The Truth About Cars » Police http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Burglary Suspects Take Time to do Leisurely Donuts During L.A. Chase http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/burglary-suspects-take-time-leisurely-donuts-l-chase/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/burglary-suspects-take-time-leisurely-donuts-l-chase/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1320914 Two suspects in a non-violent Los Angeles burglary decided yesterday that if you’re being watched on TVs everywhere, you should at least entertain your audience. The two men, who were pursued by police and watched from the air, drove their rental Ford Mustang convertible through rainy afternoon traffic and past excited crowds in what the […]

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Two suspects in a non-violent Los Angeles burglary decided yesterday that if you’re being watched on TVs everywhere, you should at least entertain your audience. The two men, who were pursued by police and watched from the air, drove their rental Ford Mustang convertible through rainy afternoon traffic and past excited crowds in what the […]

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Explorer, Incognito: Ford Adds More Stealth to its Police Interceptor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/explorer-incognito-ford-adds-stealth-police-interceptor/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/explorer-incognito-ford-adds-stealth-police-interceptor/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1320266 It’s getting harder and harder to recognize cop cars in your rearview mirror. First, Ford dropped the long-serving Crown Victoria police cruiser, whose telltale headlights could be spotted from the moon, and now the rooftop light bar is fading into history. Today, the Ford Motor Company announced a new factory option for the 2017 Police […]

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It’s getting harder and harder to recognize cop cars in your rearview mirror. First, Ford dropped the long-serving Crown Victoria police cruiser, whose telltale headlights could be spotted from the moon, and now the rooftop light bar is fading into history. Today, the Ford Motor Company announced a new factory option for the 2017 Police […]

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Ford Wants to be Your War Zone Companion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ford-wants-war-zone-companion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ford-wants-war-zone-companion/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2016 18:14:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1302049 Sure, most (if not all) cop cars offer protection from boring ol’ pistols and AR-15s. But if you’re looking to drive into a hail of armor-piercing .30-caliber rifle or machine gun fire, Ford’s got your back. The company announced yesterday that its Police Interceptor vehicles will now offer the highest level of ballistic protection among […]

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Sure, most (if not all) cop cars offer protection from boring ol’ pistols and AR-15s. But if you’re looking to drive into a hail of armor-piercing .30-caliber rifle or machine gun fire, Ford’s got your back. The company announced yesterday that its Police Interceptor vehicles will now offer the highest level of ballistic protection among […]

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80 Percent of Chicago PD Dashcams Suffering From ‘Accidental’ Sabotage http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/eighty-percent-chicago-police-dashcam-videos-suffering-accidental-sabotage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/eighty-percent-chicago-police-dashcam-videos-suffering-accidental-sabotage/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277634 Qui custodiet ipsos custodes? When it comes to police and their dashcams, the answer appears to be “nobody, due to suspicious technical problems.” Last Friday, the Washington Post released a scathing indictment of the Chicago Police Department and its officers’ intentional sabotage of their dashcam equipment. The same department is already under siege from all […]

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Qui custodiet ipsos custodes? When it comes to police and their dashcams, the answer appears to be “nobody, due to suspicious technical problems.” Last Friday, the Washington Post released a scathing indictment of the Chicago Police Department and its officers’ intentional sabotage of their dashcam equipment. The same department is already under siege from all […]

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Sheriff Resurrects 20-year-old LT1-powered Chevrolet Caprice http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sherriff-resurrects-20-year-old-lt1-powered-chevrolet-caprice/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sherriff-resurrects-20-year-old-lt1-powered-chevrolet-caprice/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274617   An Illinois sheriff knows a barn find when he sees one. According to the Northwest Herald, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Stadler spotted an old parade Chevrolet Caprice with 4,000 miles gathering dust in a shed and decided to bring it back into service. The 20-year-old, LT1-powered police cruiser — which sports none of […]

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  An Illinois sheriff knows a barn find when he sees one. According to the Northwest Herald, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Stadler spotted an old parade Chevrolet Caprice with 4,000 miles gathering dust in a shed and decided to bring it back into service. The 20-year-old, LT1-powered police cruiser — which sports none of […]

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SURPRISE: Some Bus Drivers, Police in Chicago Not Required to Pay Speed Camera Fines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/surprise-bus-drivers-police-chicago-not-required-pay-speed-camera-fines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/surprise-bus-drivers-police-chicago-not-required-pay-speed-camera-fines/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1253193 A Chicago Tribune investigation has uncovered that the city’s speed cameras have nabbed school bus drivers, police, public employees and city bus drivers more than 8,000 times over the past two years. In most cases the tickets were passed on to the drivers, but in some cases — bus drivers and police driving unmarked cars […]

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A Chicago Tribune investigation has uncovered that the city’s speed cameras have nabbed school bus drivers, police, public employees and city bus drivers more than 8,000 times over the past two years. In most cases the tickets were passed on to the drivers, but in some cases — bus drivers and police driving unmarked cars […]

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Denver Police Know How To Catch Stoned Drivers, Feds Want To Learn More http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/denver-police-know-catch-stoned-drivers-feds-want-learn/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/denver-police-know-catch-stoned-drivers-feds-want-learn/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 22:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1244265 The joke that spotting a high driver is as easy as looking for the car safely going 7 mph on the interstate isn’t entirely accurate, according to Denver police. “You’d be wrong. We’ll see the same levels of intoxication between someone who’s been using alcohol and someone who is on drugs,” Denver police Captain Mark Chuck […]

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The joke that spotting a high driver is as easy as looking for the car safely going 7 mph on the interstate isn’t entirely accurate, according to Denver police. “You’d be wrong. We’ll see the same levels of intoxication between someone who’s been using alcohol and someone who is on drugs,” Denver police Captain Mark Chuck […]

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Google’s Autonomous Car Is A Slow-moving Scofflaw http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/googles-autonomous-car-slow-moving-scofflaw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/googles-autonomous-car-slow-moving-scofflaw/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:30:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1218601 On Thursday, Google’s autonomous car development team reported that Mountain View, California police pulled over the robot car for traveling too slowly. No ticket was issued. According to the team’s Google Plus page, officers pulled over the car because they “want to know more about the project.” According to Mountain View police, the officer wanted reminded […]

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On Thursday, Google’s autonomous car development team reported that Mountain View, California police pulled over the robot car for traveling too slowly. No ticket was issued. According to the team’s Google Plus page, officers pulled over the car because they “want to know more about the project.” According to Mountain View police, the officer wanted reminded […]

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Dodge Is Installing a 12.1-inch Touchscreen on Police Cars, but What’s Next? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/dodge-installing-12-1-inch-touchscreen-police-cars-whats-next/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/dodge-installing-12-1-inch-touchscreen-police-cars-whats-next/#comments Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:30:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1167634 Dodge announced for its Charger Pursuit cars Friday an available 12.1-inch Uconnect touchscreen, which is five times larger than its 5-inch model available in some of its cars. The 12.1-inch screen — which is only available on Charger cars for police for now — is meant to eliminate mounted laptops in the front seats of many […]

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Dodge announced for its Charger Pursuit cars Friday an available 12.1-inch Uconnect touchscreen, which is five times larger than its 5-inch model available in some of its cars. The 12.1-inch screen — which is only available on Charger cars for police for now — is meant to eliminate mounted laptops in the front seats of many […]

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Tracking Stolen Police Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/tracking-stolen-police-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/tracking-stolen-police-cars/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1154337 An alert from one of the local news stations popped up on my screen last week asking readers to be on the lookout for a stolen unmarked police cruiser. My first instinct was to warn family and friends that an impersonator was out on the loose. Once I got the word out, I started analyzing the […]

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An alert from one of the local news stations popped up on my screen last week asking readers to be on the lookout for a stolen unmarked police cruiser. My first instinct was to warn family and friends that an impersonator was out on the loose. Once I got the word out, I started analyzing the […]

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Uber in Finland? Cops Say Hail No http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/uber-finland-cops-say-hail-no/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/uber-finland-cops-say-hail-no/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1138362 Police in Helsinki are asking residents to skip the fare and call the cops if they spot an Uber driver within city limits. Cops sent out a tweet Friday asking people to call emergency services (112 if you live in Finland, apparently) so authorities could have a chat with the enterprising driver. It’s illegal to operate a […]

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Police in Helsinki are asking residents to skip the fare and call the cops if they spot an Uber driver within city limits. Cops sent out a tweet Friday asking people to call emergency services (112 if you live in Finland, apparently) so authorities could have a chat with the enterprising driver. It’s illegal to operate a […]

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Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Is Twice As Popular As Taurus Police Interceptor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/ford-explorer-police-interceptor-twice-popular-taurus-police-interceptor/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/ford-explorer-police-interceptor-twice-popular-taurus-police-interceptor/#comments Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:29:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=968218 As the Explorer goes, so goes the Ford Police Interceptor Utility. Unfortunately for Ford, as the Taurus goes, so too goes the Police Interceptor Sedan. Sales of civilian Explorers in the United States are up 6% through the first eleven months of 2014. Ford sold 14,949 Explorers in November, a 13% improvement. In addition to […]

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As the Explorer goes, so goes the Ford Police Interceptor Utility. Unfortunately for Ford, as the Taurus goes, so too goes the Police Interceptor Sedan. Sales of civilian Explorers in the United States are up 6% through the first eleven months of 2014. Ford sold 14,949 Explorers in November, a 13% improvement. In addition to […]

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Making the Call http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/making-the-call/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/making-the-call/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:48:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=809538 As we hover around the fifty mile an hour mark in the right lane, the car ahead begins to wander again. First to the right, correcting sharply as they touch the rumble strip. Then to the left, as they overcorrect and wobble back across the center line. Suddenly, there’s a white flash to outside my […]

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As we hover around the fifty mile an hour mark in the right lane, the car ahead begins to wander again. First to the right, correcting sharply as they touch the rumble strip. Then to the left, as they overcorrect and wobble back across the center line. Suddenly, there’s a white flash to outside my […]

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EU Secretly Planning To Add Police-Controlled Kill Switch To All Cars By 2020 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/eu-secretly-planning-to-add-police-controlled-kill-switch-to-all-cars-by-2020/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/eu-secretly-planning-to-add-police-controlled-kill-switch-to-all-cars-by-2020/#comments Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:30:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=731658 The British Newspaper The Telegraph is reporting that, if senior European law enforcement officials have their way, all cars entering the European market may soon be fitted with a remote shutdown device that would allow police officers to electronically deactivate any vehicle at the touch of a button. According to the article, which appeared in […]

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The British Newspaper The Telegraph is reporting that, if senior European law enforcement officials have their way, all cars entering the European market may soon be fitted with a remote shutdown device that would allow police officers to electronically deactivate any vehicle at the touch of a button. According to the article, which appeared in […]

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Court Rules HOA Cops Can Use Illegal Means To Detain You For DUI http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/court-rules-hoa-cops-can-use-illegal-means-to-detain-you-for-dui/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/court-rules-hoa-cops-can-use-illegal-means-to-detain-you-for-dui/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:30:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=704394   Now that most of you have given your tacit approval for TTAC to continue to post stories about police and motorist interaction, please consider this strange case. It all began at 2:10 AM on April 20, 2012 when an officer observed Frederick Weaver weaving and driving an estimated 25 mph in a 15 mph […]

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  Now that most of you have given your tacit approval for TTAC to continue to post stories about police and motorist interaction, please consider this strange case. It all began at 2:10 AM on April 20, 2012 when an officer observed Frederick Weaver weaving and driving an estimated 25 mph in a 15 mph […]

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Ask The Best&Brightest: Decrease The Police? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/ask-the-bestbrightest-decrease-the-police/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/ask-the-bestbrightest-decrease-the-police/#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:07:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=690026 It’s been suggested more than a few times on TTAC, most recently in conjunction with an incident where police shot a mentally ill man to death, that stories regarding police interaction with motorists are, or should be, outside the purview of this blog. Point Two of the TTAC Reboot promises “Accountability and Civility”. In service […]

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It’s been suggested more than a few times on TTAC, most recently in conjunction with an incident where police shot a mentally ill man to death, that stories regarding police interaction with motorists are, or should be, outside the purview of this blog. Point Two of the TTAC Reboot promises “Accountability and Civility”. In service […]

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Garden City, NY Man Threatened By Police Over Washing Car In Own Driveway http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/new-jersey-man-threated-by-police-over-washing-car-in-own-driveway/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/new-jersey-man-threated-by-police-over-washing-car-in-own-driveway/#comments Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:01:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=687082 A Garden City, NY man was visited by law enforcement and threatened with a ticket as he prepared to wash his 1997 Volkswagen in his own driveway. In the encounter, which was captured on video and posted to You Tube on November 27th, the officer can be seen walking up the driveway to what is […]

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A Garden City, NY man was visited by law enforcement and threatened with a ticket as he prepared to wash his 1997 Volkswagen in his own driveway. In the encounter, which was captured on video and posted to You Tube on November 27th, the officer can be seen walking up the driveway to what is […]

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Are Dodge Darts Illegal in Ohio? Man Arrested For Hidden Compartment That Revealed No Drugs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/are-dodge-darts-illegal-in-ohio-man-arrested-for-hidden-compartment-that-revealed-no-drugs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/are-dodge-darts-illegal-in-ohio-man-arrested-for-hidden-compartment-that-revealed-no-drugs/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:28:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=683634 WKYC-TV reports that when Norman Gurley was pulled over for allegedly speeding in Lorain County, Ohio on Tuesday, State Highway Patrol officers arrested him for having a hidden compartment on his car, charged with a felony despite the fact that he was not violating drug, weapon or any other contraband laws.  Gurley thus became the first […]

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WKYC-TV reports that when Norman Gurley was pulled over for allegedly speeding in Lorain County, Ohio on Tuesday, State Highway Patrol officers arrested him for having a hidden compartment on his car, charged with a felony despite the fact that he was not violating drug, weapon or any other contraband laws.  Gurley thus became the first […]

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Cops Nab Electric Leaf Owner Before He Can Ride Free On Your Nickel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/cops-nab-electric-leaf-owner-before-he-can-ride-free-on-your-nickel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/cops-nab-electric-leaf-owner-before-he-can-ride-free-on-your-nickel/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:56:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=671122 The owner of a Nissan Leaf was arrested in Georgia last week for stealing 5 cents worth of electricity after he plugged his car into the exterior outlet at a local middle school while his son was playing tennis.   According to Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, 11 Alive, the car had only been plugged in for […]

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The owner of a Nissan Leaf was arrested in Georgia last week for stealing 5 cents worth of electricity after he plugged his car into the exterior outlet at a local middle school while his son was playing tennis.   According to Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, 11 Alive, the car had only been plugged in for […]

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New York Newspapers Report NYPD Police Officers Were Riding With Pack Involved In SUV Altercation, Failed To Intervene Or Even Report Attack http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/new-york-newspapers-report-nypd-police-officers-were-riding-with-pack-involved-in-suv-altercation-failed-to-intervene-or-even-report-attack/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/new-york-newspapers-report-nypd-police-officers-were-riding-with-pack-involved-in-suv-altercation-failed-to-intervene-or-even-report-attack/#comments Sat, 05 Oct 2013 21:05:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=609625 New York City newspapers are reporting that there were at least two and as many as five off-duty NYPD police officers among the motorcyclists riding with the pack that chased and beat Range Rover driver Alexian Lien after he rear-ended a sportbike rider who appears, in the videos of the incident, to have brake checked […]

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New York City newspapers are reporting that there were at least two and as many as five off-duty NYPD police officers among the motorcyclists riding with the pack that chased and beat Range Rover driver Alexian Lien after he rear-ended a sportbike rider who appears, in the videos of the incident, to have brake checked […]

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Are New York Biker Gangs Above The Law? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/are-new-york-biker-gangs-above-the-law/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/are-new-york-biker-gangs-above-the-law/#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:02:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=593777 Last week, a group of motorcyclists “boxed in” a Range Rover on the freeway, apparently so they could “shut down” the road as part of a larger celebration. Alexian Lien, the Rover’s driver, struck a motorcyclist who brake-checked him; afterwards, he was chased into the city, dragged from his vehicle, and beaten savagely in front […]

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Last week, a group of motorcyclists “boxed in” a Range Rover on the freeway, apparently so they could “shut down” the road as part of a larger celebration. Alexian Lien, the Rover’s driver, struck a motorcyclist who brake-checked him; afterwards, he was chased into the city, dragged from his vehicle, and beaten savagely in front […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture? Police Parking Illegally http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-police-parking-illegally/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-police-parking-illegally/#comments Sat, 31 Aug 2013 14:07:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=501242 This is a photograph taken recently at the Cadillac Place building, on West Grand Blvd just west of Woodward in Detroit. It used to be called the General Motors Building before GM decamped to the RenCen. To make sure that much office space (when it was built, the GM Bldg was the second largest in […]

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This is a photograph taken recently at the Cadillac Place building, on West Grand Blvd just west of Woodward in Detroit. It used to be called the General Motors Building before GM decamped to the RenCen. To make sure that much office space (when it was built, the GM Bldg was the second largest in […]

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Lock Up Your Daughters, Because The Cops Are Looking At Them (And Everything Else) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/lock-up-your-daughters-because-the-cops-are-looking-at-them-and-everything-else/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/lock-up-your-daughters-because-the-cops-are-looking-at-them-and-everything-else/#comments Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:55:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493530 The paperback-size device, installed on the outside of police cars, can log thousands of license plates in an eight-hour patrol shift. Katz-Lacabe said it had photographed his two cars on 112 occasions, including one image from 2009 that shows him and his daughters stepping out of his Toyota Prius in their driveway… At a rapid […]

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The paperback-size device, installed on the outside of police cars, can log thousands of license plates in an eight-hour patrol shift. Katz-Lacabe said it had photographed his two cars on 112 occasions, including one image from 2009 that shows him and his daughters stepping out of his Toyota Prius in their driveway… At a rapid […]

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Weekly Mileage Champion: 1999 Dodge Intrepid ES http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/late-monday-mileage-champion-1999-dodge-intrepid-es/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/late-monday-mileage-champion-1999-dodge-intrepid-es/#comments Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462389 A broken clock is always right twice a day. But how about the last generation of Intrepids? These cars have a nasty, filthy, disgusting reputation for engine issues thanks to the 2.7 Liter V6. In fact, when most dealers at the auto auctions see the latest of the late Intrepids go through the sale, they […]

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A broken clock is always right twice a day. But how about the last generation of Intrepids? These cars have a nasty, filthy, disgusting reputation for engine issues thanks to the 2.7 Liter V6. In fact, when most dealers at the auto auctions see the latest of the late Intrepids go through the sale, they […]

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Chalk One Up To The Beijing Police http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/chalk-one-up-to-the-beijing-police/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/chalk-one-up-to-the-beijing-police/#comments Thu, 01 Mar 2012 15:16:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433325 This Beijing policeman has a hard look at this BMW X1. Not because it’s extremely dusty. A few days parked outside in Beijing, and any car looks like that. No, this car has no license plates. The plateless car has been gathering dust for a while on Beijing’s streets. So the policeman has the X1 […]

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This Beijing policeman has a hard look at this BMW X1. Not because it’s extremely dusty. A few days parked outside in Beijing, and any car looks like that. No, this car has no license plates. The plateless car has been gathering dust for a while on Beijing’s streets. So the policeman has the X1 […]

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