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Things are getting scary out there.

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No, adding more lanes isn't always the answer.

The creation of "smart lanes" would greatly ease congestion.

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The Chicago Police Department released a statement last week warning drivers to be on the lookout for cell-phone thieves snatching phones out of cars stuck in heavy traffic.

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A man in Portland plead not guilty this week to blocking traffic while impersonating a tree.

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Whether you're taking planes, trains, or automobiles, expect delays.

It's not just your imagination playing tricks on you.

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The only thing worse than being stuck in traffic is being taunted for being stuck in traffic. To drive home just how lousy it is to be stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, Uber has unleashed ad-carrying drones in Mexico City to let drivers know there's a better way to travel.

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However, there are things we can do to improve traffic in the meantime.

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Hogging the left lane irritates other drivers, causes traffic jams, and increases accidents.

Because the left lane is for passing, duh.

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Technology may be improving, but motor vehicle fatalities are increasing.

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Never bring a GPS app to a gun fight.

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The epidemic of Chinese children falling out of their parents' vehicles into traffic continues apace.

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Uber is hitting the streets of Pittsburgh with its autonomous Ford Fusion.

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The new Waze Rider app will allow 25,000 employees at select Bay Area companies to get a ride to work with over 700,000 local drivers.

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Paris reclaims pavement for pedestrians, The Cloud Collective farms algae near the freeway.

Creating green space for pedestrians or growing algae for energy are two practical solutions for when there's too much roadway.

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The company just completely redesigned its iOS and Android Traffic apps, adding machine learning features, calendar integration and more.

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If you don't need traffic lights, there's no reason to install them.

The way we change transport could change the way our cities look. It probably will, in fact.

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If the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has its way, the future of personal transportation might be smart intersections rather than self-driving cars.

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Average commuter wastes almost 50 hours per year, some cities much worse.

Gas prices are cheap. The unemployment rate is low. The population is growing. Fueled by those factors, Americans drove more than 3 trillion miles last year, according to the Federal Highway Administration, the most since the start of the Great Recession.

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A triceratops made it all the way to the road and ended up blocking traffic on the Isle of Wight late Friday night.

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A large crowd gathered in Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning to say good by to the 107-year-old Hulton Bridge.

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