A Cheaper Highway Guardrail May Be Malfunctioning and Deadly

It's the difference of just one inch. In 2005, the guardrail manufacturer Trinity Industries shaved that much off its guardrail design, saving the company $2 per guardrail head. It also neglected to report this design change to the Federal Highway Administration. Tens of thousands of these potentially deadly guardrail… » 10/28/14 5:57pm 10/28/14 5:57pm

This Guy Built a Toll Road Just To Avoid Construction Delays

When life hands you landslides, make your own private toll road detour. (Haven't you heard the saying?) Since February, a landslide has closed the A431 highway between Bristol and Bath in England, adding an extra hour to the commute. So one enterprising local guy built a road through a private field—the UK's private… » 8/05/14 6:30pm 8/05/14 6:30pm

"Why Is This Road Covered In Rotting Meat?" Residents of NY Town Ask

Residents and drivers along Aviation Road in Queensbury, N.Y. were confused and annoyed on Thursday afternoon to find that their commutes were being affected by an unwelcome visitor: meat. Lots of rotting meat that stunk up their cars. "Why is it here?" they asked. "Who did this?" » 7/12/14 4:59pm 7/12/14 4:59pm

Information In America Moves 33,480,000 Times Faster Than It Did 200…

Occasionally, after a day immersed in reading about cars, writing about cars, driving in cars, sobbing in cars so no one can see my shame, and generally having my brain defined by cars, I'll have to step back and remind myself just why we even have cars at all. To get our asses and our information from one point to… » 1/11/13 1:20pm 1/11/13 1:20pm