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 Saturday 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

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

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

ACLU Sues Missouri Police For Ticketing One Helpful, Friendly Driver

If you see a speed trap, a helpful, friendly gesture is to flash your lights at oncoming motorists to say "hey, there's a cop up the road, consider slowing your role, compadre." Well, officers in one Missouri town ticket drivers that do this. Seems they don't like camaraderie And that makes the ACLU all mad and… » 4/18/13 4:24pm 4/18/13 4:24pm

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