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    Canada: Top 10 worst things to do at a police checkpoint
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    Police checkpoints and roadblocks are designed to keep our roads safe and catch dangerous drivers before bad things happen, but if you really want to know how to act at a police roadblock, it's best to go straight to the source... So why not ask the police officers manning them for a few helpful ...

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    Official: GM midsize SUVs lead safety tests, Honda Pilot disappoints [w/videos]
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    General Motors finally has something to celebrate about. The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain aced the latest round of small overlap front crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety among nine midsize SUVs, and they both scored a Top Safety Pick+ accolade. However, Honda, ...

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    Land Rover augments off-road reality with amazing Transparent Bonnet tech
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    With very few exceptions, production off-road vehicles all mount their engine up in front. The trouble is that the hood can obstruct the view to the terrain ahead. Leave it to Land Rover, then, to come up with a novel solution. When the doors open at the Javitz Center next week for the 2014 New ...

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    Video: Watch these workers ghost-ride the garbage truck with purpose
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    There's an old phrase that suggests we "work smarter, not harder." This garbage truck driver must have read that as "work like a monumental idiot, not harder." The sanitation worker in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico basically ghost-rides his garbage truck while running to grab bags that have been left ...

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    Official: National Corvette Museum says last sinkhole car extracted [w/videos]
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    The 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Mallett Hammer Z06 has been plucked out of the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum, but it definitely couldn't drive away like the 2009 ZR1 did when it came out. With the Mallet finally recovered, all eight 'Vettes that went into the hole are finally out after ...

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    Video: Watch this British motorcyclist tumble down a 40-foot hill
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    The image above is a frame from English motorcyclist Jack Sanderson's helmet cam. After a bit of impatience while riding a seven-mile (11 km) stretch of the A537 called Cat and Fiddle, 21-year-old Sanderson learned why it's one of the most dangerous roads in all of Europe. He took a corner too ...

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    Video: Shocking distracted driving ad is a brutal wake up call
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    It used to be that most of the car-related public service announcements on TV focused on preventing drunk driving and getting people to buckle their seatbelts, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched grisly new ads combatting distracted drivers with the slogan "U ...

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    Video: Crazy cars so hot they literally shoot flames
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    Time to break out the marshmellows (or cook a turkey like this guy), as things are about to get pretty hot in here. We've all seen Justin Bieber's fire-spitting Lamborghini in action and the insane flame-throwing car named "Medusa" built by the maniacs at Popular Mechanics, but the video below by ...

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    Study: Worst roads in Ontario being ranked, named and hopefully fixed
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    This winter will likely be remembered as the worst winter in the last 20 years. The fluctuating freeze-thaw cycle over the past four months has littered Ontario roads with crater-sized potholes resulting in teeth-rattling rides for road users. With Toronto already making headlines as the worst ...

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    Recalls: How GM is using social media to ease its recall woes
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    Working through customer service at a giant corporation is often akin to trying to get the attention of a giant by poking it with a twig. Twitter and Facebook users, though, have tossed aside the metaphorical twig in favour of a far more attention-grabbing Howitzer, using the public nature of ...

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