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U.K. Vehicle Ownership Reaches Record Levels

Despite a sales slump even before the coronavirus struck, U.K. vehicle ownership rises to its highest-ever figure.

New data shows 40.4 million cars, light-commercial vehicles and trucks are registered for use on British roads. Encouragingly for the economy, LCV ownership has risen 2.7% to 4.5 million vehicles and heavy-duty truck use is at its highest in 30 years. Many of these vehicles are helping provide transport for essential workers, deliveries and emergency services.

Some 25,000 ambulance and fire service vehicles, together with more than 20,000 supermarket delivery trucks are keeping the nation safe, supermarket shelves stocked, and the flow of food, medicine and care to vulnerable people going during the coronavirus crisis.

Research for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows overall vehicle ownership increased 1% year-on-year at a time when new-vehicle sales have been curtailed apparently by concerns over the economic impact of Brexit.

The data also

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Vehicle fleeing MSP reaches over 100 mph in Oakland County before crash in Sterling Heights

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – A vehicle fleeing Michigan State Police troopers reached speeds of over 100 mph in Oakland County before crashing in Sterling Heights, authorities said.

You can watch the full video above.

Michigan State Police troopers were called around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday about a carjacking suspect fleeing police. They said he was involved in several incidents in Detroit and Eastpointe.

Detroit police officers were initially chasing the vehicle, but stopped when it crossed into Royal Oak.

The vehicle sped through Royal Oak and into Troy, according to authorities. State troopers took over the pursuit.

Troopers tried to stop the driver on Metro Parkway, but he led them into a subdivision along Metro Parkway and then eastbound through several cities.

The chase ended with a violent crash in Sterling Heights. Police said the man was approaching Dodge Park when he lost control of the vehicle, struck the curb

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