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    Video: This UK motorist lost his license for a year for driving with no hands
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    There are (few) appropriate times for shouting "Look Ma, no hands!" Driving a car is not one of those times. Yet that didn't stop a man from North Yorkshire, England from driving, evidently relaxed, with his hands behind his head. Richard Newton, 36, was caught traveling between 60 and 63 miles ...

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    ETC: UK man avoids fine after snail eats his car's tax disc
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    Cars in the United Kingdom are required to have what's known as a tax disc - a little, circular sticker fitted to the inside of a car's windshield. It signifies that tax has been paid on the car, and is roughly analogous to the registration stickers on some American license plates. In the US, ...

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    Official: Lotus to receive $16M government grant
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    Troubled British automaker Lotus is getting a second infusion of cash following a 100-million-pound ($161.5-million) investment by its parent company DRB-Hicom that was made in August. The substantially smaller investment, a mere 10 million pounds ($16.2 million), comes from the British ...

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    Report: UK politicians moving to ban foreign-language driving tests
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    The United Kingdom currently offers interpreters or foreign voice-overs on its driving tests, a service that over 77,000 people took advantage of in 2012. But concerns over cheating and the ability of foreign-speaking drivers to actually read and recognize English roadsigns without the aid of an ...

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    Report: Jeremy Clarkson pondering run for Parliament?
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    Jeremy Clarkson, the outspoken host of Top Gear, may be pondering a run at the UK's Parliament, according to a tweet he posted over the weekend. Of course, the note, which has now been retweeted over 4,400 times, comes from a man whose penchant for hyperbole is legendary, so take this musing with ...

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    Report: UK to begin testing driverless cars in bid to ease congestion
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    Google, Stanford University, and a few other institutions have been testing driverless cars on American roads for some time now. Soon, though, the autonomous vehicle will go across the pond for their first tests on the wrong side of public roads. The BBC reports that the British government has ...

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    Video: Shocking public restroom 'accident' is one way to discourage drunk driving
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    If you thought the recent distracted driving campaign from Mini in Mexico was messed up, then check this out. The UK Department of Transport has teamed up with advertising company Leo Burnett Worldwide to create a new ad campaign called Pub Loo Shocker with the hopes of reducing drinking and ...

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    Video: Supercar parade entering highway is mesmerizing
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    In what must have looked and sounded to motorists on the M6 like an invasion of The Swarm, a parade of 50 enthusiast gems leaving a charity event were caught shooting down the on-ramp and merging into traffic. There were plenty of Porsches joining the 959 and Ducktail above, Aston Martins going ...

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    Report: Reborn Ford Escort could make its way to Europe
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    The Ford Escort concept just unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show was created with the Chinese market in mind, but it's got people talking all over the world. Not purely fancy, the point of the Escort concept was to give Chinese buyers a preview of what they could expect to see in a Ford showroom ...

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    Report: London firm hiring professional double-parkers to avoid fines
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    Autoblog sister site AOL UK reports that a company in London is hiring young drivers to sit double parked in the businesses vans, in an effort to avoid parking fines. As a traffic officer approaches, the drivers simply start up the van and drive away. Aspect.co.uk (a property management firm, as ...

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    Report: 1,000s of UK speeders to get out of tickets because signs were in wrong font?
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    How's this for a technicality? According to a report from The Telegraph, thousands of speeding tickets issued to drivers over the last six years while traveling on a portion of the M42 motorway west of Coventry may not actually be liable for their fines. Why? Apparently, a series of signs showing ...

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    Video: Watch an Ariel Atom receive a pit stop in the middle of London traffic
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    Just how quick can a pit crew from the Ariel AtomCup swap out a set of tires? Quicker than the span of your standard stop light. One crew set out to prove just that by serving up a full changeover at a downtown London intersection. The team not only manages a complete pit stop ( minus fuel, ...

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    Report: European auto sales hit 23-year low in January
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    Automotive News Europe reports new vehicle sales in the EU have hit a 23-year low after registrations plunged 8.5 percent last month. Ford, Peugeot-Citroën and Toyota all suffered the brunt of that fall, but a few automakers managed to make gains despite the negative trend. Opel, Vauxhall ...

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    Official: Mini Clubman Bond Street inspired by London shopping
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    Mini again plucks a London landmark as the appellation for a special edition, the Mini Clubman Bond Street joining the Mayfair and Camden, and Bayswater and Baker Street editions of the recent past. You'll recognize the formula of primary color and polished contrasting color, in this case its ...

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    Report: UK car sales at four-year high
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    Despite the fog obscuring Tower Bridge during the Guinness World Record attempt above, a ray of sunshine fell upon the United Kingdom in 2012 as its car sales rose to their highest level since 2008. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, British new-car registrations rose to ...

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    Video: Morgan confirms development of magnesium and aluminum chassis
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    In a brief chat with The Telegraph, managing director of Morgan, Charles Morgan, talked about how the tiny UK automaker will navigate the future. Morgan believes that as long as the company can find a way to exploit niche products that the big automakers can't or won't do, and if his firm can be ...

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    Report: Subaru axes WRX and STI in UK
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    Auto Express reports Subaru will stop selling the Impreza, WRX and WRX STI in the UK starting next year. A spokesperson with the company said Subaru has been evaluating the Impreza and its performance in the UK for the past year and has finally decided to pull the plug. That means all of the ...

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    Report: UK tax collectors could be exempt from speed limits like police and fire
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    The UK Department for Transport is currently examining proposals that would allow additional services to legally drive over the speed limit. At the moment, only the police and fire departments and emergency medical responders can legally break the posted limits, but a recently submitted 90-page ...

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    Report: Lotus suing former CEO Bahar over spending on homes, helicopters and watches
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    More details have come out about the legal suit and countersuit being contested between Lotus cars owner DRB-Hicom and former CEO of Lotus Dany Bahar. Bahar was brought in by Malaysian car company Proton in 2009 to turn Lotus around, and events during his tenure have made just about everyone ...

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    Report: UK man sells his McLaren F1 for over $5.5 million
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    If you're in the market for a McLaren F1, we likely don't need to tell you you're going to need a fat stack of cash to take one of the supercars home. The machines rarely wind up for sale, and when they do, they command a serious price tag. Tom Hartley Jr. recently earned himself a spot in the ...

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