The Invention of Jaywalking Was a Massive Shaming Campaign

Before the invention of the car, jaywalking wasn't a recognized concept. Want to get across the street? Then just walk across the street—nobody's going to stop you. But the rise of the automobile posed a new problem for people of the early 20th century. While the median state-designated speed limit for American cities… » 7/22/13 3:21pm 7/22/13 3:21pm

This Idiot Pedestrian Caused A Crash And Then Walked Away Quickly

After I moved to the District of Columbia, I quickly learned that in addition to being our nation's capital, it is also the jaywalking capital of the entire country. People here cross streets in heavy traffic with near-total impunity; most drivers, even cops, simply smile and wave them on. It's kind of ridiculous,… » 2/07/13 10:30am 2/07/13 10:30am

2006 Woodward Dream Pre-Cruise: Royal Oak Police Show Us What Not To…

Although yesterdays update was fairly run of the mill — despite the el Camino parked out front of Hunter House — now that the one-day Dream Cruise is officially un-officially becoming a one-week long Dream Cruise, things are starting to heat up on Woodward Avenue. But as you can see by the ticket over yonder, there are … » 8/16/06 12:21pm 8/16/06 12:21pm