Night-vision Binoculars Help Plainfield Police Nab Alleged Burglar – Police & Fire – Plainfield, Il Patch

Luckily, an officer was carrying a pair of night-vision binoculars. The equipment detects heat, which allowed the officer to spotSlaboszewski where he hid in the high grass. When other officers moved towards him,Slaboszewski turned and ran directly to the officer with the night-vision binoculars, according to police. Fisher saidSlaboszewski resisted as officers attempted to take him into custody and continued to struggle even after police use a stun gun on him. He was eventually subdued and taken the Will County jail. According to police, abrasions onSlaboszewski’s face were not a result of his struggle with officers.
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‘Beer Goggles’ Are a Real: How Alcohol Can Affect Your Tears and Obstruct Sight at Night | TheBlaze.com

Lights perceived with halos, which the researchers found happened more often when subjects drank alcohol to a certain point, impairing the quality of their eyesight. (Image source: Jose Juan Castro/University of Granada)

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or 1.5 football fields. In fact, glare is one of the most common night driving vision issues, with one out of four survey respondents reporting that they feel unsafe driving at night due to glare. Third, reaction time is slower at night. The NSC reports that 90 percent of a drivers reaction depends on vision**, which is limited at night, so a persons ability to spot danger and react is compromised. When considering that a typical driver makes 20 decisions per mile and has less than half a second to act to avoid a collision (AAA*), its easy to see why improving night vision is in everyones best interest. The good news is that although younger people are noticing night driving issues, they are also taking steps to address their concerns.
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Survey Reveals Anxiety with Night Driving Begins at Surprisingly Young Ages | North Fork Vue

18, 2014 4:36pm Tweet This Email this story to a friend Researchers recently demonstrated what is going on physically when alcohol is imbibed that affects eyesight and can impair driving and cause so-called beer goggles. The team from the University of Granada showed that ethanol in the eyes tear-film causes evaporation , which impacts the quality of the image being seen, especially at night. The researchers evaluated retina-image quality and night-vision performance of nearly 70 people after they drank alcohol, measuring their blood alcohol levels through breathalyzer tests. To assess volunteers vision at the time, the team conducted a halometer test in low-light conditions, allowing them to quantify any level of eyesight obstruction in the form of halos around bright lights, according to the news release . The more impaired a persons vision was, the more of a halo they saw around the lights.
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