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    Video: This 2,000-hp Mustang is in serious need of wheelie bars
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    The Ford Mustang on the right is drag racing with the standard technique. The Mustang on the left, driven by David Measell, is using a new "rear bumper only" technique that evidently surprised everyone at the South Georgia Motorsports Park strip – including Measell. Measell said his outfit ...

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    ETC: 'Ferrari' is an oft-banned search term in China, but why?
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    The Internet has been a boon for car enthusiasts; after all, information about any car ever made is available at a few taps of the keyboard, whenever you'd like. Unfortunately, some Chinese motor heads are not quite as lucky because state censors have been intermittently banning searches for ...

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    Video: Watch Ken Block's scary Rally America crash from inside the cockpit
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    Ken Block became famous for his series of Gymkhana videos, but he's a real racer in his own right. Block has competed many rounds in the FIA World Rally Championship and also rallied in the 2013 Rally America series. He nearly won that latter title last year – if not for a massive crash in ...

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    Video: Couple survives 50-foot fall from overpass in Toyota
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    It doesn't matter the make or model - modern vehicles are technological miracles when it comes to occupant protection. Take this story out of New York City, which involved two people going for a very wild ride in a Toyota Matrix. Carlos and Raquel Broadbelt were on the Cross Bronx Expressway ...

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    Report: PETA wants roadside memorial for chickens killed in truck crash [w/video]
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    Gainesville, Georgia bills itself as "The poultry capital of the world." January 27 of this year was a dark day, then, because a truck carrying live chickens from Pilgrim's Farm overturned on US 129 near the city resulting in the deaths of "dozens" of chickens (the drivers were all right). People ...

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    ETC: Car vs. building crashes in Buffalo mapped with Google's help
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    In December 2013, Buffalo, NY news station WVIB posted a gallery of 69 images of cars that had crashed into storefronts and homes entitled "Rash of vehicles crashing into buildings." In November 2012 the town of Amherst, NY - part of the Buffalo metro area - began looking at municipal regulations ...

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    Video: Watch how badly you can drive when texting while driving
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    It's likely that we've all, once in our lives and before it was illegal, sent one teensy tiny text while we were driving. And while the vast majority of us managed to do it without smashing into another car or a tree, the same can't be said for everyone who drives and texts. Ft. Myers, Florida ...

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    Video: Watch what happens when angry elephant charges a VW
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    Wild animals regularly pose a threat to drivers. Here in Michigan, we worry about deer. In Colorado, the animals are a bit bigger (your author once saw a dead mountain lion on the side of the road outside of Telluride). Sweden, meanwhile, has to deal with moose. South Africa, though, trumps just ...

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    Report: Uber driver kills 6-year-old pedestrian, raises questions about company's liability [w/video]
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    On New Year's Eve, an Uber driver struck a family of three as they were crossing a San Francisco street. The driver, 57-year-old Syed Muzzaraf, turned into the crosswalk without yielding and struck six-year-old Sophia Liu, her brother and her mother, San Francisco District Supervisor Jane Kim ...

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    Study: IIHS finds hundreds of ATV riders die on public roads each year
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    It should come as no great surprise to learn that All-Terrain Vehicles are designed for use off-road. But a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reveals that an alarming number of ATVs are used on roadways, and even more alarming still is the number of fatalities they have ...

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    Video: Train derailment causes massive fireball in North Dakota
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    Transporting oil is a dangerous business. Don't believe us? Then check out this huge fireball that resulted from the derailment of a mile-long train loaded down with crude. According to reports there were no injures from this inferno near Casselton, ND, but the smoke did lead the town to ...

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    Report: Paul Walker's accident due to 'speed, and speed alone'
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    Following an investigation into the crash that killed Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and driver Roger Rodas, an unnamed law enforcement source told the Associated Press that there were no signs of mechanical failure on the Porsche Carrera GT that was destroyed in the accident. The report from ...

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    Video: Dashcam captures woman in calmest car roll ever
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    If you were driving in the rain on a two-lane highway, caught a tire on the edge of the pavement and flipped your car, what would you do? Let out a yelp, maybe a scream? We would too, but somehow this woman found herself in a barrel roll and remained totally silent; completely composed. After the ...

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    Video: Charity supercar run results in 3 Lamborghinis going up in flames
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    A charity drive from Singapore to Malaysia went quite awry when a convoy of Lamborghinis smashed into each other on one of the city-state's highways, with one of the cars catching fire. And while it's easy to assume that the supercars were at fault, initial reports contradict that assumption. It ...

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    Motorsports: Doriano Rombini killed in Italian motorbike race
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    In a cruel twist of fate this weekend, a memorial event for the late Marco Simoncelli has tragically claimed another life. The Sic Supermoto Day was being held in honor of the late Italian rider, killed in a racing accident two years ago, at the Latina circuit in Italy. That's where former grand ...

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    Video: Rally accident brings timely death to brick building
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    There are crashes and then there are crashes. This is emphatically the latter, as a competitor in a Belgian event partially demolishes a brick building with the help of his Opel Ascona rally car. Next time, we'd recommend a backhoe, bulldozer or perhaps some dynamite. Despite the aftermath of ...

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    Video: Man nearly killed by car in Russia, no dash cam involved
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    Russia. Cars are just more dangerous in Russia. You might disagree with that; argue that it's just the roads of the former Soviet Union that will kill you (and to be fair, there's plenty evidence to suggest that's true). Watch this video, though. It's the cars that are the real killers. This ...

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    Video: In Russia, road crashes into you!
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    Russia can be a scary place to drive. Between the tank crossings, meteors, bears, geysers, bus drivers, lightning strikes, semis and otherwise generally insane accidents, we get the sense that you'd be taking your life in your hands every time you climbed behind the wheel. With all the insanity ...

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    Video: WRC codriver biffs pace notes, car ends upside-down in a crappy predicament
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    Professional rally driving is one of the toughest gigs going in motorsports. High speeds, uneven surfaces, varied weather conditions and the occasional flub from driver or co-driver can (and do) conspire to wreak all manner of havoc. Just a fraction too much steering lock, selecting the wrong ...

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    Report: Mazda CX-5 in auto-brake accident on Japanese test drive
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    As we slowly march towards a world where our cars will drive for us, there will be mishaps. Systems will act up, not behave has intended or we'll simply forget to turn them on. We all remember when Volvo tested the S60's City Safety system. Now Mazda has had an issue of its own. During a test of ...

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