GPS tracking is used to help drivers protect their vehicles from theft and quickly recover a automobile if it is every stolen, but choosing to track a vehicle has always been the choice of the motorist. Well that is about to change for drivers in Bayingolin Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Xinjiang because motorists in that region are now required to equip a GPS tracker on their vehicles or they will be refused gas at fuel stations.
Starting this week (with the deadline at the end of June), any vehicle or bulldozer in this Chinese region must be equipped with a GPS tracking device. Chinese drivers will be required to pay the roughly $13 annual fee associates with the real-time tracking technology, but the government has stated they will pay any costs associated with installation of the GPS trackers. Vehicles not equipped with a tracking device will not be allowed to receive fuel at gas stations.
Although the thought of vehicle monitoring technology being utilized on a large scale is not that uncommon (Oregon once tried to propose vehicles be equipped with a GPS tracker in order to charge vehicles by mileage driven), China is the first nation to make it mandatory and at the same time punish those not utilizing the location-based technology. The reason why China is taking such bold moves? That would be the guise of security in a nation dealing with tensions among Han Chinese migrants and muslims, and a fear of potential terrorism.
As many Americans already know, when the government creates a new law and establishes based on unwarranted fear the result is usually a bigger government, more wasted money and less personal privacy. With the new law in place, Chinese officials will utilize the BeiDou system so they can track all vehicles 24/7. The official government position is that it will help local police recover a vehicle if it is ever stolen by terrorists. However, many locals are simply not buying it because the relationship between the Bayingolin Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture and the Chinese officials has seen problems in the past. For example, locals have complained about Chinese security forces starting massive rallies where hundreds of armed Chinese move through out the streets and make life "uncomfortable". Naturally, the Chinese government takes the position that the rallies are actually anti-terror rallies and necessary becasue they help security prepare for any future terrorist attacks.
Source: The Guardian
Let's be honest, everyone was a little shocked when television personality/business mogul/brash and sassy Donald Trump was able to pull out a win against Hilary Clinton in the United States Presidential election. Sure, Clinton was being investigated by the FBI, had a long history of questionable ethics and was about as charismatic as a rock, but Trump was probably worse. Trump attacked the media, used vulgar language and bullied his way to the White House even though he lost the popular vote. Unfortunately, the bullying and belittling of people that was the hallmark of Trump's campaign has already been seen in the first days of his Presidency, as he as taken to Twitter to make negative remarks about the women who protested Trump the day after the inauguration. With many more protests on the horizon, some are worried that Donald Trump could use some of his newly acquired domestic surveillance stratgies to spy on potential protesters or anyone in opposition of his agenda.
Intelligence and domestic spying was on a scale many Americans had no idea about until Edward Snowden revealed the depths of the domestic monitoring. From accessing the cameras on people's phones to the GPS tracking hardware in those same devices, Snowden showed that the intelligence community was really invading the privacy rights of Americans in the name of security. So the tools are certainly there for a man such as Donald Trump to spy on protesters or anyone who publicly criticizes the President and his agenda. The thought of a President wielding such powers is actually quite frightening but when a person looks more closely at the behavior of Donald Trump over the campaign trail and his first couple days of office the notion is not far-fetched at all. Let's take a look at some of the things he has said or tweeted and why those things should be a concern.
1. "Why didn't these people vote"
That is what Donald Trump said when talking about the hundreds of thousands of women who marched in solidarity against Trump. He minimized everything they were doing and insinuated that none of them voted. The Presidential move would have been to immediately address the situation and show respect for them acting out their Constitutional Rights.
2. "Million or million and a half people"
Trump was informed that hundreds of thousands of more people atteneded the inauguration of President Obama and this statement reinforced his view that he is always the best and always right. Even in the face of clear evidence, Trump refused to believe anything other than his own narrative.
3. "CNN is a total meltdown with their FAKE NEWS"
Trump has already set the ground work to attack journalists who report negative things about the administration or himself personally. If he is willing to attack credible news organizations and the people who work for them he most certainly might go after others such as protesters who engage in demonstrations against that administration.
Domestic surveillance is something utilized to enhance national security but it is very possible Trump could utilize those same tools that include going through emails, social networking accounts, utilizing GPS tracking technology and more to go after those in opposition of the administration. This is a very frightening thought, but hopefully Congress, media and the American people will continue to hold him accountable for the things said and done.
Tow truck businesses throughout the country have been using GPS auto trackers to monitor company vehicles and most importantly protect those tow trucks from theft. The location-based technology allows tow truck companies to see how fast drivers are operating two trucks, provide real-time updates on where vehicles are moving and a wealth of other data that can assist tow truck businesses with fleet management. One tow truck operation in Hackensack, New Jersey learned firsthand the benefits of auto tracking when a flatbed tow truck they owned was stolen, taken for a joyride through Manhattan and eventually recovered by police enforcement.
Employees for Bergen Brookside Auto Body & Towing, a vehicle towing company based in Hackensack, New Jersey, were shocked when they noticed one of the flatbed trucks in their fleet was missing. There worst fears were confirmed when the employees pulled up the data from a GPS auto tracker that was equipped to the flatbed truck and it showed the truck was cruising around multiple locations (including Manhattan!) since midnight. With the information from the tracking unit, employees for the tow truck company were able to provide Hackensack police with live updates on the stolen vehicle. Police then began a chase wit the stolen vehicle tat lasted approximately 50 miles. The chase ended when the stolen to truck made an illegal U-turn and then intentionally crashed the tow truck into multiple New York Police squad cars.
The officers involved in the accident arrested Paul Gudanowski and were later taken to a nearby hospital where they were treated for minor injuries. Gudanowski now faces numerous charges that range from aggravated assault to vehicle theft. Gudanowski also has a long record of previous offenses that include burglary, trespassing, DUI and more.
According to authorities involved with the chase, the pursuit lasted toughly 45 minutes and 35 miles. Although police did not provide many details pertaining to the chase since the investigation is still pending, it was clear that GPS auto tracking device installed on the stolen tow truck was instrumental in helping police quickly locate the vehicle and make an arrest.
What was once a small town nestled between Orange and San Diego counties, Temecula has quickly become one of the most popular locations for suburban families looking to set up shop and make a home. Temecula is now identified by the slightly overweight soccer mom driving a SUV while rocking both a designer handbag and at least 5 figures of debt. And dammit it if that's not an amazingly American way to live! Cheers to all those ladies and all of their Starbucks glory. But what about the Temecula men? In a effort to promote equality our editors have decided to write a follow up to the popular article "5 ways you know she is from Temecula" by providing valuable information about how the ladies can tell if a man is from Temecula. Here are the top 5 ways you can tell he is from Temecula!
Two of the more famous Temecula area residents are freestyle motorcycle riding icon Mike Metzger and one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time in Dan Henderson. These two men have reached the pinnacle of their respective sports so it is no coincidence many Temecula area guys try to name drop Metzger or Hendo to make themselves appear "cooler" to others. Sure maybe he saw Hendo at Gin Sushi and sniffed his chair after Hendo left, or maybe even got a flaming dolphin tattoo from Metzger, but that doesn't mean he is friends with either. It does however mean he is from Temecula.
One of the ways you can tell he is from Temecula is how quick he will be to say the city sucks and that he wants to move away to somewhere cool such as San Diego. He said this when he was in his teens, twenties and probably now if he is in his thirties or forties. He will say Temecula is full of drama and that the city is lame but guess what? He will never move. It won't happen under any circumstance. Maybe it is because he only has 2 years of education at MSJC completed or maybe it's because parking his lifted truck in downtown San Diego is nearly impossible. Either way he is not leaving Temecula. Your best bet is maybe a date night with him away from Guadalajara's to a restaurant in Escondido.
While the rest of the country is crushing Bud Lights and Patron like a bunch of college girls, guys in Temecula are pounding the IPAs. Whether it be Grapefruit Sculpin at Ballast Point Brewery or some Tower 10 IPAs at Karl Strauss Brewery, Temecula guys may not have 401Ks but they certainly have good taste in booze.
Tattoos are trendy in Temecula and this is supported by the fact that their are now over 20 tattoo shops in the Temecula/Murrieta area. That's f***ing right, 20+. Think about it in this context, it is more than all the local Alberto's, Alberta's and Jilberto's Mexican food restaurants combined! That's nuts. However, a guy from Temecula doesn't just go into tattoo shop and request a flaming dolphin or gingerbread man, he must have a full sleeve or nothing. See Temecula guys (and many girls) don't like the minimalist hipster tattoos. Temecula guys want full sleeves decorated with koi fish, skulls, some Tim Burton crap or a bunch of other meaningless bullshit. So when you see a guy cruising around the round bar at Pechanga in all his full sleeve inked out glory know that he is 100% from Temecula.
California is home to some of the most dangerous gangs in the world such as the bloods and 18th Street gangs in Los Angeles, but Temecula is also home to a gang known as the "Metal Mulisha". Well they aren't really a gang as much as a group of people who wear black shirts, flat bill hats and black socks while talking about riding dirt bikes and hanging out at places such as the Tilted Kilt. Regardless, if you see some dude cruising around dressed between a mix of Johnny Cash's all black style and a teenager who just started his own tee shirt company, he is probably from Temecula.
This article is meant to be satire and in no way offend the men who call Temecula home. Our GPS Car Tracking writing staff simply got drunk at the Promenade Mall and wanted to write a story not related to GPS automotive security.
One of the things that teenagers love more than anything is summer. Summer means time off school, vacations, hanging out with friends, outdoor adventures, longer days and simply more fun. Summer can be a great time for teens, but for parents it is the time when they should have heightened fears because when the temperature rises so to does the danger. This is because statistics show that the most dangerous month for teen drivers is Summer.
There are a number of factors that lead to the spike in teen driving accidents in the summer according to driving experts. Many of these factors are things such as sending/receiving text messages while driving, driving too fast or simply anything that could casual distracted driving like conversation with friends. Basically, many of the same factors that result in the majority of teen driving accidents. However, the care-free attitude many teens exhibit is often amplified in the summer months and this sustained behavior can be a recipe for automotive disaster. This leaves parents asking themselves what options are available to reduce the dangers of teen driving during the summer months.
Cell phone use is now the number one leading cause behind distracted driving among all motorists, but it is even more prevalent among teenagers. Teenagers will use their cell phones for literally hundreds of different applications. These applications include everything from making calls, sending text messages, creating SnapChat stories, posting on Facebook/Instagram and more. Therefore, cell phones are basically one huge distraction and parents need to reduce or eliminate that distraction. Parents can utilize apps that freeze cell phone activity, choose a data plan that doesn't allow the teen access to the Internet, or have serious conversations regarding cell phone use when driving and check cell phone records against driving activity to be sure teens aren't using their phones while driving. Whatever option a parent decides, it is critical that cell phone use is monitored and conversations take place regarding cell phone use while driving. Also, setting a good example to teens is important because parents shouldn't be using their cell phones while driving either!
Monitoring teen cell phone activity is important and being a good role model is also important, but for parents wanting to take safety to the next level can get help with GPS car tracking devices. Live car tracking technology is fantastic for two specific reasons and that is it can notify a parent if a teen is driving too fast or traveling to places they are not supposed to be. Speeding is synonymous with driving danger and when a teen motorist drives fast they put themselves in harm's way. Therefore, parents who stop their kids from speeding also reduce the likelihood those teens will be involved in a automobile accident. This is one of the best reasons for any parent to invest in a car tracking device for their teenager. However, there are still other positive benefits of investing in a car tracker and one more is because GPS tracking allows parents to know where their teens are located at all times. Whether it be a friend's house they are not supposed to go, a bad side of town that should be avoided or some other spot that is off-limits, GPS trackers provide parents with every address a teen arrives and departs. This locational information can be viewed over the Internet or programmed to alert parents via email or text. The GPS tracker will provide non-biased data regarding where a teen is going which can help parents understand if their teen is making good driving decisions. This can be especially good in the summer months when teens travel more frequently with friends.
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When the weather gets warmer teen driving gets more dangerous, but that doesn't mean parents can't help reduce those dangers. By understanding that risks go up in the summer, parents must talk with their teen drivers, monitor cell phone activity and consider using GPS car tracking technology to observe how fast a teen is driving their automobile. Safe driving is a learned behavior and so to is poor driving. Parents can help shape these driving behaviors with a little management and hopefully keep their teens safer by doing so.
Temecula is home to well over 100,000 people today, and although I am no math major I think it is safe to say roughly 50,000 of those residents are female. Some Temecula women are crazy soccer moms who text while driving their children to school events and others are wine-drinking enthusiasts who get sauced in their best FreePeople skirts at one of the many lovely wineries Temecula has to offer. The Beach Boys once said, “I wish they all could be California girls”, but they were probably not singing about Temecula girls. Regardless, here are the top five ways you can tell a woman is from Temecula!
Tattoos are trendy now and there is nothing wrong with that at all. Hipster chicks everywhere are now rocking ink and that is rad, but Temecula chicks have been getting shitty tattoos since the 1990s or basically way before it was mainstream. Whether it be a tramp stamp on the low back or a full sleeve of meaningless flowery bullshit, you know she is probably from Temecula if she has tattoos. And most likely she got those tattoos from Jason Medina or Thatcher Demamiel.
Every girl has a dating history and that is totally fine, but between 2003-2009 girls from Temecula loved guys who drove lifted trucks. Sure he probably went to Glamis one time and therefore needed to buy a truck with 4-wheel drive, and the lift kit was insurance if Lake Skinner were ever to overflow and flood the Temecula Valley. I get it. But there was a time investing in a lifted truck was the sure fire way to bag a Temecula girl.
The wineries market themselves as classy establishments that offer a little R&R for anyone wanting a little peace and quiet, but the Temecula wineries are where many females have drank themselves stupid. It does not matter if it is a red, white or glass of champagne, the Temecula wineries have blacked more girls out than Bill Cosby in the 1980s. So yeah if she mentions something about blacking out during a bachelorette party, 30th birthday party or whatever reason it was to book a limo and get trashed at Wilson Creek, Ponte or South Coast winery then she is probably from Temecula.
Sure she might have a little organic garden in her backyard, has taken some yoga classes and occasionally shops at Trader Joe’s but don’t let that fool you into thinking she is some sort of new-age hippie into the simple life. If she is from Temecula she is likely putting any savings money not into a college fund for her kids but into a bigger boobies fund. Look there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting bigger boobs. Lots of teenage girls think that way, but when she is 30+, with kids and talking about new ta-tas well it is very likely she is from Temecula. And if things don’t ever work for her selling candles, weight-loss shakes or whatever network marketing scheme is popular at the time, maybe she can get a job at Tilted Kilt during the weekdays when the crowd is a little rougher and customers don’t mind seeing something with a little more mileage on it.
Well yeah if she is on a Facebook group called “Temecula Valley Talk” it makes sense she is from Temecula becasue you are not an idiot and understand that. However, those groups have people from all over Riverside County such as Canyon Lake, Menifee and the spectacular vacation city of Hemet. But the girls from Temecula are the ones who typically comment that they don’t like drama and feel the need to always state they are “a good person”. Well only a Temecula girl would stir up a bunch of drama, state they don’t like drama and then of course close it all by saying she is “a good person”. if that sounds like someone you recently met well you likely met a Temecula woman.
This article is meant to be satire and in no way offend the many awesome, kind, compassionate, drunken, soccer moms saving for breast implants who call Temecula home. Our GPS car tracking creative writer simply got drunk at the Promenade Mall and wanted to write a story not related to auto security.