Water-bombing aircraft are pretty standard wildfire-fighting equipment. Helicopters that spew fire onto the forest? Not so much. »
Dianna Bedwell, 68, was stranded in her car in a South California desert for two weeks in May. Yesterday she made her first public comments about the ordeal which she barely survived and killed her 79-year-old husband Cecil “Paul” Knutson.
A law that would finally make lane-splitting in explicitly legal in California has been put on the back burner because the lawmakers behind the bill aren’t exactly sure how they would make it work.
In 2012, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto introduced and passed a bill to bring back three vintage license plate designs if they could just collect 7,500 orders for each. The yellow-on-black style, originally issued from 1963 to ’69, made the cut and will start shipping this month. »
California is the only state in the U.S. that allows lane-splitting, not because there’s a law saying it’s legal, but because there’s no law saying it’s illegal. Now a few legislators are out to get some hard and fast rules on how motorcyclists can ride in the state.
Update 06/21: Google has emphasized that none of the accidents its cars were involved with were the fault of its self-driving vehicles, and has updated its recorded miles to nearly a million. With that information, the accident rate for self-driving cars looks less unsettling and a lot more reassuring. »
A bill proposed in California would allow classic car owners to cut a check to the DMV for $200 to get out of the state’s notoriously strict smog test. But naturally, it’s a bit more complicated than just paying off the Golden State. »
I guess when you drag race a ‘65 Mustang and break eleven transmissions in one year, it’s time to look for something else that’s also rear-wheel drive, light and as stylish as it gets. »
As we deal with two winters in the U.S.—warm and dry out west, cold and snowy in the Northeast—exasperated Californians watched as Boston got nearly 100 inches of snow in a month. The storms brought up a common question among parched westerners: what would it take to ship Boston's snow to California? »
Uber drivers attempting to follow the law are getting screwed by Uber in California. A Buzzfeed investigation revealed that Uber suspended at least 12 drivers last month for properly registering their cars as commercial vehicles. To get their jobs back, Uber said the drivers had to re-register the cars as personal… »
It sure seems like four-door Jeep Wranglers have surpassed the "coupes" in popularity. To see out how that extra length and weight affects the rig on the trail, we fitted Nitto's new Exo Grappler and Terra Grappler G2 off-road tires, attacked the dirt, and came back intact. »
The California Highway Patrol and Office of Traffic commissioned UC Berkeley to study the safety affects of motorcycles riding between lanes in traffic, and found it adds no explicit danger to motorcycling in general. »
The crash of a Cal Fire tanker plane on Tuesday afternoon has added to the tragedy of this year's wildfires in Yosemite National Park. The Grumman S-2T went down while fighting the Dog Rock fire, near Arch Rock, killing the pilot. »
We live in a glorious country, America, where not only can police forces buy extremely armored vehicles, but they can equip themselves to the point where they are, for all and intents and purposes, armies. But why just limit that notion to police forces? Because a school district just bought its first armored behemoth. »
Don't you hate when you walk back to your car after shopping, pop the trunk to put the groceries inside, and come face to face with the corpse of your neighbor? That will ruin your whole afternoon! And it's what one woman in Los Angeles says happened to her at a local Walmart. »
Hey, hey, you know, maybe you don't need my advice on stealing a Ferrari, but I think I'm right in advising you—if you get caught stealing a Ferrari once, maybe you shouldn't try stealing another one. At least not right away. And at least not by taking the same damn one twice. »