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UK police move to seize mobile phones after all accidents

Filed under: Government/Legal, Police/Emergency, UK There’s little question that driving while holding your phone is incredibly dangerous. In the UK alone, some 500 people are estimated to be seriously injured or killed each year because of car and truck drivers using their phones behind the wheel – a staggering figure that is leading British authorities [...]

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Ford, Ram in heavy-duty towing spat

Filed under: Truck, Government/Legal, Ford, Ram Every pickup truck commercial has the brand trying to convince us that its model is the biggest, brawniest vehicle on the block. But Ford and Ram appear ready to really throw down the gauntlet and scrap over the towing figures for their heavy-duty models, and it could potentially end [...]

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12 DOT secretaries urge Congress to address long-term infrastructure needs

Filed under: Government/Legal “Right now, there are so many structurally deficient bridges in America that, if you lined them up end-to-end, they’d stretch from Boston to Miami.” Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx (pictured above) has banded together with 11 of his predecessors to issue a stark declaration to the US Congress – our infrastructure is [...]

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China probing German automakers over spare parts

Filed under: Car Buying, China, Government/Legal, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury The Chinese market has proven to be a boon to German luxury automakers. However, the way that the companies have allegedly been controlling their supply of spare parts has begun to draw the ire of the nation’s government. According to insiders speaking to Bloomberg, officials [...]

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What you missed on 7.25.14

Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Government/Legal, Aston Martin, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury Aston Martin Lagonda super sedan teased Fans of England’s most famous sports car builder have something for which to cheer today, as Aston Martin has revealed two new images of its upcoming Lagonda performance sedan. The luxurious new Aston will be built in “strictly limited [...]

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FBI investigating recently fired Ford engineer for espionage [UPDATE]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford UPDATE: We have received a statement from Ford Global Corporate Communications Manager, Susan Krusel, which contradicts some statements in the original story by the Detroit News. Krusel writes: “Ford initiated an investigation of a now former employee and requested the assistance of the FBI. Ford’s offices were not searched by the [...]

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40+ cars that barely avoid the gas guzzler tax

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Wagon, Government/Legal, Audi, Bentley, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Luxury The Gas Guzzler schedule, with mpg ratings and charges that haven’t changed since 1991, lays out which fuel-swillers owe what to Uncle Sam. I started thinking about the “Gas Guzzler Tax” – considerably [...]

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Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar

Filed under: Truck, Etc., Government/Legal, Toyota, Celebrities Rogue or no, Tea Party darling and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is still subject to traffic laws. That means when Sammy Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55,” comes on the radio, she’s still expected to keep a moderate pace, and even her celebrity status [...]

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What you missed on 7.23.14

Filed under: Performance, Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Crossover, Nissan Cellphone bans don’t reduce accidents? It’s true, though perhaps a bit hard to believe. According to a few recent studies, accident rates do not decline in areas where cellphone use is banned. Are drivers finding themselves distracted by other items, or is cellphone use behind the wheel [...]

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What you missed on 7.23.14

Filed under: Performance, Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Crossover, Nissan Cellphone bans don’t reduce accidents? It’s true, though perhaps a bit hard to believe. According to a few recent studies, accident rates do not decline in areas where cellphone use is banned. Are drivers finding themselves distracted by other items, or is cellphone use behind the wheel [...]

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How cars are being exported individually and why carmakers are upset about it

Filed under: Car Buying, China, Government/Legal Cars are expensive in China, especially if they happen to wear the badge of a prestigious manufacturer. As we’ve pointed out before, the price of a Range Rover over in the People’s Republic sits at the equivalent of about $450,000, despite its US starting price of $84,225. In addition [...]

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Stolen Plymouth Barracuda found after 13 years, alleged thief to keep it? [w/video]

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Videos “Why wouldn’t the cops get our car? It’s very mind boggling.” – Jackie White. For an auto enthusiast, a stolen car represents a roller coaster of emotions, ranging from severe dejection upon realizing what’s happened to elation once your car has been recovered. Of course, that roller coaster doesn’t [...]

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Stolen Plymouth Barracuda found after 13 years, alleged thief to keep it? [w/video]

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Videos “Why wouldn’t the cops get our car? It’s very mind boggling.” – Jackie White. For an auto enthusiast, a stolen car represents a roller coaster of emotions, ranging from severe dejection upon realizing what’s happened to elation once your car has been recovered. Of course, that roller coaster doesn’t [...]

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Seoul moves to ban Uber, create own app

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, South Korea The ridesharing service Uber promises to connect people needing a lift with drivers offering one, and it appears to be pretty useful. After all, you can use it to summon Optimus Prime. For many cab drivers around the world, though, the app is basically the bane of their existence. [...]

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Seoul moves to ban Uber, create own app

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, South Korea The ridesharing service Uber promises to connect people needing a lift with drivers offering one, and it appears to be pretty useful. After all, you can use it to summon Optimus Prime. For many cab drivers around the world, though, the app is basically the bane of their existence. [...]

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