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  • Drivers Stare Into Police Headlights As Punishment For Misusing High Beams
    Drivers Stare Into Police Headlights As Punishment For Misusing High Beams

    Police in Shenzhen, China are hoping thoughtless drivers who blind others with their high-beams will see the light after being forced to stare at police headlamps as punishment.On their official social media account, pol......

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  • New Jersey May Shield Drivers From Other States' Red Light, Speed Cameras
    New Jersey May Shield Drivers From Other States' Red Light, Speed Cameras

    New Jersey may soon prohibit other states from issuing traffic citations to its residents for alleged violations caught on speed or red-light cameras.Lawmakers in the Garden State have introduced a bill that would stop N......

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  • Think Air Travel Is Risky? Try Driving A Car
    Think Air Travel Is Risky? Try Driving A Car

    It was a terrible stretch for aviation.In an eight-day span last month, three commercial plane crashes killed 462 people. By now the flight numbers and grim circumstances are familiar: Malaysia Airlines flight 17, downed......

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  • Traffic Stop Saves Man's Life
    Traffic Stop Saves Man's Life

    A man in Kennebunk, Maine says he's lucky he was pulled over for speeding this past weekend. The traffic stop likely saved his life.Officer Matthew Harrington pulled Gavin Falconer over for speeding on Saturday, WMTW rep......

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  • Family Says Police Officer Left Their Dog To Die On Side Of Highway
    Family Says Police Officer Left Their Dog To Die On Side Of Highway

    A Houston family is seeking answers after a police officer left their dog to die on the side of the road this month following a traffic stop.Josie Garcia talked to ABC13 about the day her husband was pulled over by Houst......

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  • Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams
    Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams

    Drivers can't see the bigger picture when it comes to how traffic flows, author Tom Vanderbilt told a crowd at the Boing Boing: Ingenuity Conference in San Francisco last month. And that's the fundamental cause of traffi......

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  • Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams
    Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams

    Drivers can't see the bigger picture when it comes to how traffic flows, author Tom Vanderbilt told a crowd at the Boing Boing: Ingenuity Conference in San Francisco last month. And that's the fundamental cause of traffi......

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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......

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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' spi......

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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 emplo......

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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 conven......

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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 drov......

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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 tha......

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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 mo......

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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 wa......

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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 wee......

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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......

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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 commer......

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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 attentio......

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