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  • Traffic Talk: In Los Angeles, the topic is priority Number One.

    05/11/2016 8:42:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 11, 2016 | Fred Siegel
    In December, preparing to escape what turned out to be a mild New York winter for the palmy breezes of Southern California, I was stunned when friends suggested that I think twice about coming to Los Angeles. What could be awful enough to keep my wife and me in the Northeast? I soon discovered that, for every Angeleno I spoke with, the answer was the same. It wasn’t homelessness, crime, or El Nińo; it wasn’t that Kobe Bryant was retiring. No, it was traffic: the subject of constant calculation and discussion, a matter of negotiation between friends, spouses, and would-be...
  • Michigan Motorcycle Deaths Decline Since Helmet Mandate Repeal

    04/15/2016 9:33:33 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 46 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A Grand Rapids doctor generated national headlines with his study that claimed motorcyclist head injuries and deaths have increased sharply since the state repealed a mandatory helmet law in 2012. Dr. Carlos Rodriguez, the author of the study, said that he noticed a spike in injuries and deaths while working in the trauma unit at Spectrum Health Hospital. "Injuries soar after Michigan stops requiring motorcycle helmets," is what the Reuters news service said in a headline. But statistics compiled by the Michigan State Police don’t support a claim of a large increase in motorcycle-related injuries or deaths since the helmet...
  • Hillary Clinton’s $600 haircut ties up traffic

    03/31/2016 8:05:28 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 35 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 3/30/2016 | Emily Smith
    Hillary Clinton’s entourage — four big black cars plus her top aide Huma Abedin — was spotted outside Bergdorf Goodman on Wednesday morning waiting as the presidential hopeful got her $600 haircut. According to one witness, “Hillary’s entourage was blocking traffic early this morning, and waiting as Hillary got her hair done before heading up to do an event at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.” Clinton gets her hair done at the John Barrett Salon by John Barrett personally, who we previously reported charges $600 for a haircut, plus an extra $600 for color.
  • Obama at SXSW: Follow the president’s trip to Austin live

    03/11/2016 5:01:19 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 20 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | 11 March 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    President Barack Obama’s seven-hour visit Friday for a SXSW discussion on civic involvement will be followed by two Democratic fundraisers. Follow along live.
  • Video: Speeding Ferrari splits into half after hitting lamppost; 4 Dead (Canadian Boxer in Dubai)

    03/07/2016 11:43:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, March 07, 2016
    ‘Just landed into Dubai picked up the Ferrari! Don't worry I won’t speed ;)’ This was the last message posted by Toronto-based boxer Cody Nixon, posing with a yellow Ferrari, before that fateful crash that killed the Canadian national in a high-speed crash with three others. According to Dubai Police, the rented supercar rammed into a lamppost and split into two in the neigbhourhood of Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Three Europeans and a Canadian were killed when their rented Ferrari rammed into a power pole and split into two in a high-speed crash in Dubai on Sunday. The three Europeans, including...
  • Breaking News: Oregon militia member is shot dead as routine traffic stop escalates

    01/26/2016 9:08:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/16 | Daily Mail (UK) & Associated Press, by Staff
    Ammon Bundy has been arrested and his brother Ryan was wounded in a shoot-out with FBI officers that left one of their militiamen dead, reports claim. It is the climax of a tense stand-off between federal agents and the activists more than three weeks after they took over a government building in Burns, Oregon, to protest two ranchers being jailed. They were driving to a community meeting with eight other activists on Tuesday afternoon when they were stopped by traffic cops, according KATU. Within minutes, shots were fired, wounding Ryan Bundy and killing an unidentified militiaman. It is not clear
  • How I Know Ted Cruz Has Major Momentum

    01/18/2016 6:39:23 AM PST · by Isara · 45 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 18, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    A funny thing happened on the way to Iowa. Suddenly something started happening to Ted Cruz that used to only happen to Donald Trump.A few months ago, if you put up a post on an internet website that said, “Donald Trump Doing Nothing,” the post would still get tens of thousands of hits.That’s less and less the case these days.Now, instead, it is Ted Cruz’s turn.On Saturday, the second Saturday of The Resurgent’s existence, we topped 100,000 unique page views. Why? Facebook. Why? Posts about Ted Cruz.This piece along got over 40,000 unique hits on Saturday. Over 50% of those...
  • Driving With The Crazies-Part II (Careful There Are Idiots Out there)

    11/27/2015 11:16:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | John P. Warren
    On Wednesday, when most of the 47 million Thanksgiving travelers were driving somewhere to commit Thursday's sin of gluttony with those they profess to love, it sometimes seemed as if a tense million of them were in front of me on the interstates from Western Pennsylvania down to Cincinnati.On May 26th, in this space, I wrote Part I of a rant about that group of people who wage a personal war from that last bastion of obsessive, sometimes aggressive individualism: the command post of a motor vehicle on a public thoroughfare. Not that I'm a perfect driver. Do I sometimes...
  • 8-year-old Troy girl killed when she loses control of car she was driving

    11/23/2015 4:09:50 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 35 replies
    Topeka Capitol-Journal ^ | 11/23/15 | Phil Anderson
    An 8-year-old girl who was behind the wheel of a car — with her grandfather in a passenger seat — was killed Sunday afternoon when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed in Doniphan County. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the young victim as Cadence Orcutt, of Troy. According to the patrol’s website, the crash occurred at 4:48 p.m. Sunday at 175th and Peck Road, about 2 miles west of Wathena. The patrol said Cadence was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt west on 175th when she lost control of the car and overcorrected to the left. The car then...
  • Red light tickets thrown out in San Mateo

    11/12/2015 8:48:49 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    The (San Mateo, CA) Daily Journal ^ | November 11, 2015 | Samantha Weigel
    Full title: Red light tickets thrown out in San Mateo: City to reimburse 948 tickets issued over 45 days because cameras, signals in violation of new state lawsNearly 1,000 drivers who received a ticket for running a red light in San Mateo will be given a free pass after two of the city's red light cameras and traffic signals were found to be in violation of new state laws. The police department will toss out 948 tickets issued between Aug. 1 and Oct. 15 after a San Mateo County Superior Court judge sided with a Burlingame man who received a...
  • The Worst Damn Freeways In America

    11/06/2015 6:49:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    The Thrillist ^ | November 5, 2015 | Aaron Miller
    This isn’t about how long you sit in traffic. That's just one part of it. This is about the entire godawful experience that is commuting on the US interstate system, day in and day out, navigating around terrifying Final Destination-esque scenarios, jostled by relentless potholes that the bottleneck-inducing, 365-days-a-year construction never seems to fix. Here are the absolute worst freeways in America, as determined by a metric of suck that we’re calling the Total Horribleness Index. Basically, we combed through a ton of data from the Federal Highway Administration to find out just how awful a city's traffic really is....
  • Reevely: Tolls are coming to Ontario's HOV lanes

    11/04/2015 1:02:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | November 2, 2015 | David Reevely
    More tolls are coming to Ontario roads, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca said Monday, with details on the province’s plans due in the next couple of months.Del Duca was talking about a report by a group of environmentally minded policy types calling themselves “the Ecofiscal Commission” that says road tolls are the only way to handle worsening congestion. Particularly, the report calls for adding tolls that would allow vehicles that would not otherwise qualify to use existing high-occupancy vehicle lanes.“Road use has traditionally been freely available to anyone with a driver’s licence, and the open-access nature of roads makes them...
  • Sadly, Deven Guilford probably got exactly what he deserved

    10/17/2015 11:28:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 163 replies
    Detroit Free Press, Hot Air.com ^ | October 17, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    We unfortunately have another police shooting of an unarmed teenage suspect back in the news, though this one took place much earlier in the year. (Before the SJW and BLM get their knickers in a bunch, don’t worry… the kid was white.) Back in February, teenager Deven Guilford was pulled over in Mulliken, located in Eaton County, Michigan. The cause for the stop was the fact that Guilford had flashed his high beams at a cop coming in the opposite direction, so we’re not exactly talking about an international crime spree here. But upon being approached by Officer Jonathan Frost...
  • Unbelievable Photos From China's Traffic Jam After 7-Day Holiday

    10/12/2015 10:17:43 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 44 replies
    Huff Post ^ | October 8, 2015 | Alexandra Ma
    s China's "Golden Week," a seven-day public holiday celebrating the country's national day, came to a close on Wednesday, Chinese citizens flocked home -- at the same time. Around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of northbound vehicles got stuck on the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau (Jinggang'ao) expressway, People's Daily China reported. The 1,400-mile-long expressway runs between Beijing and Shenzhen, and connects along the way to other major cities in the Hebei, Henan and Guangdong provinces.
  • Lafayette Parish President candidates field questions on coal-fired plant, traffic signals

    10/05/2015 6:15:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Advocate ^ | October 1, 2015 | Richard Burgess
    City-parish president candidates Joel Robideaux and Dee Stanley navigated questions on coal-generated power, the disruption an elevated interstate might cause in Lafayette and whether the city has too many traffic signals — all posed at a Thursday evening forum sponsored by the local chapter of the Sierra Club. In a campaign season where the candidates have often found themselves repeatedly addressing the same issues in the string of debates and forums leading up to the Oct. 24 election, Stanley and Robideaux covered some new ground at the environmental group’s forum at the Lafayette Public Library downtown. Robideaux, a longtime state...
  • Ontario government hiding plans for toll lanes

    08/28/2015 12:33:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | August 22/24, 2015 | Shawn Jeffords
    TORONTO - The Ontario government has been working on plans for high occupancy toll lanes on three Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area highways since 2013, but has kept most of the details secret. When the NDP filed a Freedom of Information request in early 2014 for detailed information on the work, which includes traffic models, most of the documents were to be blacked out or not released at all, according to a report obtained by the Toronto Sun. Ministry of Transportation staff prepared the note to give senior bureaucrats and the minister’s office a heads-up about the NDP’s “contentious” request....
  • Province warming to HOT lanes: Hume

    08/28/2015 7:58:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | August 27, 2015 | Christopher Hume
    HOV is good; HOT is even better. As we saw during the Pan-Am Games, High Occupancy Vehicle lanes were great for cars with three or more people and other designated vehicles. The trouble was that they went largely unused. High Occupancy Toll lanes solve that problem by opening up the designated space to cars that don’t have the numbers but whose drivers are willing to pay for the convenience. Premier Kathleen Wynne has hinted that she’s willing to implement HOT lanes, but has not been specific about where and when. If the U.S. experience is anything to go by, however,...
  • Urban areas where commuters endure the most extra hours (DC Metro #1)

    08/26/2015 9:32:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AP ^ | August 26, 2015 | Staff
    Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways. The following are urban areas ranked by the average annual extra hours commuters spend in their cars due to delay, together with the cost in lost time and fuel. 1. Washington, D.C.-Virginia-Maryland, 82 hours, $1,834
  • Wisconsin records fewest July traffic deaths in 72 years

    08/06/2015 5:05:17 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-6-15 | Rodnesha Johes
    Wisconsin last month recorded the second lowest number of traffic deaths in July since the 1930s.
  • McCain: Senate transportation bill would provide long-term certainty

    08/05/2015 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Arizona Capitol Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | John McCain
    Few things are as essential to economic growth and development as our nation’s roads. In a state as expansive as Arizona, riders understand the importance of having sound infrastructure, especially when it fails, as it did with the recent bridge collapse on I-10 in California not far from the Arizona border that continues to impact travelers across our state and region. Throughout history, providing for our nation’s infrastructure has been a central priority for both political parties. And, since President Dwight Eisenhower created the Interstate Highway System in 1956, our roads and bridges have served as the backbone to our...
  • Stuck on the Beltway? Virginia Offers Congestion Ideas to Maryland

    07/27/2015 11:29:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Montgomery County GOP Newsletter ^ | July 26, 2015 | Mark Uncapher
    Public attention on Maryland transportation planning issues has primarily focused on the Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties’ Purple Line and Baltimore’s Red Line since Larry Hogan became governor. The largely limited impact these two projects would actually have on congestion has often been lost. Planners estimate that the Purple Line would add only 11,800 new daily transit riders by the year 2040, less than a one percent increase (0.8%) in metro area ridership.Earlier this month Virginia Deputy Secretary of Transportation Nick Donohue released the results of VDOT’s Potomac River crossings study.[1] Their main recommendation is to extend the Beltway’s HOV/toll...
  • Hempfield bicyclist to stay in Westmoreland jail until July 28 hearing

    07/22/2015 11:27:30 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 30 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 22 July 2015 | Rich Cholodofsky
    A Hempfield bicyclist charged with obstructing traffic on several roadways will spend at least the next week in jail after being taken into custody Tuesday morning by Westmoreland County sheriff's deputies. David Smith, 56, was shackled during an afternoon hearing before Judge Rita Hathaway, who ordered him detained until a bond revocation hearing is held July 28. Until then, Smith will be held without bond at the Westmoreland County Prison. Sheriff Jon Held said deputies went to Smith's home Tuesday morning and took him into custody. “He didn't resist, but he was a little confused at first,” Held said. Prosecutors...
  • Many Options, No Single Solution to Nation's Traffic Snarls

    06/30/2015 10:47:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 27, 2015 | Joan Lowy
    The problem is clear: Traffic congestion will become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around. Build more roads. Build more public transit. Rely on new technology. The possible solutions are many, but none is easy or cheap. A few ways to ease the nation's gridlock: ——— PUBLIC TRANSIT RENAISSANCE Ridership on public buses, trains and subways has reached its highest level nationally since the 1950s, and transit boosters cite this as evidence that expanded service and routes is a good investment. The nation's driving capital, Los Angeles, is making a multibillion-dollar investment...
  • Obama To Circumvent Congress With ‘Gag Order’ On Firearm Coverage

    06/08/2015 5:59:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7 Jun 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Obama To Circumvent Congress With ‘Gag Order’ On Firearm Coverage by AWR Hawkins 7 Jun 2015 On June 1 Breitbart News reported on Obama’s Spring 2015 “Unified Agenda.” The gun control measures contained therein which were to be passed by executive fiat. Since that time Representatives like Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY-4th) have placed riders on a DOJ appropriations bill to stop portions of the executive gun control push in its tracks. Now the NRA-ILA is revealing that the Obama administration is working behind the scenes to stifle reporting on firearms. From the NRA-ILA: Even as news reports have been highlighting...
  • Bad news: GOP presidential candidate, spouse are traffic scofflaws,

    06/06/2015 5:25:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 5, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    This hot scoop comes from the New York Times, which to be fair has actually done a pretty good job on the husband-and-wife scofflaw scandals on the other side of the aisle, too. A search of public records show that Marco Rubio and his wife have combined for 17 traffic violations in 18 years, going before the start of his political career. That, by the way, is still not as long as Hillary has gone since she last drove a car for herself: According to a search of the Miami-Dade and Duval County court dockets, the Rubios have been cited...
  • Delaney visits Hagerstown to push corporate-funded infrastructure bill

    05/19/2015 11:12:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | May 6, 2015 | Don Aines
    Rep. John Delaney was in Hagerstown Wednesday to pitch his proposal for long-term funding of transportation and other infrastructure projects by repatriating the overseas earnings of American corporations. "There hasn't been anything really transformative to put a lot of money into infrastructure," Delaney, D-Md., told a small group of businesspeople at Bulls & Bears restaurant. He pointed out that the federal gas tax — the primary source of revenue for the Highway Trust Fund — has not been increased since the early 1990s, in part, because it is politically unpopular. It also is a regressive tax that hits lower-income people...
  • Vienna traffic signals go red and green, gay and straight

    05/12/2015 12:17:47 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 05/12/015 | GEORGE JAHN,
    Some Vienna pedestrian traffic lights are suddenly not only red or green. They're also gay or straight. And Austria's right-wing Freedom Party is livid. Over the past few days, the city started setting up lights at pedestrian crossings that show pairs of figures instead of the usual stick men. Some depict a man and a woman. Others, two women. Still others, two men. All couples are complete with hearts.
  • I have a better idea than light rail - oil pipelines

    05/11/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-9-15 | Joe Soucheray
    The Metropolitan Council continues to struggle with a marketing problem that just won't go away. The projected cost of extending light rail from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie has ballooned to $2 billion, which would make it the largest public infrastructure project in state history. That certainly would be a lot of bridges repaired and lanes of freeway added. Mark Fuhrmann, the project director for Metro Transit, said the other day that delaying the project could jeopardize federal funding. In other words, if we don't act now, we could lose the government's contribution needed to build the line. The government's share?...
  • Red-Light Camera Debate Is a Stew of Anger, Revenue and Safety

    03/16/2015 12:23:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 12, 2015
    GETTING a $50 ticket for missing a red light is unpleasant enough. But when it is received in the mail without warning, generated from an unmarked camera, it can cause resentment. “If there were signs up, yes, I’d feel differently,” said Dan Rosenbaum after he received his camera-based ticket for an infraction in Brooklyn. Mr. Rosenbaum’s reaction is common among drivers who question whether the cameras are deployed to prevent accidents or to generate revenue. The absence of a caution sign can raise suspicions. In New York, there are red-light cameras at 150 intersections; none of the cameras are marked....
  • Japanese LED traffic lights just too cool when snow falls

    02/23/2015 3:18:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/23/15 | AFP
    Tokyo (AFP) - Energy-saving LED traffic lights seemed like a cool way to cut back on electricity costs, but Japanese police said Monday they might just be too cool -- because they don't melt snow. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) account for around 45 percent of all of Japan's stop-and-go signals .. But in wintery northern Japan the lights have encountered a problem -- drivers can't see them because they don't get warm enough to melt accumulated snow. Akira Kudo of Aomori Prefectural Police said snow has to be removed manually between December and mid-February during blizzards. "We don't have enough staff...
  • Fewer Americans Drinking And Driving; More Using Drugs [Alcohol, Marijuana, Pot]

    02/11/2015 1:56:21 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 25 replies
    RTT News ^ | 2015 February 09 | RTT Staff Writer
    The number of people driving under the influence of alcohol on U.S. roads continues to decline, but the number of drivers using marijuana and prescription drugs that can affect road safety is climbing, according to two studies released by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One study found that the number of inebriated drivers has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but that same survey found a large increase in the number of drivers using marijuana or other illegal drugs. In the 2014 survey, nearly one in four drivers tested positive for at least one drug that...
  • Speed Limit Reform Died Last Year but May be Revived

    01/28/2015 6:06:09 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/26/2015 | Anne Schieber
    Figuring out how much government makes from speeding tickets is a fool’s game. Just ask the National Motorists Association, the one group whose mission it is to know. “We will not be unwitting cannon fodder for self-serving government programs, over-bearing police departments or greedy courts,” states its website. Michigan Capitol Confidential contacted the NMA to see if it had tallies on speeding ticket revenue in Michigan. Speed limit reform bills in both chambers failed to make it out of committee last session but are expected to reappear this session. Jim Walker, the executive director of the NMA, says that the...
  • Video shows cop fatally shoot man with raised hands [NJ]

    01/21/2015 4:24:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 154 replies
    AP/NYPost.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2015
    BRIDGETON, N.J. — Another police killing is stirring anger in another town, this time in New Jersey, where a tense traffic stop captured on video ended with a passenger shot to death as he stepped out of a car with his hands raised at shoulder height. The newly released footage from a police dashboard camera shows Bridgeton officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley in a Dec. 30 stop that escalates quickly after Days warns his partner about seeing a gun in the glove compartment of the Jaguar... [SNIP] Reid, 36, had spent about 13 years in prison for shooting at...
  • Delaney favors toll lanes for Interstate 270

    12/18/2014 7:02:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Gazette ^ | December 18, 2014 | Ryan Marshall
    U.S. Rep. John K. Delaney said Thursday that toll lanes might be needed to ease traffic and congestion on Interstate 270, a corridor vital to the future of Montgomery and Frederick counties. Leaders in the region must make sure the highway operates as efficiently as possible, Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac told legislators and business leaders from the two counties Thursday in Frederick at a meeting on the I-270 corridor. Del. Michael Hough (D) of Brunswick, an incoming state senator from District 4, said Virginia has done a good job of combining ideas such as high-occupancy toll lanes and private...
  • Demonstrators Block Traffic on I-35W Northbound in Minneapolis

    12/04/2014 11:39:35 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    KSTP ^ | 12-4-14 | kstp
    35W N and Lake street blocked by DUmmies and DFLrs "Die in" in the freeway...
  • Protesters snarl D.C. traffic Live

    12/01/2014 6:05:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 1, 2014 | Staff
    Protesters took to the streets Monday morning, causing traffic delays in Northwest D.C. Traffic is stopped in the area of 14th and D streets in Northwest D.C. because of a protest.
  • 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 · 28 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....