This is a mystery that has puzzled the greatest motoring minds of our generation.
A few days ago in 1956, construction began on what became the starting point of modern America: the Interstate Highway System.
Most drivers have seen the dangerous stuff that falls off of another vehicle and into a lane of traffic. Unfortunately, that amount of crap is growing and it’s killing drivers. In fact, crashes caused by road debris went up 40 percent in the past 15 years.
It’s not cheap, and it wasn’t easy to make, but scientist Dr. José Carlos Rubio has reportedly figured out how to make cement that glows in the dark. This could conceivably be the highway of our future.
A five-year plan. Ten years in the making. $305 billion to be spent on infrastructure. Money for roads and rail projects. Penalties for automakers breaking the law. This is the newest federal transportation bill, and this is why it’s important.
So I’m driving along the other day in the left lane of a major interstate highway, and I get up behind a Honda CR-V with “Conserve Wild Resources” license plates. These license plates have a picture of an owl on them. It was at this moment when I knew I would soon be passing on the right.
We all know speeding is very deadly and dangerous, but what are you supposed to do when you’re faced with ridiculously low speed limits like the ten listed below?
Everyone has their pet peeves. Unsurprisingly, two are shared by a lot of American drivers: Tailgating and left lane hogging. There's no word on if the people who hate tailgating are left lane hoggers.
As a powerful storm system moved through the central United States on Sunday evening, tornadoes caused severe damage in Arkansas and other states. The destruction on one highway was captured by this drone camera video.
A long trip on a boring highway is the last thing you want to do with your car, but these ten improvements could make the drive more exciting and much safer.
I love driving as much as the next guy. No, wait, I love driving significantly more than the next guy, but even I hate highway driving. It's a ceaseless, mind-numbing progression of traffic and missed exits and bad merging and left-lane hogs.
When the Ladd, Ill., fire department called for backup to a highway crash, two firefighters found their route blocked by drivers going the wrong way on the shoulder to escape the backup. Their 21st-century response: Bitching out the drivers on Facebook.
Los Angeles has been, collectively, freaking out for weeks now about the two-day closure of a long stretch of the 405 (one of the city's major highways) and now, finally, that day is upon us. And it's not really that big of a deal.
A new report tells us what we already knew — states spend transportation dollars really poorly. Also, they fix roads at really inconvenient times. [Infrastructurist]
Greek police were forced to shut down a major thoroughfare for three hours as "millions" of frogs crossed a highway. Like many Greeks, the frogs were looking for food, jobs and a stable currency. [AP via NYT]
"Hello, 911? This weird-ass Chevy Cobalt is following me. I don't know who it is, but the dude keeps pulling alongside and asking if he can 'view' my 'street.' Is that slang for something dirty? Am I being assaulted?"
What started out as a painful trip across lonesome I-94 in North Dakota turned into short-form poetry for the boys over at Esquire. Like to read? Of course you do. Read this.
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!