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Why 'Safe Roads' Are Often Anything BUT Safe, Except For Cars
Why 'Safe Roads' Are Often Anything BUT Safe, Except For Cars

The great freeway battles of the Sixties and Seventies are over. It's safe to say few new freeways will be punched through existing neighborhoods. But transportation engineers are still busily at work updating and improving existing roads, generally by widening them, adding lanes, smoothing curves...Read More»

Screenshot from YouTube video "New GTR R35 crashes following Evo IX MR"
If Planning Insurance Fraud, Don't Upload Video to YouTube

Oh, those crazy kids. They do a little nighttime street racing on a mountain road. They manage to wreck their 2009 Nissan GT-R performance coupe. Then they file a seemingly inaccurate insurance claim saying the car was damaged in a collision on the I-10 freeway. There's just one little problem: A...Read More»

District of Columbia road sign - from DCist
Stupid Signage Tricks From Our Nation's Capital

As initimitable Time magazine writer and frequent Tweeter Howard Chua-Eoan said, this sign "speaks for itself, I think." Courtesy of the DCist.com blog, it turns out that the image was originally sent out by the District of Columbia Department of Transportation on its Twitter feed. The sign is...Read More»

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