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New Laws Effective October 1st, 2016

by Lisa on Sep 30, 2016.
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Believe it or not, a few state legislatures managed to be productive this past year, and some new laws are taking effect October 1. Now, some of us might prefer an ineffective state legislature, but regardless, if you live in one of these productive states, you need to be aware of the new laws to avoid getting a ticket. Here’s a rundown of the new rules by state: h1. Connecticut Work Zone - Work zone restrictions and fines have increased with the goal of making work zones safer for... Read More

Labor Day Traffic Forecast 2016

by Lisa on Sep 01, 2016.
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Labor Day is here, heralding the end of summer and the start of fall. The three-day weekend often sends families packing, and while Labor Day traffic is often not nearly as bad as July 4th and Thanksgiving, this year might be more troubling for the East Coast. Tropical storms are bearing down and bringing rain all along the coast this weekend, and rain pretty much never does good things for traffic. The biggest advice we have is to use Google Maps, as it will reroute you according to the... Read More

Danger! Danger! Pokemon Go!

by Lisa on Aug 25, 2016.
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Pokemon Go, a new game released in July 2016 by Niantic Labs, is responsible for a litany of traffic accidents. Here’s a sample of 2016 summer headlines: "Pokemon Go Makes Driving A Lot More Dangerous":, July 10, Jalopnik "Playing Pokemon Go Is Becoming Dangerous":, July 9, New York Post "Death by Pokemon? Public Safety Fears Mount... Read More

July 4th 2016: Code Red Traffic

by Lisa on Jun 29, 2016.
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Get Ready. Experts are forecasting: The. Worst. Traffic. Ever. Low gas prices are expected to fuel more cars on the road this July 4th than ever before. According to AAA, almost 43 million Americans will be on the roads between Thursday, June 30, and Monday, July 4. Here’s a breakout of some of the most popular regional traffic reports. "Washington Post predicts traffic will be bad essentially Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday morning until noon and Monday from 11am-6pm in the Washing... Read More

MADD and Uber Join Forces to Fight Summertime Drunk Driving

by Lisa on Jun 22, 2016.
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Road traffic crashes remain the number one killer of young adults ages 15-29. Summertime can be a particularly dangerous time to drive, with deaths rising during summer months. Many of these deaths are due to drunk driving during summertime celebrations. This month, MADD and Uber are launching a summer-long joint campaign geared towards encouraging those drinking to find a safe ride home. Uber started out as an app, created when two friends had trouble finding a cab one snowy night in... Read More