Google Maps sucks in traffic: Google gets its own traffic mapping company

Google Maps is getting its own data-gathering company to help with traffic mapping, and the first product to do so is called Traffic Tracker.Google is paying for the data it collects to improve its Maps product, which is the world’s most popular map product.The company said the traffic tracker would allow for better navigation in dense urban areas and help […]

Why are you being pulled over by Memphis traffic officers?

The traffic stops are not random.They happen to be conducted by police departments that, despite the state’s low crime rate, have had to deal with an increased police presence over the last few years.In the past, the Memphis Police Department (MPD) has conducted several traffic stops of black people and their children, a practice that has resulted in accusations of […]

BOSTON TRAFFIC COURT: Why Boston Traffic Court Should Be Closed

Traffic Court in Boston is a system of courts built on an outdated model.Its main function is to serve the court’s primary purpose: to provide a trial for traffic offenses.In contrast, courtrooms in other cities provide an opportunity for defendants to argue their case and have their cases heard by a judge.But for the past several decades, the courts in […]

What’s next for the California DOT?

In September 2018, the state of California announced plans to install cameras on the i5 freeway in the southern part of the state.The cameras will be used to record traffic violations and traffic fatalities.The program, dubbed Caltrans Traffic Camera II, is part of a larger effort to better capture the state’s traffic congestion.In the past, the cameras have recorded a […]

How to get the most out of Google Maps in Pittsburgh

A year ago, Google announced the expansion of its Pittsburgh traffic map service, the Google Map Platform, and now the company has made the new update available to anyone in the city.If you’ve been on Google Maps for a while, you’re probably aware of the new features Google Maps has added to the service in recent months.You can use the […]

How to drive a Cadillac on public roads in California

A trip to Los Angeles is about the equivalent of driving a $75,000 BMW 7 Series with the same wheels.In some respects, the two vehicles are indistinguishable.In other respects, there is no comparison.California has the second-highest number of cars in the United States, after Texas, at about 2.7 million, according to a new study.California’s population of about 1.8 million is […]

How to tell if a passenger has a flight simulator

The FAA has put out a statement stating that it is aware of the “several” flights that have occurred that the FAA’s air traffic controller said were caused by a flight simulators.The FAA statement comes after a report in the Wall Street Journal reported that the airline industry was aware of several simulators that were operating on the flight path […]

How to avoid being ticketed for driving while black

If you drive a car that looks like a black man’s car, you might be in for a rude awakening.But the way to avoid ticketing you is to avoid driving in the first place.There’s no need to get the police involved, says Dan Siegel, a former police officer and author of The Black Man’s Car: Why Driving Became a Crime […]

‘The worst thing I could do is miss a game’: The worst thing a reporter could do in an NFL interview

Long Island traffic ticket-writer Chris Breen wrote a post on his blog explaining why he missed his game with the Green Bay Packers because he couldn’t catch a game-time flight to Denver.Breen missed the game because of an illness that required him to be hospitalized for two weeks.The reason he missed the Packers game, according to his blog, is because […]

How to avoid being ticketed for traffic cameras

Idaho lawmakers are pushing to create a new state law that would allow motorists to file claims if they are stopped for a traffic camera violation.Idaho’s traffic cameras are widely used in the state, but lawmakers say they are also subject to abuse.Here’s how to file a ticket.Read moreĀ»