DMV drag strips

Drag Strips in Maryland and Virginia

Enjoy living life by the quarter mile? Get told to "take it to the track" often? Enjoy blazing through fuel in a way that only a SR71 could be jealous of? Like risking public humiliation at the expense of your underperforming engine? This list may be for you. It's the list of the Maryland and Virginia [...]
Radar Police PA

Pennsylvania Police May Be Able to Use Radar to Issue Speeding Tickets

Here's a bit of trivia for you should you ever end up on the other side of a small table from Alex Trebek - Pennsylvania is the only state in the US that doesn't allow its local police officers to use radar to issue speeding tickets (PA state troopers can use radar, however). But that may [...]

Maryland Speeds Up – Speed Limit for MD Highways increased to 70 mph

Bill SB0044 - if you don't know what those numbers mean, it means that the highway speed limits in Maryland have increased the maximum speed from 65 miles per hour to 70 miles per hour. "Based on the Maryland Department of Transportation’s research, which examined the speed of 85 percent of drivers on a given road [...]
Warning of Speed traps is illegal or not

Flashing Headlights to Warn of Speed Traps – Legal or Not?

No - not "those" headlights, boys - we're talking about the front of your car (and in case you were wondering - flashing "those" headlights is illegal in all 50 states and is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor). There are two types of DMV drivers - those who believe that speed traps are a paid service [...]
Tickets from mobile emissions stations

So Can Roadside Sniffers in VA Issue Tickets? Sort Of.

If you've found yourself on one of the many on and off ramps in Northern Virginia, you've undoubtedly accidentally come upon a roadside emissions test. You can typically tell since the roadside sign warns you that your vehicle is quickly approaching one to two forest green boxes with sniffers pointed at your exhaust. Most "modded [...]
Ocean City H20i Car Meet

All Pre-Meets, Drives, Meets for H2oi This Weekend

H2oi - a yearly event geared towards gear heads that drive Vdubs and Audis but has since grown to quite a yearly vehicle destination is hosted in Ocean City starting October 1st through the 2nd. It's usually a debacle of sorts with crazing stories hailing from antics attempted on the Coastal Highway. H2oi Caravans NovaDubs H20i [...]

Virginia Posts New Signage for Reckless Warnings

“The bill, which passed 26-14, would change the law so a reckless driving charge automatically applies to all drivers clocked going faster than 85 mph on any Virginia road, instead of the existing 80 mph limit.” via WTOP in February 2016. However, the bill never made it past the General Assembly and Virginia has implemented […]