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  • Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds
    Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds

    Common sense says that talking on a cellphone while driving is not a particularly safe thing to do. But recent studies have found banning cellphone use while behind the wheel is not leading to a decrease in accidents.The results are somewha......

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  • Seniors Struggle With Roundabouts
    Seniors Struggle With Roundabouts

    Roundabouts are circular causeways that allow traffic to flow in a four-way intersection without stop lights or signs. This new way of managing traffic is meant to save lives, but they have some older driver's heads' spinning.AARP Drivers S......

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  • Oregon Man Impersonates Deputy While On Test Drive
    Oregon Man Impersonates Deputy While On Test Drive

    An Oregon man impersonated a sheriff's deputy while taking an SUV for a test drive and pulled over a motorcyclist, authorities said.Anthony McGuire, 39, of Salem was arrested Saturday after the motorcyclist and two employees from the car lo......

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  • Is Free Parking A Right, America?
    Is Free Parking A Right, America?

    One of the many, many headaches inherent in any large metropolis is parking. Simply put, there isn't enough of it and if there is, it's a nine-mile walk from your actual destination. Ignoring the lack of spots and convenience, though, there......

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  • Motorcycle Hothead Confronts Reporter, Gets Caught By Police
    Motorcycle Hothead Confronts Reporter, Gets Caught By Police

    San Francisco news reporter Stanley Roberts was filming drivers who were stopping in the middle of Highway 101 near the Golden Gate Bridge for his segment on KRON, 'People Behaving Badly,' when a man on a motorcycle drove the wrong way up a......

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  • 10 Most Congested Cities In America
    10 Most Congested Cities In America

    Even though we're driving less, congestion in major metropolitan areas is growing. According to this year's INRIX National Traffic Scorecard Annual Report, after seven years of stodgy recovery following the Great Recession, American roads are back on thei...

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  • Orlando Named The Most Dangerous City In America For Pedestrians
    Orlando Named The Most Dangerous City In America For Pedestrians

    A new report ranked the most dangerous cities in America for pedestrians, and things are not looking too bright in the Sunshine State. The report, which was published by the National Complete Streets Coalition, found that four of the top fi......

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  • Memorial Day Gas Prices To Remain Steady, Traffic To Increase
    Memorial Day Gas Prices To Remain Steady, Traffic To Increase

    More Americans are going to shake off the winter blues with a refreshing spring road trip over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. AAA is predicting a post-recession high of 36.1 million Americans traveling 50 miles or more over the holiday.......

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  • Study Finds Houston Drivers Rudest In The Nation
    Study Finds Houston Drivers Rudest In The Nation

    It seems Southern hospitality doesn't extend to the roadways. Drivers in Houston, Texas, were found to be the least courteous drivers in America, according to a newly released Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey.The survey was conducted by AutoV......

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  • Hackers Can Tinker With Traffic Lights, Other Road Systems
    Hackers Can Tinker With Traffic Lights, Other Road Systems

    The next time Gov. Chris Christie wants to create traffic problems on the George Washington Bridge, he may have more sophisticated options than a conjured-up study and orange cones.Alarming new research released this week details how cyber ......

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  • Commuter Jammed Cell-Phone Signals Along Florida Highway
    Commuter Jammed Cell-Phone Signals Along Florida Highway

    Scrambled cell-phone towers led investigators to a Florida man using a high-powered jammer to block reception along his commute.Federal Communications Commission agents say Jason R. Humphrey used a jamming device between 2011 and 2013 while......

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  • Google's Self-Driving Car Is Mastering City Streets
    Google's Self-Driving Car Is Mastering City Streets

    Google says that cars it has programmed to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available sel......

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  • New York Focuses On Rising Pedestrian Deaths
    New York Focuses On Rising Pedestrian Deaths

    For the past two week, New Yorkers have marveled at the sights of the latest concept cars and production vehicles at the annual New York Auto Show. As the show winds into its final weekend, they're turning their attention back toward the da......

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  • 'Pothole Killer' Faster Than A Four-Man Road Crew
    'Pothole Killer' Faster Than A Four-Man Road Crew

    Residents of Florida, the American Southwest and everywhere else where snowfall is greeted with the sort of panic normally reserved for extraterrestrial invasions or the discontinuation of Twinkies, look away. This doesn't concern you.If yo......

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  • Motorists Try To Drive Wrong Way Down Interstate To Escape Traffic Jam
    Motorists Try To Drive Wrong Way Down Interstate To Escape Traffic Jam

    Eastbound lanes on Interstate 635 became a jumbled mess Tuesday afternoon as drivers attempted to turn around and drive the wrong way down the freeway to escape a traffic jam caused by emergency responder's efforts to clear a flipped vehicl......

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  • Police Officers Accused Of Illegally Seizing Cars Of Poor Motorists
    Police Officers Accused Of Illegally Seizing Cars Of Poor Motorists

    Four police officers in one small California town were arrested Tuesday, accused of illegally seizing the cars of poor motorists.Authorities say the officers from King City, Calif. hatched a scheme in which they targeted poor, Hispanic driv......

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  • New York City Mayor's Caravan Caught Speeding Days After Pedestrian Safety Push
    New York City Mayor's Caravan Caught Speeding Days After Pedestrian Safety Push

    Two days after New York City mayor Bill de Blasio presented new traffic measures aimed at improving pedestrian safety, his own motorcade was spotted violating traffic laws.CBS 2 taped the mayor's caravan blowing through stop signs and speed......

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  • 50-Vehicle Crash Closes Interstate 80 In Pennsylvania
    50-Vehicle Crash Closes Interstate 80 In Pennsylvania

    A chain-reaction crash involving roughly 50 vehicles on an icy roadway will leave the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in western Pennsylvania closed until about 10 p.m.Marla Fannin, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transpor......

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  • Political Retribution Led To Traffic Chaos In New Jersey
    Political Retribution Led To Traffic Chaos In New Jersey

    Evidence that lane closures on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge this past September were politically motivated landed today in the form of communications between New Jersey Governor Chris Christies's office and officials ......

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  • Traffic Jams May Disappear In Post Peak Car Future
    Traffic Jams May Disappear In Post Peak Car Future

    Here's a crazy thought: By 2030 we might be asking "What happened to traffic?"As populations grow, less traffic seems counter intuitive to, well, logic. But the average miles driven by people in developed countries like the U.S., Great Brit......

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