Good news: Uncle Sam's terrorist-watchin' lawmen would like a database that shows the whereabouts of every car with a license plate that's recently been scanned by a government tag reader. Does that freak you out? Here's better news: They want a private contractor to run it.
The more digital video spreads, the more misinformed police fear it—as evidenced by this cop's draconian response to a guy simply filming a pulled over vehicle. It's important to know your rights, but knowledge can't keep you un-cuffed.
Among the pressures facing police officiers working the streets of America is the rising number of people legally carrying concealed guns. But when one such licensee was pulled over in Canton, Ohio, an officer threatened to shoot him on the spot. Here's the chilling video.
A maker of police airborne surveillance cameras gives out annual awards for the best videos of pursuits and arrests. From a triple-digit motorcycle chase to a robber impersonating an alligator, this year's entries show why you shouldn't run.
Cincinnati residents who enjoy a higher view of the road thanks to oversized wheels are having their vehicles impounded by the Cincinnati police who only return them after an inspection, saying rims are suddenly a safety issue.
Residents of tiny Rosebud, Texas, were upset enough with a flurry of speeding tickets that they put signs just outside city limits warning of speed traps. Now a Rosebud officer has lost his job after attempting to remove the sign.
Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin wants to stop government from "licensing" drivers, saying driving is an "inalienable right." He also wants Georgia to pay its bills in gold and bar mandatory vaccinations. Apocalypses don't just start themselves, y'all.
A Texas man who warned drivers about small-town speed traps was arrested and handcuffed in his hometown while on patrol. Now, after nearly two years of legal wrangling, Lance Mitchell has prevailed over the authorities that wanted him stopped.
From new technology to social change, the events of the past 12 months will impact cars and transportation for years to come. Here's ten ways we predict 2010 changed the future of what you'll drive.
WikiLeaks cables reveal the crew of an American Airlines jet was detained in Venezuela in 2008 after making a minor joke over the plane's PA about President Hugo Chavez, forcing American to fly the plane empty to get them home.
Following the refusal of ExpressJet pilot Michael Roberts to submit to imaging or a pat-down, pilots' unions have asked the Transportation Security Administration for changes, with little luck. One pilot says agressive pat-downs kept him grounded. — Ed.
Meg McClain, a New Hampshire libertarian activist, accused Transportation Security Administration screeners in Florida of handcuffing her, tearing up her ticket and screaming at her. In response, TSA released security video showing none of those things happening.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will update its pat-down methods at 450 U.S. airports on Friday to allow more aggressive touching, with inspectors instructed to touch travelers' personal do-not-fly zones if they refuse scanners. Who's ready for a road trip?
The Jeep Cherokee belonging to a slain business professor was found by Washington, D.C., police thanks to an automated license plate scanner matching every passing car to crime databases. Wait, they can do that? Score one for Big Brother.
ExpressJet pilot Michael Roberts' refusal of an airport full-body scan has drawn an outpouring of support among pilots. But it's a step Roberts has considered since July, when he railed against the Department of Homeland Security's "tyranny."
A judge in Harford County, Md., on Monday threw out four charges against motorcyclist Anthony Graber for recording his traffic stop without a trooper's permission, ruling public officials should "not expect our activity to be shielded from public scrutiny."