Tag Archives: Driving in the U.S.

A British Hitchhiker’s Guide to Understanding America’s Driving Lingo

The 1908 Cadillac. (Photo: AP)

The rise of the automobile in America in the 1890s gave birth to an exciting new vocabulary of words and phrases. Like the machines that spawned them, much of this vehicle vernacular was then exported around the world, where it aged as ...

10 Things for Brits to Know Before Hitting the U.S. Roadways

"Get your motor running, get out on the highway ..." (Photo via AP)

In Los Angeles, you really can’t survive without wheels – even if you’re only here for a short time. In New York (and other cities with good public transport) it’s perhaps a little easier, but just watch a few commercials on ...