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…

Stupid Minneapolis Will Fine You For Having More Than Two Cars Per Driveway

I know when we tend to write about awful HOAs and their often very anti-gearhead rules and restrictions, a common refrain in the comments is that people who want to work on cars shouldn’t live in places with HOAs. Fair enough. But this time, it’s not a neighborhood association with the anti-automotive rules, it’s an…

Turkmenistan Just Banned Black Cars Because Their Crazy President Prefers White Ones

If you’ve ever had problems with your neighborhood HOA complaining about your cars, what’s going on right now in Turkmenistan should help put things in perspective for you. As of this month, black cars have been made illegal in the capital city of Ashgabat, and black cars have been impounded. This all seems to be…

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…

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…