A crash scene on Highway 101 near Cloverdale, California, this weekend left a Chevrolet Impala literally sliced in half with the driver still behind the wheel. The other half of the car landed upright on a nearby hillside.
California has a rule that requires ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to have a “zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence,” according to the San Francisco Gate—and regulators say Uber isn’t upholding it.
It was awfully hard not to be impressed by 24-year old motocross biker Kyle Katsandris, who wowed the internet (the police, not so much) by jumping over the 60 freeway in Riverside County, California last month. Unfortunately, Katsandris pulled another jump stunt this weekend, and it didn’t go well. At all.
In the past week, I wandered off to Los Angeles, mainly to take my girlfriend there for her first time, but also because I dig hanging out on the West Side. I used to live there, and while Austin is where I belong these days, LA’s everyday car scene can’t be beat.
Two guys recently stopped by a city council meeting after a surf session in San Clemente, California, asking for a huge statue of the late Fast and Furious star Paul Walker to be erected as a “beacon of headlights that can guide us down a dusty road.” It is absolutely the best—and gnarliest—thing you will ever see. …
Back off, Michigan—California wants to regain some glory as a self-driving haven. The state’s department of motor vehicles announced today new regulations that would allow self-driving cars without a driver to operate on roadways.
Apologies if we’re late to this, but the California DMV has apparently had it up to here with your bullshit request for a 69 vanity plate. It says as much on the department’s website.
For three weeks in February, torrents of water rushed down the emergency spillway at Oroville dam, prompting fears that the entire structure would collapse. New images show what’s left of the 3,000-foot long concrete spillway—and the tremendous challenge that now confronts repair crews.
To prevent massive dams from overflowing when heavy rains cause water levels to rise, spillways like this are used to drain water to the stream below. Without a true sense of scale, it looks just like the drain in your bathtub, but from a drone’s bird’s eye view, the opening to this spillway looks more like a black…
How bad were the recent storms in Southern California? Ask the owners of the cars that fell into sinkholes—including a fire truck—as rain pummeled the area’s roadways over the past few days.
Jordan Hilsenbeck always loved cars and motion in general. In his younger days, he skateboarded, rode bicycles and motorcycles. But, it seemed that he loved his Porsche 911 most of all. And in his circle of vintage car fanatic friends, he wasn’t alone.
The Pioneer Cabin Tree, a giant sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park that was tunneled through in the 1880s, has fallen due to severe winter weather. It was believed to be hundreds of years old.
Nearly 65 percent of U.S. adults drink at least a couple cups of coffee per day on average, and a sizable portion of that demographic almost certainly throws back a couple caffeinated brews while driving. In California, one man is finding out the cost of the stimulant may be more than a few bucks.
In less than a day this past week, Uber launched its “self-driving” ride-hailing service on the streets of San Francisco and got orders from California regulators to shut it down. And in the pettiest story development there is, the Verge reports that Uber refuses to apply for a $150 permit in order to run the cars…
New California draft regulations released on Friday would allow approved self-driving cars to drive on state roads without a human in the car. The drafts also include rules about not advertising semi-autonomous cars as “self-driving” or “autonomous,” because we all know that nonsense needs to be reeled in.
Is there anything worse than seeing a dog trapped inside a hot, airless car and knowing there’s nothing you can do about it? Thanks to a new law, Californians can now legally break into a vehicle to rescue an overheating pooch.
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The bill authorizing the California Highway Patrol to set guidelines for “lanesplitting” has been signed into law. Now it’s up to the cops to decide when and how riders can lanesplit. Kind of funny, since preventing officer discretion from happening is pretty much why the bill was introduced in the first place.
This is complete madness, but the guy as one good reason for doing it. Well, he has one good reason and a generous background of general lunacy.
For some reason I bumped into this old folder on an old hard drive — pictures of streetparked cars in my hometown shot eight years ago.