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Traffic Profiling

Blacks often complain that they are singled out for traffic violations more often than whites--that in effect, they are being punished for "driving while black."

But what about blacks (and Hispanics)...
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Careful Crossing the Street!

You think DRIVING is dangerous? How about CROSSING THE STREET? If you're a pedestrian, you should know this: in the past year, for the first time in four years, pedestrian deaths rose exponentially.

The problem is that people are doing too many OTHER...
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Ghost Traffic

It's happened to us all: driving along when suddenly, traffic comes to an almost complete stop. We crawl along thinking there must be an accident or a broken-down vehicle ahead, but just as suddenly as we slowed, traffic begins moving normally again with no accident or distressed auto in site.You have just been part of a phantom traffic jam.

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Stop polluting & start stopping - Do you get riled when you see drivers coast through stop signs, as if they were just a "suggestion?" Some experts think that stop signs are part of the problem instead of a solution. And taxi drivers in China may be playing loud radios but at least they're breathing again.


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Gridlock? Commute by Electric Plane!

We may soon be able to beat the traffic by commuting to work in a NEW kind of hybrid: an electric plane/car. And when it comes to planes, should we design airplanes that flap their wings like birds do? Birds, bats and insects flap their wings, and they outperform man-made aircraft in aerobatics and efficiency. Engineers may be able to design...

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WHY We Have So Many Traffic Jams

Want to know why traffic seems to be worse than ever? One reason may be cell phones.

A recent study shows that drivers who talk on cell phones drive slower on the freeway, pass sluggish vehicles less often and take longer to complete their trips.

Psychologist Dave Strayer says, "At the end of the day, the average person's commute...

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