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    Report: Can a DUI be beat by drinking after a crash?
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    Years ago I was watching one of the endless streams of legal dramas flashing across my television. The story revolved around a man who had been drinking and then got into an accident. He immediately called his lawyer, who asked him if he had a bottle in the trunk, then advised him to immediately ...

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    Video: Are these the world's worst speed bumps?
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    If you ask a lot of driving enthusiasts, they'll tell you that speed bumps are annoying across the board. Most community organizations, however, would argue the opposite. And as with so many other things, the most effective and mutually tolerable path lies somewhere in the middle. But that middle ...

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    Video: Dealership refunds student for broken Saab with bags of pennies
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    Every so often, we come across the story of someone trying to "stick it to the man" by paying a parking fine or speeding ticket in pennies or dimes. Never, though, have we heard of a business stooping to such clichéd lengths. Enter Florida. Irena Mujakovic bought a 2003 Saab way back in ...

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    Video: Sunbathing woman run over by beach patrol pickup awarded $2.6M by jury
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    A woman who was run over by a Beach Patrol pickup in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, while sunbathing in 2011 was awarded $2.6 million in damages on June 26. However, she may only be eligible for a small fraction of that money under the state's laws. According to WFTV News in Orlando, Florida, ...

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    Video: FL deputy canned after letting drunken pals heckle public in patrol car
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    A police officer took a pair of drunken friends on a cruise through a major bar district and made the spectacularly poor decision of handing over his patrol car's PA mic to one of his intoxicated passengers. The incident happened in the early morning hours in Broward County, FL (did you really ...

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    Study: Watch your step if you're a pedestrian in Orlando, America's least-safe city for walking
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    In fact, watch your step if you're in Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami or Memphis. Those are the top five cities as ranked by the Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI), a measure developed in the 1990s and used in this instance by the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC) in its annual Dangerous ...

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    Report: FL man facing $48,000 fine for operating cell phone jammer in his Toyota
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    Sometimes one man's great idea is everyone else's idea of a huge breach of the law. Using a phone while driving is completely legal in Florida, but it still bothered Jason R. Humphreys. He responded by allegedly operating a cellphone jammer from his Toyota Highlander for about two years until ...

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    ETC: Cops in Florida town of 477 wrote 12,700 tickets between 2011 and 2012
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    A tiny Florida town is in trouble with the state, after its police department wrote a whopping 12,698 speeding tickets despite holding jurisdiction over just 1,260 feet of road. Yes, feet, not yards, miles or kilometers. The New York Times has the story of Hampton, FL, the town of 477 that's in ...

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    Followup: FL officer who gave fellow cop 120-mph ticket now suing over police harassment [w/videos]
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    Way back in 2011, we told you about the story of Faustio Lopez and Donna Jane Watts, two Florida police officers who made national headlines over concerns of police abuse of power. According to reports, Lopez, a Miami Police officer, was late for an off-duty job. While in full uniform, he ran his ...

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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: Florida man uses BMW to advertise for a wife
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    Whether it's an owl trapped in a Ford or a stripper truck in Tampa, the Sunshine State that is Florida never ceases to amaze us. And this time it's given us what could very well be the most overt way a car has ever been used to pick up chicks. The bizarre story involves a BMW 6 Series and a ...

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    Motorsports: Ferrari Driver Academy heads to Florida for the winter
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    Retirees and Girls Gone Wild camera crews aren't the only ones who go to Florida for the winter. So is a contingent of aspiring formula racing drivers taking part in the new Florida Winter Series being set up by the Ferrari Driver Academy. The program is being set up in response to a lack of ...

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    Video: Key-swapping thieves steal Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT from FL dealer
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    Just a few weeks back, we reported on the theft of an Audi RS5 by a pair of creative thieves who managed to swipe the car's keys when the salesperson stepped away from their desk. Now, a Florida dealership is missing a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 after some crooks switched the Jeep's keys with an ...

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    Video: Florida DOT quietly changed yellow-light standards, municipalities issuing more tickets
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    Red light cameras don't appear to be going away, so it should come as no surprise that neither are the controversies around them. We're told again and again that they're about safety, not revenue collection, yet year after year, the studies and headlines compete to support and tear down those ...

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    Video: This "patty-eating bus driver" cost Florida's Broward county $100,000
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    Most bus drivers and municipal bus trips are utterly innocuous – you don't remember either of them because nothing happens to make them worth doing so. That wasn't the case with Ursula Wilson's ride with "patty-eating bus driver" Herton Reid in Florida's Broward County. Not only was Reid ...

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    Video: Woman finds live owl trapped inside grille of her Ford
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    Ah, Florida... how we love you so. After all, it almost always seems that the most unlikely, impossible and otherwise head-scratchingest stories filter up north from the Sunshine State. Take, for instance, the video you'll see below. It's not terribly uncommon for a car to come into contact with ...

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    Official: Florida bill would create program for special vanity driver's licenses
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    Specialty, or "vanity," license plates are nothing new, and pending the governor's signature a Florida bill is about to usher in the age of vanity driver's licenses. Among a deep wade through the arcana of 2012 state bill CS/CS/HB 1223 – Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, one finds the ...

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    Video: Why a Florida field is important to your car's paint
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    If you've ever wondered how automakers know their paints will stand up to the test of time, a field in Florida may have your answer. Manufacturers routinely turn to Q-Lab, a facility situated on a 20-acre open field just outside of Homestead, Florida for durability testing. There, the company's ...

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    Report: Florida to redesign license plates because traffic cameras have hard time reading them?
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    A lot of companies are making (or at least trying to make) money these days selling devices that improve drivers' odds of beating traffic cameras. As it turns out, though, having a Florida license plate on the back of your car could be the best defense against paying traffic fines like red light ...

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    Report: Mini sued over CVT failures. Again.
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    A group of Florida plaintiffs have come together to file a class action lawsuit against Mini. Their issue is with the reliability of the Continuously Variable Transmissions in first-generation Cooper hatchbacks from 2002-2006 and in Cooper Convertible models from 2006-2008. A cursory web search ...

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