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UK wants to stop distracted driving by making it easy to disable drivers' phones
UK wants to stop distracted driving by making it easy to disable drivers' phones

Like their counterparts around the world, officials in the United Kingdom are sick and tired of distracted driving. Sadly, education campaigns haven't done much to encourage drivers to stop texting and checking email behind the wheel--in fact, the number of motorists who admit to using a mobile...Read More»

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Great Britain gets serious about distracted driving

The problem of texting and driving isn't limited to the U.S.--not by a long shot. Great Britain is taking steps to discourage the practice by boosting fines and potentially revoking licences. Currently, British drivers face fines of £100 ($130) and three points on their licenses if they're...Read More»

Ssangyong Tivoli
Ssangyong mulls move to US as sales sink in UK following Brexit vote

Back in 2014, South Korean automaker Ssangyong said that it was planning to bring its lineup of cars and crossovers to the U.S. in 2016. Those plans never panned out, but thanks to the U.K.'s decision to bail on the European Union, Ssangyong's U.S. debut is up for discussion again. Wondering how...Read More»

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Brexit & the auto industry: brace yourselves

Last week, voters across the United Kingdom trudged to the polls to determine whether the UK should remain a part of the European Union or go it alone. When the ballots were counted, 52 percent had opted for independence. After a brief, shocked pause, panic ensued. Financial markets collapsed...Read More»

PlateWave social networking app for UK drivers
British Car Fan Launches PlateWave App To Help You Find Dates Using License Plates

Marc Ackerley is either extremely vain, extremely delusional, or an extreme genius. Possibly all three. According to the Daily Mail, the 58-year-old British car fan was lucky in business but unlucky in love -- or so he thought. Then, he began getting calls from his Ferrari dealer, who said that "a...Read More»

Self-driving pod car to service Milton Keynes, U.K.
U.K. Promises To Have Autonomous Cars On The Road By 2017 (Video)

We talk a lot about the changes that autonomous cars will bring to the road. But what often gets left out of the discussion is how autonomous cars will upend the auto industry -- how they'll shift the balance of power between America, Europe, and Asia, and what they'll mean for thousands upon...Read More»

Digital dashboard cluster of a Mercury Grand Marquis (via Ruben de Rijcke)
Do You Know What Your Dashboard Warning Lights Mean?

We see them every time we start our cars. From time to time, we see them while we're driving, and we're filled with a dark mix of fear and dread. But really, how many of our cars' warning lights can we properly identify? Across the Pond, Brittania Rescue wondered the same thing, so they...Read More»

Drunk driver
Warning: This Drunk-Driving Video May Give You A Heart Attack

Do not click "play" on the video above just yet. First, clear the surrounding area of all liquids. Half-full coffee cups, entirely full water bottles, bowls of soup: whatever you've got, put it aside. Next, if you wear adult diapers or pads, please ensure that you're wearing the proper gear. If you...Read More»

Screencap from 'The Motherhood' feat. the Fiat 500L
2014 Fiat 500L: A Perfect Ride For Cool, Rapping Moms

Not so long ago, June Cleaver was America's model mom -- someone who'd take care of the children and manage the household while the father journeyed out into the business world. Then came the 1960s and 70s, when mothers were expected to bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and do everything...Read More»

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda Offers 20% Discount On The Miata Via Facebook Deals (Sorry, U.K. Only)

One of 2010's biggest social media stories was the rise of group-buying services like Groupon and Living Social. These companies have been a hit with businesses and consumers alike, offering great discounts on products and raising visibility for entrepreneurs. (Think of the hugely successful...Read More»

The Google Street View Car
More Bad News For Google Maps Fans: Street View Broke British Law

Two weeks ago, a Canadian court found Google guilty of breaking privacy laws when its Street View vehicles collected data from wifi networks as they roamed the Great White North. Now, there's more bad news for Google, and possibly for the people who depend on Google Maps: a British court has issued...Read More»

Renault 12SecondStrip promotion for the Wind convertible
Renault Seeks Warm, Caring Strippers For Short-Term YouTube Commitment

It's Wednesday, which can only mean two things: (a) we're halfway to the weekend, and (b) we're feeling a little punchy. What better time to mention Renault's campaign to raise awareness of its new Wind convertible among strippers, exhibitionists, and famejunkies? The gist of the campaign is pretty...Read More»

Sally Field and Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit
Battle Of The Sexes Rages On: Report Says Women Drive Better Than Men

A couple of weeks ago, we stumbled across a British report that said 20% of men are terrified to ride in a car when a woman is behind the wheel. Today, the tit-for-tat continues with a new study  -- also from the U.K. -- showing that those men are crazy: women are far more competent drivers than...Read More»

Woman driving
Breaking: Men Are Terrified Of Women Behind The Wheel

Mothers: remember the first time your son took you for a spin after he'd gotten his driver's license? Remember how you strapped yourself into the passenger's seat like Sally Ride heading into orbit, then braced yourself against the dashboard when your son got within 100 yards of a stop sign? Well...Read More»

GPS satellite
Smile For The Camera: Big Brother Is Watching You Speed Via Satellite

Satellites do many awesome things: they allow us to communicate with friends and family, they help us find our way home when we're lost, and of course, they bring us television -- delicious television. But there are a few downsides to those hunks of metal and circuitry floating above the surface of...Read More»

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