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    Report: Volvo CEO to shell out nearly $700k to settle MAN corruption investigation
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    Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson will be making a rather large charitable donation - 500,000 Euros ($668,000), according to Bloomberg. This is not, however, a move out of the goodness of his heart. It's part of an agreement the exec made after a court case in Germany. Samuelsson spent nine years at ...

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    Report: MI court ruling gives you permission to yell at parking meter enforcement
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    Have you ever left your car at a metered parking spot, for just a few minutes too long, only to come back to a parking ticket? Have you ever wanted to yell at the parking enforcement officer? Well, as Jared Rapp found out, the practice is protected by the Constitution. Rapp, 29, was a student at ...

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    Report: Volvo hit with $1.5M NHTSA fine for delayed recalls
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Volvo $1.5 million for delaying safety recalls, according to The New York Times. The Swedish automaker settled with NHTSA after the government agency alleged delays with a total of seven recalls for a range of different models. Those ...

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    Report: Massachusetts Supreme Court upholds policy of charging $70 fee to innocent motorists
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    Getting a ticket can ruin even the best of days, but at least American motorists have the ability to fight moving violations in court. Challenging a ticket at least gives drivers a shot at avoiding or reducing fines and/or points charged to their records. In Massachusetts, however, a new state ...

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    PA town fines drivers trying to save shoveled-out parking spots
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    The sun's just coming up and the coffee isn't quite done brewing, but you know what you have to do: grab the snow shovel and free your car from its soft, white prison. When finished, your automobile once again tastes freedom and you've built a nice little parking space. Rather than let someone ...

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    NHTSA mulling Toyota fines for delayed recall?
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    $16.4 million. That's the maximum amount the Department of Transportation (DOT) can fine an automaker for failing to recall a defective vehicle in a timely manner. And according to a recent report, the Feds could be pursuing a multimillion-dollar fine – the sum, yet to be disclosed – ...

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    Volvo found guilty of manslaughter, fined
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    Two children tragically lost their lives when French driver Catherine Kohtz lost control of her Volvo 850. The 1999 incident, which Kohtz blamed on a loss of braking ability in her Volvo, has led to French courts handing down a finding of manslaughter. The guilty verdict against Volvo also carries ...

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    OMG! Washington first state to ban text messaging while driving
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/OMG_Washington_first_state_to_ban_text_messaging_while_driving'; If you're travelling down I-90 in Washington State and texting your BFF on a CrackBerry, then you might want to put it down. Washington has become the first U.S. state in the union to ...

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    Surprise! Turkey gets away without paying full fine
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    It seems that the FIA wanted it to go un-noticed, but the motorsport governing authority has let Turkey get away without even paying the slap on the wrist they imposed in the first place. For those who may not recall, at last year's Turkish Grand Prix, the leader of Turkish-occupied Cyprus was ...

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    Townsfolk react to red light rigger on video
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    The story of the Colorado man who got fined $50 for using a device to change traffic lights on his way to work from red to green has made its way around the internet already. As much fun as it is to read about the man’s eventual capture after two years of playing god in traffic, it’s ...

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