A scandal has been publicized about there being ticket quotas in the New York Police Department, though the NYPD denies “quotas” exist. The fact is that ticket quotas do exist, usually referred to as “performance goals,” which is unpopular with the public. Yes, Virginia, there are ticket quotas A recent scandal in New York City Read on! →


Kelly Blue Book, ultimate authority on all things with four wheels and an engine, has come out with its Top 10 Green Cars for 2010. The list has foreign and domestic vehicles, and measures “green cars” on the basis of fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, safety and “driving enjoyment.” While the “green” rating of a Read on! →


So, was Jayne Mansfield decapitated in her 1966 Buick 225 Electra? That answer and more about the most famous death cars of all time may surprise you. Click if you missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. Famous death cars No. 7 – Jayne Mansfield’s 1966 Buick 225 Electra While it isn’t true Read on! →


Renting a car is sometimes necessary, but just because a person is renting doesn’t mean the car can’t be any fun. If a person goes to select locations of Hertz, Porsche Panamera sedans can be rented for customers willing to pay the premium rates. Hertz Porsche Panamera rentals add to stable of fun cars Most Read on! →


An Australian couple has just set a new world record for “hypermiling,” or pushing a car’s boundaries for fuel efficiency. John and Helen Taylor, who have been at this for some time, drove a Volkswagen Passat TDI 1,626 miles on one tank of diesel fuel, setting a record in the U.S. Into hyperdrive A select Read on! →


For the driver, surviving an auto accident is typically a matter of utilizing proper safety restraints. For a pedestrian, however, there are not a few thousand pounds of metal, plastic and fiberglass or a crumple zone to absorb the impact. Yet all need not be lost if a pedestrian is prepared. Learn how to survive Read on! →


When we buy luxury cars, we’re buying image, prestige, performance and comfort. According to recent crash test studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, we may not be buying safety, however. The Detroit Free Press reports that a number of mid-size luxury cars – among them the vaunted Mercedes-Benz C-Class – did not impress Read on! →


Biodiesel fuel is an arguably more environmentally friendly alternative to the “petrodiesel” most diesel cars run on. Some forms of biodiesel are already manufactured and sold commercially in the United States, while others are do-it-yourself specials. Is biodiesel a legitimate alternative to petrodiesel, or should you keep the vegetable oil out of your gas tank? Read on! →


Mexico’s auto industry registered record production and export numbers for both cars and light trucks during the first five months of 2012, reports the nation’s Automobile Industry Association (AMIA). Auto exports from India to non-European countries have also increased significantly, with over 12,000 more vehicles exported in May than April. Mexico’s record output From January Read on! →


Italian automaker Fiat wants to put an espresso maker in its 2013 500L model. The idea is meeting resistance in the U.S., for fear of causing distracted driving. But it could save a bundle on morning Starbucks runs. Fiat espresso maker The in-board espresso coffee maker will appear as an option this fall in Fiat Read on! →