The Right Way to Merge Lanes to Avoid Traffic-Induced Road Rage

The world can be divided into two kinds of drivers: Those that get over into a lane to exit or merge early (lineuppers) and those that zoom by until the last moment (sidezoomers), cutting the line in a sense. The war between lineuppers and sidezoomers is part of what makes driving hell sometimes. It turns out, we're… » 1/14/14 9:13pm 1/14/14 9:13pm

Everything You Need To Know About The Terrifying SUV Vs Biker Attack

Two arrests have been made, one biker is wanted by the police, and one man is in a coma after Sunday's nightmarish incident between one Range Rover driver and several hundred motorcyclists on a mass ride. Here's a complete guide to understanding what happened, why it happened, and what you should do if you're in the… » 10/02/13 3:25pm 10/02/13 3:25pm

A Guide To Car Ownership For Slate Readers

Slate recently ran this article, explaining to people what the little arrow on the gas gauge means. I was pretty surprised to find that the author only found one out of ten people he asked knew what it was for. Maybe I'm jaded by the Jalopnik readership. And maybe I'm surprised the answer, "it shows what side the gas… » 5/10/12 3:30pm 5/10/12 3:30pm