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Daydreaming While Driving Is Still Much More Dangerous Than Using Your Phone While Driving Daydreaming While Driving Is Still Much More Dangerous Than Using Your Phone While Driving

Doesn’t a lazy drive sound nice? Forget all your cares and watch the hills roll pleasantly around you, then above you, then around you again, then above you once more. As the car slides to a rest in the medium, take a moment to really appreciate your new perspective. Exhale!

Apps Keep Sending LA's Worst Drivers Up This Super Steep Street And They Can't Handle It Apps Keep Sending LA's Worst Drivers Up This Super Steep Street And They Can't Handle It

You’d never notice it driving by, but right in the middle of Echo Park works Baron Margo, one of the coolest car builders in the country. He builds his own retro-rocket-art cars nearly from scratch, and there’s one place he always tests them: Baxter street, one of the steepest in LA. If his cars can survive it,…

California Couple Says They Slept Through A Car Crashing Into Their House California Couple Says They Slept Through A Car Crashing Into Their House

While most of us almost compulsively check our fitness trackers every morning before work to see just how poorly we slept, a California couple said they didn’t even wake up when a Honda Civic catapulted into their house early on Tuesday morning. They even said they left their house that day without noticing it.

Beautiful Saab Terribly Crushed By Out-Of-Control Garbage Truck Beautiful Saab Terribly Crushed By Out-Of-Control Garbage Truck

A strong yet beautiful Saab was sadly destroyed early this morning in Philadelphia when a large, oafish, beastly scoundrel of a garbage truck, big and heavy and destructive, unlike an honest and proud Saab, suffered a “mechanical issue” (makes sense for a vehicle that’s not a Saab) and crashed into a number of cars on…

Driver Killed In 100-MPH Crash At Sonoma Raceway Drag Event Driver Killed In 100-MPH Crash At Sonoma Raceway Drag Event

A 75-year-old driver died in a crash at 100 mph Wednesday night during one of Sonoma Raceway’s weekly drag-racing events for hobby racers, according to a Twitter post from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. The track said this is the first on-track death in the 30-year history of its weekly drag program.

Honda Civic Takes Passengers For Afternoon Swim In Florida Honda Civic Takes Passengers For Afternoon Swim In Florida

Much like all of us would like to do on a stressful day during our 9-to-5 work grind, a Honda Civic rolled into a Florida pool Tuesday afternoon. Who doesn’t love a good dip? Local police said driver of the car didn’t get it into park before getting out, and it rolled into a nearby pool with two passengers inside.

NTSB Opens Investigation Into Deadly Tesla Model X Crash NTSB Opens Investigation Into Deadly Tesla Model X Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that they were opening an investigation into last week’s deadly Model X crash in Mountain View, California. The NTSB said they’ll be looking into whether Tesla’s Autopilot system was engaged at the time of the crash, in addition to a post-crash fire. The NTSB…

Uber's Autonomous Test Cars Had Volvo's Safety Systems Disabled Uber's Autonomous Test Cars Had Volvo's Safety Systems Disabled

Ever since Uber’s autonomous Volvo XC90 test car fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last week, many people familiar with modern car technology have asked this: why didn’t Volvo’s own automatic braking or crash avoidance systems kick in? Now we know. According to one supplier, Volvo’s standard systems were…

Even The United States Army Is No Match For That Low-Ass Bridge

Our favorite low-ass bridge is back in the news, boys! Who is the unlucky victim this time? The United States Army, of course. Look, the U.S. Army might be formidable in other parts of the world, but not against this bridge.

Teen Driving Test Goes Fine, Just Fine Teen Driving Test Goes Fine, Just Fine

A 17-year-old taking her driver’s license test in Buffalo, Minneapolis on Tuesday, uh, well... It could have gone better, by the look of things.

This McLaren 650S Wreck Wasn't That Terrible All Things Considered This McLaren 650S Wreck Wasn't That Terrible All Things Considered

I have always been wary of those places that will rent you a supercar. Most peoples’ instinct when they get a car that powerful is to see how fast it is when they aren’t used to the speed. This crashed McLaren 650S looks to be the latest victim of one of those situations. Yes, the car is wrecked, but at least it…

Video Shows Driver In Autonomous Uber Was Looking Down Moments Before Fatal Crash Video Shows Driver In Autonomous Uber Was Looking Down Moments Before Fatal Crash

Police in Tempe, Arizona, have released video of a fatal crash involving an Uber-owned self-driving car that fatally struck a woman on Sunday. The clip includes footage from two cameras attached to Uber’s Volvo, and shows the car’s safety driver looking away moments before the collision. The victim, contrary to…

The Fatal Uber Crash Was The Autonomous Driving Industry's Worst Fears Come True The Fatal Uber Crash Was The Autonomous Driving Industry's Worst Fears Come True

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Don't Cut Off A Bus

I wasn’t aware that this needed repeating, but I suppose we all require some common sense brushing up from time to time. Here’s today’s Very Obvious Reminder: Don’t, for the love of all that’s holy, ever cut off a bus.

This Joke Writes Itself This Joke Writes Itself

Ford Mustangs getting up to no good at car meets have transcended most punchlines and shot straight to international meme-dom, but it doesn’t stop the whole thing from still being funny when you see it fresh. Here’s the latest one.

Can You Help Identify These Parts From A Tesla Model X Hit-And-Run? Can You Help Identify These Parts From A Tesla Model X Hit-And-Run?

It’s a crappy situation but it still happens: Someone hits your car while it’s parked and drives off without leaving you a note. Jalopnik Friends, let’s combine our super powers and see if we can identify the kind of car that hit this Tesla Model X!

Things Go From Bad To Worse For Drift Car On Tow Truck

This Nissan S-Chassis driver down in Orlando was, perhaps, not having the best day already, needing a tow off track. Things got worse when the tow truck showed up.

Man Repeatedly Rams Pontiac G5 Into Walmart

Sometimes, the best way to make your point is to remain calm and guide the other person to a mutual understanding. Other times, you take their Pontiac G5 and you ram it right into a Walmart parking lot barrier over and over.

Runaway Bus Video Shows Why You Don't Get Out And Unplug The Battery

Back on November 9 last year, a bus loaded with 20 people crashed into a traffic light and then a concrete barrier protecting the U.S. District Court building in Springfield, Massachusetts. Now, video of the incident has been released showing the bus wrecking its way down the street as the driver helplessly chases…

'Heroic' Fiat Chrysler Designer Used His Jeep To Push A Burning Car Away From A Crashed Car With Two Trapped Inside (UPDATED) 'Heroic' Fiat Chrysler Designer Used His Jeep To Push A Burning Car Away From A Crashed Car With Two Trapped Inside (UPDATED)

In an action that a local fire chief called “heroic,” Ralph Gilles, Fiat Chrysler’s Global Head of Design, used his Jeep Wrangler’s bumper to push a burning Ford Edge away from a crashed Ford Fiesta and its trapped occupants, having arrived first at the scene of what was to become a fatal car crash in suburban…

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