Utah governor Gary Herbert signed some of the strictest drunken driving limits in the nation into law yesterday, prompting protests from those working in the tourism and restaurant industries. The legal blood alcohol limit there is now .05 percent, as opposed to .08 percent in most places.
Sometimes you can want to help a little too much.
In the most depressing surprise announcement ever, one of the tracks on many racers’ bucket lists announced that it would cease operations on October 31 of this year. According to Deseret News, the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies decided not to renew their lease on Miller Motorsports Park’s land.
From OppositeLock: This is part 2 of a 3 part series (here's part 1) chronicling my adventures of driving/riding the White Rim Trial in Canyonlands NP near Moab, Utah.
The Easter Jeep Safari is a nine-day off-road event that goes down every April in America's off-road capital of Moab, Utah. This year Jeep will bring six "concept vehicles" modified by Mopar to show off what their SUVs are capable of.
These United States of ours are wide and varied in their cultures and customs, but driving your pickup truck up the steps of your state capitol is considered universally unacceptable wherever you go. A Utah man learned this the hard way yesterday after police got "hands on" with him.
We've all been there before: You just ate at your favorite raw chicken food trailer in that shady part of town, and now you have to drive home at twice the posted speed limit so you can get to a toilet before it's too late. But is that enough of a reason to lead the police on a chase?
After multi-year studies, Utah has raised a number of its highway speed limits to 80 miles an hour. They cited the same reasons of safety as the now-famous 'Speed Kills Your Pocketbook' documentary. Finally, a government making sense about speed.
This is what it looks like when lightning strikes your car – a big flash, an even bigger boom, and a golden shower of sparks.
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Car and Driver had a McLaren 12c out in Utah and they strapped a camera to the rear wing. Here is the raw, surprisingly beautiful footage. All 28 minutes of it.
Two men in a large truck had the luckiest day of their lives when a speeding freight train plowed into the back of their rig. The truck was completely destroyed, but by some miracle, the pair walked away from the wreck.
The Bonneville Salt Flats are gearhead heaven. Whatever you're driving, you can push it to the limits on the seemingly endless expanse of dry lakebed. Surrounded by distant mountains, driving out there feels like being in an arena.
A 33-year-old Utah woman crashed her 2009 Shelby GT500 with such force last month that the roof disintegrated, the front suspension detached, and the engine flew out of the car. The big V8 was then struck by an Acura causing another accident. Everyone survived.
It's the kind of story we're programmed to love and report: Man wins Lamborghini Murcielago, man drives Lamborghini, man wrecks Lamborghini six hours later. You'd think he'd be heartbroken, right? He's taking it well. Maybe it's because wrecking the Lamborghini was the best thing that could have happened to him. Could…
Yesterday signaled the end of the 2011 Bonneville Speed Week. Once again speed freaks from all over the world made the pilgrimage to the Salt to race vehicles of almost every imaginable variety.
An airbrushed PT Cruiser depicting naked people in a "passionate embrace" drew attention from a Utah TV station and a report to the South Jordan police. Meanwhile, who gets to walk free from harassment? Mormon nudists.
Rather than endure a few more minutes in custody, this genius criminal jumped out of the back of a police car moving at 30 mph, only to injure himself and get arrested again. "Freedoooo...oh it hurts it hurts it hurts."