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    Report: How traffic enforcement has exacerbated racial tensions in Ferguson
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    There are some towns in St. Louis County that have issued more traffic citations than there are residents. The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri exposed a long history of simmering racial tensions between a largely black community and a primarily white police force. Protesters ...

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    Report: End in sight for New Jersey's red-light camera program
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    New Jersey's controversial red-light camera program may be coming to an end. The five-year pilot program is set to expire in December, and so far, there's no indication state politicians are interested in renewing it. Gov. Chris Christie signaled his intent to let the program end last week. "I ...

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    Video: This is the most epic scooter traffic jam you'll see all day
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    It's hard to fathom just how bad traffic can be in Asia. Sure, we hear about 60-mile-long jams and that motorists in China lose nine days a year to traffic, but until you can actually bear witness to the madness that is rush hour in an Asian city, there's no way to know how bad it is. It makes ...

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    Study: The average Chinese motorist loses 9 days a year stuck in traffic
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    Sitting at a complete stop in traffic might be one of the worst sensations in the world, and navigation system maker TomTom knows all about it. The company has been creating an annual traffic jam index for several years now, but it has just released the results of the same survey for China for ...

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    Report: EU road fatalities halved
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    Driving in Europe is the safest it's been in over 10 years, according to a report from the independent European Transport Safety Council. Fatalities on European Union and Swiss roads fell to around 12,000 in 2012, less than half of the 28,000 deaths in 2001. Of course, there are a number of ...

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    Report: Mumbai to combat excess honking with horns that notify police? [w/video]
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    Mumbai, India is crowded and noisy. It should be, after all. It's the wealthiest and most populous city in India and the fifth largest city by population on the planet. This cocktail of demographics results in one big problem - traffic. While simply getting around can be tough enough, Indian ...

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    Report: Congo using robocops to ease traffic congestion [w/video]
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    Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo has two robocops on patrol. Well, they are technically stationary, but they're still keeping pedestrians in the country's capital safer. The city of about 10 million people suffers from choking traffic, and the eight-foot-tall, aluminum and steel ...

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    Report: Georgia law goes after left-lane lingerers, we cheer
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    Georgia drivers are going to face a new law on the Peach State's roads, as a bill aimed at left-lane hogs has received near unanimous approval in the state's House of Representatives, passing 162 to nine. The bill, colloquially called the "slow-poke" bill but officially known as House Bill 459, ...

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    Report: Dubai may ban poor people from car ownership to ease traffic problems
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    In many ways modern, Dubai seems like some sort of science-fiction utopia. It emerged from the Middle East's desert seemingly overnight with some of the largest buildings in the world and it has police supercars patrolling the streets. It's not all perfect, of course, and like many cities, it's ...

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    Report: Southern snow leaves motorists stranded [w/video]
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    Living in the North means learning to deal with seasonal snow fall. It means practicing in an empty parking lot when the first few inches fall. Equipping snow tires and knowing just how quickly one can safely go when the white stuff starts falling is seemingly ingrained into the DNA of Yankee ...

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    Report: NYC to track traffic fatalities on website as new mayor vows to end them in 10 years
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    A world without traffic fatalities sounds like a pretty nice future. New York's newly inaugurated mayor, Bill de Blasio, is aiming to make the Big Apple just such a place, following through on his ambitious "Vision Zero" plan to eliminate all fatalities to drivers, passengers, cyclists and ...

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    Report: Invention turns traffic lights into a game to ease congestion
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    Sometimes, we get angry being stuck in traffic. We might be fuming about the person playing on their cellphone that rear-ended someone, or we might blame the person poking along in the left lane. And yes, sometimes, we might just blame the oppressive injustice doled out by traffic lights, ...

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    Report: Shanghai mulling congestion charges to combat pollution
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    With notoriously bad traffic and pollution, Shanghai may institute a congestion charge, similar to what's been seen in London and Singapore (and considered in San Francisco). The gist of congestion charging is that drivers are charged a small amount for entering a certain part of the city - in ...

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    Study: US faces constant Labor Day-like traffic in coming decades
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    With Labor Day weekend upon our American readers, many of you have probably loaded up your vehicles for the last road trip of the summer. But with Labor Day weekend comes traffic. Lots and lots of traffic. And while the Labor Day scrum is generally as bad as things get for the year, a study by ...

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    ETC: I'm Stuck app informs your elected officials when you're in traffic
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    Traffic, as we've established, is one of the worst things about driving. Too many motorists on too few roads is enough to ruin one's day, not to mention the impact vehicle congestion has on the environment. Now, though, an app called I'm Stuck can share the misery that comes with being lodged on ...

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    Read This: You think your commute stinks? These are the worst traffic jams ever
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    Forbes has run a piece outlining what are "arguably" the worst traffic jams in history - a list that naturally starts at Number Two since the traffic jam you're in is always the worst. Based on the dates, it looks like things are getting worse, quickly; the list of ten goes all the way back to ...

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    Report: Chicago sinkhole swallows three cars, injures one person [w/video]
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    Residents in Chicago's south side had a scare after a 40-foot-wide sinkhole opened up at 96th and Houston this morning. Two cars were immediately consumed by the void and a third fell in shortly after firefighters arrived on the scene, according to The Huffington Post. One pedestrian also fell in ...

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    Report: How insects might help make traffic lights smarter and more efficient
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    Anyone who has ever driven some of our nation's more congested areas may argue that sitting in traffic for hours at a time is not natural human behavior, and they may be right. In fact, negotiating traffic may be more of the provence of insects, as a Gizmag report suggests. Apparently, ants, ...

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    Report: These are the most traffic-congested cities in the western world
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    TomTom has released its congestion index for the second quarter of 2012, and Istanbul, Turkey took the dubious honor of being the most congested city in Europe. With a rating of 57 percent, the city suffers from more than double the average congestion of the rest of the continent. Warsaw, Poland ...

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    Report: NY Mayor suggests shaming bad drivers, posting pictures and names
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    Run a New York City red light holding a Super Big Gulp in one hand, and you could find yourself really hosed. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who recently and notably suggested banning the sale of super-sized soft drinks in the city, proposed posting pictures and names of drivers who run ...

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