Me and a buddy just spent nearly 40 hours straight driving from New York to California and back to New York on minimal sleep in a Ford Fiesta ST. We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but how not-easy was it? Let’s just say I think I’ve come up with the ultimate guide on what not to do on a long road trip.
The most unexpected things always seem to be in the absolute middle of nowhere. Maybe that’s part of what makes it all so weird. These are the ten most jarring things Jalopnik readers have seen out on the open road.
The sensation of being inside a car, stopped in front of a traffic light brings out the inner wacko in motorists. These are the ten craziest stoplight stories Jalopnik readers have to offer.
When the holidays come along, travelers get around with the poise of a chicken with its head cut off. Often, things don’t work out. These are your ten worst holiday travel stories.
Let’s face it, driver’s ed in America is a broken system. It’s a true, cold hearted fact that car accidents are the leading cause of deaths for teenagers ages 15-19. After reading these ten awful driver’s ed stories, it’s not too difficult to understand why.
Part of the fun of selling a car through classifieds is interacting with the very strange strangers that come your way. Trust me, it can get weird. These are your 10 weirdest car-selling stories.
The open road can be a beautiful thing, but usually not when you’re admiring it from the shoulder and desperately trying to fix a busted water pump with whatever makeshift tools you have on hand. These are your craziest road trip mishap stories.