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    Video: Watch a traffic stop turn into a marriage proposal
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    For many people being pulled over by the police is among the most stressful situations possible and would be one of the worst times for a marriage proposal. But that was exactly what Matt Van Vliet did to his girlfriend, Samantha Labo. In college, Labo and Van Vliet were arrested during a police ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: S.H.I.E.L.D. Acura TL from The Avengers
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    If you're a fan of The Avengers from 2012, then here's your chance at owning a piece of movie memorabilia. Following last year's auction of a Acura MDX from that movie, Scottsdale Motor Company is now listing another S.H.I.E.L.D. vehicle on eBay Motors – this time a 2012 Acura TL. Unlike ...

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    Official: McLaren MP4-12C joins Dubai police force
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    If there's one country in the world that can afford to buy exotic supercars, what would it be? If you answered Dubai, you are correct, habibi. Because that Gulf emirate has been buying up some of the highest of high-performance machinery to patrol its streets and sand-swept highways. The Dubai ...

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    Report: New York cops to use unmarked SUVs to catch texting drivers
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    Texting while driving is dangerous, and to ensure the safety of its motorists, New York has made it a primary offense for a driver to use a cell phone at all. The problem with a ban on texting while driving, though, is that it can be hard for police to enforce the law since most people text with ...

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    Official: Ford Police Interceptor with 2.0L EcoBoost rated most fuel-efficient police sedan
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    Back in September, Ford announced a non-pursuit version of its Police Interceptor Sedan, which swaps out a choice of two V6 engines for a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder. This Special Service Police Sedan will be marketed to law enforcement agencies looking to cut fuel ...

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    Los Angeles: West coast beaches inspired this 2015 Chevrolet Colorado lifeguard truck
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    The 2015 Colorado represents Chevrolet's return to the midsize pickup segment in the US, and the automaker wants it to be known for its versatility, which is the reason why the beach patrol vehicle on display at the LA Auto Show was built. West Coast beaches inspired the yellow-and-red lifeguard ...

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    ETC: Dubai fire brigade gets Corvette Stingray
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    Because Dubai is a rather silly land, today we bring you this - a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray that's just joined the Dubai Fire Brigade. Courtesy of our friends at Drive Arabia, we wouldn't expect to see this at the scene of many actual fires. Instead, this is more or less a publicity stunt ...

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    Official: Volvo wants this car to be the Crown Vic of global police fleets
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    It has been years since the last Ford Crown Victoria rolled off the assembly line, but these body-on-frame sedans are still the most recognizable police cars in the US. Volvo is making a strong push in hopes that its XC70 can attain the same level of success as a global police car. As it is, ...

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    Report: Carbon Motors' would-be cop car headed to auction
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    Carbon Motors seemed to be on track to produce its E7 purpose-built police car last year, but then the US Department of Energy rejected its request for a $310-million loan and the situation went south from there. The company filed for bankruptcy four months ago and had only produced one E7, a ...

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    Video: Alabama motorcycle cop resigns after drag racing video goes viral [UPDATE]
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    Common sense should guide police officers to not do what they give citations for - such as drag racing - but common sense was nowhere to be found when an Alabama motorcycle cop accepted a challenge to drag race a motorcyclist. Twice. Unfortunately for the officer, the civilian rider, Lawrence Lee ...

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    Video: Justin Bell makes a horrible policeman
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    If you're wondering what type of person makes a good police officer, it seems a racecar driver doesn't. Let us rephrase that: Justin Bell, a racecar driver and the host of Motor Trend's World's Fastest Car Show, recently got behind the wheel of a 5.0-liter Ford Mustang police car with Sergeant ...

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    Official: 2015 Chevy Tahoe gets Police Patrol Vehicle treatment
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    That was fast. Mere days after showing a Police Concept based on the 2015 Tahoe at the SEMA Show, Chevrolet has announced that it will build a PPV model based on the SUV to do battle with the Ford Police Interceptor Utility (Explorer) and Dodge Durango Special Service. You'll recall that the ...

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    Official: 700-hp Brabus G-Wagen latest addition to Dubai police motor pool
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    If you were responsible for law enforcement in a country with all the money and oil in the world, what would you use as your patrol car? If you answered a 700-horsepower Mercedes-Benz G-Class, you're in the same boat as Brabus, which brought just such a beast to the Dubai International Motor Show ...

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    Video: LAPD BatCat is a criminal's remote-controlled nightmare
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    The Los Angeles Police Department has an annual budget for 2013 of almost $1.4 billion. That's a lot of money, but it also allows one of the biggest police departments in one of the country's biggest cities to buy some really, really cool toys. Toys like this - the BatCat. The BatCat is a ...

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    Video: Police using GPS cannons to tag cars, reduce chases
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    Police agencies are always looking for ways to limit or prevent high-speed pursuits, but that usually involves disabling the offending vehicle with spike strips or some other device. A company called StarChase has been working on a GPS-based system that eliminates the need for a chase and doesn't ...

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    Report: Detroit's new fleet of donated police cars have safety issues [w/video]
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    In a show of generosity in mid-August, Detroit's business leaders donated $8 million to the Police Department and Fire Department in order to buy 100 new police vehicles and 23 EMS ambulances. But now officers have discovered – and complained – that the police vehicles have glaring ...

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    Video: Watch out, Romania! Portugal makes sweet off-road fire trucks, too
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    After seeing the Romanian Ghe-O Rescue, we couldn't think of a more ultimate fire truck, but a reader – and volunteer firefighter – from Portugal aimed to prove us wrong. Meet the Jacinto Veiculo Florestal de Combate a Incêndio (VFCI), which translates to Forest Fire Fighting ...

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    Official: Dodge unveils Special Service Durango for government fleets
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    Straight off its refresh, the Dodge Durango is slipping back into its dress blues and getting back to work. The 2014 Dodge Durango Special Service Vehicle boasts all the refinements and improvements that the refreshed, civilian-spec model received, most notably a 15-percent improvement in fuel ...

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    Official: Ford Police Interceptors win acceleration war against Dodge, Chevy
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    Just last month, Ford announced its first-ever non-pursuit-rated version of the Police Interceptor sedan for agencies looking to maximize fuel economy, but that doesn't mean that Ford is giving up on chasing down the bad guys. While the Dodge Charger can lay claim to the fastest lap time at the ...

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    Video: MA State Trooper barely missed by speeding motorist
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    A growing number of states are starting to adopt "move over" laws to help protect emergency workers, and this video posted by the Massachusetts State Police on its Facebook page shows the importance of said laws. Captured by a traffic camera in the Thomas P O'Neill Jr. Tunnel in Boston, the video ...

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