driving

How To Survive A Car Crash

Driving is the most dangerous thing most people do. It’s also something for which they likely have no or minimal training. Before you hit the road this weekend, let’s look at how to make it more survivable.


Terrifying Video Shows Just How Distracted Teens Can Be When They Drive

Oh man, this video is absolutely horrifying. Put together by AAA, it shows how distracted teenagers are when they drive. You see drivers take their eyes off the road to text, people ignoring cars while they’re on the phone and a lot of them just not paying attention at all. You get to see the side-by-side of what they’re doing vs the dash cam footage of the car.


36 Hours Of Glaciers And Steam In Iceland

I just visited Iceland for the first time! But, due to airport chaos, I was only there for exactly 36 hours. Here’s what I learned from my short trip, camping out on ice and dunking myself in the country’s steaming hot springs.


US Authorities Are Spying On Millions Of Cars With Licence Plate Readers

We’ve known for a long time that US authorities have a lot of licence plate readers at their disposal, some of which they surely use for nefarious purposes. However, new details have emerged that show exactly how nefarious those purposes are. Does secretly spying on millions of Americans and seizing property sound nefarious enough to care?


The Physics Of Why You Get Confused When You Reverse A Car

Driving forwards is easy. Reversing is… weirdly much trickier. This video from Minute Physics explains why you shouldn’t feel dumb about it — because it’s all down to physics working against you.


A Cheaper Highway Guardrail May Be Malfunctioning And Deadly

It’s the difference of just 2.5cm. In 2005, the guardrail manufacturer Trinity Industries shaved that much off its guardrail design, saving the company $2 per guardrail head. It also neglected to report this design change to the Federal Highway Administration. Tens of thousands of these potentially deadly guardrail heads are now installed all over the US, and after numerous accidents and deaths, states are finally banning it.


This Street Has No Lanes, Signals Or Signs -- And It's Safer For It

Imagine a street where pedestrians, bikes and cars peacefully coexist without any posted regulations or official roadway technology. Is this some autonomous car utopia of the near-future? Nope. This is a globally proven design for safer streets, which is finally making its way to the US.


How To Drive Off-Road

Driving a truck off-road is the second most fun thing you’ll ever do. After riding a motorcycle off-road, of course. Here’s how you can start doing it, even if you don’t currently drive the world’s most capable vehicle.


An Arizona Highway Has Used The Metric System Since The 1980s

Who doesn’t like a maths pop quiz when driving down to the Mexican border? If you turn onto Interstate 19, which runs 101km from Tucson, Arizona, down to Mexico, the road signs suddenly change to metric units. Interstate 19 is a relic from a more optimistic era, when we believed all of the US could and would convert to the metric system.


Driving In Los Angeles Somehow Looks Awesome In This Time Lapse

I hate driving, I really do. I especially hate driving in Los Angeles. And even though I know it’s impossible and unreal for me to ever feel this cool driving (unless I turn into Ryan Gosling), this time lapse by Gavin Heffernan makes me want to get in my car and drive through Los Angeles forever.