Citations Piling Up After Oklahoma Passes Law Forbidding Highway Travel In The Left Lane

“For all you folks who like to drive in the left lane on a divided highway, guess what?” The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Nov. 10 in announcing new legislation outlawing the practice. “You’re breaking the law. The left lane is a passing lane.” And ... guess what? Since then police have pulled over dozens of motorists…

Florida Lawmaker Wants To Charge Theft Victims With A Misdemeanor If Their Cars Were Left Running

Leaving an unattended car running is almost like painting a giant bullseye with “THEFT” in the middle on it, but it’s a conscious choice that people can freely make—for now, at least. A Florida state representative wants to charge theft victims with a crime if their cars are left running with the keys in them.

There's Actually A Decent Reason Why Germans Will Spend $5,000 To Ruin Their Cars

If — I’m sorry, when — I give you $5,000 to make any modifications to your car that you’d like, I expect you’ll find all kinds of great things to do to your car to make it better, faster, more unique, whatever. I’m pretty sure you won’t spend five grand to make your car less stable, detune your engine to 20…

Comment Of The Day: If I See One More Person With Their DRLs On At Night I Will Drive This Car Into A Ditch So Help Me God

Today’s cars are beacons of technological achievement, more powerful, efficient and safe than they have ever been before. So how is it possible that people are somehow driving around at night with their daytime running lights on and nothing else so help me god I will drive us both into a ditch if it makes this madness…

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Proposed Oregon Bill Would Tax People With Cars 20 Years Or Older For No Good Reason (UPDATED)

Let’s pretend the writers here at Jalopnik all lived in Oregon. Let’s also pretend the Oregon State House decided they wanted to bankrupt all of us. This recently proposed bill, HB2877, would probably be a pretty good way to get that done. Essentially, this bill proposes a tax of $1,000, payable every five years, on…

The Death Of The TPP Means You Can Kiss Your Imported Small Truck Dreams Goodbye

Let’s face it, the Trans-Pacific Partnership was doomed no matter who won the presidency. That lady, the orange guy who won, hell, even that other guy—they all pledged to get rid of the trade agreement. Sure, there’s a number of ways that our withdrawal from the TPP will affect the auto industry, but one of those ways…