Dec 25, 4:11 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 12/25/18 AT 4:11 AM A CCTV footage released by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( RSPCA) on Monday, shows a man abandoning a dog at the side of a road in Stoke-on-Trent, England and driving away.In the video, the man can be seen getting off the car carrying a dog bed and leading the Staffordshire bull terrier. He then throws the bed on the pavement, unclips the lead and runs back to the vehicle. The dog runs behind the man and jumps up at the window while the car is parked. When the man drives off, the distressed dog fruitlessly chases the car down.An hour later, a passerby found the dog sitting in its bed and called the RSPCA, who named the animal Snoop.RSPCA Inspector Perehovsky said, "The footage has to be seen to be believed, it's just awful. To see the poor dog in such obvious distress jumping up at the car as … [Read more...] about Watch: Dog Chases Owner’s Car As He Drives Off After Abandoning It
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Updated 8:13 am PDT, Friday, September 21, 2018 MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) — A driving lesson went off the deep end in Maryland when authorities say the car jumped a curb, crashed through a fence and landed in a swimming pool. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer tells The Washington Post the driver and passenger were uninjured Saturday, albeit soaking wet. He says the occupants were a man and a woman in their 50s or 60s, but it's unclear who was behind the wheel when the drive turned into a dive. He says one was teaching the other to drive that afternoon. The car landed in the North Creek Community Center Pool, which was closed for the season. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Carpool becomes literal for a Maryland couple. Chief Spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and rescue postedseveral photos on twitter of a car submerged in a community pool. Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story. Media: Buzz 60 Piringer says the man and … [Read more...] about Driving lesson ends with car landing in a swimming pool
Phil Berg Special to The Detroit News Published 3:47 p.m. UTC Aug 23, 2018 Three weeks ago I discovered that Chicago had moved to Iowa, an amazing metaphysical feat that took me by complete surprise. I’ll explain: As a Midwest native, I’ve taken at least 100 car trips that loop me from metro areas of Detroit through Chicago, and on to Milwaukee, Madison, Des Moines, Minneapolis and beyond. It’s always been an easy trip on I-94 drive, maybe with congestion in Chicago, but simple enough to plan around. Last year, for example, I did a Saturday trip to Milwaukee in six hours. On Aug. 4 this year, I left Ann Arbor at noon, and didn’t arrive in Milwaukee until 9:30 p.m. The 340-mile trip is estimated to take just over five hours according to Google Maps, which is a 68-mph average. This year, I averaged just 35 mph. The reason for the recent delay was congestion, of course, partially from construction-identified sections in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin … [Read more...] about Car Culture: Highways driven to the saturation point
By David R. Baker Updated 5:00 am PDT, Monday, July 16, 2018 Photo: Ramin Rahimian / Special To The Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 For all California’s efforts to promote electric vehicles, including the Nissan Leaf, above, the vast majority of the state’s residents still drive vehicles with internal combustion engines. And they’re buying more gas. less For all California’s efforts to promote electric vehicles, including the Nissan Leaf, above, the vast majority of the state’s residents still drive vehicles with internal combustion engines. And they’re ... more Photo: Ramin Rahimian / Special To The Chronicle California is cutting greenhouse gases, but not from cars. Can that change? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery California’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling … [Read more...] about California is cutting greenhouse gases, but not from cars. Can that change?
DRIVERS were hit with the worst monthly petrol price rise in 18 years in May as filling up a tank rocketed by an average 6p-a-litre. The RAC branded the rise as "a hellish month for motorists" with the cost of filling a 55-litre family car increasing by £3.29 to £71.18. The new RAC Fuel Watch data has revealed average prices of both petrol and diesel have gone up every day since 22 April, the longest sustained price increase since March 2015. RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “May was a hellish month for motorists. Sadly, they have been besieged by pump price rises for three months with nearly 9p a litre being added to petrol since the beginning of March.” The increase is because of a hike in oil prices, as well as the weakening of the pound against the dollar. Barrels of oil have risen by 3% in May, as well as a 2% drop in the value of the pound to the dollar. Three ways to cut down your fuel costs Make your car more fuel-efficient. You can do … [Read more...] about Petrol prices soared last month as cost of filling up jumps to £71 a tank