Jan 112017
 
Man Furious After Cops Issue Him Ticket For Warming Up His Car In His Own Driveway

Cops Issue Man Ticket For Warming Up His Car In His Own Driveway

Apparently in parts of the USA, warming up your car in your own driveway can land you in jail, or worse. Residents across the land of the free are quickly learning how unfree they actually are as they are issued citations for everyday activities such as allowing your engine to warm up on a cold morning.

Nick Taylor, of Roseville, Michigan, has taken to social media to express his anger over police issuing him a notice of extortion (citation) for doing what millions of people every morning do across the country.

“Every person warms up their car,” Taylor said. “We live in Michigan!”

If you don’t think a citation for warming up your car will land you in jail — try not paying it. If you don’t think a citation for warming up your car can lead to your death — try resisting your captors when they come after you for nonpayment.

However, if the public were truly at risk by a car running in a driveway, this cop should have notified Taylor of it — in the interest of public safety. But that did not happen.

All tickets are enforced with the threat of violence. To deny it is to deny reality. So, when government officials begin issuing threats of violence for everyday activities such as warming up your car, it’s time to start paying attention.

“Vehicle parked in drive with keys in ignition, motor running — no one around,” the Roseville officer wrote on the ticket in a sorry attempt to justify the extortion.

The officer never attempted to knock on Taylor’s door to inform him of the asinine law, and instead issued a demand for money.

“That would have been respectful,” Taylor said. “I had no clue that this was a law, an ordinance.”

When asked by WDIV 4 why cops were stealing money from people for warming up their cars, police said the key component of the case is whether the key is in the car. Using a remote starter is OK because the key isn’t in the car. If the key is in the car, it’s a state and local violation, because somebody could take off in the car.

“You’re putting the public at risk,” Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said. “This is purely a public safety issue.”

However, if the public were truly at risk by a car running in a driveway, this cop should have notified Taylor of it — in the interest of public safety. But that did not happen.

Instead, this officer showed that revenue collection and revenue collection alone was his mission by doing nothing to stop the supposed risk.

Taylor quickly went to Facebook after receiving the citation and let his feelings be known. The idea of being extorted for warming up one’s car apparently resonated with people as it has shared more than 13,500 times as of Monday.

After seeing the post on Facebook, Chief Berlin had no problem publicly noting that he wished ill-will on Taylor.

“You see the disparaging comments he made about my officer?” Berlin said. “Drop dead.”

Taylor said he didn’t mean to call the officer a name, but noted how ridiculous the ticket was.

“Unattended car?” Taylor said. “I’ve done this every day for seven years. Every person warms up their car. We live in Michigan.”

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Source Matt Agorist / The Free Thought Project

Jan 032017
 

The guys at Selectcarleasing.co.uk take a look at the many car model rip-offs that have recently come out of China.

In the motoring industry, a lot of pressure, trust and reliability falls upon the shoulders of the designers. The people who spend days, weeks, months, possibly years making cars better looking, faster, lighter, more eco-friendly and safer, so that we the consumers, can get that thrill we feel once we get behind the wheel of a car we’ve been saving our hard earned cash up for.

However, in China, a new breed of “designers” has risen. These designers are a little less imaginative then the other ones around the world. Why? Well, thanks to China’s notion of property, or lack of should we say.

As a result, China are copying cars and getting away with it. The cheek!

Take a look of some of China’s best/worst motoring rip offs.

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How Can I Make A Traffic Light Turn Green?

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Dec 012016
 

Before you run through a red light because it’s been five minutes and come on already, there may be a few ways you can get the light to turn green. This video breaks down how to do it.

Enjoy!

If you’ve ever been stuck at a red light on a country road, you know it can be annoying. No other cars for miles, but you can’t shake the feeling that if you run the light, one will appear out of nowhere and slam into you. Today we have some tips that might just make that light turn a little faster or, at the very least, kill some time while you’re waiting for the light to change.

 
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Famous Fictional License Plates

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Nov 282016
 

An infographic featuring the most noteworthy license plates from movies.

Over the years, cars in films have provided us with some of the great cinematic moments – the cork-screw jump in The Man with the Golden Gun, epic chases in Ronin & the Bourne Identity, Steve McQueen’s alliance with his Mustang in Bullitt, and of course… The Italian Job.

There’s no doubt that writers & directors will spend plenty of time agonising over which cars to use in a particular scene to have the biggest impact. But we’ve found some amazing examples of film makers going a step further and using personalised numbers plates for the main cars in their films to add that extra bit of interest to the story.

The DeLorean from Back to the Future, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Bluesmobile and of course the most famous car in film history – the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger… they’ve all got fascinating stories, and they’re all in our ‘Famous Fictional Licence Plates’ infographic.

Famous Fictional License Plates

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Mexican Nissan vs. American Nissan

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Nov 062016
 

A 2015 Nissan Tsuru, made in Mexico, goes head on with a 2016 Nissan Versa made in the US.

Is it any wonder why Nissan will stop making the Mexican Tsuru next May?

“They don’t make ’em like they used to.” Chances are, you’ve heard that before. And thank goodness they don’t.

Case in point, the Nissan Tsuru – a common sight in Mexico as taxicabs, the Tsuru is essentially a ‘new’ 1992 Sentra. It’s cheap, simple, and as the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows, has the ability to turn into a four-wheeled accordion in the event of a crash.

The IIHS collaborated with the Latin and Global NCAP groups to show how a Mexican market-spec 2015 Nissan Tsuru would fare against a U.S.-spec 2016 Nissan Versa sedan, all in a bid to not only highlight the differences between U.S. and Mexican automotive safety requirements, but to also get cars with zero-star crash test ratings – like the Tsuru – off Mexican roads.

To say the least, the results are alarming. Both cars were travelling at 40 mph, or just over 64 km/h. While the Versa‘s airbags and structure do a formidable job in keeping the dummy relatively unscathed, we definitely can’t say the same about the Tsuru. Let’s just say, after seeing how the Tsuru’s A-pillar deforms so quickly, a steering wheel flying off is the last thing we’d worry about.

According to the NCAP, more than 4,000 fatalities in Mexico were linked to Nissan Tsuru crashes between 2007 and 2012.

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Wagon Car

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Sep 052016
 

Wagon Car

Not your father’s Radio Flyer wagon.

Enjoy!

When Herb Cook of Gowanda heads out to his garage, it’s because he wants to play with his wagon.

It’s pretty obvious that his bright red Radio Flyer is not like the one we had as kids. For starters, this one is a lot bigger and gets 18 miles to the gallon. Herb said, “We usually run it 55 to 65 miles per hour.”

Herb’s wife June wasn’t surprised when her husband said he planned to turn a 1993 Ford pick-up truck with a 160,000 miles on it into a wagon. The project took about a year to complete, but it began with stripping the truck down to the chassis.

Herb did a lot of the work and June helped. They had the steel body manufactured. According to Herb, “I had no way of bending 14 gauge steel.”

This one-of-a-kind wagon gets plenty of second looks. June and Herb have a ball driving it around, sometimes in parades and sometimes just for the fun of it out on the open highway.

The big kid’s motorized Radio Flyer makes people smile when they see it and that’s okay with Herb, he said, “If it can make people laugh and smile a little bit, that’s my reward for building it.”

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The Safest And Most Dangerous Cities For Drivers

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Aug 192016
 

The real takeaway from this… don’t drive in cities run by Liberals.

The Safest and Most Dangerous Cities for Drivers

Key takeaways

Larger cities tend to be more dangerous. The average population of our 20 safest cities is 208,944, compared with an average population of 488,710 for the 20 most dangerous cities. However, not all big cities are riskier for drivers: The nation’s largest city, New York City, is the 34th safest, according to our analysis.

Drivers face higher risks in cities in the South and East Coast.Thirteen of the 20 most dangerous cities are located in the South or on the East Coast. Twelve of the 20 safest places are in the Midwest and West, and three of the 20 safest places for drivers are in Arizona.

Auto insurance rates are 47% more expensive in our most dangerous cities. The average annual insurance rate in our 20 most dangerous cities is $1,721, compared with $1,169 in our 20 safest cities. In Detroit, our most dangerous city for drivers, you’ll pay 642% more, on average, for car insurance than in our safest place, Cary, North Carolina.

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How To Of The Day: How To Remove Bumper Stickers

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Jul 242016
 

For all Prius owners… How to remove bumper stickers and car decals.

How to Remove Bumper Stickers

Unlike your average sticker, bumper stickers and car decals are made to last. They stand up to high winds, rain, snow, road chemicals, sun damage, and other harsh conditions to stay stuck to your favorite ride. Whether you have unwanted dealership advertising decals or the leftover political stickers of a previous owner, you can remove them from your car using a few simple household items and a little bit of patience.

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How To Of The Day: How To Jump Start A Car

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May 272016
 

You’re walking out of your apartment and notice a good looking gal with the hood of her car open, looking at the engine with desperation. You go over and ask what’s wrong. The car battery is dead, and she’s late for class. She asks you if you can give her car a jump. You look down at the ground, kick some rocks, and offer to call AAA instead.

You have no clue how to jump start a car.

Every man should know how to jump start a dead car battery. You never know when you’ll need this knowledge to aid a stranded damsel in distress, or help yourself get out of a jam. While jumping a dead battery is super simple, you’d be surprised by the number of men who have no idea how to do it. And even if you have learned how to jump start a car before, it can be easy to forget what cables go where. Positive on negative? Ground the positive cable on the car with the good battery? Red cable is negative?

To help you avoid looking like a putz when asked to jump start a car and to help prevent you from shocking yourself when you do it, this article offers a complete multi-media rundown on how to jump start a dead car battery. But first…

How to Tell If Your Battery Is Dead

Before you try jump starting a car, you need to determine that the battery is the reason the car isn’t starting up. If you turn the ignition and hear the engine cranking, a dead battery isn’t your problem and jump starting it won’t do a darn thing. However, if you turn the key and the car does absolutely nothing, then there’s a good chance you have a dead battery on your hands and jumping it may be your ticket to getting back on the road.

Your 60-Second Illustrated Crib Sheet to Jump Starting a Car

How To Jump Start A Car

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