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    Report: New radar gun may inform police if you're texting
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    Typically, we don't really enjoy seeing radar-gun-wielding traffic cops. They have a tendency to ruin our day. But, a new sort of radar gun may have us quickly singing their praises. The Virginian-Pilot reports that there's a new tool that will be able to tell officers if a driver is texting ...

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    Official: Ford to offer Police Interceptor surveillance tech to competitors [w/video]
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    Ford unveiled its surveillance mode technology last year as an option for 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility models, and it has been a huge success. Now, the automaker and its partner InterMotive Inc. have decided to license the patent-pending system, including possibly to competitors ...

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    Report: Police officers using controversial network to keep tabs on motorists [w/video]
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    Information includes details like motorists' social security numbers, addresses, identifying tattoos and hunches about which drivers to stop. Law enforcement officers across the country have been using a private intelligence network to compile and share detailed information about motorists in ...

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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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    ETC: Reaching for glovebox isn't a suspicious act when getting pulled over, court says
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    "Such movement, standing alone, does not give rise to a reasonable belief that appellant was armed and dangerous." – Judge Stephen Yarbrough Is reaching for the glovebox during a traffic stop suspicious? Is it reason to search a car without a warrant? An Ohio appeals court said no last ...

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    Report: How traffic enforcement has exacerbated racial tensions in Ferguson
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    There are some towns in St. Louis County that have issued more traffic citations than there are residents. The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri exposed a long history of simmering racial tensions between a largely black community and a primarily white police force. Protesters ...

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    Read This: Thinking of buying a used police car? Here's how to do it
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    Back in college, I was the house and risk manager for my fraternity. As you can imagine, this was a stressful job, as I was forced to monitor not only the many idiotic whims of my brothers, but the potential impact those ideas had on our house. My least-fond memory of those hazy years involved a ...

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    Video: These Scots fought the law, but the law didn't win
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    "I fought the law and the law won." So goes the song originated by the Bobby Fuller Four and popularized by the Clash. And with good reason, because typically when an average citizen challenges the authority of law enforcement, they end up at the wrong end of its long arm. That's what makes this ...

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    Video: TX officer allegedly lets 140-mph street racer go with a warning [w/poll]
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    Being pulled over by the police is one of the most nerve-racking situations that a driver can go through, and it's even worse when you know that the officer has you dead to rights for speeding well over the posted limit. In this video, the driver of a heavily modified Ford Mustang with a claimed ...

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    ETC: This Decepticon-themed Maserati ticketed for imitating a police car
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    States have different laws about how closely your car can mimic the look of a police car, which this Massachusetts driver might've wanted to have look into. Even though he's driving a Maserati GranTurismo in homage to the Transformer Barricade and it reads "Decepticons" and "To punish and ...

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    Featured: A few of the coolest police cars on the planet
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    Police cars are faster, more athletic and even better looking than they have been in generations. Nobody likes getting a ticket. It's expensive, embarrassing and annoying. And when the officer ambles back to an ancient Ford Crown Victoria, more than a few of enthusiasts have had the ...

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    Read This: Jalopnik scribe finds out the hard way why you should never speed in Virginia
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    Being an automotive journalist can be a dangerous gig. No, we're not talking about the risk of carpal tunnel from typing for eight to ten hours a day, five to six days a week or the long periods of sitting. Instead, we're referring to what may be more obvious: the cars. For all of our talk and ...

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    Video: Maine patrolman saves a speeder's life
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    If speed kills, then the logical conclusion would be that police pulling over speeders are saving lives. Whether you accept that premise or not, however, one patrolman in Maine actually did save a man's life when he stopped him for breaking the speed limit. Officer Mike Harrington of the ...

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    Report: UK police move to seize mobile phones after all accidents
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    There's little question that driving while holding your phone is incredibly dangerous. In the UK alone, some 500 people are estimated to be seriously injured or killed each year because of car and truck drivers using their phones behind the wheel – a staggering figure that is leading ...

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    ETC: Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar
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    Rogue or no, Tea Party darling and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is still subject to traffic laws. That means when Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55," comes on the radio, she's still expected to keep a moderate pace, and even her celebrity status isn't enough ...

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    Video: Hear this 911 operator delay response, debate caller about 'carjacking' vs. theft
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    An emergency dispatcher in DeKalb, GA is under fire following a 911 call from a good Samaritan that had just witnessed a man rip a woman from her car and take off. In the call, the dispatcher proceeded to argue with the man over whether what he'd just witnessed was a carjacking (a type of robbery ...

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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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    Report: OH man ticketed for holding sign warning of DUI checkpoint [w/videos]
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    An Ohio man is in trouble with police after attempting to warn drivers of an upcoming drunk-driving checkpoint with a sign that read "DUI checkpoint ahead! Turn now!" Douglas Odolecki took to a street corner in Parma, OH to warn drivers, although police quickly intervened, ticketing him for his ...

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    Video: Enjoy a look at the World's Fastest Police Fleet in Dubai
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    Last year, it seemed like nearly every month there was news of an additional hypercar joining the fleet of the Dubai Police. It was shocking enough when the force showed off its Lamborghini Aventador, but the armada kept growing to include even more exotic vehicles like an Aston Martin One-77 and ...

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    Video: Joyrider nearly collides with kids, chased down by cops
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    A 14-year-old joyrider was able to outrun police in Utah but couldn't make it around a protective parent in a pickup truck. According to KSTU Fox 13 News in Utah, the thieving youngster's grandfather reported the white Hyundai Veloster missing, and police were already searching for it. As it ...

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