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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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    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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    Report: 2015 Hyundai Genesis automatically slows for speed cameras
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    Speed cameras are something of a foreign curiosity for many drivers in the US. Sure, there is sporadic use of red light cameras here, but the cams to catch speeders are much more popular in Europe. However, Hyundai might have created a way to end that scourge for our foreign auto enthusiast ...

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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: Driver ticketed for wearing Google Glass sees charges dismissed
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    The California woman who was ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving has had her ticket dismissed. The Verge, which originally broke the story we reported on at the end of October, reports that Cecilia Abadie's case was dismissed because it couldn't be proven that the device was actually ...

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    Video: Dramatic New Zealand auto safety ad gives pause for the cause
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    Admit it. We all do it. Tacking on the extra five to seven miles per hour while driving. Speeding, but not really speeding... or "comfortably" speeding as the New Zealand Transport Agency puts it. Hoping to show that exceeding the posted limit – at any speed – is dangerous, the agency ...

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    Report: New York may raise maximum speed limit to 75 mph
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    Drivers in the state of New York may be able to pick up the pace on the Empire State's roads if a bill from freshman Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda gets passed. Sepulveda submitted a bill that would see speed limits raised from 65 to 75 miles per hour, statewide. New York would join 16, mostly ...

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    Report: Woman ticketed for driving with Google Glass
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    A California woman, Cecilia Abadie, was cited by the state's Highway Patrol for speeding and distracted driving. Why the distracted driving charge? She wasn't speeding while talking on her cell phone or sending a text message, she was wearing Google Glass – the tech-enabled headset, which ...

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    Video: Humorous docu-vid makes strong case against 'artificially' low speed limits
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    Road safety is not to be taken lightly. Each year, thousands die on American roads, with driver error as a leading cause. Throughout motorized history, one of the prime ways used to curb deaths has been through speed limits. But are today's speed limits too low? We see both sides of the argument, ...

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    Report: Are birds really aware of speed limits on roads?
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    A pair of French-Canadian scientists are claiming that birds understand speed limits. As ludicrous as it sounds, it begins to make sense once you dive a bit deeper into it. See, the two professors, one from the University of Quebec at Rimouski and one from McGill University in Montreal, began ...

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    Report: San Diego cops spike-strip speeding father-to-be
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    A San Diego man was arrested by police at gunpoint for allegedly leading them on a high-speed chase involving multiple police cars and a helicopter. The chase only ended when the man ran over a spike strip, puncturing one or more of his tires, according to a report from U-T San Diego. The reason ...

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    Report: Driving while using medical marijuana not necessarily illegal in Michigan
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    It's going to be a while before we've figured out our brave new marijuana-approved world. The next lesson comes courtesy of the Michigan Supreme Court, which has reportedly ruled that it isn't necessarily against the law for a medical marijuana user to drive with the drug in their system. The ...

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    Report: Justin Bieber drives Lambo to six speeding tickets in Dubai
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    Huffington Post and Gulf News are reporting that pop star (and by all accounts, terrible driver) Justin Bieber has racked up a number of speeding fines while driving past speed cameras at excessive velocities in Dubai. Piloting his Lamborghini Aventador on Dubai's Shaikh Zayed Road this past ...

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    Report: Notorious Ohio speed trap takes a hit as state laws change [w/video]
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    Anyone who's ever lived in the Midwest or driven through Ohio probably knows that the Buckeye State is legendary for the strict speed traps along its highways. After March 22, motorists driving along Interstate 71 near Cleveland will have a little more breathing room. That's because new state ...

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    Video: Mess of human bodies makes for good car crash sculpture
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    The Motor Accident Commission in South Australia says that speeding is the number one killer on the state's roads. The tally doesn't just come from hooligans flagrantly doing eight billion kilometers an hour over the limit, but so-called low-level speeding less than ten or even five kph over and ...

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    Video: Japanese CEO busted for posting speeding Lambo vid on YouTube [w/video]
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    Technology is making it harder and harder to get away with being an idiot. Just ask one Japanese executive. Mikami Tadao, the 38-year-old president of a manufacturing company based in Hiroshima who recently found himself behind bars for grossly exceeding the speed limit in his Lamborghini ...

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    Study: Want people to obey the speed limit? Pay them.
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    Parents know that sometimes the chance for reward is a more powerful child obedience method than the threat of penalty. "Clean your room or your grounded" can be less effective than, "Clean your room and we'll go get ice cream." A recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study shows ...

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    Report: Texas toll road to get 85 mph speed limit?
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    Oh, Montana, how we miss your speed-limitless ways of the mid-1990s. We were carefree and young then, driving a 10-year-old Chevrolet that in no way, shape, or form was designed to travel at its top speed for hours on end. But that didn't stop us, we the "reasonable and prudent," and neither did ...

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    Video: Mercedes techs taking C63 AMG Coupe Black Series for joyride caught on video
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    The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series is a whole lotta car. Not only is the name a mouthful, but the 510-horsepower German rocket can be a handful too, well, in the wrong hands. This wouldn't be the first time we've seen techs or valets getting their kicks behind the wheel of a vehicle ...

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    Report: JJ Lehto sentenced to jail for speedboat crash
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    You'd think that a professional driver's skills would be universal. You'd also think that the rules regarding drinking and driving would apply the same to the water as they would to the road. But as it turns out neither is necessarily the case. The point is driven home by the conviction in ...

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