the clubhouse, then acknowledged his team’s feat in reserved terms. Around him, veterans such as Russell Martin and Kenley Jansen appeared subdued. They have grander ambitions on their minds.”You got to feel the burn.” 😆 pic.twitter.com/JSLS9fUr30— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) September 11, 2019MORE: Pirates have clubhouse altercation involving VazquezSeveral important contributors to this Dodgers group, though, were not part of LA’s success before this campaign.last_img read more

WATCH: James Tavernier nets another SENSATIONAL free-kick for Rangers

first_img1 James Tavernier is something of a set-piece specialist James Tavernier has built a reputation as something of a set-piece specialist since signing for Rangers last summer, netting some incredible free-kicks during his time at Ibrox.And the full-back was at it again on Friday night, beating Kilmarnock goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald from long-range with a sensational strike.It was the equalising goal for Rangers, as they fought back to secure a draw against Killie to extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.It was truly a goal which would deserve a place in any game, and you can watch it and enjoy it below…last_img read more