On Monday, the state of Virginia instituted a high-occupancy toll lane on a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 66 inside the DC beltway. The lane was previously just for high-occupancy vehicles, but the new tolls give solo drivers the option to use it, for a price. How much of a price? Well, it hit $34.50 Monday morning, …
Yakima Speedway, a half-mile paved oval in central Washington, will be paved over and replaced by a hotel, offices, shopping and an ice-skating rink after nearly 60 years in operation, according to the Seattle Times. Good. What the world needs more of are hotels, offices, shopping centers and ice-skating rinks, not…
A Washington police officer pulled a family to safety just before their car was overturned by a wave on Tuesday evening.
Being Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock must have been fun while it lasted. Between the Downton Abbey-themed office, the Katy Perry concerts on the taxpayer dime, and lavish trips around the world, the Congressman must be awfully bummed he has to resign today. He'll probably really miss the insane mileage reimbursements,…
California may be the only state in the country that allows motorcyclists to split lanes, but if bills proposed in Oregon and Washington pass, both states could join their West Coast sibling in helping riders free themselves from the tyranny of traffic.
Ever wondered what's below Dupont Circle? The remains of a Pizza Express, for starters. Plus 75,000 square feet of solid silence.
Driving while stoned isn't just stupid, it's also against the law. And in the four states where marijuana has been legalized for recreational use, there's a growing concern that loaded drivers running to 7-11 for another pint of Americone Dream is becoming an issue. Enter the weed-detecting breathalyzer.
Now that weed is legal in a few American outposts, business ideas are flowing to make sure that sticky green stuff is accessible. Case in point: Magical Butter's food truck, which whips up "four-star food items" infused with marijuana.
Washington State Highway Patrol discovered quite possibly the laziest effort to trick your way into an HOV lane when a man was found driving with his passenger seat wearing a shirt and a hat.
If you don't have much faith in Washington D.C.-area law enforcement, the following story is not going to help at all. A TV news photographer followed a suspected drunk driver for 40 miles and called 911 eight times, but police never showed up.
Say, have you ever had a driver behind you lay on his horn because you stopped for pedestrians who had the right of way as required by law? I have. Many times, in fact, because I live in Washington D.C.: Home of the absolute worst drivers in America.
A 24-year-old manchild was arrested early Sunday morning in Washington State when he pulled alongside an unmarked state trooper Dodge Charger on the highway and tried to race the officer.
Hybrid and electric cars are usually so wonderfully magical and great at saving the earth that governments have often incentivized people to buy them. But in an unusual twist, one state government has decided to tell its Nissan Leaf and Tesla Roadster-owning residents that they can go ahead and suck it.
Around these parts, we like to rag on bikes by saying "two wheels bad." But for police officers, motorcycles are an invaluable law enforcement tool because they can go places cars can't — and they can get there much more quickly.
It will be difficult for any Craigslist ad to ever come close to upsetting the epic Jesus-tap-dancing-Christ Pontiac Grand Am one that ran last Spring. But that doesn't mean we don't appreciate a little bit of effort in that direction.
Mouldering quietly on a forlorn corner of Boeing's field near Seattle, Wash., Boeing 747 RA001 is in need of a restoration. To the Washingtonians who built more than 1,400 of the humpbacked workhorses, seeing No. 1 in such a state of disrepair brings a touch of shame.
Ronnie Michael Wynn, a tattooed 23-year-old who apparently takes gangster rap a little too seriously, was already in jail after crashing what was reportedly a stolen vehicle. Then police found a video of him shooting an allegedly stolen handgun out the window of the car he was driving, posted on YouTube and Facebook.
Late last month, the Washington State Patrol pulled their last new Ford Crown Victoria out of the fleet stable and assigned it to an officer.