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Tesla driver charged with vehicular manslaughter over fatal Autopilot crash

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California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019. The defendant appears to b...

Nascar driver Brandon Brown unveils car inspired by ‘Let’s go Brandon’ meme

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Nascar driver Brandon Brown has leaned into his unintentional association with the rightwing “Let’s go Brandon” meme by partnering with a sponsor inspired by the vulgar anti-Biden slogan. LGBcoin.io – a new, decentral...

Forklift driver finds deadly saw-scaled viper in Salford brickyard

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When Ryan King was called about reports of a saw-scaled viper found in a brickyard he was doubtful. They are among the world’s deadliest snakes and they don’t tend to live in Salford. The RSPCA inspector, however, qui...

Williams driver Nicholas Latifi reveals death threats followed F1 season finale

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The Williams driver Nicholas Latifi has revealed he has received death threats in the wake of Formula One’s controversial season finale. The Canadian has been subjected to abuse after his crash at the Abu Dhabi Grand ...

Baby driver: Philadelphia woman gives birth in front seat of Tesla on autopilot

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A Philadelphia mother has given birth to what is believed to be the world’s first Tesla baby: an infant delivered in the front seat of an electric smart car while it was driving on autopilot. The remarkable delivery, ...

Teesside pedestrian who fatally stabbed driver jailed for at least 23 years

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A pedestrian who fatally stabbed a driver who shouted at him for crossing the road carelessly has been convicted of murder and sentenced to a minimum of 23 years in prison. Alexander Layton was convicted of murdering ...

Waukesha Christmas parade driver charged with homicide

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Good morning. A man has been charged with five counts of intentional first-degree homicide after a vehicle was driven into a Christmas parade on Sunday night in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The city’s police chief named him ...

‘Indentured servitude’: low pay and grueling conditions fueling US truck driver shortage

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At Joe’s Travel Plaza, a neon-lit rest stop on California’s main interstate highway, truckers can get a brief respite from life on the road. There’s a TV lounge, a laundry room and a free shower if you buy at least 75...

Guanyu Zhou confirmed as F1’s first Chinese driver in Alfa Romeo deal

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Guanyu Zhou will become Formula One’s first Chinese driver after he was signed by Alfa Romeo for the 2022 season. The 22-year old will replace Italian Antonio Giovinazzi at the team and will partner Valtteri Bottas, w...

Driver loses control of car at Texas drag race killing two children

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Four people remained in hospital on Monday, two in critical condition, after a weekend drag racing crash in Texas that killed two children, police said. The crash happened during a Saturday racing event on a runway at...

Blue plaque for Britain’s first black train driver unveiled at King’s Cross

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A blue plaque has been unveiled commemorating Britain’s first black train driver at King’s Cross station in London. Wilston Samuel Jackson, who died in September 2018 at the age of 91 and had “dedicated his life to th...

Tell us: have you changed career to become a HGV driver?

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With the UK experiencing fuel, food and goods shortages in the last month, we would like to hear from people who have decided to change their career and become a HGV driver. Why did you want to switch jobs? What has y...

Councils fear gritter driver shortage this winter

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Gritter lorries could be hit this winter by the driver shortage, councils have warned, potentially leaving many of Britain’s roads covered in dangerous snow and ice. Some local councils have struggled to collect bins ...

Ex-Uber driver takes legal action over ‘racist’ face-recognition software

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An Uber driver who lost his job when automated face-scanning software failed to recognise him is accusing the firm of indirect race discrimination in a legal test case. The black driver, who worked on the Uber platfor...

Former British embassy driver badly beaten in Kabul

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A former employee of the British embassy in Kabul has been badly beaten at his home by five armed men, in an attack linked to his 11 years working with UK diplomats in Afghanistan. The British embassy driver, one of a...

Bubba Wallace becomes first Black driver to win Nascar Cup race since 1963

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Bubba Wallace became just the second Black driver to win at Nascar’s top Cup Series level when rain stopped Monday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. Wallace had driven through a crash and to the front of the ...

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