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    Motorsports: Former F1 drivers line up for Formula E
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    For every new driver who makes his way into Formula One, there's another who ends up flunking out, left to find a drive in another racing series. Fortunately there's no shortage of racing disciplines eager to lure a former grand prix pilot to their ranks. And soon there'll be one more. That'd be ...

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    Report: Women outnumber men for first time on US roads
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    According to a study by the University of Michigan, women now outnumber men on US roads for the first time in the country's history. Analysts at the school's Transportation Research Institute used data from driver's license statistics for their findings, and the trend may have a widespread impact ...

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    Video: Autonomous driving and race car driver brains get the Ted Talks treatment
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    Like it or not, autonomous vehicles are coming. Between Google's various efforts and the constant evolution of automaker prototypes, it's only a matter of time before computers take the wheel. Don't get us wrong, either. That's not entirely a bad thing. While U.S. traffic fatalities have fallen ...

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    Study: You think being a teen driver in the U.S. is costly? Try $18k/year in UK
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    If numbers compiled by the Institute of Advanced Motorists are accurate, you better start a successful Internet business as a teenager in the UK if you want to afford your first year of driving. In the guise of the "average" 17-year-old male driving a 2007 ("57-plate" in UK parlance) Kia Picanto ...

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    States adopting "No Smiles" policy for driver's licenses?
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    Say cheese! Unless you happen to live in Arkansas, Indiana, Nevada or Virginia, that is. In a case that once again reminds us that the truth is often stranger than fiction, these four states have reportedly adopted new legislation that could lead to the end of smiling faces on driver's license ...

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    National Motorists Association ranks states most hostile to drivers
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    For as long as there has been traffic enforcement, drivers from different states have gathered to compare notes on whose police and legal systems are the most oppressive and toughest to deal with. While most such conversations rarely progress beyond the anecdotal, the folks over at the National ...

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    VIDEO: Truck driver does 70 MPH, in reverse, kind of...
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    A very short clip that says so much, there's really only one thing to add: be very, very careful out there. You never know who you're driving next to... Follow the jump to see the vid.[Source: Break via Geekologie]

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    Those teens that do get their license prefer Mustang
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    Research International USA's TRU branch has polled the youth of our country and discovered that they'd like a fun, stylish car more than anything (duh) -- namely the Mustang. Twenty-somethings posed the same question picked the Honda Civic above all else, mainly because they've had a dose of ...

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    Huh? Fewer 16-year olds are getting their licenses
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    Have teenagers gone nuts? The Federal Highway Administration is reporting that the percentage of teenagers with driver's licenses is going down. Yeah, decreasing! What is up with that? When I was growing up, my teenage years focused on just one objective... driving. All I wanted was to get my ...

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    Saudi Arabia prepares to lift ban on female drivers
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    If you're of the opinion that the religious right has too much influence on American politics, you should check out Saudi Arabia. The royal family has relied for decades on the support of fundamentalist Wahabi clerics who, in return for their support to the ibn Saud regime, have insisted on ever ...

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    Drivers gear up for Dakar 2008
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    With the 2008 Lisbon-Dakar Rally confirmed to proceed, a star-studded roster of drivers is shaping up for what promises to be an exciting event spanning two continents over the course of two weeks. Robby Gordon will be returning for the fourth time to fight for America's glory in, what else... a ...

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    Force India delays driver announcement until January 11
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    With the majority of F1 teams gearing up to unveil their new cars, all but two have confirmed their drivers for the upcoming season. The only seats still up for grabs are with Force India and Super Aguri, and while the former was expected to confirm its drivers before the end of the year, that ...

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    The Driving Dutchman goes 67 years with no tickets, no crashes, and no license
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    We're sure that policemen in Holland have seen plenty of strange things. The tiny country gets people from all over the world who can't wait to do all kinds of stuff that they'd never do at home. And we suspect that the Dutch wish they wouldn't do them in Holland, either. This time, though, the ...

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    Left lane drivers of America want you to move over. You know who you are
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    A couple of years ago I was motoring down the highway at something above the speed limit, when I noticed in my rearview mirror that a Kenworth had snuck up on me. It's not easy for an 18-wheeler to sneak up on anything, but he was simply going so fast that one moment he wasn't there, and the next ...

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    Goodwood Festival of Speed: The best take to bicycles
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    The highlight of the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the 1.16-mile hillclimb. Nearly 200 cars in various classes, grouped by theme, race up the incline 9-turn incline and then parade down the hill in groups to line up for the next assault. The Festival is no stranger to Formula 1 cars or drivers ...

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    Petty and Earnhardt get wax treatment
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    Only in Vegas. Madame Tussaud's unveiled their latest ghastly likenesses; we're not sure if the fact that the subjects are still alive makes it more creepy. The work is uncanny in its accuracy and lifelike look, and if you're in Vegas, Tussaud's is a veritable family attraction. The reason for the ...

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    Toro Rosso finally announces Scott Speed returns, 2007 F1 roster confirmed
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    The last racing seat has finally been confirmed for the 2007 Formual One season, as Scott Speed stays on with Scuderia Toro Rosso, Red Bull's back-marker B-team once known as Minardi. Lead by former F1 driver Gerhard Berger, Toro Rosso seemed to have been playing a twisted little game of waiting as ...

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    VIDEO: European drivers vs. concrete pillar
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    More widely used in Europe than in America, retractable concrete-reinforced pillars, placed underneath the road, do a much better job than wooden toll arms or even tire-snagging spikes at stopping traffic from getting into restricted areas. As this video demonstrates however, some of the ...

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    Humorous song pokes fun, gives message, about SUV drivers
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    People who suddenly explode into road-rage when they see a lone, petite driver chatting on his or her cellular while driving a full-sized SUV now have a song that expresses their inner Death Race 2000 contestant.The song, 90 Pound Suburban Housewife Drivin' In Her S.U.V., has only been playing for ...

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    Drive-in massage parlor open for stressed drivers
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    Yesterday the Malaysian government opened a drive-in massage parlor on the country's main highway, the North-South Highway. The facility offers massage chairs for patrons similar to those found in some malls in the U.S. Costs, if any, to use the chairs were not specified in the article.The ...

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