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Czech Police Discover: Women in Miniskirts Distract Drivers

When police in Czechoslovakia wanted to slow down speeding motorists, they came up with two solutions. The first was to install a series of traffic signals, which would have been expensive and time consuming. The lowest cost and easiest to implement measure was to deploy cardboard cutouts of...

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What Are the Cars Most Researched Online?

Kelly Blue Book is one of the foremost authorities on new and used car pricing. Each year they compile a list of the 20 most researched cars over the previous 12 months, which is also a good indicator of a car's popularity. For 2010, the cars most often researched online are: 1. Honda Accord2....

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What Holidays Have the Highest Car Theft Rates?

In 2009, an average of 2,276 cars were stolen per day, which is about 15% less than the number of thefts per day in 2208. Still, car thieves aren't too lazy to work on holidays, and some have remarkably high theft rates compared to average. Look at it this way: drivers nursing a hangover may...

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What Are the Ten Most Expensive Cars?

Forbes publishes a yearly list of the world's most expensive cars. As you'd expect from a magazine that centers on investment advice, it's not entirely accurate when it comes to discussing automobiles. Missing from this year's list, for example, is the $800,000 Hennessey Venom and the $550,000...

Long Island Woman Ran Over Cousin Following Facebook Friend Denial

Long Island Woman Ran Over Cousin Following Facebook Friend Denial

Melanie Spanopoulos, a twenty one year old Long Island, NY, woman is behind bars after she ran over her cousin following a Facebook friend request denial. Authorities report that Melanie ran down her cousin, Giselle Penagos, twice with a minivan following a Facebook family feud revolving around...

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What Is a Defensive Driving Discount?

Defensive driving refers to a set of practices that a driver employs, which result in minimizing the risk of accidents while on the road. Motorists can take defensive driving classes in order to learn these techniques. When one has a defensive driving certificate, he may be eligible for a discount...

What’s on Your Windshield?

What’s on Your Windshield?

Owning your own car or truck is a large financial undertaking. In addition to the cost of the vehicle, you are responsible for all your own repairs, not to mention the price of gas. Car insurance is yet another cost associated with vehicle ownership. Drivers with multiple operating infractions or...

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GM Recalls April 2009

General Motors announced a recall 4/14/09 due to risk of engine fires due to engine oil leaks. The GM recall is of 1.5 million mid-size cars with a 3.8 V6 liter engine. The problem can develop with hard braking as oil drops enter the exhaust manifold which could start a spark plug fire and spread...

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' Cash for Clunkers ' Program Out of Funds, Says Government

The $1 billion ' cash for clunkers ' program started by government in order to give a push to the stagnant auto sales has almost run out of funds, say officials. It appears that the program became hugely popular and hence the $1 billion budget was consumed quickly. White House press secretary...

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Brown Bear Free Car Wash

If your looking to get a free car wash today is the day. Over at Brown Bear Car Wash a national chain of car washes they are celebrating their 52nd anniversary with free car washes for all customers. Let's hope it doesn't rain. "Brown Bear Car Wash, among the 50 largest conveyor carwash chains in...