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RI man makes bid for World's Worst Driver title by getting 4 DUIs in 30 hours

RI man makes bid for World's Worst Driver title by getting 4 DUIs in 30 hours

Filed under: Government/Legal How? That is the dominant question on the minds of the Autoblog staff after reading this astonishing tale out of Rhode Island. How did a man get arrested four times for driving under the influence in just 30 hours? How could he afford to have four vehicles impounded? A [more]
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Submit Your Questions for Autoblog Podcast #398 LIVE!

Submit Your Questions for Autoblog Podcast #398 LIVE!

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Ford, Toyota We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #398 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take [more]
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Weekly Recap: NHTSA searches for answers after Congressional grilling

Weekly Recap: NHTSA searches for answers after Congressional grilling

Filed under: Government/Legal, Plants/Manufacturing, Safety, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury By the end of the lengthy session, senators had painted the unflattering portrait of a toothless agency in disarray. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received a brut [more]
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Watch as upset motorist drives off flatbed truck to avoid parking ticket

Watch as upset motorist drives off flatbed truck to avoid parking ticket

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Videos, Hatchback, UK There are few things more frustrating in life than watching your car being towed away and not being able to do anything about it. However, this guy reportedly in Walthamstow, East London, apparently wasn't going to let that happen to him. [more]
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Are newer guardrails making roads less safe? Federal investigation pending [w/video]

Are newer guardrails making roads less safe? Federal investigation pending [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Videos As if its name doesn't make it clear, the whole purpose of a guardrail is to prevent vehicles from leaving a roadway and veering into potentially even more dangerous territory. However, at least one type of guardrail may not be doing its job [more]
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New radar gun may inform police if you're texting

New radar gun may inform police if you're texting

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology Typically, we don't really enjoy seeing radar-gun-wielding traffic cops. They have a tendency to ruin our day. But, a new sort of radar gun may have us quickly singing their praises. The Virginian-Pilot reports that there's a new tool that will be able to t [more]
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Austrian policeman victim of explosive poo trap

Austrian policeman victim of explosive poo trap

Filed under: Europe, Government/Legal, Humor My cousins lived next to a big cow pasture in Platteville, WI, when we were all kids. Those boys knew how to have a good time in the country, and when my brother and I came to visit one year, they divulged the fun that could be had by rigging cow patties [more]
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What you missed on 9.18.14

What you missed on 9.18.14

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Government/Legal, Hatchback, Kia, Nissan, Electric Quick Spin: 2014 Kia Cee'd GT We're undergoing somewhat of a Hot Hatch Revival here in America these days, but the sad truth is that for every Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST we can buy, the average European sho [more]
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Audi scores first CA autonomous car permit

Audi scores first CA autonomous car permit

Filed under: Convertible, Government/Legal, Technology, Audi, Luxury Audi apparently knows how to get to the front of a line when it comes to driverless vehicles. The German automaker had the honor of being the very first company to receive one of California's new autonomous vehicle driving permits [more]
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Is it illegal to use the Apple Watch while driving?

Is it illegal to use the Apple Watch while driving?

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, UK In conjunction with the typical Internet feeding frenzy that goes hand in hand with the announcement of each new iPhone, Apple has been cited in countless headlines this week after its debut of its new Apple Watch on September 9. The so-called " [more]
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What you missed on 9.16.14

What you missed on 9.16.14

Filed under: Car Buying, Convertible, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Government/Legal, Technology, Supercars, Bentley, Bugatti, Luxury Bugatti Dynamic Driving Experience Ever wonder what it's like to have so much money that you can literally buy anything you want? What would that be like? Our man Bas [more]
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Congress skewers NHTSA's investigative competence

Congress skewers NHTSA's investigative competence

Filed under: Government/Legal NHTSA's incompetence played a role in allowing the General Motors ignition switch crisis to go undetected for years. Five months after the top official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration promised to reform the federal agency charged with keeping [more]
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Dodge Viper saved from crusher by students, but will it last?

Dodge Viper saved from crusher by students, but will it last?

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Chrysler, Dodge The saga of the Washington state community college hoping to keep its allegedly pre-production Dodge Viper out of the maw of the crusher is going strong. Not only does the school still have the car, but there's a chance th [more]
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Tony Stewart case to be presented to grand jury

Tony Stewart case to be presented to grand jury

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal Upon my review of all of the information contained in the entire investigation, I have made the determination that it would be appropriate to submit the evidence to a grand jury, for their determination as to what action should be taken in this matter. Ac [more]
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Federal Robotics Commission could accelerate arrival of self-driving cars

Federal Robotics Commission could accelerate arrival of self-driving cars

Filed under: Government/Legal Back when investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration first probed reports of unintended accelerations in Toyota vehicles, they ran into a serious internal roadblock. They lacked the expertise to examine the problem. They suspected a software [more]
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Truant students beware, San Diego school district acquires MRAP

Truant students beware, San Diego school district acquires MRAP

Filed under: Government/Legal, Military Meet the newest vehicle in the arsenal of the San Diego Unified School District, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, more commonly known as an MRAP, or the US military's answer to the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) so favored by insurgents in Iraq [more]
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What you missed on 9.15.14

What you missed on 9.15.14

Filed under: Concept Cars, SUV, Government/Legal, Crossover, GM, Lincoln, Toyota, Earnings/Financials, Luxury Review: 2015 Lincoln Navigator We take the heavily refreshed 2015 Lincoln Navigator for a spin and find that there's plenty to like about the brand's truckish 'ute. Still, while it boasts [more]
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NHTSA investigating Ford Fiesta for faulty door latches

NHTSA investigating Ford Fiesta for faulty door latches

Filed under: Sedan, Government/Legal, Safety, Hatchback, Ford The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation on the 2011-2013 Ford Fiesta because the regulator has received 61 complaints from drivers, including one claim of an injury, about the doors on th [more]
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Former Ford CEO Mulally won't run for president

Former Ford CEO Mulally won't run for president

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford Alan Mulally will not be following his successful term as president and CEO of Ford Motor Company with a run at an even bigger presidency. Rumors that the 68-year-old former Boeing exec would make a run at the White House sprouted after his apparent dodging of a [more]
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California historical license plate reissues in jeopardy

California historical license plate reissues in jeopardy

Filed under: Classics, Government/Legal, Ownership California hands out its license plates differently than some other states. As opposed to the tag being associated with the owner and switching whenever the vehicle is sold; the plate belongs to the car and remains for its life in the Golden State. [more]
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