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    Report: French continue New Year's arson tradition by torching 1,193 cars
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    Just because the French government stopped divulging the number of cars set on fire during New Year's Eve doesn't mean French youth have stopped enjoying the pastime. In 2009, the year before Nicolas Sarkozy took control of Elysées Palace, there were 1,147 cars burned on NYE. This year, ...

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    Report: New Year's Day, not St. Patrick's, most deadly on US roads
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    Earlier this month, as part of its conclusions to an investigation into wrong-way driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommend ignition interlocks for all those convicted of a DUI. That means every first-time offender couldn't start his car until he had satisfied the ...

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    Video: Travis Pastrana New Year's jump... does he make it?
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    Travis Pastrana's New Year's Eve jump – Click above to watch video
    Travis Pastrana spent New Year's Eve preparing to drive his Red Bull Subaru WRX STI off of a boat-mounted ramp, over 250-or-so feet of water, and onto another ramp floating on a barge. In earlier practices for the jump, at ...

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    VIDEO: Pastrana practice for record New Year's Eve jump goes awry
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    Travis Pastrana's practice jump - Click above to watch the video after the break
    This is what we mean when we say Travis Pastrana is insane. Generally, whenever the world sees a ridiculous freestyle dirtbike or automobile trick, it goes off without a hitch. It almost seems like a foregone ...

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    Travis Pastrana reportedly plans to jump from bridge to barge on New Year's Eve
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    In the same way that just about anything under Sir Richard Branson's "Virgin" umbrella has come to mean hip and edgy, things affixed with the "Red Bull" stamp are coming to mean "That's frickin' crazy!" Last year for New Year's Eve Robbie Maddison took his motorbike and leaped on to the 96-foot ...

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    Sacré bleu! French torch 1000+ cars on New Year's
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    Throughout France on New Year's Eve, 1,147 cars met crispy deaths at the hands of arsonists. That's almost 300 cars more than the previous year.Lighting cars on fire as a form of protest has been a habit among youth in France since the 70s, but ever since the protests of 2005, after two boys were ...

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    French revelers take it easy, torch only 372 cars New Year's Eve
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    Automobile flambé is a familiar dish in France, where rioters, protesters and revelers seemingly use any occasion involving large congregations of people to torch whatever cars happen to be in the vicinity. Apparently, New Year's Eve is always good for a spike in car-burning incidents, but ...

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