Surely you knows you’re supposed to follow posted speed limits, but do you know how they’re set in the first place?
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…
It’s pretty remarkable how context and nostalgia can make almost anything tolerable. I’m sure if you grew up with a parent slapping you with a dead sturgeon every night before you went to sleep, you’d be pretty okay with an occasional fish-slap today. That’s the only way I can explain the appeal of the Japanese-market…
There’s no doubt that the United States of America is a treasure trove of awesome and amazing natural beauty. You know what else America is a treasure trove of? Long-ass roads with absolutely nothing on them. You want to get off of those as quickly as possible.
Michigan has some of the fastest-driving traffic I have ever seen in America, and now some of its speed limits are rising to reflect it. Some 600 miles of rural highways are going up to 75 mph, 900 miles of smaller roads are going up to 65 mph, and the state is looking to see what else can get a bump.
We like to associate rally with the phrase “flat out,” because rally legend Colin McRae wouldn’t have it any other way. What you may not know is that rally has a long history of imposing speed limits for stages—and it’s a rarely-imposed recommendation that canceled one stage of last weekend’s Rally Sweden.
The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety just released a report detailing the effects of higher speed limits on traffic fatalities between 1993 and 2013. Their conclusion: lots of people’s lives could have been spared if speed limits hadn’t risen.
We’ve been saying it for years, and now we’ve got someone smart to back us up: it’s time to raise the speed limit. In an article called “Roads Are Better. Cars Are Safer. Let’s Raise the Speed Limit,” Stephen Boyles, an Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering at the University of Texas, makes the case that…
We all know speeding is very deadly and dangerous, but what are you supposed to do when you’re faced with ridiculously low speed limits like the ten listed below?
A lot of roads (particularly highways) here in the US have pointlessly low speed limits — lower than what they should be based on the safety and design of the roadway. But which limit is the most punitively low?
New York City introduced a 25 mile per hour speed limit a little while back, in the quest to reduce pedestrian fatalities. But now, politicians that had even fought for the new limit are now pushing back, because it inevitably has made some streets more dangerous than they were before.
Per DailySportsCar, temporary measures have been put in place by the Deutsche Motor Sport Bund to allow the banned race classes to resume racing at the Nürburgring. The bans have now been lifted, but now we have a 5% reduction in power, limits on fan access, and most peculiarly, speed limits on some sections.
The New York City Council just passed a bill to drop the city speed limits on residential streets to 25 MPH, from 30 MPH. Under the guise of protecting pedestrians, the New York City Council has diminished Freedom. While their goal is noble, the Council decision is Wrong. One Raphael Orlove thinks they're right.
Michigan State Police Lieutenant Gary Megge's current job is to monitor the state's speed limits and speed traps. he's been arguing for smarter, often raised limits, and one quote explains why.
The Canadian province criticized in the incredible " Speed Kills... Your Pocketbook" video is not only going to raise some of its speed limits, but aim to increase safety with better driver culture.
Adam Tang aka Afroduck, the man who drove around Manhattan in 24:07 was indicted by a grand jury yesterday, formally charging him with reckless endangerment and reckless driving. Here's what that means for his case and what that means for anyone who speeds.
Today's lesson on how to remove a local speedcamera comes from the very pleasant city of Zurich back in 2008. The trick is simple: tie the camera to a streetcar and let the tram do all the work.