Rolls-Royce Once Built A Car To Keep You Out Of Jail

Rolls-Royce's very first V8 engine was placed in a car whose sole purpose was to keep you from speeding. It was actually the first time a V8 had ever been designed for a passenger car. And, another version of this car was meant to compete with electric cars. Pretty much everything about these ideas seem nuts, but… » 4/15/13 2:20pm 4/15/13 2:20pm

Tomorrow is "85 mph day" in Texas

Today, the top speed limit in the country is 80 mph. By tomorrow, September 1, 2011, the Texas Legislature will have upped the state's maximum speed limit to 85 miles per hour, faster than any other state in the nation. (Note: A more thorough reading of the bill reveals the Texas DOT was granted the option to raise… » 8/31/11 4:30pm 8/31/11 4:30pm

Green Party's win in Porsche's home state dooms unrestricted autobahn

The Green Party's win in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, where 65 percent of the autobahn is unrestricted, will likely mean a push for new speed limits in the home state of of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. (Hat tip to Ronan!) » 3/28/11 1:15pm 3/28/11 1:15pm

12 1/2 MPH Is Height Of Speed Limit Ridiculousness

Speed limits, like death and taxes, are unfortunate parts of life, but rarely are they this obnoxious. Highways? 55 MPH. Sure. In-town? 35MPH. Fine. Pedestrian areas? 5-10 MPH. Whatever. But 12 1/2MPH at a hospital? Really!? [via Imgur] » 12/21/09 11:00am 12/21/09 11:00am

Polling Confirms Americans Will Not Drive 55, Also They Don't…

Lacking a call-center or professional statisticians, we asked you what you thought the national speed limit should be. Apparently Rasmussen Reports don't trust us, and since they have both of those things, they decided to ask pretty much the same question. They found 59% oppose one, 34% support one and 7% aren't sure.… » 7/08/08 4:00pm 7/08/08 4:00pm

Next Up, Skynet: Siemens Teaches Cars to Read!

Never let it be said that the Germans haven't done their part for literacy. Besides providing the world with the works of Goethe, Brecht and Werner von Braun, Deutschland also gave rise to industrial conglomerate Siemens, who've developed a system that reads speed limit signs and can adjust a vehicle's speed downward… » 3/06/07 7:30pm 3/06/07 7:30pm

Danish Bikini Speed Bandits Help Make Copenhagen A Less Fast Place

The movie below via the link, which is NOT SAFE FOR WORK, was made by the Danish Road Safety Council in a misguided attempt to cut down on speeding by drawing attention to speed signs and speed limits. Right, because if this were to actually find its way into real life, instead of 7 out of 10 Danes flogging a whip on… » 11/07/06 5:22pm 11/07/06 5:22pm

Where's The Fun In This? SpeedAlert Tells Drivers To Slow Down

Some folks at the Aussie company Smart Car Technologies have created a new system to stop speed-demons from having their way with the road. It's called SpeedAlert and it links real-time location data and speed from GPS satellites and checks it against a database of posted speed limits a driver stores on his or her… » 6/15/06 12:30pm 6/15/06 12:30pm

Oh Man, Bo Darville Would've Dispatched These Guys Right Quick-Like

We're a little bitter at Southern hipsters right now (except for Henry because he's as impossible to hate as he is irascible), but these Georgia kids had a great idea for a speed-limit protest. They drove four-wide on a four-lane at the posted limit and filmed the ensuing craziness, including an Angry White Van Man… » 2/27/06 2:41pm 2/27/06 2:41pm

Chastise, Don't Punish: Brits Say Signs Reduce Speeds Better than…

Here on 25th Street in Pedro, we've got a solar-powered, radar-equipped sign that ticks off numbers up to the posted limit of 35mph. After that, it flashes the word "SLOW!" in big yellow letters with the vehemence of a significant other you may or may not have exposed to the clap. And you know what? The damn thing… » 12/21/05 6:58am 12/21/05 6:58am