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    Study: Audi's "Road Frustration Index" plugs new A6
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    Audi's latest ad campaign for the new 2012 A6 claims to want to make the road "a more intelligent place," starting with asking drivers to pledge to be on their best behavior while behind the wheel. At the top of the German automaker's list of sins is driving while drinking a latte, leading us to ...

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    Report: Carmaggedon Radio coming to SiriusXM for LA drivers, others taking advantage of freeway shutdown
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    Motorists in the Los Angeles area are facing down what could be one of the worst traffic situations in California's already tangled history. Beginning on the evening of Friday, July 15, a 10-mile section of the 405 freeway will be closed so that construction crews can bring down part of the ...

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    Video: Bill Ford is worried about traffic, talks to TED about it
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    Most of us are aware of Bill Ford, Jr.'s obsession with green technology that will help conserve fossil fuels while at the same time preserving the environment, but what you may not know that the Ford family scion is also very much interested in the future of gridlock. Ford spoke at the ...

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    Report: And the winner for most congested European city is...
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    The trouble with European cities is that most of them were laid out long before the advent of the automobile. Little wonder, then, that nearly all of them suffer from terrible traffic congestion. But which is the most jammed of all of them? Brussels. The Belgian capital is also the seat of NATO, ...

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    Planned 405 Freeway closure has LA motorists thinking Carmageddon
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    If you've ever driven through Los Angeles, you understand how terrible the traffic can be. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it, and your commute can come to a grinding halt regardless of the hour or day. For one weekend, however, LA commuters will know exactly when traveling on the 405 ...

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    Study: UK survey finds that drivers lie about why they're late to work
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    Here's a bit of news from the blatantly obvious department: According to a new study conducted in the UK, around 66 percent of those questioned have lied about why they're late for work or social events. Of those, 45 percent blame traffic delays. Another 42 percent point a finger at their vehicle ...

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    Report: How much do traffic deaths cost your state? CDC has the answer
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    Every year, the United States loses in the neighborhood of 30,000 people to traffic accidents. That's like the entire population of a medium-sized town being wiped out annually. The number of deaths not only wreaks havoc with families, but it puts a strain on our economy. In recognition of the ...

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    GPS data gives us the Top 20 Worst Commutes
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    Being stuck in traffic anywhere sucks. Even if it's just for a few minutes, feelings of urgency and anger sneak in quickly. Now, imagine being stuck in traffic multiple hours a day, five days a week. For some people, it's a way of life. To figure out who has the worst commute in the nation, the ...

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    Report: London mayor Boris Johnson wants $200 fines for unnecessary idling
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    London Mayor Boris Johnson is looking to crack down on those drivers who idle aimlessly. The politician has proposed a plan to reduce emissions and noise pollution in his city by imposing hefty fines of up to £120 for anyone caught sitting around with their engine on. That's nearly $200, ...

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    Americans racked up 3,000,000,000,000 miles traveled last year
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    The Department of Transportation has released data revealing that American drivers clocked over 2.9 trillion miles traveled in 2010. According to DOT, that's a .7 percent, or 20.5 billion-mile) increase over 2009, and the highest rate since 2007. The area between Texas and Kentucky saw the ...

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    Have we hit 'Peak Travel'? A new study seems to think so...
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    For many city dwellers, the daily commute is usually filled with the same tasks... gas-honk-brake, gas-brake-honk, honk-honk-punch, gas-gas-gas. America's roads are filled and it's hard to imagine them being clogged with an ever-increasing supply of vehicles and drivers. Going against the ...

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    NHTSA reports drug involvement in fatal crashes has risen
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    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has revealed that the number of fatal traffic incidents in which drugs were found to be present in the driver's system has increased over the past four years. In 2005, 15,363 drivers fatally injured during a traffic incident were tested ...

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    Video: Moscow motorcyclist's crazy high-speed commute
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    Morning commute in Russia on a Yamaha R1 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Driving to work in the morning can be a tedious and annoying affair. At least, we imagine it is, since we are chained to the wall of a basement staring at a computer screen for 23.5 hours per day. One ...

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    Study: Traffic lights should respond to cars, not other way around
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    Anyone who's sat at a red light for minutes on end in the middle of the night when there's no cross traffic can cheer on science for proving what we already knew: lights that adapt to the flow of traffic, instead of dictating the flow of traffic, can improve the flow of traffic. A team of ...

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    China's 60-mile long traffic jam ends
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    Here's a little ray of sunshine if you happen to be traveling on the G110 expressway in China. The massive, 60-mile long traffic jam that reportedly cropped up due to road maintenance between Beijing and Zhangjiaku has all but evaporated. NBC News decided to get down and dirty by heading up the ...

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    China unveils... 60-mile traffic jam?
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    We will never complain about our commute again. Ever. According to MSNBC, gridlock traffic has now grown to cover a total of 60 miles between Beijing and Zhangjiakou. It's been that way since August 14th, and officials say that the situation doesn't look to improve until workers wrap up road ...

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    Waze app may be the way of the navigation future
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    Navigation has come a long way since Mapquest first hit the scene. Few of us are bumbling around our nation's highways with print-out directions anymore thanks to the wide availability of manufacturer and aftermarket nav systems. Even most phones have some sort of turn-by-turn directions on them, ...

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    Projected Memorial Day traffic rises to 28 million travelers - Where are you headed?
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    Unless you've had your head glued to a computer monitor for the past month (like we have), odds are you know it's Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to a modestly improving economy and bottom-basement deals on accommodations and flights, this year's summer kick off is slated to see quite a few more ...

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    Video: Standing water + train = car wash!
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    Luckily, no one on the overpass appears to be driving a convertible - Click above to watch the video after the jump
    What happens when you combine a flooded underpass, a traffic-jammed overpass, and a passenger train in Buenos Aires, Argentina? You get a real-life Six Flags water attraction. Those ...

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    Study: GPS systems with real-time traffic can save drivers four days per year, cut emissions by 21%
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    In Los Angeles, the 101/405 interchange is so congested that in 2002 it was determined that 27,144 hours per year were wasted trying to get from one freeway to the other. That's over 1,100 days. Per year. Not only does that number sound wildly low, but we guarantee it's gotten worse in the last ...

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