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Man gets 6 months' jail for driving from passenger seat

Barcelona - A 20-year-old man posted a YouTube of himself, driving from the passenger seat of his car on a highway near Barcelona in Spain. He has now received a six-month suspended sentence for his stupidity.

Driver stops to save lives of ducklings, gets $44 ticket

A driver in New Hampshire who stopped her car in an attempt to save the lives of stranded ducklings received a $44 ticket from police for the effort. A woman in Montreal was convicted this year for two 2010 deaths after stopping for the same thing.

Three men accuse Uber driver of taking them on a high-speed chase

Washington D.c. - Three men are alleging that a Washington Uber driver kidnapped them, and took them on a high-speed chase that lasted 10 minutes.

Drunk Spanish driver causes mayhem in Leuven, Belgium (Video)

Leuven - In what must be the epitome of bad (not to mention drunk) driving, this Spanish van driver caused a little mayhem in the narrow streets of Leuven, Belgium early on Sunday morning before being arrested by the police.

Two teens arrested in attack on driver who struck boy

Detroit - Two teens have been arrested in Detroit for beating a man who allegedly struck a boy with his vehicle. A 17-year-old and a 16-year-old were taken into custody Saturday as the leaders of a mob that attacked the man according to authorities.

Video: Saudi Arabian ‘No woman, no drive’ song goes viral

A video, featuring a song which parodies Bob Marley’s ‘No woman, no cry’ and mocks the Saudi ban on women drivers has gone viral.

Video: Vauxhall Corsa driver must be contender for world’s worst

A video showing the driver of a blue Vauxhall Corsa trying to reverse out of a car parking space has gone viral with over 1.5 million views since it was uploaded on October 11.

Video: Driver narrowly escapes being crushed by giant boulder

A Taiwanese driver is lucky to be alive, as a huge boulder crashes down a mountainside, only narrowly missing his car. The action was caught on the dashboard camera of a vehicle following behind.

Spain train crash driver on phone to rail company, consulting map

Santiago De Compostela - A Spanish court revealed today that the train that crashed in Santiago de Compostela killing 79 people was travelling at 153 kph as it went off the rails. It was revealed that the driver, Francisco José Garzón Amo, was on his work phone at that time.

Spanish crash: Train driver's Facebook posts found by media

Santiago De Compostela - Francisco José Garzón Amo is the driver who was in charge of the train that crashed in Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday. While Renfe have announced there was no alcohol in his system, certain controversial posts by the man on Facebook have surfaced.

Teen hit by car, and then sexually assaulted by driver

Laurel - State police in Delaware say that a teenager was struck by a car, and then the driver forced her into the car and sexually assaulted her.

Video: Chinese taxi driver drives off with cop on hood

Lanzhou - In yet another CCTV capture in China, an illegal taxi driver literally drives off with a police officer on the hood of his vehicle.

Video: Driver's u-turn causes holdup in Naples, Italy street

Naples - A small car in Naples, Italy was trying to find a suitable parking space, with no success, so he then decides to do a u-turn to try again, with annoying and hilarious results.

Watch 'Luckiest Driver in the World' pulled from mangled car

Watch this astonishing video that shows a speeding driver escape death by a whisker after he attempts a reckless overtaking maneuver during which his car just manages to avoid head-on collision with a truck and runs instead into a coach.

Blaque singer Natina Reed killed by hit-and-run driver

Natina Reed, member of the R&B group Blaque, has died in Georgia following what police have described as a 'hit-and-run' incident.

Video: Lucky truck driver cheats death and catapults to safety

Russia appears to be famous, not only for freak traffic accidents, but also for dashboard cameras who manage to catch them on video, as in this example.

Video: Passenger flies out of sunroof during car crash, survives

Dudley - An intense car crash in Dudley, UK, was captured on surveillance footage recently, showing how a man survived after being ejected from the vehicle through the sunroof, landing on a resident's lawn.

Adorable video: kid tells New York taxi driver he loves him

New York - Kellen, 3, took his first ride in a New York taxi cab recently. He made the driver's day by telling him that he loved him.

Driver falls asleep at wheel and crashes into Starbucks

Fillmore - In a story that takes the concept of "drive-thru" to a whole new level, a California man crashed his SUV into a Starbucks coffee shop after he fell asleep at the wheel. One person is in critical condition.

Possible drug connection to deadly Toronto TTC crash

Toronto - There's a possible drug connection in the TTC bus crash that killed a woman yesterday in Toronto. Toronto police allegedly found what appears to be marijuana in the driver's possession.

Bus driver won't lose job for writing while driving

Gatineau - A bus driver who was seen on a YouTube video filling out paperwork while driving a bus down a street in Quebec will not be fired.

Domino's delivery driver saves life of customer

What happens when somebody works at a pizza place and a customer who orders from their pizza shop everyday stops calling? The answer was simple for one Domino's pizza delivery driver: Go and check up on them.

Canadian Go-Kart winner crashes as he celebrates victory

Daniel Morad raced in at first place in the DD2 World Go Karting Championship in Italy, but followed it with an embarrassing gaffe when he crashed while celebrating the chequered flag.

Connecticut driver who killed teen now suing victim's parents

Hartford - A driver who's serving a manslaughter sentence for striking and killing a 14-year-old boy is suing the victim's parents, blaming them for their son's death because they allowed him to ride his bike in the street without a helmet.

Taxi driver who assaulted woman said she 'started it herself'

A Halifax taxi driver who was sentenced to five months in custody for groping two female passengers claimed that one of the women "started it herself."

Taxi driver charged for moving ambulance

Eastbourne - A motorist whose car was blocked by an ambulance decided to move the vehicle out of his way. This meant that when emergency workers preparing to take an ill baby to hospital headed for the ambulance, they were faced with empty space.

Speeding driver uses dyslexia as an excuse

A British driver travelling at speeds as high as 165 km/h (103 mph) has used dyslexia as an excuse for his transgression. He claimed that he didn't realize how fast he was travelling because he couldn't understand his car's speedometer.

Boy who beat cancer killed by speeding driver

A 12-year-old boy who had overcome cancer and other disabilities was killed by a speeding driver. A 21-year-old man admitted to causing the boy’s death by careless driving.

Czech hero catches runaway tram on a bike now may face prison

A Czech tram driver chased the empty, runaway tram on a bicycle until he caught up to it and stopped it, then suffered a heart attack. He now may face prison time for "breaching his work duties".

Man shot by police in Toronto after early morning chase

Toronto - A man is dead after he was shot by Toronto Police during an early morning traffic stop. Police sources say the deceased drove at officers, injuring one who was attempting to stop his car before they opened fire.
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Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia holds up the Australian flag during podium celebrations after the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo November 24, 2013. The Brazilian F1 Grand Prix is Webber's last Formula One race
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