Drive Smarter With Automatic, $20 Off Today

No matter how long you've been driving, it's never too late to learn better habits. Automatic is a little Bluetooth dongle that plugs into your car's OBD-II port (found on almost any car made since 1996) and communicates with your smartphone to track driving habits, mileage, and engine problems. Best of all, if… » 2/27/15 2:45pm 2/27/15 2:45pm

GTA V’s Car Crashes Are Almost Too Realistic

I've always gone looking for trouble in GTA games. When Grand Theft Auto III first came out, my friends and I would get together and take turns going on rampages—competing to see who could survive the longest against the cops. With the new version of GTA V out, I've found another way to test myself: by going in search… » 2/11/15 4:21pm 2/11/15 4:21pm

36 Hours of Glaciers and Steam in Iceland

I just visited Iceland for the first time! But, due to airport chaos, I was only there for exactly 36 hours. Here's what I learned from my short trip, camping out on ice and dunking myself in the country's steaming hot springs. » 2/02/15 5:14pm 2/02/15 5:14pm

Escape a Car Chase Safely with the Bootlegger's K-Turn

The next time the cops are hot on your heels, remember the "bootlegger's K-turn" so you can get away without the other car crashing into you. » 1/13/15 2:13pm 1/13/15 2:13pm

Russia Just Banned Transgender People From Driving

When it comes to driving, Russia is like the physical embodiment of chaos, an insane and dangerous place where anything can and will happen on the roads. The nation is trying to cut down on its vehicular mayhem, but it's doing so in a deplorable but increasingly typical way: penalizing transgender people and other… » 1/09/15 1:40pm 1/09/15 1:40pm

Obsessed Stalker Spends 6 Months Taping an Asshole Who Runs Red Lights

Who's worse in this situation? The jerk who keeps pulling the same dangerous stunt of faking a left turn so he can run a red and cut off the traffic going straight, or the stalker who's been recording this behavior for more than 6 months and turned it into a 20-minute montage? » 11/24/14 12:04pm 11/24/14 12:04pm

How a long drive alone saved my life

It's quite possible my 1992 Miata—faded reddish paint, worn driver's seat, cloudy plastic rear window and all—saved my life. Not in the way that cars are supposed to, with airbags deploying and crumple zones crumpling and lots of drama. It was much more gradual than that, slower and quieter and mostly internal. » 10/31/14 5:00pm 10/31/14 5:00pm

'The Snake' on Mulholland Gets Major Roadblock

The Snake, the two-mile and 21-turn famed stretch of Mulholland Highway, is widely considered to be one of the best driving roads in the world. On any given weekend, you will see hundreds of motorcyclists, exotic sports cars and most likely Jay Leno hitting the apex of each turn on this expert driving road. » 10/31/14 1:17pm 10/31/14 1:17pm

A Cheaper Highway Guardrail May Be Malfunctioning and Deadly

It's the difference of just one inch. In 2005, the guardrail manufacturer Trinity Industries shaved that much off its guardrail design, saving the company $2 per guardrail head. It also neglected to report this design change to the Federal Highway Administration. Tens of thousands of these potentially deadly guardrail… » 10/28/14 5:57pm 10/28/14 5:57pm

​How To Drive Off-Road

Driving a truck off-road is the second most fun thing you'll ever do. After riding a motorcycle off-road, of course. Here's how you can start doing it, even if you don't currently drive the world's most capable vehicle. » 10/27/14 8:45pm 10/27/14 8:45pm

Driving, Stalling, And Roadside-Reviving A Shelby Cobra

A reader got a chance to meet, and drive, one of his heroes: a Shelby Cobra replica. They ran into a little mechanical trouble on the road, but managed to get the car sorted again in time for supper. Here's his story. » 10/26/14 5:34pm 10/26/14 5:34pm

This Illustrated Guide Shows You How to Properly Perform a J-Turn

Chances are if you haven't heard of a J-Turn, you've at least seen one in TV shows or movies. A J-Turn is when the driver pulls away from something in reverse, swings the car around, and then drives forward in the same direction. This guide explains how to do it. » 9/19/14 1:24pm 9/19/14 1:24pm

This is what a "Traveling Car Show" looks like

About a year ago, I tried to get a group of us together in Austin to drive on the winding roads of the Texas Hill Country and this is what happened. » 8/26/14 4:50pm 8/26/14 4:50pm

Will Autonomous Cars Kill the Traffic Light?

The first electric traffic light blazed to life a century ago this month, transforming the way our cities managed vehicular flow. But this icon of the automobile age could become a rarity on our American roads, thanks to the advent of autonomous cars. » 8/20/14 1:27pm 8/20/14 1:27pm

This Is What It's Like to Drive a Car From a Drone's Point of View

Imagine driving a car from a third-person point of view, as seen by a drone hovering in the sky. It sounds fun but dangerous, like a computer game made real—which is why Tom Scott decided to try it out in real life. » 8/12/14 2:41pm 8/12/14 2:41pm

Kid Can't Legally Drive, But He Can Park the Hell Out of a Go-Kart

This young driving ace is the Elwood Blues, the Ken Block, of parking a go-kart. Or, if you're a Top Gear fan, he's like The Stig—an anonymous stud whose identity is concealed by his racing suit. » 7/15/14 4:22pm 7/15/14 4:22pm

Top 10 Ways to Become a Better Driver

Every time you get behind the wheel, you're operating a very dangerous piece of machinery. Whether you're an experienced driver or you've just finished driver's ed class, there's always room for improvement when it comes to driving. Here are ten things you can do to hone your safe, smart driving skills. » 6/28/14 11:58am 6/28/14 11:58am

Android Auto Hands-On: An Automotive Life-Saver for Android Users

We human-type beings suck at using our mobile devices while driving and we frequently kill and/or dismember ourselves in an attempt to pull off that stupid stunt. To try to keep Android users alive to buy more Android products, Google today unveiled Android Auto. We just got to play with it a bit, and we liked what we… » 6/25/14 8:08pm 6/25/14 8:08pm

Where did all the real "Super" Sports Cars go?

Forward: This is an opinion piece. Note that all that I've written here forth is nothing more than an opinion. And as you know, opinions are like... Well... You get the picture. » 6/08/14 11:39am 6/08/14 11:39am