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Washington gridlock is one thing, but traffic that was stopped for President Barack Obama's visit to Louisville led to a woman giving birth on the shoulder of Interstate 65.

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A deputy sheriff in Pinal County, Arizona ended up dodged bales of marijuana during a high-speed chase last week.

A few cars, for one reason or another, make traffic almost tolerable. Take a look at six that just might make your weekly commute a little more pleasant.

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Michigan State Police are looking to employ a time-saving unmanned aerial vehicle to photograph accident scenes, allowing crashes to be cleared even faster.

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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.

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Car was exempt from inspection tags law

A Texas police officer is under investigation for using excessive force on an elderly man during a routine traffic stop last week.

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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.

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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.

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Former defense department official: stricter safeguards needed

Traffic lights and traffic-management systems might prove attractive targets for cyber attacks in coming years, a former defense department official warns.

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Some Thanksgiving travelers along the East Coast were heading out early because of a forecast calling for a nor'easter that will bring rain and snow.

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Low gas prices means more families are traveling for the holidays

There is good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be driving.

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Protesters rallied against speed cameras sunday in one Long Island county

Automated traffic enforcement cameras are falling out of favor across America. A Long Island anti-camera group was the latest to protest Sunday.

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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.

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Officer in violation of state law on the receiving end of a traffic stop

In a classic tale of the hunter becoming the hunted, a police officer in Washington was recently pulled over and asked for I.D. by a concerned citizen.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Two traffic-camera trends on divergent paths

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.

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Iowa officer profiles young man due to interest in sport

The police department in Ankeny, Iowa apologized Thursday after video surfaced of one of its officers questioning a motorist about his drug habits because of his interest in Frisbee golf.

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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.

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