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Atlanta, Georgia's 'Top End' Gets Variable Speed Limits This September

Atlanta, Georgia's 'Top End' Gets Variable Speed Limits This September

Computers have brought us many great things. Online shopping. Streaming movies. Minecraft. And, lest we forget, variable speed limits. If you're not familiar with variable speed limits, they're exactly what you'd think: traffic systems designed to change speed limits in a given area, based on... read more

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Traffic

Traffic Congestion Is Growing Three Times As Fast As U.S. Economy; Situation Worst In Los Angeles

When it comes to predicting and tracking traffic trends, INRIX is the go-to authority. The company says that traffic congestion surged in 2013, growing over three times as... read more March 5, 2014 by 


 
More than ten percent have participated in sexual activity while driving

Survey: 25 Percent Would Give Up Sex To Be Traffic-Free

The daily wear and tear of traffic really gets to us. So much, it seems, that we're willing to give up some things we treasure—and perhaps some stress... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
Traffic projections, U.S. Travel Association

Study: America Will Soon See Labor Day-Like Traffic, All Year Long

For those who hate heavy traffic -- and really, who doesn't? -- we've got some very bad news. According to the U.S. Travel Association, America's roads are clogging fast, and... read more August 29, 2013 by  2


 
gridlock

Driving In Chaotic Traffic Nearly As Stressful As Skydiving, Study Finds

Driving can be an escape from some of the stresses of life, and a task that some find relaxing or invigorating in itself. Yet far too often—when traffic snags on the... read more June 6, 2013 by 


 
Freeway, Los Angeles, 2009 (photo by Myriam Thyes via Wikimedia)

After 30 Years, LA Synchs Its Traffic Lights: Too Little, Too Late?

Is it just us, or does roadway construction seem like an exercise in futility? How many times have you seen crews pack up after adding an extra lane of highway, leaving the... read more April 3, 2013 by 


 
Honda's app-based congestion minimization technology

Honda's New Smartphone App Could Ease Your Commute

Commuters: Honda feels your pain. Even better: Honda hopes to alleviate that pain with new software designed to reduce traffic congestion. What's interesting about this... read more March 22, 2013 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

The Ten Worst U.S. Cities For Traffic Congestion

The grass, it seems, is always greener on the other side of the highway median. Ask any U.S. driver about his commute, and you’ll likely get a lengthy tirade about the... read more February 21, 2013 by  4


 
Traffic

Thanksgiving Travel: Better In L.A., Worse In Dallas, Atlanta

We have good news and bad news for Thanksgiving road-trippers. The good news is, roadways will be slightly less congested than they were last year, meaning that you'll make... read more November 16, 2012 by 


 
Traffic at the I-10 & I-405 interchange in Los Angeles, California (by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)

Carmageddon II Raises Concerns Of Traffic Overhead

If you live in Southern California, you probably remember Carmageddon -- not the video game, not the pet name that some gave to the 2008/2009 auto industry bailout, but the... read more September 28, 2012 by  2


 
Cameras

Rochester Writes Off Red-Light Tickets For City Workers

Traffic cameras evoke conflicting emotions. On the one hand, none of us want to encourage speeding or red-light running. On the other hand, the idea of getting ticketed by a... read more September 10, 2012 by  3


 
New York City traffic at night, by Flickr user paulobar

Study: Traffic Noise Linked To Greater Risk Of Heart Attack

If you live near a busy boulevard or interstate, you already know how annoying that traffic can be during your daily commute. But according to a new study cited in the New... read more June 28, 2012 by  2


 
Ford's Traffic Jam Assist technology

Ford Debuts Autonomous Driving Technology: Video

Yesterday, our sister site, Motor Authority, told you about Ford's efforts to measure drivers' stress levels through sensors embedded in seatbelts, steering wheels, and... read more June 28, 2012 by 


 
Traffic

The Worst Traffic In America? It's Not Los Angeles

Los Angeles might seem to be the nation's capital for gridlock, but according to Inrix, a provider of traffic data and information, the City Of Angels doesn't have the worst... read more May 24, 2012 by  5


 
Real-time traffic data added to Google Maps

Google Maps Now Offers Real-Time Traffic Data

Since the arrival of the iPhone and its "Maps" app in 2007, drivers have had a growing number of choices for navigation, beyond the usual in-dash and aftermarket systems... read more March 30, 2012 by  2


 
Red-light camera

More Cities Turn Off Red-Light Cameras: Is It A Trend?

Traffic cameras were once heralded as a way of making streets safer and lightening the loads of thinly stretched police departments, but now, the tide seems to be turning --... read more November 8, 2011 by  5


 
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