Category Archives: Traffic jam

Avoid the Traffic on Waitangi Weekend

The NZTA have a couple of fantastic services for long weekends and public holidays called Holiday Hotspots. I use it every long weekend when I go away and barring people having accidents, I enjoy near normal driving speeds and even … Continue reading

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Looky Loo or Rubbernecker – growing my traffic jargon vocabulary

I was monitoring RTTI or Real Time Traffic Twitter accounts yesterday and read a new name for an old problem, that I hadn’t heard of before. Down Under we call them rubberneckers. It’s the same result though. Frequently when there … Continue reading

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Some People are Sheep – Some People are Lemmings

Of course you aren’t moved by the crowd. You’re intelligent and reading my blog. Have you ever been in this situation? You’re out on a Saturday evening and you’ve decided to go out for dinner. You walk past a few … Continue reading

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What’s the best nav app in 2016 and New “Uber tab” added to Google Maps

Google adds ride-sharing tab to maps to enable more options, faster time to destination. Sourced through Scoop.it from: searchengineland.com When it comes to maps for travelers, Google is making a huge effort to provide lots of options and when it … Continue reading

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Animated Maps Illustrate the Hell of Bay Area Commuting

Your hellish commute has never looked so pretty. A new set of animated maps plots the commutes of 3.3 million Bay Area residents commuting to 110,000 destinations. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.wired.com When was the last time you looked at … Continue reading

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Police to put up huge fences at scenes of motorway crashes to stop rubberneckers causing traffic jams

The Government has purchased 3,000 screens to prevent curious motorists from staring at motorway accident scenes. The purchase of the two metre high screens cost £2.3 million. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk I love that they are doing this in … Continue reading

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Jonas Eliasson: How to solve traffic jams – YouTube

It’s an unfortunate reality in nearly every major city—road congestion, especially during rush hours. Jonas Eliasson reveals how subtly nudging just a small … Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.youtube.com I’ve been reading about plans in Kampala to introduce toll roads … Continue reading

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