People protesting the racial strife between black citizens and white police in Ferguson, MO and New York City chained themselves to concrete-filled drums on Boston's Interstate 93, leading to massive delays.
Some European struggle to accommodate their current traffic volumes. Often narrow, bumpy streets are downright ancient, and not exactly laid out with efficiency in mind. We've seen cities across the Old World take different approaches to addressing this issue – London instituted congestion charging, while Hamburg is actively working to ban cars by the mid 2030s. Milan, meanwhile, is taking an all-together different approach.
A Justice Department report released last year suggests blacks are more likely than whites to be pulled over and have their cars searched
Though the developers of the soon-to-be released "Driving While Black" smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don't want users searching for it.
Redesigned guardrail three times more likely to cause fatal crash
Trinity Industries, makers of the ET-Plus, has been found guilty of defrauding the federal government under the False Claims Act. Specifically, the company was accused of making a design change to its product and not advising the Federal Highway Administration about the revision for seven years.
We live in a society where more is generally considered better. We want improved fuel economy from our cars, more data from our phones and a better picture from TVs. But when it comes to engineering some roads, giving drivers more room might not actually be an advantage. There's some evidence that switching from the current 12-foot standard for lanes to 10-foot-wide lanes for urban streets could boost safety. The change might potentially mean around 900 fewer fatal crashes each year.
Average driver sits in 65 hours of traffic during the year
A study from the Centre for Economics and Business Research and the company Inrix Inc claims to be the first to assess the "economic and environmental costs of U.S. traffic." It reports that cumulatively between 2013 and 2030 traffic congestion could cost the US $2.8 trillion.
Sitting stopped in congested traffic might be one of the most frustrating feelings imaginable. You're trapped in your car unsure when things might pick up again, when all you really want is to get to your destination. Not only is this exasperating, it might be costing us all a huge pile of money.
Drive is suspected of having taken prescription anti-anxiety pills
A Utah school bus driver was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI after driving erratically and nearly hitting a car on a busy stretch of highway while taking 67 elementary-school students on a field trip, authorities said.
After two decades of continuous growth, the number of red-light camera programs is declining in the United States. The number peaked at 540 two years ago, according to records kept by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Today, there are 502 programs, a decrease of about seven percent.
Notorious Florida town has dismantled a police force that imposed ticket quotas
Most people have never heard of Waldo, Florida, a tiny town of about 1,000 residents that lies along Route 310 between Gainesville and Jacksonville. But motorists who have driven through the tiny community may know it all too well.
More than 108,000 Seattleites safely commute on foot or by public transportation each day
A recent study by Liberty Mutual Insurance found Seattle to be the safest city in America for pedestrians. The Emerald City has 108,000 residents traveling by foot or bike everyday, and less than ten pedestrian deaths each year. While a crunchy west coast city topping the list isn't overly shocking, the rest of the safest cities may surprise you.