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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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    Video: 3-year-old drives into middle of Chinese rush hour traffic
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    We feel there's no shame in admitting we would have more than a little hesitation about jumping into rush-hour traffic in China, but that's exactly what one three-year-old boy did. A grandmother in China had a scare after she turned around to find her grandson missing. The toddler had managed to ...

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    Official: Honda developing tech that helps prevent traffic jams
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    It happens every time traffic gets too heavy and starts to slow: One inattentive driver panics and slams on his brakes, triggering a chain reaction that leads to a complete traffic stoppage a few dozen cars behind. If everyone could just slow down, pay attention, and maintain an even speed, we ...

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    Study: You're more likely to be poisoned to death than die in a car crash
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    Car crashes kill thousands of Americans every year. In fact, in 2010 alone 32,885 vehicle occupants died as a result of an accident. In the past, auto accidents held the top spot in injury deaths here in the U.S., but that statistic has changed. The New York Times reports that a study by the ...

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    Video: Even the Nürburgring gets traffic jams
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    Keep your secrets, friends. That's the best advice we can give you about keeping your favorite roads traffic-free. Once the word gets out that a particular stretch of asphalt offers a challenging drive, you can all bet that every wannabe heel-toe hero in the area will descend upon it. We've seen ...

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    Study: How much time and money does your city's traffic cost you?
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    It may feel like you spend half your life in traffic jams, but that's just a delusion. According to this very spiffy – and highly depressing – infographic from Carbuzz, even Chicagoans are spending less than two percent of their waking existence staring at someone's muffler. There. ...

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