US actor Paul Walker, who starred in the Fast & Furious series of action films, has been killed in a car crash in California. Walker, 40, was a passenger in a Porsche sports car driven by a friend - who also died - when it crashed north of Los Angeles.
Land Rover says it has set a new record at Pikes Peak for the quickest hill climb in a production sport-utility vehicle. Its 2014 Range Rover Sport ran the 12.42-mile course in 12 minutes and 35.61 seconds, with an average speed of 59.17 miles per hour. In fact, this also sets the new record for the quickest run in any production-standard vehicle, according to Land Rover.
The world's first automobile accident occurred in Ohio City, Ohio in 1891. Throughout most of the twentieth century, the city of Detroit, Michigan, was synonymous with American automobile manufacturing. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, that was not the case. Instead, Ohio innovators in Cleveland and elsewhere were at the forefront of this new form of transportation technology.
Some corrugated roads are so bad that some people have actually turned around and given up, much due to not knowing how to deal with it and sometimes the road is really that bad it comes down to pure willingness.
Got a request from one of our readers regarding how to drive over steep inclines especially when stuck in traffic. This is kinda’ tricky but with practice you can conquer these inclines with relative ease. First, try to get to know the vehicle you are driving; are the brakes in good condition, does the handbrake function properly? I ask this for they would come in handy with a nice trick that can save you from rolling down as you are stuck in traffic later.
If there's one truism that applies to any driving technique, it's: always be prepared for anything. Hills present a few challenges when driving both up and down them. This is especially true when it comes to cornering and braking, both of which introduce additional forces that affect the car's weight transfer and balance.
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only Travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight. Food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Despite warnings to avoid the roads during severe weather, the majority of drivers still decide they want, or need, to get behind the wheel.
Protect yourself and your passengers. Allow extra time to reach your destination during inclement weather. It takes only one unprepared or careless driver to slow or stop traffic.
Over 90% of the deaths on the roads occur in low-income and middle-income countries, which have only 48% of the world’s registered vehicles.
Stay alert, slow down, and stay in control — the three key elements of safe winter driving. Drive according to highway and weather conditions.
Red Bull Racing driver Neel Jani took the high road, quite literally, when he drove the Red Bull Racing Formula One show car along the 18,380ft-high Khardung La pass in the Ladakh region of India. Neel Jani's drive from Leh to Khardung La makes Red Bull Racing the first Formula One team to have transported, fired-up and driven one of its cars along what is arguably the most challenging driving terrain in the world.
The ability to see and to hear clearly is vital for drivers to take in information and to be able to make appropriate decisions. Fog is therefore the most potentially dangerous of all weather conditions. Freezing fog - when poor visibility is compounded by the road surface being slippery - is a driver's worst nightmare. Driving in fog should be avoided when possible.
The calendar of activities for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 reflects an impressive number of events - several hundred in more than 70 countries.
Road trips can be exhilarating. There’s something about an open road, a map and several weeks off from work that liberates the soul.
The Antrim Coast Road offers views more spectacular than the Grand Canyon in the US or Venezuela's Angel Falls, according to a survey.
We are calling on the international community to take urgent action to stop the daily tragedy of thousands of preventable deaths and injuries on the world’s roads.
"Every year it is estimated 200 to 300 people die on a stretch of road less than 50 miles long." It seems perverse that one of the main roads out of one of the highest cities on Earth should actually climb as it leaves town. But climb it does - just short of a lung-sapping five kilometres (three miles) above sea level, where even the internal combustion engine is forced to toil and splutter.