Feds To End Controversial Secret Alcohol Testing At Roadblocks

After drawing considerable ire from the public over a program that tested drivers for drug and alcohol use — the latter secretly and without their consent — federal transportation officials today said they will no longer surreptitiously collect breath samples from drivers at roadblocks. » 3/12/14 8:58pm 3/12/14 8:58pm

Feds To Investigate GM Over Recall, Congress To investigate Feds

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/12/14 9:30am 3/12/14 9:30am

How ​The Feds' $8 Million Roadblocks Secretly Tested Drivers For Booze

If you were driving home and a cop ordered you to park somewhere, and then someone from the government asked for your saliva or blood while secretly testing you for alcohol use, would you feel like your rights were violated? Many Americans did when it happened to them, according to documents from a Freedom of… » 2/24/14 3:40pm 2/24/14 3:40pm

Meet The Man Who Legally Brought The First R32 Nissan GT-R To America

Trevor Cobb has a unique and enviable distinction. As of January 1, 2014, he is the first and only person to have a truly legally imported R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R in America. This is how and why he did it. » 1/03/14 12:15pm 1/03/14 12:15pm

NHTSA Tells Tesla To Knock It Off Already With The 5.4 Stars And Shit

Yes, Tesla, we get it, your cars are super-safe. Wonderful, mazel tov, we'll send you a fruit basket. But because you guys let your safety rating go to your head, now you got NHTSA all mad and they had to get up and tell you to knock it off. You can only have a five-star rating. So take that 0.4 and shove it, they… » 11/22/13 10:40am 11/22/13 10:40am

The Feds Are Spending $8 Million To Take Your Blood At Roadblocks

If you live in one of 30 cities, you may find yourself pulled over soon at roadblocks where police and federal contractors ask to swab your cheeks, take your blood or give a breath sample to see if you're on drugs without any probable cause that you've committed a crime. Such an exciting time for your civil liberties! » 11/22/13 10:00am 11/22/13 10:00am

Feds To Investigate Tesla Model S Fires, Acura Knows Its Cars Suck

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 11/19/13 9:30am 11/19/13 9:30am

People who drive fast, license-less or drunk don’t like to wear seat…

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration conducted an analysis of fatality data to determine if there was a relationship between a driver’s seat belt use, known as restrained (buckled) and unrestrained (idiot / not buckled), and factors such as blood alcohol concentration (BAC), age, license status,… » 10/18/13 9:36am 10/18/13 9:36am

The New $7,000 Datsun Is Go

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 7/15/13 9:17am 7/15/13 9:17am

NHTSA asks America how they feel about in-car alcohol detection

Yesterday, The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a noticed titled,” National Survey of Driver Attitudes and Opinions of Advanced In-vehicle Alcohol Detection Systems.” The notice is to inform the public that NHTSA intends to survey 1,000 people across America who have a valid driver’s license on… » 6/21/13 11:57am 6/21/13 11:57am