​U.S. Traffic Fatalities Drop 3.1 Percent In 2013 To 32,719 Deaths

It's not a massive decline, but it's a part of a trend. With some 5.69 million reported crashes – a slight rise, overall – traffic deaths in the U.S. have dropped 3.1 percent from 2012, with 32,719 people killed in crashes last year. And over the last decade, it's fallen by 25 percent, thanks in no small part to safer… » 12/19/14 1:54pm 12/19/14 1:54pm

Study Says Convertible Buyers Are Wealthy And Well Educated

There are a lot of stereotypes about convertible owners, just ask anyone that drives a Miata. Usually the assumptions are young, single, and lives in a warm climate. According to statistics from Experian Automotive, it turns out that drop-top drivers are older, well educated, and not always in the sun-belt. » 7/23/14 1:24pm 7/23/14 1:24pm

Why speed cameras don't work as well as we think they do

Speed cameras have been put in at various intersections across the globe. Depending on who you ask, they were put in to bring in money or to reduce accidents. But here's one reason why they don't reduce accidents as much as we think they do. » 2/13/14 8:20am 2/13/14 8:20am

What is the most scientific way to optimize your driving time?

You know how much gas is in your car, your average miles per gallon, and your road speed. And you want to get from your home to your destination as quickly as possible, as efficiently as possible. Does speeding actually work? » 12/09/11 10:45am 12/09/11 10:45am

K.A.T. Matrix 3-Axis Accelerometer Lets You Be A Statistical Hoon

Who needs to build a G-force meter when you can simply buy one and let the statistical hoonage begin. The K.A.T. Matrix 3-Axis Accelerometer can measure acceleration, cornering, horsepower, g-forces, quarter-mile and 0-60 times — all using three-axis measurements. It mounts to the windshield and runs off AA batteries,… » 6/04/08 3:20pm 6/04/08 3:20pm

Aussie Hoons Constantly Blowing Themselves Up

Here's a fun statistic for you: one-in-ten serious burn cases treated in Australia are from men tinkering with their cars at home. It's such a serious issue that, according to the Herald Sun, one-in-six victims treated at the Victorian Adult Burns Service in 2006 were careless or unlucky gearheads. Said one young… » 12/21/07 11:45am 12/21/07 11:45am

Jalopnik Late-Night: Racist, Sexist Jesus-Freak Douchebag Has World's…

As a man once known as Samuel Clemens said, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." Still, we love the paranoid delusional ramblings of a crazy man sitting in his mother's attic registering his hate throughout the world via the power and glory of teh internets. I mean, how funny is; » 12/07/06 1:47am 12/07/06 1:47am