You better be insured when a grizzly bear gets trapped inside your car!

A friend sent an email to the Arrive Alive website with images of what happens when a grizzly bear gets trapped inside a vehicle. Here is the story: A Man in Waterton Park Alberta, came out to find the inside of his 18 month old Toyota Sequoia trashed. A grizzly bear had somehow got a…

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Could the size and shape of your buttocks become an anti-theft device?

We have all kinds of unique identifying features! It is however not only fingerprints and eye scanning that can be used to identify a specific person. Japanese scientists claim their pressure sensor sheet can accurately identify an individual’s backside and when placed on a driver’s seat could be used as a last line of defence…

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BMW SA recalls 3,000 Mini Coopers for minor repairs

Around 3,000 Mini Cooper S cars will be affected by a global recall, BMW South Africa confirmed on Monday. Globally, almost 200,000 vehicles have been ordered back to the manufacturer. The models that will need to undergo minor repairs are the Turbocharged Mini Cooper S and the Mini John Cooper Works. The cars were manufactured…

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Rules of the Road, Professional Driving Permits and transporting students to events

Question: Please can you advise on what the regulations are with regards to the transporting of students to an event outside of the school. If a teacher uses their own vehicle to transport students, is there a minimum number of students they can transport, does the teacher need a PDP, what are the legal implications…

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What are the Rules about the height of the high and low beam of headlights?

Question: Where do i find the regulations to set the hight of the high beam and the low beam of my headlights. Shouldn’t this be advertised as well? Answer: They most certainly are published – in the National Road Traffic Regulations, which is freely available to anyone. Here are the applicable regulations: Howard Dembovsky National…

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What is the Operator card that must be displayed on a vehicle?

Question: Sir/Madam, can you please clarify the meaning of an offence “Drove motor vehicle on a public road. Operator card not displayed.” Answer: Dear Sir or Madam. For a change, this particular question has an easy and straight-forward answer attached to it. All motor vehicles which are classified as requiring an operator to be registered…

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Ford Recalls Nearly Half A Million vehicles

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that it’s recalling nearly half a million minivans and SUVs because of a pair of mechanical issues. The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker is recalling 205,896 Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans made during the 2004 and 2005 model years, because their torque converter output shaft may fail. If that…

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