Manhattan Speeder Afroduck Pleads Not Guilty To Reckless Driving

Adam Tang aka Afroduck, the man who drove around Manhattan in 24:07 was indicted by a grand jury yesterday, formally charging him with reckless endangerment and reckless driving. Here's what that means for his case and what that means for anyone who speeds. » 3/05/14 3:00pm 3/05/14 3:00pm

This Highway Is So Safe It Doesn't Need A Speed Limit

This 124 mile (200km) stretch of road between remote Alice Springs and Barrow Creek in the Australian Outback had zero speed-related fatalities between 2001 and 2011. As a reward, the local government will give it 'no speed limit' speed limit next year. » 10/21/13 11:15am 10/21/13 11:15am

Utah Raises Some Speed Limits To 80 MPH Because It's Safer

After multi-year studies, Utah has raised a number of its highway speed limits to 80 miles an hour. They cited the same reasons of safety as the now-famous 'Speed Kills Your Pocketbook' documentary. Finally, a government making sense about speed. » 9/18/13 4:50pm 9/18/13 4:50pm

Speeding Australians Not Killed Because Speed Doesn't Kill

Last week we saw what has to be the best takedown of the myth that speed kills ever documented. Now, an Australian magazine has taken an hour off the trip from Melbourne to Sydney by going about 12 MPH faster than the limit. And they didn't even die. Not once. » 9/17/13 10:20am 9/17/13 10:20am

Why Texas' Insanely Fast 85 MPH Speed Limit Isn't A Big Deal

I shift into fifth gear and hit 70 mph as I merge onto the State Highway 130 toll road east of Austin. The speed limit on this road is 80 mph, so that's where I stop accelerating until a Chevy Tahoe packed with children passes me in the left lane, probably doing around 90. Then I decide to push the accelerator a bit… » 9/09/12 12:00pm 9/09/12 12:00pm

Here's Where You Can Ignore 'Speed Limit Enforced By Aircraft' Signs

Many states populate their highways with ominous 'Speed Limit Enforced By Aircraft' signs — as if squadrons of F-16s fly overhead waiting to pop motorists for going 10 mph over the speed limit. While there are states that still use planes to enforce the speed limit, there's one member of the Union that mostly just… » 2/21/12 10:00am 2/21/12 10:00am

Michigan Governor Proposes Lower Speed Limits, Removing Last Reason To …

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm today suggesting the state should consider lowering its 70 MPH (which, in practice, means 80 MPH) interstate speed limit in an effort to save energy. Wrapping her statement in the "families are hurting" argument, the governor made the politically delicate suggestion minus any actual… » 7/02/08 3:20pm 7/02/08 3:20pm