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Thinking of buying a used police car? Here's how to do it

Thinking of buying a used police car? Here's how to do it

Filed under: Government/Legal, Police/Emergency, Read This Back in college, I was the house and risk manager for my fraternity. As you can imagine, this was a stressful job, as I was forced to monitor not only the many idiotic whims of my brothers, but the potential impact those ideas had on our ho [more]
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Millionaire cricket player avoids driving ban because he has to drive fish and chips van

Millionaire cricket player avoids driving ban because he has to drive fish and chips van

Filed under: Etc., Europe, Government/Legal, UK It's not exactly a case of "affluenza," but it does appear to be another case of Money Makes Things Go Away, this time in the UK. Police there reportedly caught ex-England cricketer and professional boxer Andrew Flintoff doing 87 miles per hour, 17 mp [more]
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Ecclestone vows revenge after F1 trial settlement

Ecclestone vows revenge after F1 trial settlement

Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal, Celebrities, Racing At times, it seems all too easy to imagine Formula One bigwig Bernie Ecclestone holding a cat and laughing maniacally like a James Bond villain. He just seems like a horrible person to be on the wrong side of. Now that Ecclestone has p [more]
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NEVS' reorganization plan approved after all?

NEVS' reorganization plan approved after all?

Filed under: Europe, Government/Legal, Saab What a difference a day makes. Thursday, we reported that current Saab parent National Electric Vehicle Sweden had its application for creditor protection denied by the Swedish court for being "vague and completely undocumented." But NEVS was back in cour [more]
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Saab owners NEVS denied creditor protection by Swedish court

Saab owners NEVS denied creditor protection by Swedish court

Filed under: Sedan, Europe, Government/Legal, Saab, Earnings/Financials The story of Saab is practically a Greek tragedy at this point. The quirky Swedish automaker that was once known as a pioneer of affordable turbocharging has been followed by years of news that just seemed to keep getting worse [more]
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These Scots fought the law, but the law didn't win

These Scots fought the law, but the law didn't win

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Police/Emergency, UK "I fought the law and the law won." So goes the song originated by the Bobby Fuller Four and popularized by the Clash. And with good reason, because typically when an average citizen challenges the authority of law enforcement, they end up [more]
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Porsche's former CEO Wiedeking to stand trial over VW-share manipulation

Porsche's former CEO Wiedeking to stand trial over VW-share manipulation

Filed under: Europe, Government/Legal, Porsche, Volkswagen, Earnings/Financials Former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking (left in the above photo) could potentially be facing some time in the slammer after all. The last we had heard, he and former Chief Financial Officer Holger Haerter (right) had avo [more]
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States have failed to spend nearly $540M in federal highway safety grants

States have failed to spend nearly $540M in federal highway safety grants

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety A new report from the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General has revealed yet another fiasco in highway funding. No, it's not a misuse of federal funds. Instead, it's a complete and total lack of use for government monies. In this case, [more]
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Man who drove Bugatti Veyron into lake pleads guilty, faces 20 years in prison [w/video]

Man who drove Bugatti Veyron into lake pleads guilty, faces 20 years in prison [w/video]

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Videos, Supercars, Bugatti Remember the guy who caught on video driving a Bugatti Veyron into the Gulf Bay in Texas? Well, he's now facing a few decades behind bars. You might wonder why some seriously bad driving in a million-dollar supercar could [more]
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How privacy fears are driving automakers in the age of the connected car [w/poll]

How privacy fears are driving automakers in the age of the connected car [w/poll]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Technology A recent GAO report concluded car companies don't adequately disclose how and why they share location data. As cars collect and store more and more data about the whereabouts of their drivers, automakers are responding to critics who say they sh [more]
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Why one Long Island county dismissed $2.4 million in speed-camera fines [w/video]

Why one Long Island county dismissed $2.4 million in speed-camera fines [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, Earnings/Financials The goal of speed cameras should be to improve safety and change driver behavior, not to make motorists feel like they're being ripped off. A speed-camera program in one Long Island county issued almost 40,000 tickets over the past [more]
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Death claim in GM ignition-switch lawsuit rises to 100

Death claim in GM ignition-switch lawsuit rises to 100

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM Nearly 300 people have filed claims in the General Motors ignition switch recall case, with around 100 claiming the defect led to their loved ones' fatal crashes while 184 people claim they were injured in crashes caused by the recalled ignition switch. The period [more]
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TX officer allegedly lets 140-mph street racer go with a warning [w/poll]

TX officer allegedly lets 140-mph street racer go with a warning [w/poll]

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Safety, Videos, Ford, Police/Emergency Being pulled over by the police is one of the most nerve-racking situations that a driver can go through, and it's even worse when you know that the officer has you dead to rights for speeding well over the po [more]
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Lexus parts prices cut in China amidst antitrust fears

Lexus parts prices cut in China amidst antitrust fears

Filed under: Government/Legal, Lexus, Canada It's been a topsy-turvy summer for foreign businesses in China ever since that country's National Development and Reform Commission and State Administration for Industry & Commerce launched a horde of investigations into anti-monopoly practices. When [more]
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Thieves target NYC U-Haul lots, steal 100s of catalytic converters worth nearly $400k

Thieves target NYC U-Haul lots, steal 100s of catalytic converters worth nearly $400k

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal Type "stolen U-Haul catalytic converter" into a search engine and you'll get scads of results on the issue sourced from local papers all over the country. Conduct that same search on vehicles in general and the results will be numbingly numerous, trucks and vans [more]
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Infiniti moves to trademark Eau Rouge

Infiniti moves to trademark Eau Rouge

Filed under: Concept Cars, Sedan, Performance, Government/Legal, Infiniti With Formula One taking to Belgium and the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend - boasting a reputation as one of the most beautiful courses on the calendar - all eyes will likely be on the tricky Eau Rouge corner, w [more]
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Ford worker files for UAW dues refund, stirs right-to-work debate

Ford worker files for UAW dues refund, stirs right-to-work debate

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford, UAW/Unions Let's start with some history: Ford's Dearborn truck plant, part of the company's massive River Rouge complex, was the center of a strike in 1941 that led to Ford signing the first "closed shop" agreement in the industry. The agreement obliged every w [more]
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US government moves to mandate car connectivity [w/video]

US government moves to mandate car connectivity [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Videos The federal government is inching closer to mandating cars have the ability to communicate with each other, in a move regulators say could reduce crashes while still protecting motorists' personal information. "By warning drivers of immi [more]
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Aston Martin trademarks DB10 through DB14

Aston Martin trademarks DB10 through DB14

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Aston Martin, Luxury What comes after DB9? That's the big question currently surrounding Aston Martin as the British purveyor of luxury GTs prepares to replace its long-serving core model. And now we may have a clue at what the answer will be. Rep [more]
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Only 1 in 234 pass Melbourne's tough new taxi driver test

Only 1 in 234 pass Melbourne's tough new taxi driver test

Filed under: Government/Legal, Work, Australia In London, cab drivers undergo a grueling testing and memorization regime known ominously as "The Knowledge." Obtaining a license to drive one of the British capital's distinctive black cabs is so difficult that students often use motor scooters to get [more]
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