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New South Wales to Install Cameras to Curb Distracted Driving

New South Wales to Install Cameras to Curb Distracted Driving

Australians aren’t joking around when it comes to texting while behind the wheel. New South Wales plans to install 45 AI-enhanced cameras on main roads by December. According to The Drive, this project will make this Australian state the first international jurisdiction to use cameras specifically for distracted driving.  Safe Driver: Boost your confidence with […]

 Patrick Grieve

McDonald’s in Wales Creates Late Night “Walk-Thru” Option for Drunks, Threatens Concept of American Exceptionalism

McDonald’s in Wales Creates Late Night “Walk-Thru” Option for Drunks, Threatens Concept of American Exceptionalism

A McDonald’s in Wales has opened up a 2:30-4:00 am “walk-thru” option for people that are too drunk to use the drive-thru, and I am outraged. Yes, outraged that the United Kingdom was the first to come up with such a quintessentially American idea. You see, recently McDonald’s has been making a valiant effort to […]

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Mitsubishi R5 Rally Car Completes Gravel Testing in North Wales

Mitsubishi R5 Rally Car Completes Gravel Testing in North Wales

The Mirage-based rally car known as the R5 completed its gravel testing at a rally event held in North Wales last weekend and is headed back to Sweden for adjustments based on what the team learned from this test and the asphalt test held the week before. The car ended up running without issue as […]

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North Wales Factory Goes Solar with Toyota UK’s Solar Array

North Wales Factory Goes Solar with Toyota UK’s Solar Array

Over in the United Kingdom, Toyota is embracing alternative energy as a means of fueling one of its main production plants. Toyota UK’s Deeside factory in North Wales received almost 13,000 solar panels earlier this week—enough to power up to 10 percent of the entire building, and build up to 22,500 engines per year. Although […]

 Kyle Johnson

Ford of Britain Restarting Production on May 18

Ford of Britain Restarting Production on May 18

Ford of Britain is restarting production at its Dagenham Engine Plant and Bridgend Engine Plant on May 18. Ford’s United Kingdom relaunch comes two weeks after the successful relaunch of several key European plants and coincides with the resumption of North American manufacturing. Coming Soon: The 2021 Ford Bronco promises to be an exceptional off-road […]

 Morgan Pritchett

Is It Dangerous to Drive While Sick?

Is It Dangerous to Drive While Sick?

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal and dangerous. According to the NHTSA, there were 10,511 deaths in 2018 due to drunk driving accidents. Drowsy driving isn’t necessarily illegal, but it’s still defined as risky driving by the NHTSA. But what about when you’ve got a cough and your nose is […]

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Ford Ranger Raptor, Focus ST Report for Duty in UK

Ford Ranger Raptor, Focus ST Report for Duty in UK

Police in the United Kingdom will have a powerful new ally on duty: the Ford Ranger Raptor. Ford revealed that coppers in South Wales are trialing the new Ranger Raptor as a means to stay on top of crimes in areas where the road can get rough. As if that wasn’t enough, the Ford Focus […]

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Teaser Says New Toyota GR Yaris is Coming in January

Teaser Says New Toyota GR Yaris is Coming in January

Toyota Gazoo Racing has put out a new teaser finally revealing the launch date of the upcoming Toyota GR Yaris: January 10. The hot hatchback, which was first spotted testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in July, was originally expected to make its debut at Rally Australia in November — but the vehicle’s premiere was delayed […]

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Is Your Private Number Plate Legal?

Is Your Private Number Plate Legal?

Are you sure that your private number plate is legal? All across the U.K., drivers are being urged to check whether their private number plates are legal or they could face a fine of up to £1000 and potentially fail their MOT. There are specific rules and regulations that your number plate must adhere to […]

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Ford Europe Reveals ‘Roadmap to Sustainable Profitability’

Ford Europe Reveals ‘Roadmap to Sustainable Profitability’

Ford on Thursday revealed a new five-year plan that it says will help the company achieve “sustainable profitability” and its goal of 6 percent EBIT margin. Effective July 1, Ford Europe will split into three organizations as part of a new operating model: Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Vehicles, and Imports. The CV group will be led […]

 Rebecca Bernard

6 Anticipated Audiobooks of May 2019

6 Anticipated Audiobooks of May 2019

When the weather heats up heading toward summer, so does the book publishing industry. There are many new books coming out in the coming months and, if you’re a committed bookworm like me, the impending literary tsunami looks pretty intimidating. While you can’t turn the pages of an actual tome when you’re behind the wheel, […]

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British Study: Cars Equipped with Keyless Entry More Susceptible to Theft

British Study: Cars Equipped with Keyless Entry More Susceptible to Theft

Keyless entry makes it easier for drivers to enter and start their car. Unfortunately, it also might make it easier for others to enter their car as well. A study conducted by British consumer group Which? found that cars equipped with keyless entry are more susceptible to theft. Advantages of Owning an Older Vehicle: Benefits […]

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Production on New EcoBoost Three-Cylinder Underway at Bridgend Plant

Production on New EcoBoost Three-Cylinder Underway at Bridgend Plant

Production got underway at the Bridgend Engine Plant in South Wales on the all-new 1.5-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine at the end of last month. The new EcoBoost will make its debut in the high-powered Ford Fiesta ST as well as the next-generation Ford Focus and was designed and developed by Ford engineers across the Essex […]

 Zachary Berry

New Survey Lists the States and US Cities Where Fast Food Restaurants Are the Most Popular

New Survey Lists the States and US Cities Where Fast Food Restaurants Are the Most Popular

States and cities in the South appear to have more fast food joints, while New England has far fewer fast food restaurants per capita

According to recent studies, roughly a quarter of American adults eat fast food every single day. Needless to say, Americans are big fans of cheap food that can be eaten on the go or in their vehicles. With that said, not every part of the country is over-saturated with fast food eateries. Certain states and […]

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New Ford Focus to Offer Pothole Detection Technology

New Ford Focus to Offer Pothole Detection Technology

The general feeling toward potholes could rather easily be summed up in the immortal words of an Oklahoma City resident who became an overnight meme sensation (memesation?): “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” Unfortunately, potholes are just an expected part of the driving experience no matter where you live. Ford reports that a pothole was […]

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Toyota Warns UK Against Hybrid Clampdown

Toyota Warns UK Against Hybrid Clampdown

The UK government is preparing to put forward a proposal that would ban cars that cannot drive 50 miles or more on electric power. Though it wouldn’t go into effect until 2040, Toyota has warned that this “Road to Zero” plan, as it is dubbed, would discourage it from investing into UK manufacturing. Tony Walker, […]

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St. Paddy’s Day Trivia and Car Decorations

St. Paddy’s Day Trivia and Car Decorations

Many people sport green to celebrate March 17th. Some people also deck out their vehicles in holiday-themed decorations. In honor of this early springtime tribute to St. Patrick himself, and to the color green, here are some random facts about the saint as well as some ideas for outfitting your own car for the 17th. […]

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The Nissan Leaf Is Good Enough for Royalty

The Nissan Leaf Is Good Enough for Royalty

When you think of the British Royal Family and its fleet of cars, you pretty much see images of Land Rovers, Bentleys, and Aston Martins. Well, thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to Sunderland you can now add the Nissan Leaf to the list. Qashqai In Sunderland: Learn more about the Nissan Rogue […]

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