If you’ve ever been to the Motor City, you’ve probably gotten yourself lost. That’s because roads often turn at weird angles, stop and restart blocks away or unexpectedly dead end into freeways. Even lifelong natives can get completely turned around in the sprawling, tangled mess. How did a city, home to the mass…
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It’s a long holiday weekend, you guys! That means beach trips, mountain getaways, lakeside barbecues, and traffic headaches from Seattle to Orlando. Now, in my family we generally we decide to pack up right after Friday breakfast, but because we have two small kids and are fairly disorganized, we inevitably end up…
Here is a question that has plagued me for most of my driving life: How far into the intersection should you pull when waiting to make a left-hand turn against oncoming traffic?
“Hey! Can’t you see I’m fappin’ here?” A New Jersey man was arrested Thursday evening after parking his Dodge minivan in the middle of the Lincoln Tunnel to masturbate, reports New York. His PCP-fueled van fapstravaganza held up rush hour traffic in what is one of the nation’s busiest tunnels.
I’m not sure what happened to make the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying so insecure, but whatever it was, it must have been bad. That’s the only way that the board’s reaction to a man’s study of yellow traffic light timing makes any sense at all. Maybe the board was bullied by bigger…
Traffic sucks, but sometimes there are interesting cars. If I’m at a dead stop, I occasionally grab a photo. I may wait to post them until I’m out of the car, but I’m not going to speed into a bus full of innocent kindergartners taking a quick pic while stationary. What about you? Do you take photos in traffic? Why or…
If you want to prove your point as to who needs an autonomous car, you can’t pick a better place than SXSW. No other weekend in Austin has more miserable traffic. I went to check out a new self-driving car downtown, and ended up wishing I was doing anything but driving in the mess that is SXSW on the way home.
If you thought you had a miserable time in traffic this morning, you’ve got nothing on the World Rally Championship.
Getting stuck in traffic for hours really sucks, but it definitely sucks less if you have access to some carne asada tacos with fresh lime.
Many of us are fortunate to drive on a nice, open highway or even a winding back road for our daily commute. Unfortunately, most of us seem to be stuck in soul-crushing traffic every day. What is the ideal car for them?
You are not imagining it: you are getting older. Your metabolism is slowing down by the hour. Your wrinkles are showing. You’re not sleeping enough. And your commute to work is genuinely getting longer.
Today, traffic app Inrix published the results of a massive year-long study of traffic around the world. At the top of the list is that beacon of automotive paradise, Los Angeles. This should come as little surprise to anyone who has ever driven in LA, mostly because they are probably reading this article on their…
The National Safety Council’s annual report on traffic deaths estimates that 40,200 people died in U.S. car crashes in 2016, which is up six percent from 2015 estimates, and a total increase of a terrifying 14 percent in just two years.
How many times have you driven across a bridge and thought, “What are the chances that this just collapsed under me?” And then you gave yourself a shake and then thought, “Nah! It’s probably structurally sound!” Well, maybe. Maaaaybe.
In countries where most people commute on scooters or motorcycles, traffic laws seem to be more of a suggestion than a rule. This scooter rider takes on a crazy first person ride that he calls “not that scary” and I almost had a heart attack.
WHAT IS THIS? A DRIVER WITH POWERS BEYOND THAT OF MERE MORTALS? A “SUPER-MAN”, PERHAPS? ARE OUR HIGHWAYS NO LONGER SAFE?
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe already gets to roll around in a sweet, possibly V12 Toyota Century, but what makes it even better is this maximum-baller way he merges into traffic. It involves at least three white-gloved guys riding halfway out of a car like a dogs on their way to the park.