We're talking about Russia. You expect to find yourself in this situation eventually...driving across a frozen lake that's cracking all around you, with radioactive waste at the bottom. But they should have shot it with a dashcam INSIDE the car, with some kind of Russian pop music on the radio, and the driver making… » 4/15/14 6:07pm Yesterday 6:07pm

Overall, I agree, she should have moved over, just to disengage from this guy and defuse the situation. I would point out, however, that she was doing close to 60 in a 50, in the wet, not on the Interstate but on a local artery, apparently blocked from moving over and also planning to turn left soon. So yeah, with a… » 3/31/14 8:19pm 3/31/14 8:19pm

There are things you can do that may be well within your capabilities, but they may startle another driver into doing something unexpected and dangerous. For instance, your car may do 0-60 in 4 seconds, which makes it safe to pull out into traffic when others cannot. But the driver you pull in front of doesn't know… » 3/25/14 7:08am 3/25/14 7:08am

I found myself in a situation that looked a little like this, 25+ years ago. In a paralyzing snowstorm, I was on US 1&9 South in Hudson County, NJ. At the time, Paterson Plank Road crossed 1&9 at a very odd angle—running from about my 11 o'clock to my 5 o'clock. Traffic was streaming through the intersection in all… » 3/18/14 10:00pm 3/18/14 10:00pm

Embarrassing confession of the day; I had never owned a car with the wheel covers anchored by the lug nuts until I bought an '03 Civic as the kids' beater. And last month I had to change a tire on it. And yes, there amid the dark and cold and stress, I shredded the wheel cover before realizing the lugs had to come off… » 3/14/14 8:37pm 3/14/14 8:37pm

Given recent events, I coan't help thinking of Tom Clancy's "Red Storm Rising." Not an identical scenario by any means, but the premise is basically the Soviets starting WWIII in a grab for oil after terrorists blow up their biggest refinery. » 3/04/14 10:24pm 3/04/14 10:24pm