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Survey: White men get out of traffic tickets most often. Black women, not so much.
Survey: White men get out of traffic tickets most often. Black women, not so much.

In the U.S., racial tensions have been on the rise the past several years--particularly tensions between African American communities and police officers. The tensions have been fueled by shocking videos of alleged police brutality against black suspects and equally shocking reports of police...Read More»

Police officer with radar gun
Police & Autonomous Vehicles: How Will That Work, Exactly?

Here's what we know about autonomous cars: 1. They're coming. 2. Their arrival will be piecemeal, via a range of autonomous features, which will eventually merge into fully self-driving vehicles. 3. Autonomous technology could be accepted by the mainstream within five or ten years. 4. Autonomous...Read More»

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Michigan Police Surprise Drivers By Helping With Holiday Shopping (Video)

No matter how good or upstanding or honorable you may be, being pulled over by police can make anyone feel guilty. As your heart races, you wonder, "Did I come to a full stop at that traffic light?" "Do they know I've got an illegally copied Taylor Swift album on my iPhone?" "Has the IRS finally...Read More»

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Ford Develops New Way Of Tracking Police Actions To Save Lives & Boost Public Confidence

America's police have an image problem. As kids, many of us are introduced to Officer Friendly, and we're taught that police are forces for good. But as we get older, we read headlines about racial profiling, we see officers set up speed traps, we hear about entire departments outsourcing traffic...Read More»

Police officer with radar gun
Uh-Oh: Police Radar Guns Could Soon Tell If You're Texting, Too

Privacy is taking a real beating. Every few weeks, another group of hackers nicks our beloved credit card numbers, or a legion of crafty young gentlemen burrow into the online storage accounts of certain female celebrities, proving that iCloud isn't the Fort Knox of data we were promised. And as if...Read More»

Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden
Will Autonomous Cars Destroy City Budgets?

The first generation of autonomous cars to hit the roads in Europe, China, and the U.S. over the next few years won't be fully self-driving, but they'll be able to handle much of the dull, mind-numbing motoring that commuters do on a daily basis. Eventually, they'll live up to the "autonomous"...Read More»

Police officer with radar gun
So, You Got A Ticket. How Will That Affect Your Insurance Rate?

No one likes getting a ticket. For starters, there's the fear that comes with being pulled over, even if you're the goodiest goody-two-shoes in the shoe store. Then, there's the 15 or 20 minutes that's stolen from your busy life while the officer checks your paperwork and writes the ticket. If...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
The Best-Selling Cop Car Is Actually An SUV

It's not your imagination: those flashing lights in your rearview mirror are a bit higher than they used to be. That's because America's best-selling police car is actually an SUV: the Police Interceptor Utility, based on the Ford Explorer. Technically speaking, the Explorer is more of a crossover...Read More»

2014 BMW M235i first drive, Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas Police Won't Respond To Auto Accidents Unless Someone's Hurt

When we learned to drive, we were taught that in the event of an accident, we should leave our vehicles just as they were at the time of the collision. Whether we were involved in a wee fender-bender or a major pile-up, we weren't to move our cars, even if they were still driveable. As we got...Read More»

Police officer with radar gun
Missouri Judge Says, 'Yes, You Have A Right To Warn Other Drivers About Speed Traps'

Over the past couple of years, drivers in Florida and Texas have been ticketed for notifying their fellow motorists about speed traps. In Florida, Ryan Kintner simply flashed his high-beams to oncoming cars -- the international "Police ahead!" signal -- but in Texas, Ron Martin went so far as to...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf R (Euro spec) - Ice Driving
Like To Leave Your Car Running On Cold Mornings? You Could Be In For A Nasty Surprise

It's a chilly morning across much of America, and if you're one of the millions planning to hit the road, you may be tempted to zip outside, crank the engine, and let your car warm up. That sounds totally logical, but if you live in Ogden, Utah (population: 83,793), doing so could yield a very...Read More»

Police officer with radar gun
Man Arrested For Warning Drivers Of Speed Trap; Is It Free Speech?

Is warning of a speed trap ahead—by holding a sign and standing in the median of a highway—a misdemeanor? That's what Ron Martin was charged with when local law enforcement in Frisco, Texas, arrested him for alerting oncoming motorists of the discreet enforcement via a “police...Read More»

Fixed parking ticket app
Need To Fight A Parking Ticket? A New App Can Go To Court For You

It's a beautiful day, the birds are chirping, the cars with the boom are booming softly in the distance. And then you see it: a bright orange parking ticket jammed beneath your windshield wiper. Trust us: we've all been there. Sometimes, we've known that we were at fault. We'd straddled the yellow...Read More»

Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf Owner Spends Day In Jail For Stealing 5 Cents Of Electricity: UPDATED

UPDATE: See below The owner of an all-electric Nissan Leaf got quite a shock last month when he was hauled to jail for stealing electricity to charge his car. According to ABC News, police in Chamblee, Georgia received a complaint on Saturday, November 2 about an electric car that was plugged into...Read More»

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In Tampa, Florida, Validity Of DUI Arrests Called Into Question

Police officers don't have it easy. Many risk their lives every day. Few get paid what they're worth. And much of the public eyes them with suspicion, as if the police are the bad guys instead of the guys hired to catch the bad guys. Reports of police corruption don't make things any easier. A...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
Ford Gives U.S. Police Their First 30 MPG Car

For most motorists, having a car that earns 30 miles per gallon isn't such a big deal. In fact, in some segments, 30 mpg is average or even below average. But for police officers in the U.S., 30 mpg is a very big deal, indeed, and according to Detroit News, the dream will soon become a reality...Read More»

Surveillance Mode and other features developed by Intermotive
New In Safety: Ford 'Surveillance Mode' Locks Car Doors When People Approach

Are we imagining things, or are automakers really stepping up to the plate when it comes to safety technology? It seems as if every other day, another company debuts an upgraded adaptive cruise control or a new pedestrian-detection system -- or an animal-detection system, for that matter. Mind you...Read More»

Pedestrians: Small children walking across an intersection
'Accident' Or 'Collision': Why Don't Drivers Get Jailed For Killing Pedestrians?

New York City is a tough nut to crack. Over 8,000,000 people inhabit its five boroughs, which means that living there is expensive, doing business there is risky, and staying sane amid all the hubbub is nothing less than miraculous. New York is also dangerous -- physically dangerous. True, the...Read More»

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New Jersey Bill Would Let Police Confiscate Your Cell Phone

When we see those flashing lights, most of us know what to do: time to pull over and dig out our registration and proof of insurance from the glove box. But in New Jersey, police officers could soon be allowed to ask for a driver's cell phone, too. A bill proposed by state Senator James Holzapfel...Read More»

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