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  • Low traffic on ICC prompts calls for lower tolls to ease congestion on local roads

    11/28/2014 6:07:01 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 27, 2014 | Katherine Shaver
    Welmoed Sisson’s drive between her northern Montgomery County home and her business clients across the Maryland suburbs often includes a trip on the Intercounty Connector, a toll highway with so little traffic that Sisson can’t recall ever tapping her brakes. Almost 19 miles of pavement with no one in her way. Ever. Not even at rush hour. “It’s not an empty wasteland,” said Sisson, 54, who owns a home inspection business with her husband. “But it’s certainly nowhere near the volume of the free roads in the area. . . . It’s nice, but then again, you’re paying for that...
  • Bill Would Ban Red Light Cameras

    11/26/2014 8:32:12 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/24/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Legislation was recently introduced that would prohibit communities from using automated traffic enforcement devices as the basis for issuing traffic tickets. House Bill 5921 was introduced Nov. 6 by Rep. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, in response to Senate Bill 1063, which – if enacted – would permit traffic tickets to be issued on the basis of photographs taken by unmanned cameras. “This (House Bill 5921) was a bill we had been looking at doing, similar to the newer driver protections they are passing in states like South Dakota and New Jersey,” Rep. Shirkey said. “They’re going 180 degrees out there, from...
  • ssue 35: Cleveland's traffic cameras to be removed

    11/07/2014 8:49:30 AM PST · by OneLoyalAmerican · 6 replies
    WKYC-TV Cleveland | 7:06 a.m. EST November 5, 2014 | WKYC Staff
    A Gannett propaganda outlet is the source. http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/traffic/cameras/2014/11/04/issue-35-clevelands-trafficspeed-cameras-will-be-removed/18509815/
  • Satire: President Downplays Traffic Woes Caused by His Motorcades

    09/30/2014 10:46:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 34 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    As usual, President Obama’s recent trip to the United Nations to give a speech sparked tremendous traffic jams in New York City. Not to worry, though, it’s not so bad. “I hear a lot of hype about New York traffic, but it didn’t look too bad to me,” the President said. “All the stories of bumper-to-bumper, stop-and-go traffic that I’ve heard showed no signs on my trip to the UN.” While Obama did concede that his experience may have been abnormal compared to what ordinary drivers have to deal with, he insisted that “putting up with a little extra congestion...
  • Projects at fort entry sure to impact traffic. Construction will span months at the Ea Gate.

    09/11/2014 1:18:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — A much needed traffic project at the post’s East Gate will begin Monday, which will impact traffic flow and cause delays, Fort Spokeswoman Tanja Linton said. The project will last into next year with work coming to a stop in November, as winter temperatures delay the repairs, she said. Starting Monday, two lanes will be open for inbound traffic, which means drivers will be rerouted through the outbound lanes. During that time, traffic will be inbound from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Linton said. From 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. outbound traffic will have...
  • Meskel Square Intersection (video)

    08/10/2014 8:16:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Devour.com ^ | October 12, 2012
    Meskel Square Intersection Never complain about traffic again. Here's a day in the life of one of the most ridiculous intersections in the world - Meskel Square, Addis Abeba, the capital of Ethiopia.
  • Muslim Traffic Warden Refuses to Issue Ticket Because it Is Ramadan

    07/21/2014 3:27:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    A Muslim traffic warden said he didn’t think ‘it was morally correct’ to issue a ticket during the month of Ramadan. Iftikhar Alam Imtiazah Butt (not his real name) said his bosses had told him it was okay not to issue any tickets between sunrise and sunset. “I don’t think my religion will allow me to issue tickets to people which might cause them undue stress during the month of Ramadan. "It can be a real pain getting a ticket if you are only a couple of seconds late back to your car. “I spoke to my boss about it...
  • Holy Cow! Steer on the Loose in West Baltimore Shot Dead by Police

    06/13/2014 5:25:23 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 46 replies
    WJZ TV (CBS) ^ | 6/13/14 | WJZ/Gigi Barnett
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)—West Baltimore looked a little like the Wild Wild West on Friday morning. A steer running through the streets of Baltimore catches the attention of drivers and police. This after it escaped from a city slaughterhouse.
  • The cities with the worst traffic in North America

    06/06/2014 5:44:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2014 | Chris Pleasance
    Sitting in traffic is not only a nuisance, it raises stress levels, causes us to breathe in harmful smog and makes us late for work. And, according to a new survey, the problem is only getting worse with almost every one of America's most clogged cities having more traffic in 2013 compared with 2012. It is perhaps no surprise to find that Los Angeles is still the most congested city in the U.S. For every hour travelled during rush hour, a whopping 39 minutes will be spent in traffic.
  • Swarms of Locusts Invade Saudi Capital Riyadh

    05/19/2014 1:31:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, May 16, 2014
    Massive swards of locusts invaded the Saudi capital Riyadh, prompting houses and companies to shut their doors and windows and halting traffic in many parts. Authorities said they were mobilizing their resources to combat the invasion which started on Thursday. The Arabic language daily Sabq, which carried a brief U-Tube film of the insects, said the locusts flew into the capital from the western part of the Gulf Kingdom, which has been a scene of locust attack over the past months. Locusts are a popular dish in Saudi Arabia, where a 10-kg bag of live locusts could be sold for...
  • AP Impact: Deadly side effect to fracking boom (really tenuous)

    05/05/2014 9:30:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 5, 2014 12:09 PM EDT | Kevin Begos and Jonathan Fahey
    Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation’s roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment. An Associated Press analysis of traffic deaths and U.S. census data in six drilling states shows that in some places, fatalities have more than quadrupled since 2004—a period when most American roads have become much safer even as the population has grown. “We are just so swamped,” said Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva of Karnes County, Texas, where authorities have been...
  • Coyote Uses Crosswalk on Geary Boulevard

    04/26/2014 1:43:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu., Apr. 24 2014 | Erin Sherbert
    And, as one reader noted: he's not on his cellphone! This is a pretty good example of how pedestrians should be on the roadways in San Francisco -- even if the example is a coyote. Jennifer Anwaya snapped this image which we spotted on Richmondsfblog.com this morning. Apparently, the prairie wolf was seen casually making his way across Geary Boulevard at 37th Avenue earlier this week. No word on where he was headed that evening. Perhaps it was just an urban stroll.
  • Judge rules flashing headlights is free speech in Oregon case

    04/11/2014 7:15:04 AM PDT · by relictele · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 Apr 2014 | Associated Press
    Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way. The deputy pulled over Hill on U.S. Highway 140 in White City and handed him a $260 ticket for improperly using his headlights, saying another deputy had seen the flashing lights from behind the UPS truck and alerted him to stop the log truck because of the signaling. Outraged, Hill decided to fight the ticket, and on Wednesday, a Jackson County Justice Court judge dismissed the citation,...
  • Why UPS Trucks Don't Turn Left

    04/06/2014 7:26:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    Priceonomics ^ | 4-4-14 | Alex Mayyasi
    In 2004, UPS announced a new policy for its drivers: the right way to get to any destination was to avoid left-hand turns. Even if that means following this route that a UPS driver described to an incredulous press member: "We're gonna make a right turn onto 135th to Western. We'll make another right on Western down to 139th. Righ turn on 139th and go down to the end of the block and we'll make another right turn." When better tracking systems emerged in 2001, the package delivery service took a closer look at how trucks performed when delivering packages....
  • LifeSaver App Prevents Distracted Driving

    04/01/2014 4:18:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC Bay Area's Chase Cain reports on extra police patrols in Palo Alto and a new app that will keep you safer on the roads.
  • 7-Year-Old Files Traffic Complaint With Connecticut Town, Gets Results

    03/26/2014 2:45:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC ^ | Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 | LeAnne Gendreau
    When 7-year-old Isaiah McLoughlin wanted cars and trucks on his Waterford street to stop speeding, he decided to take action. Isaiah grabbed a pen, wrote a letter to his local police department and he is getting results. “When I went for my bus cars and trucks are speeding. It makes feel unsafe,” Isaiah wrote. Then he asked police to call his grandmother to discuss the situation. So police did. They arranged a meeting around the busy 7-year-old’s schedule, took the complaint and arranged for speed patrols, starting today. Here is what Waterford Police posted on their Facebook page: ”Traffic complaint...
  • De Blasio SUV broke traffic laws after safety push

    02/21/2014 10:28:34 AM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    NYP ^ | Feb. 20, 2014 | By Yoav Gonen, Rebecca Harshbarger and Bruce Golding
    Mayor de Blasio’s SUV was caught on camera speeding through Queens and blowing through two stop signs Thursday — just two days after he announced a sweeping street-safety plan. The mayor — who was riding shotgun on the way back to City Hall from a pothole-filling photo op — was twice clocked going 15 mph over the speed limit by a WCBS/Channel 2 news crew. The two-car caravan also ran past two stop signs without even tapping the brakes and changed highway lanes without signaling, the CBS video shows. De Blasio’s wild ride came after his pledge to personally abide...
  • Hallandale to dump red-light cameras

    01/31/2014 7:05:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 1/23/14
    Red-light cameras are getting the heave-ho in this seaside city. Saying he was following through on a campaign promise, Commissioner William Julian made a motion Wednesday to get rid of the cameras as soon as legally possible.
  • LESSON OF ATLANTA SNOWJAM 2014!

    01/29/2014 1:46:20 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 61 replies
    Vanity | 1/29/2014 | Dick Bachert
    As this is written, Atlanta is still in the throes of another winter weather situation. The TV is filled with images of major highways littered with abandoned vehicles. Many of their owners are stranded in make-shift shelters until warmer weather makes the roads passable again. The governor and other officials just concluded a news conference to explain how the mess unfolded and that they've learned much from this experience. One of the lessons they “learned” is that, once the potential severity of this event became obvious, dismissing public and private employees all at once to try to get home was...
  • Lansing, Illinois woman shot at in road-rage incident on I-80/94

    01/20/2014 9:55:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Lansing woman shot at in road-rage incident on I-80/94 11 hours ago • Times Staff GARY | A Lansing woman was shot at in a road-rage incident Sunday on I-80/94, with one bullet hitting the back of her car, Indiana State Police said in a news release. The 33-year-old woman told police she was on 25th Avenue in Gary driving her Chrysler 300 slowly because of potholes. She said a car behind her was following too closely, so she braked to get the car to back off. The braking apparently angered the other driver. The woman said the driver got...
  • 50 Worst Traffic Cities in the U.S. (PHOTOS)

    01/15/2014 9:46:02 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 57 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 15, 2014 | Devin Brown
    Lost Angeles is the worst traffic city in America. 'Carmaggedon' is no joke. Drivers in the worst traffic city wasted an average of 63.3 hours in traffic over the last year. Congrats to Los Angeles, although worst traffic city might not be the most coveted of titles.
  • MSNBC to Host One-Hour Special About New Jersey Traffic

    01/14/2014 7:14:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/14/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Finally Bridgegate has its own Woodward and Bernstein and his name is Chris Hayes or Mr. Rachel Maddow. Is he all in? You bet, he’s all in.Do you want to see this man talk about New Jersey traffic for one hour? Are you an MSNBC viewer? Then of course you do. It’s either that or Al Sharpton talking about how the Tea Party is just like the Klan or Ed Schultz talking about how the Tea Party is just like the Klan or Melissa Harris Perry talking about how the Tea Party is just like the Klan.Bridgegate is a chance...
  • Forget Christie; Let's Talk about Big Fat Traffic Jams: NY/NJ always treat drivers with contempt

    01/12/2014 7:01:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2014 | Selwyn Duke
    One unmentioned irony of the Chris Christie road-revenge scandal is that the powers-that-be finally found a traffic jam they didn't like. Now, don't get me wrong, having always lived in the NY metropolitan area and often having wanted to split a vein while in the midst of the NY/NJ road experience, I think that anyone who purposely exacerbates traffic problems should be confined to a small cell and forced to listen 24/7/365 to Nancy Pelosi's nails-on-blackboard speeches. But I have to tell you: it has always seemed that NY and NJ public officials have utter disregard - if not contempt...
  • I’m A Traffic Survivor

    01/12/2014 6:12:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    You’ll have to forgive me. This is a difficult time for me. This week I have been forced to confront memories I’ve been trying to bury my whole life, but recent events have made that impossible. I…am a survivor of traffic jams. It’s not easy to talk about. Just the sight of brake lights causes flashbacks to the horror of sitting on a freeway not going anywhere. But for you, dear reader, I will be strong and push on. You probably know a victim of traffic jams yourself. You may well be one. Be silent no more! Thanks to the...
  • Christie’s Crucial 24 Hours: GOP Presidential Favorite Finds His Front-Runner Status Imperiled

    01/09/2014 6:45:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/09/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    The next 24 hours will be crucial for Chris Christie, top Republicans say. The New Jersey governor, who was on top of the political world two months ago as he cruised to reelection over his Democratic challenger now finds his status as the potential front-runner of the 2016 GOP presidential field imperiled. The test comes with the release of e-mails and text messages that tie top members of his administration to the closure of two lanes leading to a crucial bridge in what appears to be political retaliation against a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse Christie’s reelection. Republican communications...
  • Does Washington Know Best? (It Thinks It Does)

    11/13/2013 5:26:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    According to some estimates, there are more than 100 million traffic signals in the U.S., but whatever the number, how many of us would like Washington, in the name of public health and safety, to be in sole charge of their operation? Congress or a committee it authorizes would determine the position of traffic signals at intersections, the length of time the lights stay red, yellow and green, and what hours of the day they can be flashing red. While you ponder that, how many Americans would like Washington to be in charge of managing the delivery of food and...
  • Truck Driver Nearly Beaten to Death By Police For Not Signing Traffic Ticket

    09/09/2013 5:08:03 AM PDT · by rawhide · 102 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5-19-13
    BERKELEY, CA -- A truck driver was beaten within an inch of his life by California Highway Patrol for not signing a traffic ticket that he could not read. The driver, who broke no laws, was beaten so badly that he woke up in a trauma hospital. Olegs Kozacenko, a local resident originally from Russia, was pulled over and cited by police for allegedly driving too many hours in one day. Kozacenko refused to sign the ticket because he had not or could not read it. CHP Officers didn't take kindly to the driver's refusal to sign. Two officers, one...
  • 15% of All Internet Traffic is Cat-Related

    09/02/2013 10:29:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/2/13 | Elizabeth Sheld
    CBS has a video report about the lucrative business of cats on the internet. According to Friskies, 15% of all internet traffic is connected to cats. And internet traffic means big money. Henri, the existential cat, has been viewed on You Tube 15 million times. He also has a line of products. Grumpy cat, the cat with an underbite, has her own manager. And Maru is the most viewed cat of all with 224 million+ hits on You Tube. John St. a digital ad agency in Toronto produced a video about "catvertsing," the owner claims they won three accounts even...
  • Drivers in Washington, D.C., crash more than anyone, Allstate says

    08/28/2013 6:32:47 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | August 28, 2013 | Clifford Atiyeh
    Whether it's their problems with "taxation without representation" or the flood of foreign diplomats weaving around town, drivers in the nation's capital are the most likely to get into a car accident, according to a new report from Allstate. The insurance company's annual study on safe drivers, now in its ninth year, looked at property-damage claims in 194 cities from January 2010 through December 2011 and compared them to the national average. In Washington, D.C., drivers were 109 percent more likely to get into a crash, while the D.C. suburbs of Alexandria and Arlington, Va. – along with Baltimore, Providence,...
  • Cyclists expected to cause traffic disruptions in Palo Alto

    08/16/2013 3:03:15 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | 08/16/2013 | Jason Green
    Anywhere from several hundred to several thousand bicyclists are expected to ride through Palo Alto tonight, potentially causing significant traffic delays, police said. Organized as the "San Jose Bike Party," the cyclists are scheduled between 8 p.m. and midnight to pedal through Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto before turning around at Stanford University, police said.
  • San Francisco's Transit Strike Is Creating Insane Traffic

    07/01/2013 9:20:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/01/2013 | ALEX DAVIES
    The Bay Area Rapid Transit system, aka BART, has been shut down by a workers' strike that started at midnight. That means that the system's 400,000 daily riders have to find alternate ways to get to work. Naturally, a lot of them are driving. San Francisco already has some of the worst traffic in the country, and now things have gotten a lot worse. Here's what the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge looked like early this morning: [CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE PHOTO]
  • Left-lane highway hogs could see fines double for failure to move over (NJ)

    06/27/2013 6:28:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger via NJ.com ^ | June 26, 2013 at 4:33 PM | Mike Frassinelli
    Left-lane hogs, beware. You could be charged double for failing to keep right under a bill passed Monday by the Assembly. Motorists who clog the left or center lanes instead of using them to pass another vehicle would see fines increase from between $50 and $200 now to between $100 and $300. The bill calls for $50 from each violation going toward signs reminding motorists who enter New Jersey about the state’s stay-right law. “On behalf of road rage, I move the bill,” said Assemblyman Gilbert “Whip” Wilson (D-Camden), a co-sponsor of the measure, which passed 69-7. Aside from drinking...
  • Legislators Steering Michigan Toward Red Light Cameras

    06/12/2013 5:27:13 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/9/2013 | Anne Schieber
    Michigan lawmakers have introduced bills that would legalize unmanned red light cameras in the state. The bills, House Bill 4763 and 4762, were introduced May 22 by Reps. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, and Thomas Stallworth III, D-Detroit. The bills define running a red light that's caught on camera as a civil offense. That differs from a 2007 opinion from then-Attorney General Mike Cox, who said Michigan law recognizes red light running as a criminal violation, and the law was not authorized for photo ticketing. On Tuesday, the House Transportation Committee heard testimony on the matter. A representative from a safety...
  • PHOTOS: Sweden 1967 ... Traffic Flow Switched From Left Side Driving To Right Side Driving

    06/06/2013 7:22:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 3rd September 1967 | Retronaut
    3rd September 1967: Traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left to driving on the right “Dagen H (H day) was the day on which traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right. The change was widely unpopular, The campaign included displaying the Dagen H logo on various commemorative items, including milk cartons, men’s shorts and women’s underwear. Swedish television held a contest for songs about the change; the winning entry was Hĺll dig till höger, Svensson (‘Keep to the right, Svensson’) by Rock-Boris.”
  • Bill Would Let Michigan Install Red-Light Cameras

    05/24/2013 1:09:38 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 28 replies
    CBS 62 ^ | 5-24-2013
    Michigan’s local governments would have the option to put cameras at intersections to spot drivers running red lights under proposed legislation in the state House. A measure recently introduced by Republican Rep. Wayne Schmidt of Traverse City would give local communities the power to put cameras in place. “This legislation will give more local control to our municipalities while offering a safer environment for the people who live in these communities,” he said in a statement. The bill has gained the support of local law enforcement officials, who say the cameras will act as an extra deterrent to prevent drivers...
  • Ten Cities with the Worst Traffic

    05/01/2013 7:00:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 05/01/2013 | Alexander E.M. Hess and Samuel Weigley
    >Last year, the average American driver wasted 38 hours sitting in traffic. While the occasional traffic jam inconveniences most drivers, some unlucky people live in the nationÂ’s most congested cities. In addition to spending an average of 42 hours a year in traffic, drivers in these cities face peak hour congestion that can increase travel time during rush hour by 15% or more. INRIX, a traffic information and services group, collects data for individual road segments. In its 2012 Traffic Scorecard, INRIX calculated the amount of time that congestion added to driversÂ’ peak hour commute for each road. After aggregating...
  • Senate votes to end furloughs of air traffic controllers

    04/25/2013 9:16:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/25/13 | Ashley Halsey III and Lori Montgomery
    The Senate took the first step toward circumventing sequestration Thursday night with a bipartisan vote that would put furloughed air traffic controllers back on the job. The House is expected to take up the measure Friday, and the White House has promised to consider any bill which it receives. The Senate vote came in response to passengers angered this week by long delays at several major airports. If the Senate bill wins House approval and is signed into law by President Obama, the furloughed controllers are not expected to return to work before Saturday
  • What a COOL Site: Real-Time Worldwide Commercial Flight Radar!

    04/03/2013 1:21:48 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Maybe just because I'm a bit of a trainspotter/planespotter geek, I really dig this site: charts all commercial aircraft in the air worldwide in real time (except unfortunately US carriers on 5 min. delay due to unique American security concerns). Elsewhere -as I recently did in Europe- you can glance at FlightRadar24 when you hear a roar, get the flight #/carrier online and bingo there it is on the tailfin overhead 30 seconds later. Users can click on any plane (moving) over any chosen worldwide flight radar map and get flight #, carrier, plane type, basic stats, flight info,...
  • Man Dies As Cop Hands Him Traffic Ticket

    02/11/2013 5:55:48 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Israel National News (Arutz-7) ^ | 10FEB2013 | David Lev
    The death of a resident of the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Ata is being investigated, after he keeled over and suffered an apparent heart attack – as police handed him a traffic ticket. The 64-year-old man died on the spot Saturday evening. His funeral was set for Monday. The man suffered the attack as he was speaking to a female traffic police officer, who stopped him for an alleged driving offense. The policewoman said that the man had shown no signs of panic, nor had he indicated that he had any health problems. The two talked as she wrote...
  • Chicago scandal leads to shake-up at red-light camera firm

    02/08/2013 9:36:20 AM PST · by relictele · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8 Feb 2013 | David Kidwell
    The chairman of the Australian company behind Chicago's red-light program resigned this week and trading in the company's stock was suspended amid an intensifying investigation into allegations of corruption in its Chicago contract. Redflex Holdings Ltd. announced the extraordinary actions just days after board members were briefed by an outside legal team hired to examine ties between the company's U.S. subsidiary and the city official who oversaw its contract, a relationship first disclosed in October by the Tribune. In a brief statement Thursday to the newspaper, the company also revealed for the first time that it is sharing information with...
  • Postal Service says it’s immune from local traffic laws

    02/02/2013 5:32:08 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 February 2013 | Jason Sickles
    A government lawyer’s attempt to get dismissed nearly $700 in traffic tickets given to the U.S. Postal Service is being met with a hearty and humorous, Heck no. In a Jan. 22 letter sent to both the city of East Cleveland, Ohio, and the company that operates the city's photo-enforcement program, Postal Service attorney Jennifer S. Breslin says two school-zone speeding citations and five red-light infractions by postal trucks in December should be ignored. “In providing mail service across the country, the Postal Service attempts to work within local and state laws and regulations, when feasible,” wrote Breslin, after reminding...
  • Inquirer Editorial: Time to stop playing favorites in Traffic Court (Philadelphia's ticket fixing)

    01/20/2013 12:41:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Philly ^ | 1/20/13
    Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi has stepped into the leadership void left by a state Supreme Court that seems more concerned with quelling embarrassment than fixing the historically dysfunctional Philadelphia Traffic Court. Pileggi wants to abolish the city's Traffic Court and transfer its authority over moving violations to Municipal Court. The Delaware County Republican's proposal comes in the wake of a scathing report documenting widespread ticket-fixing at Traffic Court for the friends and families of the politically connected. **SNIP** The report was ordered by Supreme Court Justice Ronald D. Castille after the FBI raided judges' homes and the court. It...
  • I-270 gridlock cries out for solutions

    01/08/2013 6:40:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 7, 2013 | Ari Ashe
    WASHINGTON - Interstate 270 is considered one of the most choked roads in the Washington region, but solutions for the gridlock are few and far between. Figures from the Maryland Department of Transportation show about 114,000 cars use I-270 daily, and that number is expected to jump to 200,000 in the next 10 to 15 years. "Everyone who is familiar with 270 knows it is jammed up in the morning rush hour and evening rush hour," says Gus Bauman, who studies transportation and funding and who chaired a Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding. One proposal to ease congestion...
  • Beltway express lanes creating a learning curve for drivers

    12/16/2012 1:43:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2012 | Dr. Gridlock
    There aren’t more, because some people just don’t like to pay tolls, and others haven’t figured how they can take advantage of the lanes. Transurban is happy to have anybody’s toll money, whether they are locals or long-distance travelers, but the lanes are designed largely for the benefit of local travelers. The entrance and exit system reflects that. The Tysons area business and civic leaders with whom I’ve talked express optimism about the lanes and seem hopeful about the two new access points at Westpark Drive and Jones Branch Drive. At this early stage, the most vexing thing about the...
  • Autism: Traffic pollution linked, study suggests

    11/27/2012 8:54:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/27/12 | BBC
    The possibility that autism is linked to traffic pollution has been raised by researchers in California. Their study of more than 500 children said those exposed to high levels of pollution were three times more likely to have autism than children who grew up with cleaner air. However, other researchers said traffic was a "very unlikely" and unconvincing explanation for autism. The findings were presented in the Archives of General Psychiatry journal. Data from the US Environmental Protection Agency were used to work out levels of pollution for addresses in California. This was used to compare exposure to pollution, in...
  • Arabs Attack Drivers, Police Watch

    11/24/2012 12:08:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/11/12 | Maayana Miskin
    A new video showing police inaction in the face of Arab rock attacks has caused anger among residents of the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem. The video was taken as an Arab gang attacked Israeli drivers who were stuck in traffic. A massive traffic jam forms daily between the Adam junction, just minutes north of Jerusalem, and the Hizme checkpoint at the entrance to the city. “We just sat there and got hit,” related one of the drivers. “We had no way to respond.” The video showed that it was not only the drivers who found themselves silent in the...
  • Tired Of Traffic? Another Monday morning commute in Chechnya..(Video at link)

    10/22/2012 10:32:30 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 7 replies
    Ultimate road rage.
  • There are still good people in the world!(Touching scene Recorded by Dash Cam Will Make Your Day!)

    09/17/2012 3:56:37 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 9/13/2012 | Live Leak
    Linky Here
  • Gridlock eases in many metro areas (hi gas prices and no job)

    05/22/2012 5:55:01 AM PDT · by dennisw · 7 replies
    USA TODAY | usatoday
    people not driving around as much in Obama's Kenyan style economy but not to worry...Soon in California and other states they will have spanking new high speed trains to commute to their non-existent jobs LINK ONLY ALLOWED>>>> http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-05-22/traffic-congestion-down/55120930/1?csp=34news 
  • Welcome to Violationinfo.com [FREEPers, How Do I Fight A Florida Red Light Ticket?]

    05/21/2012 12:06:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Violationinfo.com ^ | 5/21/12 | SFF
    Here you'll be able to pay a ticket, view how your traffic violation took place, and find answers...