The Harsh Truth Behind Speeding, Part 1

27 Nov

Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat

Las Vegas. Budapest. Bangkok. A party hosted by Rocco Siffredi or Charlie Sheen. These are just a few of the places you should never go without a plan—or at least some protection. And yet there are those who do. You don’t need to be Nostradamus to know this is really, really dumb. For most, the worst consequence is a hangover. For some, a visit to the doctor. For an unlucky few, the hospital.

Read the full story over at The Drive.

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Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat

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Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat - Winter Tires

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Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat - VW = Das Pollution

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Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat

Upon reading the Wired piece about GM’s failure to fix their OnStar hack for 5 years, I Googled for a whole ten minutes looking for an image to describe my incredulity. I couldn’t find one pithy enough, so read into the image what you will. So many articles have covered vehicular hacks recently that to add another summing them up seems like a waste of time. It isn’t. Continue reading