Finland Gives Driver A $60,000 Speeding Ticket

I hate getting speeding tickets. That sinking feeling you get in your gut when you realize, crap, I'm boned, is just about the worst there is. And compared to some of us Jalops, I've had it easy. It also looks like I've had it easy compared to one particular Finn who got a $60,000 ticket. That's insane. But, on… » 3/04/15 11:59am 3/04/15 11:59am

Video Shows Asshole Claiming To Drive Koenigsegg 213 MPH On Highway

There's that stupid thing you did as a kid, and then there's endangering the lives of every single person around you on the road, as you hurtle like a missile at a claimed 213 MPH down a suburban highway in a Koenigsegg. This video is the latter. » 12/18/14 9:40am 12/18/14 9:40am

Marco Reus Fined $670,000 For Driving Without A License

German paper Bild reports (paywall) that Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has been fined €540,000 after police discovered he had been driving without a license for the past three years. Apparently Reus received five speeding tickets during that time, but somehow police never figured out that he also didn't have a… » 12/18/14 7:10am 12/18/14 7:10am

God Says Speeding Is Totally Cool, According To Pat Robertson

The wizened re-animated corpse of international dipshit extraordinaire Pat Robertson made mouth-noises out of a hole in his face today about speeding and traffic regulation. And the weirdest part is that I agree with him? Partially? Sort of? Maybe? » 11/21/14 4:28pm 11/21/14 4:28pm

Why SF Cops Filed 98 Speeding Tickets In 10 Hours On One Road

50 States of Speed: Know the speeding laws in every state

It seems like everyone speeds, but it doesn't seem like everyone knows what happens when they get caught—especially in an unfamiliar state. Did you know that most states have open reckless driving laws that can lead to days or even months of jail time? Just ask Patrick George about that. » 8/06/14 10:48am 8/06/14 10:48am

Cop Pulls Over Man For Speeding, Then Saves His Life

"When you're thinking you're just going to give a guy a warning and — next thing you know — you're doing chest compression in the middle of rush-hour traffic. It's a little overwhelming," is how a Maine police officer described a recent traffic stop that did not go as expected. » 7/30/14 6:40pm 7/30/14 6:40pm

Michigan State Police Lieutenant Denies 'Speed Kills' Myth

Michigan State Police Lieutenant Gary Megge's current job is to monitor the state's speed limits and speed traps. he's been arguing for smarter, often raised limits, and one quote explains why. » 7/28/14 4:24pm 7/28/14 4:24pm

The Most Ticketed Cars In America Will Genuinely Surprise You

Collecting speeding ticket revenue is a big business. According to a new study, some 20 percent of drivers will be ticketed for speeding this year, and revenue from those tickets comes out to something like $6.2 billion. But which cars get nailed the most? » 7/02/14 12:38pm 7/02/14 12:38pm

This Jumble Of Crazy Is The WORST Anti-Speeding Ad Of All Time

It's already been well-established that the whole "speed kills" myth is just that – a myth. So what the hell is this clustercrap of insanity the Northern Irish government just decided to unleash on the world? I mean, this guy pulls a handbrake turn and just kills everyone, like grapes. SPLAT. » 6/17/14 4:16pm 6/17/14 4:16pm

On This Day in 1899, The First Speeding Arrest Happened—At 12 mph

If you think Manhattan traffic is slow today, consider that Jacob German was arrested on this day in 1899 for driving at the blistering speed of 12 mph. The speed limit he blasted past? Eight mph between streets, and 4 mph around corners. » 5/21/14 6:42pm 5/21/14 6:42pm

Afroduck Back In Court For Driving With A Suspended License (Updated)

Not everyone has Ed Bolian's luck. Adam Tang, the speedster known as "Afroduck" who drove around Manhattan in 24 minutes and drew the ire of police after the video of the run went viral, is back in jail, this time for driving with a suspended license. » 4/22/14 3:39pm 4/22/14 3:39pm

Missouri To Deploy Ear-Splitting LRAD Sound Cannons To Deter Speeders

Good news! For people that like speeding in work zones! The Missouri Department of Transportation just acquired two Long Range Acoustic Devices, or LRADs, to blast incredibly loud noises at drivers as they speed past construction sites. This is definitely, definitely going to go over well. » 4/12/14 10:17am 4/12/14 10:17am

Does Speeding Really Get You There Any Faster?

Dear Lifehacker,
I have a simple question: does speeding really get you to your destination any faster? I tend to be a more conservative driver and it drives my boyfriend crazy (who always goes 10mph over the speed limit. I'm pretty sure that between red lights and traffic, there's not enough time saved for it to even… » 4/02/14 1:10pm 4/02/14 1:10pm

Cops Find Tractor Inside Minivan (UPDATE: Did Not Go 120 MPH)

We were all pretty shocked about the Renault Espace minivan hauling a tractor across Spain at 120 MPH. I'm disappointed to say that report was half false, police clarified that a different vehicle was clocked at that speed earlier. But the van was indeed carrying a tractor. » 3/17/14 6:26pm 3/17/14 6:26pm

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

De Blasio's SUV Caught Speeding Just Days After "Safe Streets" Speech

New York mayor Bill de Blasio's two-car caravan was caught on camera speeding through stop signs on Thursday, just a few days after the mayor suggested lowering the speed limit as part of a new traffic safety initiative. » 2/21/14 10:29am 2/21/14 10:29am

Flashing Headlights Is Free Speech -- And Also Neighborly ​

Are you one of those selfish pricks who knows there's a speed trap up ahead, but doesn't flash your lights to warn fellow motorists? Well, now you don't have to be. A court ruled that flashing your headlights, even to warn of stealthily hidden law enforcement, is protected speech. » 2/05/14 2:33pm 2/05/14 2:33pm