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Teen on the hook for $10,000 after driving into wet concrete

It should be said that the road crew left a 24-foot gap in the cones, folks.

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VW gets $5.5M fine in Italy over misleading diesel marketing

Compared to the $14.7B settlement in the US, this is peanuts.

It's a small drop in a growing puddle.

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Fiat Chrysler will pay $70M to settle safety disclosure suit

FCA US faces a $70 million fine from NHTSA for failing disclose early warning reports of possible deaths, injuries, crashes, or other safety issues.

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Triumph Motorcycles fined $2.9 million for NHTSA violation

For violating the Safety Act, Triumph has to pay up to $2.9 million in fines to NHTSA.

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Fiat Chrysler to get $105M fine from NHTSA for recall woes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will reportedly levy a $105 million fine against Fiat Chrysler Automotive over lapses in the reporting and handling of recalls and safety defects.

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Bosch fined $57.8 million by DOJ for price fixing and bid rigging

Auto parts supplier Bosch has agreed to pay a $57.8 million criminal fine to the Department of Justice for bid rigging and price fixing of spark plugs, oxygen sensors and starter motors.

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Feds cracking down on fraudulent dealer practices

The Federal Trade Commission is wrapping up its so-called Operation Ruse Control, which went after car dealers for deceptive advertising and other types of fraud. It resulted in 252 enforcement actions and six cases for the FTC.

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DOT announces $10M fine for Graco car seat recall

The Department of Transportation is fining Graco $10 million for delaying its recall of 6.1 million car seats last year. The safety campaign began because latches on some of the company's products could be very difficult to unfasten, which could put children in danger.

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Hyundai, Kia want to improve fuel economy by 25 percent

Hyundai and sister company Kia are giving themselves a little bit of time to make up a lot of ground in the fight for better fuel economy. We wonder if a recent multi-million fine might have something to do with this public target.

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NHTSA ends $7,000 daily GM fines

General Motors will be saving a little more money everyday from now on. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided that the automaker is now finally in compliance with the regulator's records requests and ended the automaker's $7,000 a day in fines to the feds.

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Volvo CEO to shell out nearly $700k to settle MAN corruption investigation

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson will be making a rather large charitable donation - 500,000 Euros ($668,000), according to Bloomberg. This is not, however, a move out of the goodness of his heart. It's part of an agreement the exec made after a court case in Germany. Samuelsson spent nine years at truck manufacturer MAN, with his last four years as the boss. During his tenure, though, MAN was accuse

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MI court ruling gives you permission to yell at parking meter enforcement

Have you ever left your car at a metered parking spot, for just a few minutes too long, only to come back to a parking ticket? Have you ever wanted to yell at the parking enforcement officer? Well, as Jared Rapp found out, the practice is protected by the Constitution.

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Volvo hit with $1.5M NHTSA fine for delayed recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Volvo $1.5 million for delaying safety recalls, according to The New York Times. The Swedish automaker settled with NHTSA after the government agency alleged delays with a total of seven recalls for a range of different models. Those actions incl

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Massachusetts Supreme Court upholds policy of charging $70 fee to innocent motorists

Getting a ticket can ruin even the best of days, but at least American motorists have the ability to fight moving violations in court. Challenging a ticket at least gives drivers a shot at avoiding or reducing fines and/or points charged to their records.

D'oh! Electric car gets parking ticket while using public charger

Meter maids in the UK have come under fire after ticketing an electric car while it was juicing up at a public charger in Conventry. A parking warden spotted an electric Tata that overstayed the three-hour time limit and ticketed the vehicle on the spot.

PA town fines drivers trying to save shoveled-out parking spots

The sun's just coming up and the coffee isn't quite done brewing, but you know what you have to do: grab the snow shovel and free your car from its soft, white prison. When finished, your automobile once again tastes freedom and you've built a nice little parking space. Rather than let someone else take advantage of your labor and lay claim it after you've driven away, you decide to set down a cone or lawn chair. This may seem like a simple token of ownership but it's actually a shining beacon o

NHTSA mulling Toyota fines for delayed recall?

$16.4 million. That's the maximum amount the Department of Transportation (DOT) can fine an automaker for failing to recall a defective vehicle in a timely manner. And according to a recent report, the Feds could be pursuing a multimillion-dollar fine – the sum, yet to be disclosed – due to the Toyota recall.

Biofriendly Corp. pays EPA $1.25m for Clean Air Act-violating fuel additive

There are two ways to report today's news about the Biofriendly Corp.

Volvo found guilty of manslaughter, fined

Two children tragically lost their lives when French driver Catherine Kohtz lost control of her Volvo 850. The 1999 incident, which Kohtz blamed on a loss of braking ability in her Volvo, has led to French courts handing down a finding of manslaughter. The guilty verdict against Volvo also carries an €200,000 fine, though Volvo holds that there wasn't anything wrong with the car's braking system and will likely appeal. Driver Kohtz was fined €300 and also sentenced to a six-month jail

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