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  • MotorsportsCoach.com

    Want to rent a house in Michigan for the weekend? No problem, go to AirBnB and in a few clicks can have you in a lovely cottage on a lake. Looking to find a professional racing coach to sit right-seat during a track day or to help with launch timing at the dragstrip? A new website called MotorsportsCoach.com is launching to help connect professional racing coaches with enthusiasts seeking their help and expertise. The idea was created by racing driver and performance driving coach Nick McMillen to make coaches more accessible to enthusiasts. Interested drivers sign up for the website for...

  • Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
    Saudi women officially begin driving

    For the first time, Saudi Arabian women can now get behind the wheel of a car to drive themselves. The ban on women driving lifted this past Sunday. CNBC reported on the historic moment for women in the country, which is part of a grander plan to transform the ultra-conservative kingdom by 2030...

  • Indiana State Trooper pulls over slow driver Photo: Sgt. Stephen Wheeles
    Indiana State Trooper enforces state's Slowpoke law, goes viral

    One Indiana State Trooper has gone viral after enforcing the state's "Slowpoke" law, or "move-over" law. The internet has spoken, and many like State Trooper Stephen Wheeles' logic. Wheeles tweeted a photo on Saturday of a vehicle after initiating a traffic stop on Interstate 65. According to the...

  • broken guardrail
    Study shows taller guardrails could save lives

    Motorists likely take it for granted, but countless hours of engineering and research go into planning even some of the most mundane components of our transportation system. That includes guardrails lining thousands of miles of U.S. roads. A recent study shows said guardrails may be due for a...

  • Angry Driver with Road Rage
    59 tips, hints, and tricks to being a better driver

    Driving isn't a right--it's a privilege. We don't always treat it that way, though. All too often, we forget the basic courtesies, the finer points of driving. Don't worry. It happens to all of us. Need some help? Then bone up on this conclusive list of everything you need to know to be a better...

  • Dad gives kid donut lessons in a Chevrolet Corvette.
    Dad Teaches Kid To Do Donuts In A C6 Corvette--Best Dad Ever?: Video

    This was not a typical driving lesson.

  • Woman driving and singing

    A little drive time between work and home is healthy. It lets you decompress, lets you shift mental modes and awards a little healthy alone time. And then there are traffic jams, the perfect way to stress up your day. They don't have to be, though. Forget everything you've heard, these are can't-miss ways to mentally get ahead when you're at a physical standstill. Coloring. We’ve heard before that a way to beat stress and reconnect with your inner child is to whip out crayons and a coloring book. Give signed copies to drivers around you. Watch one wind up on eBay and sell for thousands...

  • Kimi Raikkonen instructs Natalie Pinkham on ice driving technique
    Kimi Raikkonen Teaches Ice Driving - Or Not: Video

    It’s often said that those who can, do, while those who can’t, teach. There’s no denying the fact that Lotus F1 Team star Kimi Raikkonen can wheel a Formula One car, not to mention a World Rally Championship car, a NASCAR Camping World truck and a NASCAR Nationwide car. His...

  • Ferrari LaFerrari, 2013 Geneva Motor Show
    Study Shows That Ferrari Drivers Don’t Generally Enjoy Driving

    Owning a Ferrari is the dream of many car enthusiasts the world over, since the iconic Italian brand is forever linked with performance and handling. According to a new United Kingdom study conducted by insurer AXA Group, you’d probably be happier behind the wheel of a BMW or an Aston Martin...

  • Traffic
    Drivers Rejoice: Maryland Woman Ticketed For Obstructing Left Lane

    For those of us who spend a fair amount of time driving the interstate highways, few things are more frustrating than the self-righteous or completely unaware drivers that block the left lane, intentionally (or otherwise) driving below the speed limit. In most jurisdictions, blocking the passing...

  • A meteorite streaks across the sky near Chelyabinsk, in the Russian Urals
    Meteorites, One More Danger For Russian Drivers: Video

    By now, we thought we’d seen every possible type of Russian driving horror from the ever-present dashboard camera footage posted to YouTube. It turns out we were wrong, and there’s nothing in any driver’s education manual we’ve ever seen that prepares you for being hit by a...

  • The Cadillac ATS, now featuring PAL
    The Cadillac ATS Wants To Be Your PAL

    Just when you think you have every automotive acronym figured out, General Motors goes and invents a new one. In this case it’s “PAL,” which stands for “Performance Algorithm Liftfoot,” and we think you’re going to like what PAL can do for you. If you’ve...

  • Road rage, Australian style

    We here in America tend to view road rage as a uniquely domestic phenomenon, with the chances of an encounter increasing proportionally to the amount of traffic on the road. It may not be a serious problem in Fairbanks, Alaska, but we can tell you it’s a very real threat in locations like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. As this rather startling video shows, it’s a problem in Australia too. This particular incident occurred near Brisbane, but from the reporters comments about Australian roads becoming “bitumen battlefields,” we’d bet it isn’t a...

  • Daan Roosegaard's designs for safer highways
    Smarter Highway Design Could Soon Make Driving Safer

    The problem with highway signs is that drivers rarely, if ever, pay attention to them. “Keep right, except to pass” may as well be written in hieroglyphics for all the good it does, and the same can be said for signs that read, “Caution, bridge freezes before road surface.”...

  • Welcome to Texas
    Texas Green-Lights The 85 MPH Speed Limit

    On August 30, the Texas Transportation Commission voted to approve a speed limit of 85 miles per hour on a 41-mile stretch of toll road linking Austin and San Antonio. While most drivers welcome the new speed limit as a way of getting from point A to point B more expeditiously (at the cost of...

  • Police car with headlights on
    Traveling For Labor Day? Check The National Speed Trap Exchange First

    For those who spend a disproportionate amount of time driving cars, speed traps are an ever-present danger to driver’s licenses and insurance rates. No matter how much you invest in technology to warn you of speed enforcement, it seems that law enforcement is always one step ahead of you...

  • 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
    Porsche Copies Nissan's Playbook, Adds Rev-Matched Downshifting

    There is a simple joy in a properly rev-matched manual gearbox downshift that’s near impossible to describe. For a brief moment in time, years of practice blend muscle memory, mechanical motion and precision timing to yield perfect harmony between man and machine. Some manual-transmission...

  • Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California
    San Francisco Ponders Taxing Drivers By Mileage

    Building and maintaining roads, bridges and tunnels is an expensive proposition, and rising costs mean that municipal, county and state budgets often fall short. Raising tolls, or raising the taxes levied on gasoline are both ways to address revenue shortages, but neither are popular with drivers...

  • Jaguar XF police car

    Legal obligations aside, let us throw out a moral question: if you saw someone motionless in the street, critically injured following a hit and run accident, would you phone for police and render aid, or would you snap a pic of the dying victim and Tweet about it? A nineteen-year-old driver in Edinburgh, Scotland, opted to do the latter when he saw a body in the road outside Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal. The injured man, who had been sleeping in the road prior to being struck by a car, was later pronounced dead at the Edinburg Royal Infirmary. According to The Daily Record, the driver in...

  • Presenting the luckiest man alive
    This Is Why You Always Wear A Seatbelt: Video

    Don’t worry, we’re not going to show you Saudi-drifting-dismemberment videos, since they get plenty of coverage on other internet sites. Instead, we bring you this security cam footage from Dudley, England, showing the luckiest man on the planet. For those of us who’ve raced cars...

  • NJ-ACLU's 'Police Tape' app
    NJ ACLU Releases 'Police Tape' App To Document Encounters: Video

    If you own an Android phone, the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has just released an app called “Police Tape” that allows users to document, via video, an encounter with police. The function of the app is simple: get stopped by the police, and it allows you to...

  • Damon Hill - image courtesy of Flickr user big-ashb
    Former F1 Star Damon Hill Nervous Over Proposed 80 MPH Limit

    Damon Hill’s F1 career spanned some eight seasons, enough for the British driver to rack up 42 podium finishes, 22 wins, 20 pole positions and the 1996 F1 Word Championship. As a man who’s made his living by driving cars fast, you’d expect that Hill would have retained something...

  • Early Reva G-Wiz
    Carjackings Happen In Sweden, Too

    No matter where in the world you live, driving can be fraught with danger. We’ll admit that we have our own pre-conceived notions, right or wrong, when it comes to this subject. When traveling in dangerous South American locales (Miami, for example), we’re constantly on alert for...

  • Bumper scuffs attest to the difficulty of parking a car with 15 cm to spare
    MINI's Record Parking Job Wasn't As Easy As It Looked: Video

    Earlier this month, we brought you video of Chinese driver Han Yue breaking the Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel parking job. After beginning with a successful run of 22 centimeters (8.7 inches), Yue kept going until he was able to squeeze his MINI Cooper Chinese Job edition into a...

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