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

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

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

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