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50MTT-136 treaded electric sled is far more awesome than its name

Quebec may not be the first place that comes to mind when it comes to building motorized vehicles, particularly in comparison to its neighboring province of Ontario. But French Canada has given us some rather interesting modes of transportation, from the Bombardier Ski-Doo and Can-Am Spyder to the Campagna T-Rex and Magnum MK5. But this latest invention, well, we're not quite sure what to call it.

96Scanners embedded in road to result in fines for those driving on worn tires?

Here's a new one. According to AutoExpress, police in the UK are looking into scanners embedded into roadways that can detect the depth of a vehicle's tire tread. If your rubber doesn't meet a set of pre-determined parameters, you could eventually expect to see a fine show up in the mail. Currently, law enforcement says that the technology will only be used in checkpoint scenarios to alert drivers of a potentially dangerous situation, but given that the system costs somewhere around €50,000

24Tread-depth test should defer to quarter, not penny

We've always found that our tires get squirrely in the wet before they fail the old penny test for tread depth. The Tire Rack, supplier of black round things and other accessories, are suggesting that the price of your safety has appreciated by 24 cents. For years, the penny test has been a quick way to turn a common item of pocket detritus into a tread-depth gauge. Hold Abe upside down, and if the tread clears the top of his noggin, you've got at least 2/32nds of an inch of tread. When tread ge

8The Tire Ring - may you never tire of one another

We've seen automotive inspired jewelry before. Bracelets that look like chains, shift gate earrings, even piston-shaped pendants. But for all you gear heads out there who might be heading down the aisle soon, we offer a suggestion for a way to personalize your commitment to your betrothed, while showing your love for wheels too. Brian Bergeron Designs offers a range of tire-inspired rings for men and women that will proclaim your dual passions to all.

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