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5Are Newer Guardrails Making Roads Less Safe?

Federal investigation into guardrail safety pending

Federal officials are supporting further research to find out if guardrails are as safe in the real world as they are in crash tests.

79How ABC ruined the Indy 500 finish for its viewers

Like many of you, I spent my pre-Memorial Day Sunday sitting on the couch, watching racing. It started early, with the 7:00 AM kick off of Monaco Grand Prix coverage. There was a break in between, for things like bathroom stops, walking the dog and acknowledging that my loving girlfriend hadn't abandoned me for lack of attention. That was quickly followed up by a belter of an Indianapolis 500, which featured the second closest finish in race history.

41NBC recaptures NASCAR coverage through 2024

NASCAR has pared its broadcasts down to two providers - Fox and NBC. According to a report from USA Today, the recently inked deal will give the Peacock Network exclusive rights to the last 20 Sprint Cup races, the last 19 Nationwide races, all K&N and Whelen Modified races, the NASCAR Toyota Mexico series, Hall of Fame and banquet ceremonies, live-streams for both Sprint Cup and Nationwide races, and Spanish broadcasting rights on Telemundo and Mun2. Got all that?

48After Car Accident, Woman Gains Foreign Accent

For 8 years, a Tasmanian woman has spoken with a French accent

After being seriously injured in a car crash, one woman began speaking with a French accent.

202House Dems call on Chrysler to deal with Wrangler "Death Wobble" [w/video]

If the adjective "death" was applied to any item, incident or location that had been involved in a single fatality, then we'd all be imbibing death drinks while driving death cars on death roads from our death jobs to our death homes to be with our death spouses, death kids and death pets. Yet when it comes to the wobble that's been reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by hundreds Jeep Wrangler owners, the report of one "fatality related to the suspected condition" has

84ABC News airs big exposé on BMW N54 engine problems, lawsuits [w/video] [UPDATE]

ABC News investigates BMW fuel pump problems – Click above to watch video after the jump

9Just Like Daddy: Robbie Knievel said to be planning Snake River Canyon jump

Some might say it is a matter of family honor, others that he is just a man trying to emerge from the giant shadow of his father. If you were to ask Robbie Knievel why he plans to attempt the great Snake River Canyon jump that almost killed his father, legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, he may say that it is just his way to pay his respects to his late, great poppa. And hey, maybe the hopes of a repeat performance in the generating of millions of dollars in publicity monies has some draw to a 40-

97Report: Southeast Toyota dealers pull ads from local ABC stations citing "excessive stories" on recall

Southeast Toyota, which is the largest franchised distributor of Toyota vehicles in the world with 173 dealers in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina & South Carolina, has reportedly pulled all of its advertising from local ABC stations. Why? Apparently, the group decided that the television stations were airing "excessive stories on the Toyota issues" by ABC News and its chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross.

44VIDEO: ABC features Brenda Priddy, International Spy Photog of Mystery

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6VIDEO: Toyota iQ: Small Car, Font Jockey

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17VIDEO: Toyota iQ: Small Car, Font Jockey

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AddMIT researchers developing an on-demand ethanol injection system

According to Reuters, a group of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on what they think is a more logical ethanol solution for our impending fuel crisis. Instead of using ethanol as a primary fuel or an additive, we could potentially see more realistic fuel-saving improvements across a wider spectrum if we implemented a system on cars that injected ethanol in small quantities when the engine is under heavy load.

AddAustralia bans two types of plants that were going to be used to make biodiesel

The Western Australia Agriculture Protection Board on Tuesday banned two invasive plants that had been touted as crops to grow to make into biodiesel, according to ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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