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A cop in Seattle thought he was making a routine traffic stop over the weekend, but he had his hands full after realizing the passenger was moments away from giving birth.

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The Colorado Department of Transportation recently tested a traffic blimp over Denver to keep a high-altitude eye on interstates in the Mile-High City. The device is tethered to the ground, but officials get a much more complete view of what's happening on the road.

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Authorities Seek To Cut Traffic, Blind-Spot Accidents

French capital may try out program with separate set of intersection signals.

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Indiana Gets Serious About Speed With Slowpoke Law

There's nothing more frustrating that being stuck behind a slow moving car in the passing lane, which is why Indiana is preparing lane hogs for when the new 'Slowpoke' law goes into effect July 1.

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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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