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Roberto Cruz

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ADA: Driving Under the Influence Like ‘Vehicular Roulette’

When Martin Heidgen of Valley Stream, N.Y., drove drunk on July 2, 2005, he crashed his Chevrolet pickup into a limousine at highway speeds, killing 59-year-old Stan Rabinowitz and 7-year-old Katie Flynn. “When you drive under the influence, you are playing vehicular roulette,” said Maureen McCormick, chief of vehicular crimes at the Nassau County District

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Auto News: Supercars, Robo-Taxis and Electricity

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said the second-generation Tesla Roadster supercar was designed to give a “hardcore smack-down” to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. Musk said the $200,000-plus Roadster is the fastest production car ever made. The electric automaker claims it can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, leaving the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s

What Difference Does a Drivetrain Make?

Four-wheel drive. All-wheel drive. What does it all mean? Is either one worth the money? Here’s a brief explanation of what each type of drivetrain can do with a good set of tires. Front-Wheel Drive Most sedans have front-wheel drive because it’s cheaper to design and build. In this system, engine power is transferred to

Brittany Snow’s 2001 Acura RSX

This award-winning Florida-born actress, singer and producer began her career on the CBS soap “Guiding Light.” Since then, she has appeared in hit films like “John Tucker Must Die,” “Hairspray” and “Pitch Perfect.” Watch her reprise the role of Barden Bellas co-captain Chloe Beale in “Pitch Perfect 3,” which is in theaters now. What was your

Unreliable Cars, Artificial Intelligence and a New CUV

The Tesla Model X and Cadillac Escalade have tied as the most unreliable cars on the market, according to a new study by Consumer Reports. The 2017 reliability report found that Model X owners experienced a large number of issues with body paint, hardware and climate control systems. Escalade owners noted issues with power equipment,

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Predicting 2018’s Most Important Car Technology

Will 2018 bring a robot uprising led by artificially intelligent driverless cars bent on world domination? Probably not. But technology is changing cars faster than ever before. Look into a crystal ball with us as we explore technologies that could have the biggest impact on cars and trucks in 2018. Smartphone Integration Mobile apps like

Taylor Kitsch’s 1991 Pontiac Firefly

Canadian-born actor and model Taylor Kitsch has appeared in blockbuster films like “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Battleship” and “John Carter.” He starred in the second season of the HBO series “True Detective” and scored his breakout role in the hit NBC series “Friday Night Lights.” Watch him portray Branch Davidians leader David Koresh in “Waco,” a

Bright Ideas for Holiday Home Decor

Who has the best holiday lights in your neighborhood? You do. Or at least you could with these helpful tips from industry experts. Game Plan A good plan helps you avoid surprises – and you certainly don’t want surprises on top of a ladder in the freezing cold. Measure the roofline, windows, trees and other

Dig Out Your Car Like a Boss

You need your car stuck in the snow like you need to listen to “Macarena” over and over again for three straight days. But if you do find your vehicle caught in a snowy trap, don’t freak out. Here’s what to do. Don’t Get Mad – Get Digging It’s frustrating to find your car buried

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Protect Your ID While Shopping Online This Holiday Season

Don’t let cyber criminals be the Grinch in your Whoville this holiday season.

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