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  • 2020 Ford Interceptor Utility Hybrid

    Police officers weigh in on the new hybrid Ford Interceptor Utility, based on the new 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid

  • Dubai police test Hoversurf hover bike
    Dubai police begin to test hoverbike patrol units

    It seems like the Dubai police department wants all the toys. It already has a fleet of mesmerizing supercar patrol cars, and now it has begun to test hoverbikes. Like something straight out of a science-fiction film, the hoverbikes are vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles with four rotors...

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    French police using drones to catch drivers breaking the law

    The French police stepped up its traffic enforcement efforts this past summer when Bordeaux traffic cops employed drones to track drivers. Since the summer, the drones have helped Bordeaux police issue "hundreds" of fines for various traffic violations. Marketplace reported on Monday that the...

  • UK police use "Gran Turismo Sport" for training
    British police are using video games to hone high-speed driving skills

    Perps on the run in the United Kingdom take note: police forces are stepping up their game—literally. The Lincolnshire police force is testing a new way to train officers in high-speed driving and it involves a whole lot of video games. Through a partnership with Sony's PlayStation, four...

  • StarChase
    StarChase system could help police end high-speed chases quickly

    What's the best kind of high-speed chase? The one that doesn't happen, or at least the one that is over quickly. A pursuit aid called StarChase may help the police end pursuits quickly. StarChase LLC has released the third generation of its Star Chase GPS Launcher system, and it can fool "perps"...

  • The Grappler Police Bumper in action
    The Grappler aims to help police end pursuits safely

    Police chases are incredibly dangerous. For the public that happens to be in the path of the pursuit, the officer, and the perp, it's a high-speed event that could have tragic results. A PIT (precision immobilization technique) maneuver can bring things to an end but it can also wind up causing a...

  • 2015 Audi R8 V10

    A U.K. court calls an Audi R8 driver's bluff.

  • Need For Speed Rivals Koenigsegg One:1 screencap
    Koenigsegg One:1 Gets Sideways In Need For Speed Rivals Trailer: Video

    The Koenigsegg One:1 is one of many supercars in the latest Need For Speed game.

  • Police officer's drag racing video goes viral (Youtube)
    Cop Resigns After Green Light Drag Race Video Goes Viral

    A police officer in Montgomery, Alabama has resigned after a video of him racing a local motorcycle rider went viral. The unidentified officer was captured on camera by the rider, Lawrence Lee Spillers, accelerating hard away from a green light after being asked, "do you wanna race?" The officer...

  • Simulation of Tesla Model S as a police cruiser
    Is The Tesla Model S Electric Car The Perfect Police Cruiser?

    The city manager of tony Atherton, California, thinks he'd like some new police cruisers. In fact, George Rodericks suggested to the San Jose Mercury News, "I'd love to see the [Tesla] Model S be used for Atherton's police cars." There are hundreds, if not thousands, of millionaires living in the...

  • 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit police car
    Cop Says He's Written 800 Texting And Driving Tickets This Year

    Texting while driving is still a major problem, apparently.

  • Ferrari F430 driven by a nine-year-old in India
    Man Charged For Letting Nine-Year-Old Drive Ferrari: Video

    An Indian man is facing charges for allowing his nine-year-old son to drive his Ferrari F430 on public roads. News of the stunt first broke a few weeks ago when video, filmed by the father, Mohammed Nisham, went viral on YouTube. The video showed the boy driving the mid-engine supercar on a...

  • GPS tracking device

    In January 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled that attaching a GPS tracking device to a subject’s car without a written warrant was the equivalent of an illegal search, prohibited by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The current administration views things a bit differently, and is appealing a case that could affect the Supreme Court ruling that requires probable cause and a warrant before a GPS tracking device can be used. As Wired points out, the administration is playing the national security card, citing the risk of impeding terrorism and drug trafficking...

  • Traffic
    Drivers Rejoice: Maryland Woman Ticketed For Obstructing Left Lane

    For those of us who spend a fair amount of time driving the interstate highways, few things are more frustrating than the self-righteous or completely unaware drivers that block the left lane, intentionally (or otherwise) driving below the speed limit. In most jurisdictions, blocking the passing...

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    BMW Addresses Key Cloning Issue On Select Models

    In July, we brought you news that car thieves (in Great Britain, anyway) had gone high-tech, stealing new cars via the use of NFC key reprogramming devices. Instead of relying on old-fashioned methods to steal certain new cars, today’s thieves just need access to the car’s diagnostic...

  • 2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet
    RS 5 Cabrio, Future Police Cars, McLaren Teaser: Today’s Car News

    Audi has taken the wraps off the convertible version of its RS 5 brute. Peak output remains at 450 horsepower, though with a reinforced body adding extra weight, the 0-60 mph time for the RS 5 Cabrio is a few tenths of a second off the pace of the coupe. The 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show is only a...

  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
    NYPD Accused Of Running Red Light While Joy Riding In Impounded Mercedes CL

    The NYPD have been accused of taking an impounded car for a joy ride through several New York boroughs, during which time a red light was run and the ticket sent to the car’s owner. The story all began when Rashad Lewis, 25, was arrested on August 3 after police allegedly found forged credit...

  • 2012 Ferrari FF
    Ferrari-Driving Red Bull Heir Arrested Over Fatal Hit-And-Run

    The grandson of the creator of the Red Bull energy drink has been arrested following the death of a police officer in Bangkok, Thailand. Red Bull heir Vorayud Yoovidhaya is alleged to have hit the motorcycle of police officer Wichien Klanprasert at 5 a.m. local time with a grey Ferrari FF supercar...

  • Bugatti Veyron driver pulled over by bicycle cop.

    Those of us who have spent more than our fair share of time above the posted speed limits are fond of a sobering, self-limiting saying: You can't outrun radios. Perhaps that's the thought that went through this Bugatti Veyron driver's mind as he was being pulled over by a policeman on a bicycle. The whole incident is pretty straight forward: the Veyron driver is directed to stop by a London bicycle cop, he does so, and he is released shortly after. According to the YouTube video description, the car was pulled over due to the lack of a front license plate. Even if the driver had been able to...

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    Lamborghini Driver Arrested After Posting Video Of Speeding Stunt Online

    The owner of a bright orange Lamborghini Gallardo in Japan has been arrested after posting a video online of a stunt where his car is seen driving in the western part of the city of Hiroshima at speeds of up to 100 mph. The local speed limit for the area his car is seen racing through, almost two...

  • NJ-ACLU's 'Police Tape' app
    NJ ACLU Releases 'Police Tape' App To Document Encounters: Video

    If you own an Android phone, the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has just released an app called “Police Tape” that allows users to document, via video, an encounter with police. The function of the app is simple: get stopped by the police, and it allows you to...

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    Car Thieves Go High Tech, Clone NFC Fobs

    It’s every car owner’s worst nightmare: you wake in the morning, grab your keys and head to the parking lot, only to find that your car is no longer there. While new technology such as chipped ignition keys and Near Field Communications (NFC) key fobs have made cars more...

  • 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit police vehicle
    Judge Rules That Flashing Of Headlights Is Free Speech

    In most states, it’s common practice to flash your headlights to warn of road hazards ahead. The warning can apply to a wide range of dangers, but it’s most often used to warn oncoming motorists about police speed enforcement. In a perfect world, law enforcement would support this...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Car
    Does Driving Over Someone's Toes Merit A Seven-Year Sentence?

    Are any American readers planning a visit to Norway in the near future? If so, allow us to offer up some free advice: you may want to avoid wearing anything with an American flag, and if anyone asks where you’re from, just answer “Canada.” Why? Because at the moment, a Norwegian...

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