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How Does a Four Stroke Motor Work?

Four stroke motors are used to power virtually every car and street motorcycle manufactured today. You may have heard the term "four stroke", but do you know what each cycle (or stroke) does? 1) Intake: In this cycle, air and fuel is drawn into the cylinder through an intake valve as the piston...

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Italy Closes Dolomite Passes to Cars and Motorcycles

The regional government in Italy's Trentino area, near the Austrian border, has closed high passes in the Dolomites to motor vehicle traffic. The action is part of an effort to reduce both air and noise pollution for the many day hikers, climbers and backpackers that frequent the region. Ironically,...

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EU Committee to Examine Horsepower Caps on Motorcycles

Despite the defeat of earlier proposed bans, the EU is once again considering a ban on motorcycles producing more than 100 horsepower. Currently, France is the only EU member with a 100 horsepower limit on motorcycles sold in country. Other EU countries have a stepped rider education system that...

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What Is Vehicular Manslaughter?

Vehicular manslaughter is the killing of a person due to a violation of traffic laws or criminal negligence. This can result from careless or driving under the influence of alcohol as well as negligence such as driving with no license. This kind of law basically wants to put an end to reckless...

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How Do I File an Accident Report?

In filing an accident report, one must report to law enforcement authorities where the incident occurred. This is very first action that you should take in case you witness an accident or get involved in one. Once a report is filed, the police would then start the investigation and gather statements...

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What Is a DUI Plea Bargain?

A DUI is an acronym for a criminal offense referring to Driving Under the Influence. This offense is punishable by law, but the parties involved can agree upon a DUI plea bargain. It is a compromise between the individual accused of a DUI and the prosecutor wherein the latter offers the former a...

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What Is an Automotive Expert Witness?

An expert witness is a witness in a trial who gives testimonies about certain facts regarding his specialized knowledge on a specific subject. An automotive expert witness testifies on an issue related to vehicles and transportation. Unlike all other witnesses being called to court, an expert...

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Chevrolet Announces Camaro Indy Pace Car Replica

In honor of being named the pace car for this year's Indianapolis 500 race, Chevy is building a limited production run of Camaro Pace Car Replicas. Five hundred copies will be built, each painted Inferno Orange with pearly white stripes. The cars will all be SS versions with the 400 horsepower...

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What U.S. States Have the Highest Auto Insurance Costs?

According to a recent study by Insure.com, Louisiana has the highest average cost for auto insuarance of any U.S. state. A forty year old male with a clean driving record, commuting twelve miles to work, was used as a baseline; in Louisiana, he would pay an average of $2,510.87 per year. Rounding...

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Why Did Toyota Halt Sales of the Lexus GX 460?

Toyota has halted sales of the Lexus GX 460 full-size SUV in order to investigate a problem with the stability control system, as discovered by Consumer Reports magazine. In extreme circumstances, the stability control does not intervene quick enough, causing severe oversteer and possible loss of...