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The Most Chaotic Driving in the World

Sherry Ott | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Sherry Ott

Take all of your driving rules that you've grown up with and forget them because India is no place for rules. However, after spending two weeks in the drivers seat in India, I did notice a few trends I could begin to rely on.

In US Cities Where Walking Is Safer, It's Also More Popular

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

So, are these cities safer because more people are walking and drivers are more used to paying attention? Or is it because they have relatively safe and convenient pedestrian environments that encourage more walking? Probably a little of both.

My Navy SEAL Training Has Left Me Completely Unprepared for This Trader Joe's Parking Lot

James Napoli | Posted 07.21.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

The whole mission was doomed from the start. These TJ's parking lots are unsettling and, yes, even frightening examples of man's hubris gone awry.

DUI: No, We Really Don't Know Ourselves!

Saul Segan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime
Saul Segan

There are so many myths to which drivers fall prey, and which can result in the chaos and life-altering pain that is a companion to DUI. The years hav...

Sipping Some Gen-X Lemonade

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Squeezing is not always a bad thing, especially when it helps us to make lemonade out of lemons. For Gen-Xers, the squeeze may be the push that we need to make ourselves that much more qualified and efficacious in leading 21st century change.

The Unsolicited Advice I'm Glad I Took To Heart

Mary Novaria | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

I was almost run over crossing the street the other day. Near misses happen in my busy neighborhood with alarming frequency, but this one came perilously close to flattening me -- closer even than the day a motorcycle drove right up onto the sidewalk.

Fiero Is Italian for 'This Car Sucks'

Al DeLuise | Posted 05.04.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

When I first met my wife Arlene, her sister Joanne had worked tirelessly for over a year to get her out of debt. Once free of the debt that so heavily weighed her down, what did Arlene do next? She bought a brand new red Pontiac Fiero.

Detroit Is Better Than Any Other U.S. City And Here's Proof

Ryan Nickum | Posted 04.29.2014 | Detroit
Ryan Nickum

Take a deep breath, Detroit. Enjoy all that oxygen because in Philadelphia they're choking on air pollution. According to the American Lung Association, Philadelphia is one of the most polluted cities in the country.

The Top 10 Absolute Worst Places to Drive in the World

FlipKey | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel

Ever been stuck in one of those blindingly hot, summer traffic jams on the New Jersey turnpike? How many games of "20 Questions" did you get through w...

Surprise Ending To High-Speed Police Chase

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 02.26.2014 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first night in the United States for a family of Japanese tourists ended with the parents being pulled from their rental c...

It's Time for President Obama to Tackle Traffic Pollution

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Seyler

It's a little hard to remember while we are currently in the late stages of a tough winter, but the smog season will soon be here. The air quality index will displace the wind chill index -- and in many areas, people will be urged to stay indoors to flee the dirty air.

The Michigan Left: Working Out the Kinks (but Keeping the Curves)

Eric McAfee | Posted 04.05.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

No, it's not a reference to a statewide political movement, but it at least it enjoys some possibility of taking the nation by storm. But, at least in this case, it all begins with a pretty ordinary road sign.

The Streets of Miami: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (PHOTOS)

Marianne Cusato | Posted 03.30.2014 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

Great streets make great places. Lousy streets result in clogged traffic and lower property values. While street design feels like a technical matter ...

Snow, the Great Harmonizer

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

The purity of fresh whiteness, the softness expressed by a blanket of white over trees, streets, roads and waterways shifts us down a notch. We are touched by the beauty that surrounds us and are in better spirits, even with the inconveniences that it invariably causes.

7 Bridges Chris Christie's Team Should Have Shut Down Instead

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) deputy chief of staff worked with Port Authority officials in September to purposefully close access lanes leadin...

Jillian Berman

Here's What Traffic Will Look Like In 2020 (It's Not Pretty) | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Thousands of commuters suffered through agonizing traffic last year at the hands of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration. They were hard...

Christie's Traffic Jam

Mike Smith | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith


Jason Cherkis

Port Authority Head Seethed Over Fort Lee Lane Closures: 'I Pray That No Life Has Been Lost' | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emails released Friday by the New Jersey Assembly underscore the dangerous situation New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) aides created ...

Morning Traffic Reporter Finds Love In Unexpected Place

Posted 05.15.2014 | Weddings

Most people dread the morning traffic report -- but for Brandon Dufour, the traffic report and the woman who delivered it, Teresa LaBarbera, would cha...

Be Less Stupid: Don't Die While Driving

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Hotchkiss

For the first time since 2005, the number of highway deaths rose year over year, according to the Dept. of Transportation. In 2012, there were 33,56...

Killing the Lights: The Emptiest Parts of the City No Longer Need Traffic Signals

Eric McAfee | Posted 02.18.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

Why would the Department of Public Works consider removing a traffic light in an area so close to highest concentration of jobs and workers? It's not rocket science. This intersection no longer endures the volume of traffic to justify a stoplight.

Mobile Radio News in a Social Media World

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 02.17.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

All news radio has survived and prospered for decades in large media markets. In an age of mobile smart phones and social media, radio is again changi...

Rise of the Wise: Next Steps for Smart Cities

Eduardo Paes | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Eduardo Paes

More than managing its resources, a wise city employs data and collaborates with citizens to discern which current courses of action contribute to long-term improvement in the quality of life.

Can Mayor Garcetti Make L.A.'s Streets Great?

Jack Skelley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

He could cover L.A.'s sub-surface freeways, such as the 101, and turn them into parks. He could join forces with L.A.'s uber-popular Cyclavia events and revive the dormant bike-share program, such as those successful in Chicago in New York.

10 Reasons Why Illinoisans Are More Resilient

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.13.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Our seasons are extreme. Our government needs a reboot. Illinoisans are a tough, resilient bunch and we've got 10, GIF-enhanced reasons why.