The majority of articles about speeding are worthless. The basic advice is to get a radar detector. The rest is about what to do after you’re caught. That’s like asking your not-quite-as-dumb-as-you-are cousin for help after your off-brand condom broke and your girlfriend got knocked up.
Don’t believe yesterday’s clickbait nonsense about the California DMV’s draft rules for Self-Driving Cars. There’s much more (and less) than meets the eye here, and it affects new and legacy car manufacturers VERY differently.
Read my new story over at The Drive.
My series on the Rules of Professional Speeding continues over at The Drive, with Part 4 coming in the next day or two. In case you aren’t up to speed, here are the prior stories in the series:
I know which carmakers will survive in a world of self-driving cars.
How do I know?
About fifteen years ago, I was a screenwriter. The gig lasted seven days, during which I was put up at the Chateau Marmont in the same bungalow in which John Belushi died. Horscht, the wild-eyed, fast-talking, curly-mulleted producer paying for it, had a vision he delivered to me as he stood in the doorway, silhouetted before the last sunlight I would see for a week:
The final video is up from the Morgan 3-Wheeler Cannonball Run Record, which shows our final stage, from breakdowns to multiple police traffic stops to our hair raising arrival in New York City. Did you miss Part 1? What about Part 2?
“Never was so much accomplished by so few on behalf of so few.”
This was how I was introduced by a senior FBI official to an auditorium full of agents in 2008 on my book tour for The Driver. Why would our nation’s top law enforcement agency invite me – arguably the most infamous professional speeder since Brock Yates – to speak at Quantico? I’ve struggled to answer that without laughing ever since.
The answer should be obvious. Read the rest over at The Drive…
The second video is up from the Morgan 3-Wheeler Cannonball Run Record, which shows our departure and the suffering, danger and madness of driving 90mph through rain and sleet. Did I mention repairs? Breakdowns? Terror? Fear? The agony of impending defeat? It’s all there. Did you miss part 1? Here it is.
Much, much more video is coming…
By now you’re probably aware of the most foolhardy cross-country driving record since Erwin “Cannonball” Baker first set out on a motorcycle 100+ years ago. Yes, I’m referring to 41 hour, 49 minute we miraculously completed in my Morgan 3-wheeler. If you haven’t read the full story… Continue reading