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Apps Keep Sending LA’s Worst Drivers Up This Super Steep Street And They Can’t Handle It

You’d never notice it driving by, but right in the middle of Echo Park works Baron Margo, one of the coolest car builders in the country. He builds his own retro-rocket-art cars nearly from scratch, and there’s one place he always tests them: Baxter street, one of the steepest in LA. If his cars can […]

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Los Angeles Drivers Avoiding Gridlock Find Themselves Trapped In The Sands Of Time

A helicopter traffic camera flying over Los Angeles gridlock found something funny going on. Some motorists, desperate to not be stuck in traffic, tried to drive through a field of sand and a bunch of them got hilariously stuck anyway.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Don’t Use Gordon Ramsay’s Trick to Get Out of Speeding Tickets

Follow Gordon Ramsay’s cooking hacks, not his traffic hacks. Ramsay claims (or jokes) that he covers his license plates in plastic wrap so he can avoid traffic cameras when he speeds his Ferrari around L.A. in the middle of the night. This, is, of course, illegal in California, as in many states. It also might […]

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Congestion Pricing Might Finally Be Coming For Manhattan But Let’s Not Get Too Excited Just Yet

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, one of the more loathsome politicians New York has ever produced—which is saying something considering the competition—has finally stumbled upon a good idea: congestion pricing for Manhattan’s streets. He’ll probably mess it up, though. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tailgating Officially Makes Traffic Worse, Jerks

If you’ve ever encountered a “phantom traffic jam,” or traffic slowdown that doesn’t seem to have an apparent cause, it was probably some jackwagon tailgating somebody. Researchers at MIT found that not only does tailgating not get you anywhere faster, it actually creates traffic jams that shouldn’t exist.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Best Podcasts to Binge in Holiday Traffic

Being stuck in traffic sucks, being stuck in holiday traffic is even worse. If you’re driving this holiday season, load up your phone with an amazing podcast or two to make the traffic a little less hellish. You might even start hoping the drive doesn’t end too soon, so you can finish the episode you’re […]

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Avoid Thanksgiving Traffic by Checking Last Year’s Travel Trends

In theory, Thanksgiving should be one of the chillest days of the year; all you do is stuff your face and watch tiny men run across a big green field on the TV. Sadly, that’s just the part of Thanksgiving we fantasize about while forgetting the reality of the bumper-to-bumper, family-tension-filled car ride to…Read more… […]

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America’s Traffic Lights Used To Be A Confusing Nightmare

It’s kind of hard to imagine a time when there wasn’t some basic law and order on the streets, but this snapshot video from the 1930s is a perfect display of just how random and unpredictable the various traffic signals across America could be before we established the standardized system of today. Read more… Continue […]

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Today’s Solar Eclipse Left a Path of Nightmarish Traffic in Its Wake

For months, even years, amateur astronomers, photographers, and anyone wanting the best possible view of today’s solar eclipse have been planning trips into the phenomenon’s path of totality. Now that it’s over, all that’s left are millions of grainy Instagram photos—and a traffic nightmare that traces the same path…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Minimize Pollution in Your Car By Turning on Your A/C

Driving (or idling) in bad traffic isn’t just a soul sucking use of your precious hours on this earth, it’s also rough on your physical well-being. And if you drive with the windows down you’ll be exposed to even more pollutants, particularly if you live in a smog-prone area or a part of the country currently…Read […]

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