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September sees U.S. automotive sales up: SUVs are gaining speed

Possibly the falling gas prices played a role, or last year's harsh winter, but once again the data is proving Americans love affair for trucks has not ended. People in the U.S., again are deciding to purchase popular light trucks over sedans.

George Zimmerman to driver: 'I will f***ing kill you'

George Zimmerman allegedly threatened to kill a fellow motorist recently after a confrontation at a red light apparently escalated into a shouting match.

Op-Ed: Has Uber’s Poaching Crossed the Line?

Taxi companies are claiming that Uber, the popular car sharing app, is “poaching” business at record speed while some critics point to the potential risks and dangers of encouraging car sharing amongst strangers.

'Smartest' motorcycle helmet raises over $800,000 in one day

Indiegogo campaigns rarely reach massive levels of funding. However the hi-tech Skully AR-1 motorcycle helmet has broken all expectations and is one of the most popular projects the site has ever seen.

Electric turbo vehicles could solve speed problems

New technology may see electric vehicles gaining a similar boost of speed to their older counterparts. By using an "electric turbo" system drivers allegedly can get both the speed they want and still be environmentally conscious.

Video: Explosive projectile demolishes speeding Ukrainian car

One Ukrainian driver barely avoided a lethal crash after a projectile smashed into the space in front of his car. Viewers disagree about whether it was a missile, mortar or other weapon.

Aston Martin creates solar powered race car

Gaydon - Green energy is a big deal for many today. As such Aston Martin has created a race car powered by the sun and intends to use it in upcoming competitions.

Woman, snake and fire station involved in Long Island car crash

Hyde Park - Sarah Espinosa, 22, had allegedly been out drinking and taking drugs. And she stole a python. She then went out for a drive which ended in an unusual crash and rescue.

Man dies in car crash after 50,000 bees hinder rescue attempt

Saginaw - Bees contributed to a complicated incident involving a St. Charles man, a hive and rescuers attempting to get him out of the car.

Saab dealer refunds student driver with dollars and pennies

Jacksonville - Irena Mujakovic brought her Saab back under warranty for a second round of repairs and received a bill for $400 in labor. She filed a complaint with the DMV and got a refund in the form of two bags full of pennies and some dollar bills.

Study: Cellphone laws do not reduce accidents

New research says cellphone bans do not actually cut down on accidents. After many media and government campaigns against "distracted driving" this may change how some people think.

Video: Nissan's 'nano-paint' guards your car from bird poop

Nissan has introduced a type of paint which causes liquids to fall off of your car. Rain, dirt and even poop slide off of your vehicle due to the protective layer this paint forms.

Insurance premiums skyrocket when teens sit behind the wheel

According to a recent report issued by insuranceQuotes.com, the insurance policy premium for a married couple jumps by a national average of 79 percent when adding a teenage driver to the roster.

Woman has failed driver's test 110 times at a cost of over $5,500

London - A UK woman has managed to fail her driving theory test a staggering 110 times without yet being allowed to attempt the practical portion.

Supreme Court rules that police can't stop you for your car color

Pensacola - Most headlines such as this read "can't stop you for the color of your skin." After a recent ruling even the color of your car should not matter to police.

Cabbie becomes 'Germany Man' with'German Mobile' for World Cup

Ramstein - One cabbie decided he was tired of just being a regular driver. Therefore Marcel Klingbiel wrapped himself in the colors of the German flag and also placed those same colors on his car. Should we call him Captain Germany?

The color principle that drives up used car value

Selecting your car from a certain subset of colors may be the key to getting a great value later on according to one major driving site.

Video: Threesome ends in car crash (NSFW in related)

Wenzhou - Three people were involved in a car crash while they were trying to have sex. The bizarre incident took place in China when three people were trying to have an unusual experience and their car rolled into a tree.

Assembling the best tools for DIY auto maintenance Promoted

As the warm weather ushers in summer, for many auto hobbyists, that means opening their garages in order to work on their cars.

Newlyweds driving in separate cars die after head on crash

Chillicothe - Texas newlyweds and parents Cristina Munoz, 26 and Nicolas Cruz, 31, were killed when their vehicles smashed on a unlined country road Wednesday morning near their place of employment. They are survived by their three young children.

Driving this summer? Watch out for the left side Special

Beverly Hills - The “Summer Sun” is starting to beat down and keeping sunscreen on while outdoors is on the many people’s minds. What about in the car? A leading doctor has contacted Digital Journal to explain why this is important.

Rock throwing at Lamborghini Aventador caught on camera

A rock throwing Lamborghini Aventador incident was caught on camera on the streets of Playa Vista, California. Automobile blogs could only speculate on what caused the supercar to be stoned.

How driverless cars could cripple police revenues

We recently learned Google's self-driving cars have never received a ticket, and now the big question is if autonomous vehicles will have such a spot-free driving record that law enforcement budgets won't get billions in speeding ticket revenue.

Sears could sell some or all of its stores in Canada

Hoffman Estates - Sears Holdings Corp is considering selling its controlling stake in Sears Canada, which could mean all of the department store operator's 400 Canadian locations are for sale.

Saudi woman killed 'defying driving ban'

Riyadh - A Saudi woman was killed in a car crash in the capital Thursday as she defied the kingdom's long-standing ban on female driving, local media reported.

'Happy' song Facebook update causes fatal crash

High Point - A North Carolina woman updates her Facebook status while driving on the highway, then dies shortly afterwards in a car accident.

Op-Ed: New Apple software patent might curb distracted driving

The federal government along with several tech companies are casting their focus on distracted driving. On April 22, 2014, Apple published a patent for a lockout mechanism to prevent mobile users from using their devices while operating a vehicle.

Op-Ed: Have drivers forgotten to drive defensively?

While you can’t eliminate every risk on the road, you can avoid a majority of them by practicing defensive driving. You learned that in driving school, but have we, as a community, forgotten?

Op-Ed: Study - Teen drivers still texting & drinking behind the wheel

A recent study shows that while teen drivers know which behaviors are risky, they don’t quite understand what it means to engage in those behaviors.

One-legged man driving ice cream truck evades police

A man who is being accused of slashing the tires of seven cars in Southborough, Mass., on Super Bowl Sunday evaded police.
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On a road trip in Canada near Crowsnest Pass, Alta.
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On the road in Alberta
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Older drivers will often avoid heavy traffic spots.
Older drivers will often avoid heavy traffic spots.
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General travel pictures.
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Driving on the way to a road trip
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 Technology is fascinating and can do lots of wonderful things  said Roileen Miller  owner and instr...
"Technology is fascinating and can do lots of wonderful things, said Roileen Miller, owner and instructor at Miller Driving School. But texting and driving or talking on the cell phone is dangerous," she said. "That is right next to speeding, drinking and driving and not looking both ways before crossing the intersection," she said.
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A woman on the phone after the scene of a highway accident
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Traffic on Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada
Traffic on Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada
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The busiest section of highway in the world is on Highway 401 between Highway 400 and The Basketweav...
The busiest section of highway in the world is on Highway 401 between Highway 400 and The Basketweave.
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The roads were treacherous in Natchitoches at the outset by midday Friday, as people hoped to get to the Super Bowl, as many were turned back because of severe weather and difficulty driving conditions.
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Nissan Sentra CVT Flex
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The Florida I-75 highway near Gainesville
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General travel pictures.
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Two women beside a car damaged by an accident
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Early Skully models will come in black so it s suggested you dress to match the device.
Early Skully models will come in black so it's suggested you dress to match the device.
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