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    V8 Supercar champ in Australia wants kids to learn to drive at age 12. How about you? [w/poll]
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    Albert Einstein has commonly been quoted as saying that stupidity (or insanity, depending on your source) is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Which begs the question, with over 100 years of traffic enforcement behind us, why are we still relying on the ...

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    Guessing cops allowed to give speeding tickets in Ohio
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    Bad news, Buckeyes. The Ohio Supreme Court just ruled that a police officer needs nothing more than his or her informed guess on how fast a vehicle is traveling in order to issue a traffic citation. Yep. You can forget the radar gun, LIDAR or even the archaic pacing method. As of right now, ...

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    LaHood launches first federally funded distracted driving crackdown campaigns in CT and NY [w/video]
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    The NHTSA is combatting distracted driving – Click above to watch the video
    Starting on April 8 in Syracuse, NY and April 10 in Hartford, CT, drivers who are caught using a cell phone behind the wheel can expect to get a little more familiar with the local justice system. Transportation ...

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    Report: Carbon Motors still awaiting Fed loan approval, hoping to have first patrols on streets in 2013
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    Carbon Motors E7 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Carbon Motors Corp. plans to deliver its first police car in 2013 – assuming the company's request for a $310 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy is approved. As we mentioned nearly three years ago, Carbon is diving into ...

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    BREAKING: First images of Ford's new Taurus-based Police Interceptor revealed!
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    2012 Ford Police Interceptor – Click above for high-res image gallery
    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Know_Your_Enemy_First_snaps_of_2012_Ford_Police_Interceptor'; Later today, Ford will officially unveil its new Police Interceptor at a private fleet sales event in Las Vegas, but ...

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    DetNews: New Ford Police Interceptor to be Taurus-based
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    Will the new Police Interceptor be a toughened Taurus SHO? - click above for high-res image gallery
    Just a quick note: The Detroit News is reporting that the next Ford Police Interceptor will be based on the same platform as the Taurus. For you platform geeks out there, that's the Ford D3 chassis ...

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    BREAKING: Ford announces it will build all-new Police Interceptor for 2011
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    In a surprise move, Ford has announced that it will pursue the development of an all-new Police Interceptor model. The move comes on the heels of General Motors' announcement that it plans to challenge the Crown Victoria's law enforcement dominance with its own heavy-duty Chevrolet Caprice sedan. ...

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    REPORT: Parents of teen with speeding ticket fighting citation with personal GPS data
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    It seems as though there may just be a positive side to those unwelcome GPS-based vehicle tracking devices... especially if you are a teenager. Shaun Malone, a 17-year-old California resident, was cited by radar-yielding authorities for driving 62 mph in a 45 mph zone in 2007. Faced with a $194 ...

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    REPORT: D.C. police chief says drivers who use iPhone to find speed traps are "cowardly"
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    D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier, frustrated that iPhone technology is one step ahead of the red-light and speed cameras in her jurisdiction, has announced that those who use their hand-held electronic devices are "cowardly" and "...are going to get caught" in one way or another. The ...

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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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    How do you get out of those pesky parking tickets? Why, blame your identical twin, of course!
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    Anyone that has a sibling knows that as kids they're constantly blaming the other for just about everything that goes wrong. In Switzerland, twin brothers have the blame game down to a science, as they've successfully talked their way out of 29 parking tickets by refusing to pay the fine because ...

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    Carbon Motors releases first video of E7 cop car and in-car gadgets
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    Law enforcement officers have more reasons to be excited with Carbon Motors' release of a few more images and a video of its purpose-built Police car. The E7, as it is currently known, looks to be much more capable than the thousands of Crown Vics, Impalas and Chargers currently roaming our streets ...

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    Kuwait orders 150 Dodge Charger police cars
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Kuwaiti cop-issue ChargersChoosing them for their portrayed image of "strength and power," officials in Kuwait have ordered 150 Dodge Chargers to be modified as police vehicles. As the Charger is the leading volume vehicle for Chrysler LLC in the Middle East, ...

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    In the San Mateo Garage: 2006 Crown Victoria Police Cruiser [w/DUMMY]
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/odd_stuff/Officer_D_Coy_on_duty'; There are few things more jarring than when you're doing 80 on the freeway and spot a well-concealed police cruiser. You immediately begin to sweat, get your story straight, perform a mental check-list of license and registration, ...

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    Prodrive sets up Essex police with 270hp Impreza interceptors
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    If you watched the first episode of Top Gear's season 11, you likely smirked at the lackluster Vauxhalls that the British bobbies have to drive in pursuit of "the baddies". But once in a while the constables in the UK gets something special in their motor-pools, like the Caparo T1, Lotus Exige, ...

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    Trapster exposes speed traps on your mobile device
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    "Your mobile phone alerts you as you approach speed traps." That's the idea behind Trapster, an innovative service that uses technology, not the age-old flashing headlamps approach, to notify other drivers of a police speed trap. Motorists who come across an enforced speed zone are encouraged to ...

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    Tulsa police testing booty-shaking Rumbler sirens
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Tulsa_police_testing_booty_shaking_Rumbler_sirens'; In a move sure to please more than a few motorists, police in Tulsa, OK are testing new sirens on their patrol cars with a tone low enough to send vibrations through targeted vehicles and their occupants. ...

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    10-year ban for popping a wheelie in Miami
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/10_year_Ban_for_Popping_a_Wheelie_in_Miami'; South Florida has a motorcycle problem, and lawmakers are introducing legislation to show bikers that they'll go a long way to punish those who break the rules. Stunt riding (including wheelies), excessive ...

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    UK's most senior cop in court for speeding
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    For years it seems there was an unwritten code among law enforcement officers stating that you didn't give a shield-wearing brother a speeding ticket unless his offense was really bad. Beyond bad, even. That doesn't appear to be the case in the UK, as the chief constable of South Yorkshire has ...

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    Top five upcoming tech gadgets for cops
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    Many criminals today have tools to evade capture, and now tech companies are doing their best to help law enforcement catch up. License-reading cameras, infrared lights, GPS tracking, enhanced communications, and WMD sensors are just a few of the ways that cops are helping to get criminals, but ...

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