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Speeding drivers outside school face kids' court

BBC News

Motorists stopped for speeding outside a school are being offered a new choice of punishment. Drivers caught by West Midlands Police near Montgomery Primary Academy, in the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham, can either choose points on their licence or go to a kids' court, where they face questions from a panel of children. Birmingham City Council is hoping to extend the scheme across the city to try to reduce the numbers of children involved in accidents.

These Dual-Driver Earphones Could Be The Best You've Ever Heard

Forbes - Tech

The Denon C821 (AH820 in USA) are groundbreaking earphones thanks to dual driver technology. Another day, another pair of earphones to review. To be honest, I get to see all sorts of earphones and for much of the time there's not a whole lot of difference between many of them. Of course, earphones do vary when it comes to comfort, sensitivity, and features like remote controls or wireless functions, but rarely will a pair of earphones stick out as exceptional from the first moment you listen to them. A couple of weeks ago I received a pair of Denon C821 (AH-820 in USA) earphones to review.

TikTok HGV driver: 'Lorry driving is for anyone'

BBC News

A 22-year-old HGV driver has turned to TikTok to show people it can be a "career for anyone". Becky Giles, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, has been driving lorries for four years for her family-run agricultural haulage business in Desborough, Northamptonshire. The government is taking a number of steps to address the shortage of HGV drivers, amid concerns about deliveries of food, fuel and other items in the run-up to Christmas. Ms Giles has started a TikTok account to show off a job she "wouldn't change for the world" and encourage others to join the industry. She shares videos of her day-to-day life and answers questions about the industry.

BP: Lorry driver shortages closing some sites temporarily

BBC News

Our supply chain has been impacted by the industry-wide driver shortages across the UK, and was exacerbated by the temporary closure of our Hemel Hempstead fuel distribution terminal last week because of necessary Covid-19 isolations amongst staff. The terminal is now operating as normal once again.

Amazon drivers are hanging phones in trees to get more deliveries


Amazon's contract delivery drivers are so desperate for work they've come up with a bizarre way to game the system: hanging phones in trees, Bloomberg reports. Like Uber, Amazon Flex lets drivers make deliveries in their own cars. Amazon's dispatch system can detect which drivers are closest to a pickup location and sends an alert to their phones when a package needs to be moved. With more people out of work, competition for those delivery gigs is fierce and the jobs disappear quickly, so drivers who can respond quickly, or are nearest to the delivery location, have an advantage. That's where the phone trees come in.