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  • Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds
    Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds

    Common sense says that talking on a cellphone while driving is not a particularly safe thing to do. But recent studies have found banning cellphone use while behind the wheel is not leading to a decrease in accidents.The results are somewha......

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  • Cars Spray-Painted With Rude Messages In New York
    Cars Spray-Painted With Rude Messages In New York

    A vandal in the New York borough of Queens bypassed the fad of leaving passive-aggressive notes on bad drivers' windshields Tuesday for the more active, aggressive strategy of spray-painting cars with rude messages.The own......

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  • Gamer Finds Dad's 'Ghost' In Old Xbox Game
    Gamer Finds Dad's 'Ghost' In Old Xbox Game

    Video games are often derided as low culture or violent wastes of time. One YouTube user, however, found solace in an old racing game by evoking the memory of his long-lost father.User 00WARTHERAPY00 shared his story in the comments section......

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  • Dealership Pays Customer It Wronged With Pennies
    Dealership Pays Customer It Wronged With Pennies

    A woman in Florida is livid after a car dealership sold her a lemon and attempted to make restitution by paying her with two bags full of pennies.Irena Mujakovic, an international college student, bought a 2003 Saab from Holiday Motors in J......

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  • Woman Hits Motorcyclist, Claims God Was Driving Her Car
    Woman Hits Motorcyclist, Claims God Was Driving Her Car

    An Indiana woman who ran over a motorcyclist and hit a truck told police she wasn't at the wheel at the time of the crash. God was.Prionda Hill was driving down Jefferson Boulevard in Fort Wayne, Indiana, when a voice she believed to be fro......

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  • Star Wars Car Drives To The Dark Side Of Comic Con
    Star Wars Car Drives To The Dark Side Of Comic Con

    When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's drea......

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  • Toyota's 'Easy Speak' Gives Parents A Voice In Backseats
    Toyota's 'Easy Speak' Gives Parents A Voice In Backseats

    Parents often wish they could be in two places at once. A feature from Toyota now gives them the next best thing: The ability to yell at their children from a distance.The feature, known as Easy Speak, was introduced in the 2014 Highlander ......

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  • Pot Tourists Dumping Stashes At Denver Airport Rental Car Agencies
    Pot Tourists Dumping Stashes At Denver Airport Rental Car Agencies

    Car rental agencies operating at Denver International Airport are reporting tourists with extra pot are frequently handing it off to their employees or stashing their stash in the cars before they return them."It happens quite often," a ren......

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  • Are Ride Sharing Services Cutting Down On Drunk Driving?
    Are Ride Sharing Services Cutting Down On Drunk Driving?

    Are car sharing services replacing designated drivers in some cities?Possibly. Philadelphia and Seattle have both seen drunk driving arrests decrease since services like Uber started operations. Data from Philadelphia's Uniform Crime Report......

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  • Stepdaughter Surprises Stepdad With Restored Porsche
    Stepdaughter Surprises Stepdad With Restored Porsche

    Children require a ton of sacrifices; even people without kids know that. Whether it's the time to watch a baseball game or the money just to get there, parents have to give up something for the betterment of their offspring. Of course, onc......

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  • World's Fastest Hot Tub Contender Is Hottest Thing On Four Wheels
    World's Fastest Hot Tub Contender Is Hottest Thing On Four Wheels

    Duncan Forster and Phil Weicker have known since college that there is nothing quite like enjoying a relaxing soak while driving.As undergraduate engineering students at McMaster University the pair designed and built their first 'Carpool',......

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  • Fast & Furious 7 Wraps, Cast Thank-You Note Mourns Paul Walker
    Fast & Furious 7 Wraps, Cast Thank-You Note Mourns Paul Walker

    Shooting has officially wrapped on the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, and as part of that, the cast and crew has issued a touching note that pays tribute to the new members of the film, the series' late star, Paul Wal......

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  • Valet Crashes Lamborghini Outside Of Hotel
    Valet Crashes Lamborghini Outside Of Hotel

    Security cameras were rolling as a valet at a swanky hotel in India crashed a Lamborghini Gallardo while trying to pull forward into a crowded driveway.In the video, the $187,000 supercar lurches forward and hits several cars and a hotel wo......

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  • Michigan Gas Station Offers Classic Prices For Classic Cars
    Michigan Gas Station Offers Classic Prices For Classic Cars

    Detroit isn't just where new of cars are dreamed up, it's also a place where classic cars are cherished. A Mobile gas station in Birmingham, Mich., in the heart of classic car country, offered up gas at classic prices for car owners in hono......

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  • Elon Musk To Donate $1 Million To Nikola Tesla Museum
    Elon Musk To Donate $1 Million To Nikola Tesla Museum

    Call it a 158th birthday present to an under-appreciated scientist. Comic artist Matthew Inman announced via his website The Oatmeal today that Elon Musk will donate $1 million towards a museum dedicated to his electric car company's namesa......

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  • Rolling Coal: America's Political Divide Reaches The Roads [w/videos]
    Rolling Coal: America's Political Divide Reaches The Roads [w/videos]

    Jason Mendelson was driving his Toyota Prius in the right lane of Interstate 64 near Richmond, Virginia, when a white pickup truck with two protruding smokestacks cut into the lane ahead.After a few moments, the pickup spewed a torrent of b......

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  • Teen Dies After Jumping On iPhone Thief's Car
    Teen Dies After Jumping On iPhone Thief's Car

    Marisol Hernandez recently gave her daughter a new iPhone 5S on condition she get good grades during her sophomore year of high school. Rubi Rubio already had broken two phones, so Hernandez told her daughter if she broke this one it would ......

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  • Nissan Claims 'World's Cleanest Car' Crown
    Nissan Claims 'World's Cleanest Car' Crown

    Nissan is claiming the title of "world's cleanest car" by coating a 2015 Nissan Leaf in superhydrophobic and olephobic paint.The paint repels water and oil by creating a protective layer of air between the paint and environment. It rejects ......

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  • Rollin' Coal: A Dirty Subculture Among Diesel Truck Owners
    Rollin' Coal: A Dirty Subculture Among Diesel Truck Owners

    Automotive companies like Chevrolet and Volkswagen are hoping to clear diesel's bad name and convince American drivers that it's the new clean fuel. The owners of these trucks aren't helping that cause.It's called rollin' coal. Diesel truck......

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  • Woman Run Over By Beach Patrol Pickup Awarded $2.6 Million
    Woman Run Over By Beach Patrol Pickup Awarded $2.6 Million

    A woman who was run over by a Beach Patrol pickup in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, while sunbathing in 2011 was awarded $2.6 million in damages on June 26. However, she may only be eligible for a small fraction of that money under the stat......

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