There Was Once A Time When Consumers Fought To Make Their Cars Less Safe

Safety is a big deal for car buyers and owners today. Most people check a car’s safety ratings and crash-test scores before buying, and if someone sees you drive without buckling a seatbelt, they’ll look at you like you just chugged an anthrax smoothie. But this wasn’t always the case. Once, a long time ago, consumers…

Volkswagen Really Wanted To Prove It Could Make A Cab-Over Vehicle Safe-ish

I’m someone who absolutely and unironically loves cab-over designed vehicles, which is why I’ve always hated smug clamholes telling me that “the crumple zone is your legs” or other frustratingly accurate comments about the relative lack of safety of such hood-free designs. Volkswagen must have been sick of all those…

A 1967 Driver's Ed Manual Is Both Horrifying And Way Better Than What We Have Today

I don’t know about you, but my Driver’s Ed lessons—held during one semester during my sophomore year of high school—were basic and straightforward. We went over all the lights and signs and what they meant and maaaybe some bad weather advice. That was it. This old Driver’s Ed textbook, Tomorrow’s Drivers, goes above…