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Recall Alert: Toyota Recalls 1.67 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it would recall 1.67 million vehicles world-wide to check for defects including faulty brakes and problems with fuel components.

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Photo Courtesy of the State of Michigan
Photo Courtesy of the State of Michigan
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Michigan Redesigns License Plates After Complaints From Law Enforcement

Michigan officials recently released a redesigned version of the license plate that was once voted the world's best. Why? Police complained it wasn't easy enough to read.

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Woman Impaled In Buttocks While Texting, Driving [Video]

Ouch. Yeah, this one will definitely leave you feeling a little tingly.

Christina Jahnz, of Elizabeth, Colo., learned the hard way that she should not text while driving, KUSA-TV 9 News reported.

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(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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More Super Bowl Ads: New Volkswagen Commercial [Video]

Yesterday, I introduced you to several new Super Bowl commercials, including the classy Jaguar commercial with classy "bad guys."

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British Supervillains Drive Jags in Super Bowl 2014 Commercial

We agree with Sir Ben Kingley's sentiment in this Jaguar Super Bowl 2014 commercial that British actors are always being typecast as villains in Hollywood. Luckily, he's brought two other British actors who are also synonymous for playing villains to help prove a point -- that British supervillains are always classy and sophisticated. And what would such classy bad guys do besides ride in private jets and drink the finest beverages? Drive Jaguars, of course.

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2013 Ford Escape SUV. (Courtesy Alan Sears, Cars.com/USA TODAY)
2013 Ford Escape SUV. (Courtesy Alan Sears, Cars.com/USA TODAY)
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Watch Out Because Some Small SUV’s Flunk Safety Test

I drive an SUV.  I love the space, room to haul things and yet be comfortable at the same time.  Mine is a bit larger than the smaller models, the "crossovers" as they're called, and I think I'm glad, because five small crossovers flunked the new small overlap crash test.

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Student Driver Attempts To Run Over Instructor After Failing Test

When a student fails a driving test, they sometimes respond emotionally.

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Bike Lanes In Grand Rapids Making Roads Safer For Bicyclists And Drivers

I'm thrilled to see so many people biking around during rush hour traffic.  Thrilled I tell you.  Not so thrilled though when they are driving around in a car lane as if they are a car.  It's dangerous for the bicyclist and the other drivers in automobiles

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Man’s Best Friend and Traveling Companion

I wish I had my camera with me this past weekend. Dog in the backseat of a club-cab pick-up passing me on 131 had a greatest expression on it's face.... Picture this; dog inside facing backward, head and shoulders sticking out the split window in back -- happy as could be -- a doggie smile for all the passing cars

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Why the Light is Red

Ah, the red traffic signal.

It is at once, both our beloved savior and our despised nemesis.

Here are some tips for timing and taming the dreaded stoplight.

Story from The Grand Rapids Press

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