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Toronto Cab driver attacks Uber car, dragged 20 metres in protest

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In a shocking scene caught on video, a disgruntled Toronto taxi driver decided to beat on the window of a white Honda civic he suspected to be working for Uber before being dragged more than 20 metres in downtown traffic.

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Driving Impressions: Michelin Pilot Super Sport

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With spring now in full effect across southern Ontario, I decided to take my 2010 Volkswagen GTI to the tire shop and replace the factory all-season Pirelli rubber with a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport max performance summer tires.

If you’re not familiar with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, they come as original equipment on several sports cars and high performance vehicles such as the BMW M3 and Tesla Model S P85D.

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Toronto teen caught stunt driving Nissan GT-R at 240km/h

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A Toronto teen is in trouble after being caught flexing the muscles of a black Nissan GT-R last Monday night.

According to Ontario Provincial Police, the teenager was travelling 140km/h over the speed limit on highway 407 near Weston road around 10:30 pm. The driver of the speeding vehicle,Vince Lisi, 18, of Kleinburg is facing rather serious charges that include stunt driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failure to surrender a driver’s licence.

The stunt driving teenage driver has since had his Nissan GT-R impounded immediately and his licence suspended for seven days.

Just a few weeks before the incident Lisi posted a photo of his vehicle on Twitter followed by the comment “here come the speeding tickets”.

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In Ontario, someone caught going 50 km/h or more over the limit by police faces an automatic six demerit points, road-side vehicle seizure and an immediate seven day licence suspension with additional suspension (of up to two years) upon conviction.

The 18-year-old driver can also face a fine between $2,000 to $10,000 – but something tells me it won’t be long before the reckless driver is back behind the wheel of the $100,000 supercar.

News Source: Global News

 

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Ford Canada disapproves logo on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford T-shirts

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The Rob Ford scandal has already received tremendous attention around the world. The loudmouthed, drunk driving, crack-smoking mayor of Toronto has managed to reach celebrity status in a matter of months and Rob Ford merchandise including bobbleheads, hot dogs, hamburgers, and most recently, t-shirts, has become a big business.

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Public Transit: Smarter, but not faster

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In Canada, using public transportation helps you save money, reduce pollution, and lessen congestion.  But while it may be the most sensible way to travel, it’s certainly not the fastest.

According to the latest data from Statistics Canada, commuters who traveled using public transit took longer to get to work on average compared to those who drove in a car.

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Toronto Officer Bakes Cookies In Back Of Car

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Police Officers may love doughnuts, but Jeff Bangild, a Toronto Police Officer, is crazy about cookies too.

So crazy, that he decided to make a batch in the back of his car during the recent Ontario heatwave.

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Toronto speed traps called out

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If you find yourself in the Greater Toronto Area anytime soon, you may want to slow down a bit.

According to the Toronto Star, speed limits in the Toronto area are set 10 to 15 kilometers slower then they should be. As a result, drivers keeping up with the flow of traffic are becoming easy targets for cops hiding out with trigger happy radar guns.

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