Half a mile from home, on my very first drive since my doctor forbade me from getting behind the wheel a month previously, I was cut off while in the middle of a wide right turn.
“But he’s like a six-time national karting champ!” said Robb Holland of our teammate Jordon Musser, whose lap times were a full twenty seconds under mine in the same car. “That’s no excuse!” I said. I’ll be honest: the other cars in our class were raining shame down on my times as much as the pros were, anyway.
Winter is officially here and that means it’s time for winter tires. It might seem like a great expense—if the tires on my car weren’t made for all seasons, why do they call them all season tires?—but trust us, they’re worth it. Really. Not sure which kind is best? Here’s what you need to know before buying some.
Where Regal Road and Springmount Avenue meet in Toronto, there’s quite a bit of pavement, and, importantly, all-way stop signs. The problem is that not a lot of drivers stop, probably in part because of all that space, and because it’s a rush-hour alternative to busy streets nearby. Some residents recently took it…
I grew up in Northeast Ohio, where driving, like in most of the non-urbanized and subway-ified world, is just a part of life, like shitting. And—not dissimilar to Midwestern defecation, come to think of it—Ohioans tend to drive very slowly, while honking is mostly unheard of and speed limits are generally abided by.…
At first, the fact that there’s nothing here except farmland with a near absence of topographical features is sort of beautiful. It’s surreal. You pass through miles and miles of nothing but cornstalks waving in the wind. But then you pass through more miles of it, get bored and slowly devolve into madness.
Some of you find New Jersey drivers to be bad. Personally, I don’t know when “driving quickly and with haste” suddenly became a synonym for “bad,” but I guess this is just the world we live in now. I’m here to set that straight.
Driving in a circle to improve traffic flow may seem a weird, European concept for the uninitiated, so Michigan police are encouraging motorists to get on board and understand how to tackle them.
Getting pulled over sucks. Could possibly lead to jail! So it’s reasonable to expect that motorists everywhere are interested in figuring out how to avoid traffic violations, right? Instamotor, which pegs itself as a helpful guide for buying cars, thinks so. The website released a study this week that, it says, shows…
Being a car enthusiast is always about wanting more. If you’re like me, every day you’re itching to drive cool cars you randomly see like a Nissan GT-R, Acura NSX, or a Toyota Previa. (I really want to drive that egg.) It’s a torturous feeling as there’s no easy way to get your hands on different kinds of cars unless…
Every car has hazard lights. They’re useful for not getting run over when your car’s dead on the side of the road, or alerting other motorists that you’re in distress. That’s because they get attention. So why don’t we make them come on during hard braking too, just as an extra precaution?
On a certain level, I realized that death was a very real possibility.
I think it’s time to discuss an issue that has been severely plaguing our society since day one, when Benjamin Franklin landed on Plymouth Rock and declared independence from Europe. That issue is: most people are idiots.
When it comes to driving, Russia is like the physical embodiment of chaos, an insane and dangerous place where anything can and will happen on the roads. The nation is trying to cut down on its vehicular mayhem, but it's doing so in a deplorable but increasingly typical way: penalizing transgender people and other…
A reader got a chance to meet, and drive, one of his heroes: a Shelby Cobra replica. They ran into a little mechanical trouble on the road, but managed to get the car sorted again in time for supper. Here's his story.
Everyone has their pet peeves. Unsurprisingly, two are shared by a lot of American drivers: Tailgating and left lane hogging. There's no word on if the people who hate tailgating are left lane hoggers.
We're all well versed in "The Problem" with young people these days. No, it's not that all they want to do is use DMT, go to rainbow parties and listen to Skrillex instead of getting jobs, it's that they aren't into cars or driving. New data shows just how much driving has plunged in the U.S. Are the kids to blame?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came out on Friday with some pretty sobering information about people falling asleep at the wheel that indicates about 4 percent of drivers have admitted to dozing off while driving, and experts say the real percentage is much, much higher. More than 300,000 crashes in…
It's 2013 now! Doesn't that sound so futuristic to you guys? We'll be the age of flying cars, time machines and laser weapons before you know it. Nothing will be boring in this insanely high-tech age we're about to enter — not even our roads.
You ever notice that no matter where you go, people always say, "The drivers here are terrible"?