All charges were Domestic Violence related. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Sterling man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to steal a vehicle from a family member in Soldotna. Alaska State Troopers arrested 45-year-old Dennis Backstrom on June 11th, a little after 4pm. According to their reports, Backstrom was trying to steal a vehicle parked at a Soldotna business. Officers say that the vehicle was damaged during the attempt and the owner of the vehicle was assaulted. Backstrom allegedly fled the scene, but was later located and arrested for Attempted Vehicle Theft in the 1st Degree, Assault in the 4th Degree and Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree. Backstrom was transported and remanded at Wildwood Pretrial and held without bail.
- Uber and Lyft study shows they’re making traffic worse
Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are contributing to rising traffic congestion in cities, according to a study conducted by Fehr & Peers, and the two companies admit the data bears out that conclusion, Engadget reports.Uber and Lyft sponsored the study, in fact, and both agree with its results, which suggest ride-sharing is contributing to a growing number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) — though still not as badly as privately owned vehicles.“The research shows that despite tremendous growth over the past decade, TNC [Transportation Network Company, e.g. Uber and Lyft] use still pales in comparison to all other traffic, and although TNCs are likely contributing to an increase in congestion, its scale is dwarfed by that of private cars and commercial traffic,” Chris Pangilinan, Uber’s Head of Global Policy for Public Transportation, wrote in a blog post. RELATED TAGSToyotaNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever As stated in Pangilinan’s blog post, private cars still account for 87 to 99 per cent of city center congestion, and Uber and Lyft could be the solution to that problem. If a congestion charge is implemented for private vehicles, it could shift more traffic to ride-sharing, and it’s possible we could see gridlock relieved then. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The study concluded Uber and Lyft were responsible for 13.4 per cent of all VMT in San Francisco; eight percent in Boston; and 7.2 per cent in Washington, D.C. Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle were also probed.Most of those miles (54 to 62 per cent) were actually spent driving around a passenger, but about 10 per cent were spent driving to pick up a passenger; the remainder were miles driven between trips.RELATED Motor Mouth: When did we all become so stupid?Possibly also contributing to the congestion is not just the amount of TNC vehicles on the roads, but the fact most just end up putting on their hazard flashers and stopping in the middle of the street to pick up passengers, which doesn’t help anybody. Trending Videos advertisement Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. One in six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports. But taking a taxi or limousine isnÄôt necessarily a safer option as nearly a quarter of traditional for-hire vehicles in New York City also have outstanding recalls, Consumer Reports said. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File) COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next ›
- Mexico regulator unveils tough measures for America Movil
Related Home Mexico regulator unveils tough measures for America Movil IFT, Mexico’s telecoms regulator, has announced new and tougher rules for the fixed and mobile operations of America Movil, as part of a play to improve competitiveness in the market.Telcel and Telmex, mobile and fixed-line operators respectively, were previously named as “pre-dominant” by IFT. It paved the way for the imposition of new IFT regulation on the two firms, which include measures on roaming, unlocked phones and billing.As expected, IFT told Telcel to stop charging customers more expensive roaming charges when calls are made within Mexico.If a mobile customer buys his service in Mexico City and makes a call to Monterrey, said IFT, then the call should be charged at local rates in Mexico City.And if a Telcel customer from Mexico City travels to Monterrey and then makes a call to another Mexican city, IFT said that call must be charged at long-distance rates (rather than the higher roaming tariff).Roaming charges for incoming calls are also scrapped.Moreover, IFT said Telcel customers who pay for their mobile phones in full – either as part of a contract or pre-paid package – should receive unlocked devices.For customers who fully paid their mobile phones before 6 April, IFT said Telcel had 90 days from that date to unlock – free of charge – the bought devices.On billing, IFT ordered Telcel to separate charges made for telecoms and non-telecoms services. In this way, said IFT, users who keep up to date with their telecoms payments will not have their mobile service cut off if they fall behind on other payments.The measures by IFT are part of crackdown on anti-competitive behaviour by President Enrique Pena Nieto.Telcel has 70 per cent of Mexico’s mobile subscribers while Telmex controls 80 per cent of the fixed-line market. Tags Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 APR 2014 Español America Movil takes $2M Colombia hit América Móvil deberá pagar 2 millones de dólares a Colombia Ken Wieland Beneficios de América Móvil en el primer trimestre gracias a la reducción de costos Previous ArticleFacebook has 84M mobile users in IndiaNext ArticleApple subject of smartwatch speculation Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more America MovilMexicoRegulatoryTelcelTelmex