Millions Of 'Connected' BMWs Were Possibly Using Unencrypted Data

BMW sent a press release out today partially titled BMW Group ConnectedDrive increases data security. This is technically true, but doesn't quite get at the core issue: data security was 'increased' because there had been almost none. The German Automobile Association (ADAC) discovered this when they were able to… » 1/30/15 1:45pm Friday 1:45pm

Nats' Jayson Werth Will Do Five Days In Jail For Speeding In Virginia

Looks like no one can escape Virginia's justice when it comes to speeders, not even loaded dudes like Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth. Following his December conviction for reckless driving there, Werth today was sentenced to five days in jail. He'll turn himself in on Friday. » 1/29/15 9:55pm Thursday 9:55pm

Pantsless Woman Arrested For DUI While Sitting On A Bottle

There's two amazing geographic details to this story: first, it did not take place in Florida, and second, it did take place in Beaver County, PA which should make our audience of 9 year old boys pee themselves. The incident itself involves a car wreck, an inebriated woman, a lack of pants, and a bottle, pressed under… » 1/27/15 9:35pm Tuesday 9:35pm

Who Keeps Stealing All The Old Subarus In Portland?

Before they became the modern, hot-selling, Volkswagen-crushing mainstream brand they are now, Subaru was a niche brand that mostly appealed to people in states with bad weather. The older ones, being the tough workhorse cars they are, remain common sights in places like Portland, Oregon. That's changing thanks to the… » 1/21/15 4:02pm 1/21/15 4:02pm

Virginia Bill Aims To Raise Reckless Driving To 85 MPH Instead Of 80

You, as a motorist, should know that really bad things happen when you drive too fast in Virginia. The commonwealth takes speeding more seriously than just about anywhere else in America, and penalties are heavy for those with a need for speed. But a new bill in the Virginia General Assembly could make things a bit… » 1/19/15 12:15pm 1/19/15 12:15pm

Guy With Rod In Head Is Totally Unfazed, Drives To Gas Station For Help

A guy in New Zealand was just sitting in his car, minding his own business, like you do, when three no-goodniks came up and accosted him. He then attempted to drive off, like you do, when he was slammed in the head with an iron bar. Which stayed there. So he did the only logical thing – he drove to a gas station, and… » 1/19/15 11:25am 1/19/15 11:25am

Justice Department Clamps Down On Cops Seizing Your Car Or Cash

Today the U.S. Justice Department announced that local and state police won't be able use a federal law to justify the seizure of cars, cash, homes and other assets of people if they simply believe a crime was committed. It's a big blow to civil forfeiture, a $2.5 billion practice that has infuriated many. » 1/16/15 2:38pm 1/16/15 2:38pm

The NYPD Slowdown Is Over And Now There's Hell And Tickets To Pay

Last month, the New York City Police Department began a low-level crime enforcement slowdown, because someone said something that hurt their feelings. And while that was as good a reason as any other, I'm sure, it couldn't last forever. Sorry, everyone. Your New York City driving playground days are over. » 1/13/15 11:35am 1/13/15 11:35am

Oops! Dakar Riders Arrested For Riding Over Archaeological Site

As far as worst case rally scenarios go, getting arrested in a foreign country lies just beneath unrepairable failures and spectacular race-ending crashes. Two riders at Dakar found out the hard way that the route exists for a reason: so you don't go over an archaeological site by accident. » 1/09/15 8:02pm 1/09/15 8:02pm

Crooked Cop Outed As Gang Member After Driving A Ferrari To Work

You know that scene in Goodfellas after the airport heist where Robert DeNiro tells his guys not to buy anything with the money, lest they be discovered, and then one of them runs out and buys a new pink Cadillac for his wife? That just happened in England, except with a Ferrari. And the criminal in question is a… » 1/08/15 3:50pm 1/08/15 3:50pm

Cops: Driver Tried To 'Take Out' Port Authority Police Officer With Car

A 24-year-old Pennsylvania man identified as Matthew Cash aimed an Audi A8 at two NY NJ Port Authority police officers at the entrance of the Holland Tunnel earlier this evening while exclaiming that he wanted to 'take out' a police officer. The officers were not hit, but one police car was badly damaged. » 1/07/15 9:20pm 1/07/15 9:20pm