I'll admit it: I ducked. The combination of the zipping sounds with the light shining in and out twisted my senses all out of whack. I felt the speed of the train even though I was sitting on my chair and I just wanted the video to end because I couldn't handle watching it any more.
God knows we should all be driving slower, but we're only human. Even the threat of a fine can't stop us. So to counteract this self-destructive streak of ours, Hyundai is working on car that automatically slows itself down in the face of speed cameras.
If you think Manhattan traffic is slow today, consider that Jacob German was arrested on this day in 1899 for driving at the blistering speed of 12 mph. The speed limit he blasted past? Eight mph between streets, and 4 mph around corners.
What would deter you from speeding? How about a loud, jarring, and utterly annoying noise emanating somewhere from outside your vehicle?
Good news! For people that like speeding in work zones! The Missouri Department of Transportation just acquired two Long Range Acoustic Devices, or LRADs, to blast incredibly loud noises at drivers as they speed past construction sites. This is definitely, definitely going to go over well.
Don't tell Mom! Actually tell Mom because her daughter is so dang adorable that she should be proud that her little girl has so much joy in her. Jamie P. took his daughter out in his 1000bhp Nissan GT-R and fulfills his daughter's request to drive faster to hilariously delightful results. She's the best. Even though…
This sounds ridiculously stressful: Frank Lecerf was driving his car adapted for the disabled in France when it got stuck at 60MPH. He tried to brake. The car accelerated. He tried to brake again. It kept getting faster. Finally, the car ended up stuck zooming at 125MPH and there was no way to stop it. Lecerf drove…
You know how much gas is in your car, your average miles per gallon, and your road speed. And you want to get from your home to your destination as quickly as possible, as efficiently as possible. Does speeding actually work?
Getting out of speeding tickets using a combination of savvy, hustle, gumption, and sheer dumb luck might be on its way out thanks to Cordon, new radar system that tracks with Terminator-like accuracy tracking dozens of cars—and their license plates—at a time.
Some cops have a tendency to ticket fix, or in layman's, make tickets disappear. And though it's a sweet perk for their friends and family, it's sorta against the law too. So! The NYPD has come up with a new tracking system that's trying to stop tickets from magically disappearing.
Now this, this is a traffic camera I can get behind. The Speed Camera Lottery, a winning project for Volkswagen's Fun Theory series, sends tickets to speeders and enters law-abiding drivers in a lottery to win their money. Automatic auto-karma.
In Finland there are cameras. Automated cameras. They observe the roads, watching for speeders. Nothing new, right? Wrong. These silent watchers can ding drivers for pretty much everything else too.
Getting a speeding fine is enough to drive anyone to road-rage, but Brian McCrary decided to do something entirely different with his rage. While browsing the local police department's website, he saw the domain was close to expiring...
As though cameras on top of every traffic light weren't bad enough already: there's now a trial run of satellites that will catch you speeding, over a several-block range, from hundreds of miles up. Hope for clouds, I guess?
Another idiot roams the world in his speeding car. The world being the squarish state of Arizona. This guy has avoided 37 tickets totaling $6700 using a monkey mask. Still, not a match to Animal in Germany. [Thanks, GitEmSteveDave]
This looks like a road in Sweden, Norway, or Germany. Wherever it is, they use their tanks to fire at speeding cars. Maybe. Whatever it is they do, I know I wouldn't be messing with these traffic cops. [Thanks David]
Ticketing red light runners is standard practice in many big cities, but Chicago is considering doing one better and scanning every car going by for up to date insurance.
I think that speed cameras are the devil's technology that impugn our basic human rights, but Maryland high school students show how they can be used for fun and