Backup cameras are now mandatory in all new cars built for the U.S. market. The standardization went into effect May 1, 2018 which was originally issued by the Department Of Transportation in 2014.
The United States is spending billions on highways, railways, and roads to, ostensibly make it easier for Americans to get around. Even with all that spending, our infrastructure is nowhere near where it needs to be. But there’s another cheap solution that could ease traffic, parking, and wear on infrastructure:…
I usually don’t trouble myself with the legislative affairs of whatever puny country I happen to be passing through, but I’m going to make a special case for France.
Raise your internet hand if you’ve been driving down the highway at a brisk-but-not-quite-speeding pace, everything’s going swell until you come up on some slower traffic. No worries, you pop into the left lane to pass and try to get your groove going again when suddenly you’re snapped out of your good space by a…
You may recall the story of one Long Island man’s struggle to keep his small plane in his driveway. In that story, I was very pro-guy-with-plane, and I still am. Sadly, though, the town of Oceanside, Long Island, ended up being quite anti-guy-with-plane, and recently his plane was dismantled and removed.
Autonomous car research and tech is booming right now, and it’s evolving and developing so quickly that sometimes it pushes into spaces yet undefined by legislation. Today, Michigan signed a new law into place that should allow the testing and selling of self-driving cars to absolutely flourish in the state.
Back in August, we told you about a guy with a racing hobby and his white, 25-foot trailer he uses to support that hobby. That trailer was also driving his neighbors batshit, because this guy lives next to people who, somehow, can’t deal with seeing a pretty innocuous white trailer. As a subtle way of letting everyone…
Last month we reported that awful people were suing their neighbor because he works on cars in his amazing garage. But it looks like the garage owner, Charles Williams, is making progress: a judge put his foot down on claims against the guy.
There’s a wheelchair-using gearhead that built an amazing garage, with lifts and everything, so he and his friends can work on cars. Three of his neighbors are suing him to make him stop and tear down the garage, and they’ve even suggested that Jesus will kill him with his breath. It’s maddening, but I’ll try and…
Police in Ottawa, Canada were able to track down a woman caught texting and driving based on this motorcyclist’s helmet camera video, but they’re not happy about the rider playing vigilante traffic cop either.
The bill authorizing the California Highway Patrol to set guidelines for “lanesplitting” has been signed into law. Now it’s up to the cops to decide when and how riders can lanesplit. Kind of funny, since preventing officer discretion from happening is pretty much why the bill was introduced in the first place.
This particular bit of news is very local, but the issue it addresses is universal, and perhaps especially relevant to those of us with lives that may involve the ownership of cars and related machines. It’s about a guy in Schaumburg, Illinois, and his 25-foot trailer. Also, how much his neighbors hate his trailer.
A bill authorizing the California Highway Patrol to set hard guidelines for “lane splitting,” motorcycles making way between lanes of traffic, passed through the state assembly with a 69-0 vote. Once Governor Jerry Brown signs it, which is expected, CA will be the first state with formally legal lane splitting.
Last year U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Charles Overby set out to legally import his 1985 Land Rover Defender from his station in Germany to the U.S. Now the truck’s trapped at an impound lot, and could potentially set a whole new precedent for automotive importing because of one arbitrary discrepancy.
The state of Michigan repealed its mandatory helmet law in 2012. Now, with three riding seasons having passed since then, we finally have enough numbers to prove that it’s stupid and causing more people to have more serious injuries.
The automotive aftermarket lobby (which exists!) got the “Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act” attached to a highway funding bill that passed on December 5th. Now companies selling Cobra, Ford GT and the other kit cars you recognize can effectively become mini dealerships of turn-key cars.
Today’s supercars are hybrid, carbon-fiber examples of how clean a car can be. Is there really a good reason why this has to be the case? I’m not so sure...
I tried to stay out of all of the conversation about that now-infamous crash where a car swerved and hit two people on a motorcycle. I followed along as the comments climbed north of 4,000 between the initial post and news of the driver’s arrest. But this thing just keeps nagging at me.
Legend has it Forest Service Road 648, known as “Black Bear Pass,” was cut into the Rocky Mountains in the late 1800s by prospectors brave or crazy enough to go anywhere for gold. Fast forward a century and it’s one of the most incredible routes to explore in a 4x4. But that could change because people are dumb.
In 2012, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto introduced and passed a bill to bring back three vintage license plate designs if they could just collect 7,500 orders for each. The yellow-on-black style, originally issued from 1963 to ’69, made the cut and will start shipping this month.