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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10-year-old American boy detained after taking father’s Maserati GranTurismo for joyride in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police said Wednesday they had briefly detained a 10-year-old American boy who took his father’s Maserati GranTurismo coupe out for a spin. The boy grabbed the keys from an unlocked drawer in the family’s apartment near central Hong Kong, revved the engine and drove off in the two-door car on Monday, the South…

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Motorcyclist (18) critically injured in Pretoria crash in traffic circle

An eighteen-year-old motorcyclist is fighting for his life in the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria after he was struck by a heavy goods truck at Fountains Circle this morning. The cause of the accident and the series of events leading up to it remain unclear and will form the subject of a South African…

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World Health Organization emphasizes need for attention to child safety in cars

How often have you been driving on the road and seen children in cars without seatbelts on? It’s no wonder that South African statistics show that more children die in car accidents than any other kind of accident in this country. WHO (World Health Organisation) says that mortality rates in car accidents for South African…

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Insurers in Europe expected to focus on “Big Brother” telematics for car insurance

During the past year we shared numerous discussions on the importance of insurance telematics and how technology can be used to calculate more accurately insurable risks. We have also discussed the pro’s and con’s, with the only negative being the general criticism to potential breaches in privacy etc. There are so many benefits that many…

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LLumar films can increase safety and security

LLumar provide a number of window film types that can help to increase safety and security. Glass treatment films applied to the inside of buildings and automobiles hold shattered glass in place, avoiding the danger of flying shards. Optically clear and virtually undetectable, LLumar safety film offers a shield of protection against the unexpected. LLumar…

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