A Roadside Gold Heist Took Place An Hour From My House

It may not be as real as Ballaban's Kebab-guy joining ISIS, but an armed roadside gold heist took place earlier this week in Wilson, North Carolina - which is just an hour away from my house. It is, quite literally, highway robbery. » 3/06/15 7:55pm 3/06/15 7:55pm

5 of the Worst Traffic Jams in History

When not being used for poorly thought-out political revenge, traffic jams are making the lives of commuters suck on a daily basis. But sometimes, bad traffic can get spectacularly bad—even worse than fake traffic study bad. In honor of those times, we've collected some of the worst traffic jams in history. » 1/13/14 3:05pm 1/13/14 3:05pm

Idiots Shut Down A California Highway So They Can Do Donuts

Listen: I love doing donuts. Lord knows I love me some donuts, man! I look at a vacant parking lot with no law enforcement around not as a blight on the landscape, but as an opportunity for fun. A playground, if you will. » 1/27/13 11:15am 1/27/13 11:15am

Why Is This State Trooper Driving Backwards Into Interstate Traffic At…

Driving backwards on the shoulder of a four lane highway seems incredibly dangerous. Doing so with your foot planted firmly on the accelerator is even worse. » 11/07/12 1:40pm 11/07/12 1:40pm

Helicopters Buzz Highways In Russia, Too

Russia, where tanks stroll on the beach and fighter jets overtake cars, now can add a highway-buzzing helicopter to its list of intermingling military/civilian transportation events. » 9/07/12 5:30pm 9/07/12 5:30pm

Watch A Russian Jet Buzz A Freaking Car

Yes, this is another Russian dash cam video where you see a long stretch of boring road and then… OMG WHAT IS THAT? In this case, the OMG WHAT IS THAT is a Russian SU-24 jet. » 9/03/12 9:43am 9/03/12 9:43am

Watch A Canadian Highway Sign Bend Like Crazy In The Wind

It seems that while the rest of the world has been sleeping, secretive Canadian technologists have managed to apply Dancing Flower Pot technology to large highway signs. » 8/15/12 3:00pm 8/15/12 3:00pm

Put Down The Damn Camera And Help The Woman In The Gas Spewing Car

Apparently whoever posted this video on YouTube decided that it would be better to film a hybrid with gas pouring out of the bottom than it would be to flag down the driver and have them shut off the engine. This is true asshattery, folks. » 6/12/12 1:30pm 6/12/12 1:30pm

This Man Shot Two People On A Mississippi Highway

When police arrested James D. Willie, 28, for allegedly trying to rape a woman, they found that the gun he fired during that altercation was linked to two highway murders in northwest Mississippi. Investigators initially thought they were looking for someone who had been posing as a police officer, but that turned… » 5/18/12 4:30pm 5/18/12 4:30pm

Plane crashes on busy New Jersey highway (Video)

This video shows the aftermath of the plane crash that has just occurred on New Jersey's Interstate 287, near exit 35 in Morris Township. At least five people have been killed, several news outlets report. » 12/20/11 3:15pm 12/20/11 3:15pm

What was the tar-like substance coating the Pennsylvania Turnpike…

Hundreds of drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Pittsburgh yesterday found themselves bogged down in a sticky, black, tar-like substance that coated their cars' tires and left them stranded by the roadside. So what was it? Heated driveway sealant. » 11/23/11 10:00am 11/23/11 10:00am

Japan fixed this quake-damaged road in just six days

Japan's world-class transportation infrastructure couldn't withstand this month's 9.0-magnitutde quake, but their construction teams are still amazing. This stretch of highway was repaired in just six days by a Herculean road crew. This is the triumph of Japanese engineering. » 3/24/11 10:30am 3/24/11 10:30am

Speeding motorcycle spotted without rider on Texas highway

Texas drivers received a shock when a motorcycle passed them at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour without a driver. Although evidence of the driver and presumably the motorcycle in question was located, a driver could not be found, even after authorities shut down a stretch of highway to search. Why the… » 3/13/11 2:00pm 3/13/11 2:00pm

For $9,900, Be On a Mission From God

For today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe: It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model built before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. » 1/10/11 8:00am 1/10/11 8:00am

California Highway Collapses, But Guardrail Still Stands

A large chunk of California Highway 330 heading towards Big Bear collapsed Sunday after massive amounts of snow and rain weakened the ground underneath. We wouldn't park that close if we were that CHP. [KTLA] » 12/28/10 1:30pm 12/28/10 1:30pm

How To Beat Traffic With Math

Tired of being stuck in traffic? One writer broke down his daily Houston commute using a year's worth of detailed data and inferential statistics, and determined how to beat local traffic using nothing but math.. — Ed. » 5/17/10 10:00am 5/17/10 10:00am

Welcome To The End Of The World

It's official: Tennessee flooding is destroying the heart of America. This picture was taken on Highway 7 near Columbia. A word of caution — whatever you do, do not go in there. (Hat tip to intern Kelsey and EricInDenver!) » 5/05/10 4:30pm 5/05/10 4:30pm

Deer Takes In Scenic Route... Through The Grill Of A Buick

Seemingly unbeknownst to the driver, a contortionist deer rides shotgun in the grill of Grandpa's Buick. NSFW. Don't say we didn't warn you. » 6/03/09 4:30pm 6/03/09 4:30pm

The World's 18 Worst Intersections And Interchanges

A collection of 18 of the world's worst intersections and interchanges. Bonus Google Earth contest inside to see if you can name four of them. The prize? A 2010 Ford Mustang model! Oh Boy! » 12/11/08 4:00pm 12/11/08 4:00pm