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Texting driver slams into cyclist and tells police, 'I just don't care'

Posted Apr 16th 2014 1:00PM

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Texting while driving is a horrible and dangerous idea, but what's worse is saying "I just don't care" like 21-year-old Kimberley Davis did after slamming her car into a cyclist (injuring his spine) while texting behind the wheel.

Although she called emergency responders upon hitting the cyclist, the injured man says he was left lying on the side of the road because Davis refused to render him any assistance after running him over. But wait, there's more.

According to the Standard, the shocking words spoken by the young Australian driver in her statement to police show that her only regret seems to selfishly be over the dents this incident left on her 'pretty expensive' car.

"I just don't care because I've already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is like pretty expensive and now I have to fix it."

"I'm kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don't agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn't on my phone when I hit the cyclist."


According to reports, police have since discovered Davis sent 44 text messages and was texting with up to seven different phone numbers while driving that evening. Driver Kimberley Davis has since been fined $4,500 and lost her licence for nine months. The cyclist is expected to recover (with the use of a spinal cage), as the spinal fracture caused by the crash was serious enough to require surgery.

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2014 New York Auto Show Preview

Posted Apr 15th 2014 2:15PM



The 2014 New York Auto Show is just days away and it's starting to look like many manufacturers have saved the best for last. After obsessively covering dozens of new car debuts and North American premieres at the Detroit Auto Show, Toronto Auto Show and Chicago Auto Show, it's hard to believe there's still more in store for this year (but indeed there is).

Our 2014 New York International Auto Show (NAIAS) coverage will feature some of the hottest cars of the year, from the highly anticipated next-generation Miata (and it's Alfa Romeo 4C sibling), 2015 Nissan Murano and the 2015 Dodge Challenger (set to see its first major update). We're also excited to bring you the first live look at several brand new cars on display like the smokin' hot 2015 BMW X4 and 2015 BMW M4 Convertible, plus the new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe.

Click here for a sneak preview of the 2014 New York Auto Show and let us know you're favourite NYC car debut on our facebook page.

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New York Auto Show Hottest Concept Cars

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World's first glow-in-the-dark highway could catch on

Posted Apr 15th 2014 10:00AM

World's First Glow-In-The-Dark Roads Constructed In Netherlands

The Netherlands' new glowing highway (watch video above) may look like something out of a Tron movie, but this innovative glow-in-the-dark road is specifically designed to improve safety and save the country a lot of money.

Welcome to the N329 highway, where glow-in-the-dark streets painted with photo-luminescent powder can gather energy during the day and release a glowing green light at night, thus replacing the need for costly and energy-consuming street lights. The road is also said to utilize weather-reactive road surfaces with warning icons like snowflakes set to warn drivers during cold weather conditions.

The idea's founder and lead designer Daan Roosegaarde told Wired in 2012 that "It's like the glow in the dark paint you and I had when we were children. ... Now, it's almost radioactive. The government is shutting down street lights at night to save money so energy is becoming much much more important than we could have ever imagined 50 years ago. These roads about safety and about envisioning this new self-sustaining and interactive world."

Although the futuristic highway sounds great so far, many critics are quick to point out the rated eight-hour glow period of the paint is still no match for the 13 daily hours of darkness the country sees during winter months and questions if the glowing paint will hold up well to abuse from weather and vehicles as time goes on.

Click here to watch the Tron-inspired glowing highway for yourself.

News Source: The Huffington Post via AOL On

Ford Canada celebrates its Mustang turning 50 in Toronto

Posted Apr 14th 2014 5:30PM



Normally, getting invited to a friend's 50th birthday party isn't anything too exciting (READ: lame), but when that "friend" just so happens to be the iconic Ford Mustang, chances are it's a party you won't wanna miss. But when it comes to birthday gifts, what do you get the car that's got everything?

As one of the only vehicles to remain in consistent production for the past 50 years, Ford of Canada and five decades worth of cars from the Golden Horseshoe Mustang Association and GTA Mustang Club gathered in downtown Toronto forming a giant "50" in its honour. This unique aerial photography stunt allowed us to check out some amazing classics and also rub elbows with the new smokin' hot 2015 Ford Mustang too.

Click here for our full photo gallery of the event and watch the video below.

Ford Mustang 50 Years Anniversary

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Most common excuses for speeding according to police

Posted Apr 14th 2014 9:00AM



With Toronto officially called out as the worst city in North America for speed traps, we gladly the brought you the best ways to avoid speeding tickets and even shared the best ways to talk your way out of a ticket. But when all else fails, what other excuses have you tried to use in order to get out of a ticket?

These are the most common excuses used to get out of a speeding ticket according to police. Good or bad, some of these one-liners could still be worth the old college try the next time you see those flashing lights in your rearview mirror.

Click here to find out what police officers say are the most common excuses they hear from speeding drivers.

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Koenigsegg autobahn street race filmed by McLaren chase car

Posted Apr 11th 2014 4:00PM

Street racing isn't the best idea, especially when you're doing it with two rare Koenigsegg's worth over $1-million dollars each. But i guess an impromptu supercar shootout was bound to happen when you have a Koenigsegg Agera out cruising the autobahn beside a Koenigsegg CCX which happen to be followed by a McLaren MP4-12C after a supercar meet in Europe.

Click here to watch over 2,000 horsepower being unleashed at flame-shooting speeds on public streets. As awesome as this exotic supercar shootout is to watch, we'd like to remind all of you faithful Autoblog Canada readers to please take it to the track and keep it off the streets.

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Top 10 cheapest all-wheel drive cars in Canada

Posted Apr 10th 2014 7:00PM



This past winter was just awful for drivers in Canada, surely inspiring many people to think about upgrading their vehicle to something with all-wheel drive that can better handle snow storm conditions more effectively.

The folks at Kelley Blue Book (KBB) recently put together list of the best budget-friendly all-wheel drive sedans, crossovers and wagons that can be had without breaking the bank. These vehicles come with loads of versatility, nice interiors, solid driving dynamics and, most importantly, all-weather capability at a great price!

Click here to find out the top 10 best all-wheel drive vehicles on a budget according to KBB.

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News Source: KBB via AOL Autos

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Coolest car that won't be at the 2014 New York Auto Show is actually a truck

Posted Apr 10th 2014 3:00PM

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The 2014 New York Auto Show will kick off in about a week, but the coolest car (err, giant truck) we we're really hoping to see reportedly won't be there. Starting at a whopping $479,000 USD, the Hummer-eating Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 is unfortunately not going to be on display in NYC.

We can't really blame Mercedes for keeping this beast out of the Big Apple, considering they plan to deliver less than 30 of these beastly trucks per year (with the most significant delivery being to the set of Jurassic World). We cant wait to see the big Benz hit the big screen, as this Mercedes 6x6 will be sure to roar back at a few dinosaurs with its twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 that throws down 544 horsepower to all six wheels.

Click here to check out our full photo gallery and the press release below for all the nitty gritty. While you're down there, you can also watch the video below on the machine in action.

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Is this an authentic 1969 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard?

Posted Apr 9th 2014 10:00AM

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Treasure King is a new reality television series that centers around finding rare and collectible must-have items... like an authentic '69 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard!

Watch the video clip above as the self-proclaimed Treasure King and collector turned TV host Richie Marcello takes us along for the ride while hunting down some pretty awesome and often very valuable treasures.

Click here to see the Treasure King hard at work, as he questions the authenticity of this rare and expensive $150,000 General Lee before negotiating an offer on this classic piece of Hollywood memorabilia.

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