The Safest & Deadliest States For Car Accidents

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We’ve spilled a lot of ink discussing the most congested cities for drivers. But what about the most dangerous states for auto-related deaths?

Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute asked themselves the same

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1100294_the-safest-deadliest-states-for-car-accidents

Flameout: Young Sonics phenom Robert Swift falls hard

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a December day in 2010, Bob and Casey Hill walked into a posh apartment just outside downtown Tokyo.

Bob, the former Sonics coach, and Casey, his son, were coaching the Tokyo Apache, a basketball team in the top Japanese league. But their visit had little to do with basketball.

Inside the apartment was Robert Swift, the 7-footer the Sonics selected with the 12th pick in the 2004 NBA draft. Swift entered the NBA as an 18-year-old brimming with potential, but he was out of the league after making about $10 million and playing in just 97 games. He was in Japan as a 25-year-old reclamation project.

Bob and Casey walked into Swift’s apartment and found him in bed. His room was dark. An empty bottle of vodka lay on the floor. He was hung over, and it was clear to Casey that Swift had been drinking alone after his fiancé had

... read more at: http://www.seattletimes.com/html/sports/2023691379_robertswift18xml.html

28 States Use Outdated Driver’s License Format, Which Could Leave You Stranded At The Airport

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When we think of technology and change, we often think of computers, mobile phones, cars, and such. But today, even the most mundane objects are evolving, from electrical outlets to thermostats.

Driver’s licenses are not immune.

Unfortunately, like your grumpy

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1101625_28-states-use-outdated-drivers-license-format-which-could-leave-you-stranded-at-the-airport

Louisiana Drivers Are The Worst In America (Rest of The South Isn’t So Hot, Either)

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Best and worst drivers in America (study by CarInsuranceComparison.com)

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When Shakespeare wrote about Italians and Spaniards, he tended to make them a little crazy. Too much sun makes the blood

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1089168_louisiana-drivers-are-the-worst-in-america-rest-of-the-south-isnt-so-hot-either

How Do You Get To Work? In A Major City, You Probably Drive Alone For 25.8 Minutes

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Centuries from now, our descendants may look back in wonder and amusement at the automobile. (Assuming humanity hasn’t destroyed itself, of course.) Cultural anthropologists will give tours of history museums, announcing with dramatic flair, “Back then,

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1098387_how-do-you-get-to-work-in-a-major-city-you-probably-drive-alone-for-25-8-minutes

Oregon’s OReGO Program Gives Drivers An Option: Pay Gas Tax Or Pay By The Mile

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Our roads are in terrible shape, and we are largely to blame.

Things wouldn’t be so bad if our elected officials had occasionally increased the federal gas tax, which funds road repair and construction at the national, state, and local levels. Unfortunately,

... read more at: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1097170_oregons-orego-program-gives-drivers-an-option-pay-gas-tax-or-pay-by-the-mile

LoJack Releases Sixth Annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report

LoJack Corporation announced yesterday that law enforcement officials recovered more than $83.5 million in stolen vehicles equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System in 2014.* Released today, LoJack’s sixth annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report**, infographic (click to download) and slideshow (click to download) reviews auto theft trends over the past year based on vehicles equipped with the LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System, according to a press statement.

Highlights detailed in the LoJack’s sixth annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report include:

  • The Honda Civic ranked as the most stolen and recovered vehicle equipped with a LoJack® System
  • The average value of vehicles recovered by law enforcement is more than $10,000
  • For the sixth consecutive year, California, Texas and Florida continue to top the list as the top three states respectively with the most LoJack system-equipped stolen and recovered vehicles
  • Oregon, Washington D.C., Maryland, South Carolina and Oklahoma, all new to the 2014 report,

    ... read more at: http://patch.com/massachusetts/canton/lojack-releases-sixth-annual-vehicle-theft-recovery-report-0

Are Xxr 521 Rims Worth Their Weight In Gold? | Taking A Look At

Are you looking out for some good wheels and tires for your vehicle? Well if this is the case then here are certain important points that you will have to look out for. These points will help you get the best wheels for your vehicle.

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The BMW 8 series is one of the cars that should have been a hit but wasn’t. It was far too expensive and Mercedes-Benz was doing better for less money at the time. It looked good though and the handling was extremely brilliant for a large car. It had big wheels and tires and race spec suspension but somehow, it did not sell well. BMW had a 10 year run from 1989-1999.

They are no stranger to the aftermarket wheel industry. Having many of the hottest style you’ve been looking for your car, truck or sport utility vehicle. Whether its

... read more at: https://vetasalazarkvvl.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/are-xxr-521-rims-worth-their-weight-in-gold/