No, That Cop Does Not Want To Give You A Ticket--Just A Holiday Gift

No, That Cop Does Not Want To Give You A Ticket--Just A Holiday Gift

Published Dec 16th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

Drivers in Prosper, TX may not need to suffer that sinking feeling when a cop approaches their car: the North Texas police department has been doling out $10 gift cards this week to recognize good driving, NBC-DFW report......

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Man Straps a Cruise Missile To His Chevy Impala

Man Straps a Cruise Missile To His Chevy Impala

Published Dec 11th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

Paul Stender outfitted his 1967 Chevy Impala with a cruise-missile engine, because why the hell not?Stender, 44, who claims he's never held a "real" job, is an obsessive auto junkie who makes a living through airshows, r......

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Your Leaf Blower Has Dirtier Emissions Than Your Pick-Up

Your Leaf Blower Has Dirtier Emissions Than Your Pick-Up

Published Dec 06th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

The test results of the comparative emissions from two leaf blower models, a Fiat 500, and a Ford Raptor might make you want to make you start using a rake: Edmunds's InsideLine.com found the Ford pick-up to be cleaner t......

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Older Drivers Start Taking Over The Roads

Older Drivers Start Taking Over The Roads

Published Dec 06th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

There are more older drivers on the road now than young ones, says a new University of Michigan study, prompting researchers to ponder: Who's safer behind the wheel? New drivers or old drivers?U.S. drivers had better hop......

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Hybrid Cars Are Safer In A Crash, Study Shows

Published Nov 21st, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

Though a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash test involving a Chevy Volt has recently raised concerns over the safety of battery-powered vehicles during a collision, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released data...

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Uncle Sam Has Spoken: The Death of The Gas Guzzler Economy

Uncle Sam Has Spoken: The Death of The Gas Guzzler Economy

Published Nov 17th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken and Michael Zak

This week the Obama Administration delineated its plan for the new 54.5 mpg fleet fuel economy standard by 2025, and though automotive industry professionals widely rejoiced, those who claim highway deaths will increase......

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Woman Suffers Seizure And Drives Into Lake

Woman Suffers Seizure And Drives Into Lake

Published Nov 16th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

When a woman in Minnesota drove off the highway into a lake last week, she lucked out by having the right person driving behind her for a harrowing rescue.Sophia Eversvik, 27, suffered a seizure that caused her to veer o......

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Chevy Volt Fire Prompts EV-Specific NHTSA Safety Measures

Published Nov 16th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

In the wake of the Chevy Volt fire at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) test facility earlier this year, the governmental organization has been pushing to require EV battery drainage after car accidents, The Detroit Free Press re...

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Man Whose Stolen Porsche Was Found Would Like It Back

Man Whose Stolen Porsche Was Found Would Like It Back

Published Nov 15th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

It sounded like great news at the time: A 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo that had been stolen 25 years ago was found on a container bound for the Netherlands just a few weeks ago.But, curiously, no one ever told the guy who owne......

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Used Car Buyer Finds His Car Comes With Illegal 'Options'

Used Car Buyer Finds His Car Comes With Illegal 'Options'

Published Nov 14th, 2011 By AOL Autos Satff

Every car owner aspires to own the top-of-the-line model, one that comes with options the neighbors don't have.But few wish for the extras a California man found in his used minivan. San Jose, Calif., psychologist Charle......

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Scammers Send Fake Speeding Tickets To Drivers

Scammers Send Fake Speeding Tickets To Drivers

Published Nov 08th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

A scam that could've been developed by a kid on his bedroom computer is conning drivers into believing they owe money on an old New York State speeding ticket.According to MSNBC, the scammers are sending out emails that ......

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Municipalities Forced To Write Tickets To Maintain Red-Light Contracts

Municipalities Forced To Write Tickets To Maintain Red-Light Contracts

Published Nov 03rd, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

A consumer watchdog group says municipalities are signing contracts that force them to write a certain number of tickets on drivers who run red lights, a situation that jeopardizes safety and puts profits ahead of citize......

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Are Fancy Gadgets The Key To Hooking Buyers For Life?

Are Fancy Gadgets The Key To Hooking Buyers For Life?

Published Nov 01st, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

After a decade of watching brand loyalty fade away, automakers are trying to hook customers into long-term relationships by offering them technology they can't live without.Doug Scott, senior vice president of GfK Automo......

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Teen Girl Crashes Into DMV, Leaves Massive Dent In Wall

Teen Girl Crashes Into DMV, Leaves Massive Dent In Wall

Published Oct 31st, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

A 16-year-old girl in Sioux Falls, S.D., crashed through a wall of the local DMV on Wednesday, as Fox reported. She was arriving to take her written driving test when she pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake and sen......

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AOL Autos Test Drive: 2012 Mercedes M-Class (With Video)

AOL Autos Test Drive: 2012 Mercedes M-Class (With Video)

Published Oct 25th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

Mercedes is billing the third-generation of its M-Class, which pioneered the luxury SUV segment back in 1997, as a rugged off-roader with amped up intelligent safety features....

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Ford, VW and Toyota Singled Out For Ethical Business

Ford, VW and Toyota Singled Out For Ethical Business

Published Oct 17th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

During the time of depressing bailout headlines and fatalistic Detroit naysayers in 2008, it would have been hard to see any benefit in that gloominess. But what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger, and Calvert Investme......

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Velocity Seeks To Be

Velocity Seeks To Be "Man's Man" Automotive Channel

Published Oct 14th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

Finding a ripe, exhaust-fume smelling car enthusiast TV viewer with financial means can be a challenge in today's new media environment. So, car companies are always looking for a one-stop shop for tapping into that swe......

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Chevy Announces All-Electric Spark EV Mini-Car

Published Oct 13th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

Chevy has announced an all-electric version of their forthcoming Spark mini-car, for sale in select domestic and worldwide markets beginning in 2013. California is the only region specifically confirmed in the press release from General Motors....

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Hyundai Engineers Drive Across The U.S. With No Gas

Hyundai Engineers Drive Across The U.S. With No Gas

Published Oct 11th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

To prove that it can be done, Hyundai recently drove a 28-day road trip across the U.S. using zero gallons of gas....

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Hyundai Engineers Drive Across The U.S. With No Gas

Hyundai Engineers Drive Across The U.S. With No Gas

Published Oct 07th, 2011 By Ross Kenneth Urken

To prove that it can be done, Hyundai recently drove a 28-day road trip across the U.S. using zero gallons of gas.The Hyundai Tucson company reps took for the ride was fueled by hydrogen. Even without adequate fueling st......

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