Archive for November, 2011

Blackberry Outage Results in Reduced Crashes
Last Updated on Sunday, 7 October 2012 06:22
Written by Ginhofe
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Quoted from NPR Blogs

“…BlackBerry users faced a text messaging outage for three days straight last week. Yesterday, BlackBerry offered some customers $100 in free apps as an apology.And, today, The Financial Times reports another bit of surprising news born out of the outage: Authorities said the number of traffic accidents fell by 20 percent in Dubai and plummeted by 40 percent in Abu Dhabi during the outage.

The National, an English-language paper from the United Arab Emirates, first reported the story over the weekend. They report that authorities are certain the outage is linked to those drops:

Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim, the chief of Dubai Police, and Brig Gen Hussein Al Harethi, the director of the Abu Dhabi Police traffic department, linked the drop in accidents to the disruption of BlackBerry services between Tuesday and Thursday.

Brig Gen Al Harethi said: “Accidents were reduced by 40 per cent and the fact that BlackBerry services were down definitely contributed to that.”

“Absolutely nothing has happened in the past week in terms of killings on the road and we’re really glad about that,” Brig Gen Al Harethi said. “People are slowly starting to realise the dangers of using their phone while driving. The roads became much safer when BlackBerry stopped working.’”

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 10:29
Written by ninhofe
Monday, November 14th, 2011

Our new crew takes over!

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