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  • The Chinese Love of Off-Road Vehicle Adventures

    04/22/2019 4:55:20 PM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 23APR19 | Editorial Staff
    In America we have RV's, donut-wheeled motorized trikes, and dirt-bikes. We have jeeps and all sorts of pickups. Well, you know what? So does China. The Chinese love the sport of going "off road" and exploring China. Here we are doing to have a brief review of this most awesome pastime. Just make sure that your trunk is filled with ice and a fine beverage of your choice. Myself, I prefer a nice icy-cold beer, but wine, VSOP, XO and whiskey are fine alternatives. The Chinese love to travel in groups The Chinese love to travel in groups. They really...
  • Man accused of repeatedly stealing couple's car and returning it

    02/07/2019 1:01:45 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    ABC13 News ^ | February 6, 2019 | Stefania Okolie
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man is accused of stealing an elderly couple's car in the middle of the night - while they were asleep - and returning it before they woke up. Police said the man used the couple's van as a getaway car in other vehicle break-ins. Beverly Havard, who lived in the the Pinehurst neighborhood for 40 years, said she misplaced her spare key and started noticing changes with her vehicle. "The seat was pulled back and the mirrors were adjusted," Beverly said. She said she started tracking her vehicle's mileage, which was also changing. "I said,...

    11/07/2018 2:50:41 PM PST · by knarf · 66 replies
    self ^ | November 7, 2018 | knarf
    FIVE incomplete readiness tests for vehicle inspection
  • Controversial armored police vehicle factory expands production to meet demand

    05/18/2018 8:41:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies ^ | 5/18/18 | Rick Leventhal
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. – You may not know what a Bearcat is but you’ve probably seen them, deployed by SWAT and tactical teams responding to violent protests and barricade situations, or to save people trapped in hurricanes, floods and mudslides. Police departments nationwide have been stocking up on the Armored Incident Response & Rescue Vehicles, taking advantage of a federal program enacted in the 90s allowing law enforcement access to military-grade gear. The program was temporarily suspended by President Obama in 2015 but reinstated by President Trump last year. Mr. Trump signed an executive order lifting the ban on military gear...
  • Vehicle attacks around the world since 2000

    04/23/2018 7:46:27 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 11 replies
    Terrorist vehicle attacks with 4 or more fatalities are still relatively rare, though they are becoming more frequent. Radical Muslims committed 83% of mass public attacks committed up through the end of 2017.
  • BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House

    02/23/2018 12:44:04 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 93 replies
    Secret Service Twitter ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | Secret Service
    BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E. UPDATE: The female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.
  • Study shows the car you drive may reveal who you voted for

    11/29/2017 4:22:23 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 116 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 29, 2017 | By Michael McLaughlin
    Stanford University researcher used a computer algorithm to determined whether a neighborhood leaned to the left or right by looking at vehicles in 50 millions of images from Google Street View in 200 American cities. When sedans outnumbered pickup trucks, there was an 88 percent chance the city would vote Democratic. In areas with more pickup trucks, the odds switched to 82 percent in favor of Republicans, the researchers concluded.
  • Government orders crackdown on car and van hire rentals after Barcelona terror attack

    08/20/2017 8:30:46 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | August 20, 2017 | Jonathan Mitchell
    British drivers will face extra checks when renting cars and vans to ensure they are not extremists in the wake of a string of deadly terror attacks using vehicles. Ministers are ordering the crackdown amid growing concern over how easily extremists are renting vehicles and using them to mow down pedestrians in attacks. It comes after 14 people were killed when terrorists ploughed into passersby in Barcelona and seaside town of Cambrils on Thursday. This year in the UK, vehicles have been at the centre of deadly attacks on Westminster, London Bridge and Finsbury Park. The incidents sparked suggestions van...
  • Self propelled pothole repair vehicle CGI

    07/23/2017 5:24:45 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-23-17 | JR
    A self propelled pothole repair vehicle proposed by a Russian engineer which doesn't exist just yet. I wonder if it ever will? Doesn't look safe for passers by.
  • Evacuations after truck tested positive for explosives at gate of Hanscom Air Force Base

    07/06/2017 8:36:34 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 49 replies
    NBC4 Columbus ^ | 7/6/3027
    #BREAKING LIVE: Evacuations are taking place after a vehicle tested positive for explosives at the gate of Hanscom Air Force Base near Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Vehicle Hits Pedestrians In Finsbury Park

    06/18/2017 5:27:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 95 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/18/17
    One person arrested and "a number of casualties" as a vehicle hits pedestrians in Finsbury Park, London, police say This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App then details on how to do so are available on this help page. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.
  • Good Samaritan robbed while helping jump-start vehicle: NOPD

    04/09/2017 5:21:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/9/17 | Kevin Litten, | The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans Police said a man who was apparently acting as a good Samaritan on Saturday afternoon (April 8) was robbed at gunpoint in Algiers after he responded to someone who asked for help jump-starting their vehicle. Police said the 38-year-old male victim was flagged down by someone in the 3700 block of Gen. De Gaulle Drive who was asking for help jump-starting their car.
  • Watch heroin impaired driver slam into state trooper's vehicle

    01/24/2017 2:55:31 PM PST · by BBell · 10 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/24/17 | Kim Chatelain, | The Times-Picayune
    A Louisiana state trooper sustained minor injuries Saturday (Jan. 21) when a man driving erratically along Interstate 12 near Hammond slammed into the back of his police SUV. The driver, Bradley Burch of Florida, was suspected to be high on heroin at the time of the crash, police said. Burch, who also suffered minor injuries in the crash, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail with DWI, reckless operation and driving with a suspended license, state police reported. Florida resident Kyle Nadler was traveling westbound on I-12 shortly after noon on Saturday when he witnessed a Dodge truck being driven...
  • President Trump's car is almost ready

    11/09/2016 11:13:33 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    Although its existence hasn’t been officially confirmed, General Motors has been spotted testing what appears to be the presidential limousine that will replace the “Beast” that protects President Obama. Spy photographers stalking GM’s proving grounds over the summer snapped a few shots of a camouflaged vehicle that looks like a modified version of the current Cadillac-branded state car. Related Image beast 2 Expand / Contract Its profile is nearly identical, but it features Cadillac’s latest style, including vertical LED headlights and a CT6-like grille with the company’s new wreathless crest in the center. Details about the Beast are kept secret...
  • Donating my truck

    08/17/2016 12:25:41 PM PDT · by Two Kids' Dad · 58 replies
    Two Kids' Dad | 08/17/2016 | Self
    Good day all. I want to donate my truck and would like advice on which non-profit agency FReepers would recommend.
  • 1 Man Killed in Drive-by Shooting in SW Miami-Dade: Police ("silver vehicle began shooting")

    12/21/2015 5:53:39 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | December 20, 2015
    Miami-Dade Police are investigating a shooting on the 21000 block of SW 120th Avenue in Southwest Miami-Dade. Officers discovered five people shot at the scene. According to officials, all five of the victims were in the parking lot of a grocery store, when a newer model silver vehicle began shooting. The vehicle is described as possibly a Chrysler 200 with dark tinted windows and the passenger side mirror missing.
  • Hacker remotely crashes Jeep from 10 miles away

    07/21/2015 9:51:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    (UK) Daily Telegraph ^ | July 21, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Hackers took control of a car and crashed it into a ditch by remotely breaking into its systems from 10 miles away whilst sitting on their sofa. In the first such breach of its kind security experts cut out the engine and applied the brakes on the Jeep Cherokee, sending it into a spin. The US hackers said they used just a laptop and mobile phone to access the Jeep’s on-board systems via its wireless Internet connection. They claim that more than 470,000 cars made by Fiat Chrysler could be at risk of being attacked by similar means - including...
  • 2 Women Shot in Bay Terraces [Southeast San Diego...shot by masked man in hoodie]

    06/09/2015 10:36:32 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 5 replies ^ | June 9, 2015
    Two women drove themselves to the hospital Tuesday after they were shot inside their vehicle in Bay Terraces...
  • Snowmobile/Motorcyle Maker Polaris + NASCAR Tech = Cutting Edge Special Ops Vehicle 'DRAGOR'

    10/16/2014 3:14:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Apparently getting out of the jet-ski business opened up far greener pastures in the high-tech, 21st-century military vehicle market for Minnesota-based snowmobile/ATV/electric vehicle manufacturer Polaris(who also produce Victory and Indian big bikes through their motorcycle subsidiary). First they concocted a clever 2-man mini-jeep -the Polaris MV850- with computer-designed tires that require no air, able to operate even after sustaining damage from gunfire or shrapnel. They've also spun-out a line of small, lightweight military support/patrol vehicles loosely-based on their existing consumer products, including the MRZR in both 2-man and 4-man configurations. But NOW they're getting serious: aiming for a Pentagon light-vehicle...
  • Armored Vehicle, Grenade Launchers At Disposal Of LAUSD Police Force

    09/16/2014 1:18:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Unified School District police officials are considering whether they need the armored vehicle and grenade launchers they received from the U.S. military.