This Company Wants To Give You $5,000 For Driving Off-Road

Jeep parts manufacturer Omix-ADA is writing grants for organizations that "helping to advance the off-road hobby" through its Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program. Get your shit together and come up with idea for making America a better place to off-road, and they'll give you five grand to get it done! » 12/09/14 3:49pm 12/09/14 3:49pm

There's One Law Keeping Pickup Trucks From Getting Popular In China

Beijing's 2003 Road Traffic Safety Law granted local governments the prerogative of whether or not to allow pickup trucks on their streets. All they have to do is classify them as commercial vehicles, and bar them from entering. Interestingly many did, nipping a potential Chinese truck market in the bud. » 11/11/14 4:40pm 11/11/14 4:40pm

Is McLaren Trying To Keep Imported 12Cs Out Of The US?

In yet another case study in how cars are imported into the United States, a strange letter from McLaren makes it appear that the company could by trying to keep imported 12Cs out of the country in an effort to control supply. That, or American auto import regulations are even more absurd than you think. » 4/03/14 1:48pm 4/03/14 1:48pm

Petition To Import Ferrari 599 GTOs Shows Absurdity Of US Import Laws

There's a new petition sitting on the desk of the National Highway and Safety Administration to import extra Ferrari 599 GTOs into the United States. It is without a doubt pointless and uneccessary, but it happens to serve as an excellent explanation of the absurd import laws keeping some of the weirdest, coolest,… » 3/21/14 4:00pm 3/21/14 4:00pm

Missouri Homeowner's Association Bans Pickup Trucks From Driveways

Like many of us, teenager Matt Perry worked his ass off at crappy jobs to buy his first truck— this beautiful 1965 Ford F-100. But the Wildwood, Missouri subdivision he lives in does not share our appreciation for pickups. In fact, they've made it a fineable offense to park them outside. » 3/12/14 2:46pm 3/12/14 2:46pm

Teenage Drivers Ignore Cell Phone Driving Bans, Arby's, Zune

A study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reiterates a fact made apparent by James Dean in the classic Rebel Without A Cause: teenagers are some rebellious bastards (for no apparent cause). In 2006, a law was enacted in North Carolina that completely banned persons under the age of 18 from using… » 6/11/08 6:40pm 6/11/08 6:40pm

The Science Behind Cell Phone Use While Driving

Not a day goes by without a local news report discussing the dangers of driving while talking on a cell phone, but now researchers at the University of South Carolina are taking things one step further by analyzing what goes on in the brain that makes cell phone use while driving so damn dangerous. A series of… » 6/02/08 2:40pm 6/02/08 2:40pm

Get Caught Speeding In Canada, Endure A Lecture From The Teen Girl Squad

Michel Foucault's Discipline & Punishment focuses on the transition into the modern system of punishment, away from public embarrassment into a gentler and more measured approach. We Americans welcome Canada into the league of nations going the other direction. Speeders in Oshawa, Ontario are now being given the… » 5/16/08 2:00pm 5/16/08 2:00pm

Driving While Petting Soon To Be Illegal

California Assemblyman Bill Maze is proposing a new law that would make driving with an animal in your lap illegal and punishable by a $35 fine. The law passed through the California Assembly this week and will be making its way to the Senate. It's a pretty obvious that those crazy old cougars that drive around with… » 5/07/08 1:40pm 5/07/08 1:40pm

HOV-Lane Hybrid Smackdown, Buckeye Edition

Hey Ohioans! If you bought that hybrid SUV with the sole purpose of being able to vroom down the HOV lane with hulking impunity, it's time to break out the Kleenex because state Rep. Todd Kiser is about to seriously hurt your feelings. Kiser, a Republican, has sponsored legislation that will compel Ohio comply with a… » 2/04/08 1:00pm 2/04/08 1:00pm

Captain Obvious Of The Day: ABC News Says Speed Cameras Work

Two years after the first speed-limit enforcement cameras were installed in the Arizona hamlet of Scottsdale, ABC News decided to send three of its crack journalists on a mission to aggressively investigate whether they work. The answer? Yes! Wow—Lisa Stark, John Parkinson and Imaeyen Ibanga, your dedication and… » 1/31/08 4:00pm 1/31/08 4:00pm