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NASCAR Driver "Completely Forgot" New Rule About Not Playing In Traffic

1 hour agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb will be the first driver to be penalized under the new rule against leaving a wrecked car before safety personnel arrive and approaching the racing surface. Cobb maintains that she “completely forgot” about this rule. Read more...

More lanes in Houston, and longer traffic times

Here's a great example to buttress the point I made earlier today, in "Highways, congestion and a power broker's lessons." Which was this: Since at least the 1930s planners have known that adding highway lanes does not reduce congestion,...Show More Summary

Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 200

In a Nutshell: Tyler Reddick and Erik Jones waged a side-by-side battle while fighting lapped traffic, but it was Reddick who came out victorious Friday evening at Dover International Speedway. In a race that was marred by several wrecks and a lot of torn-up equipment, Jones and Reddick took two and four tires, respectively, on...

Restaurant Performance Index increased in April

Here is a minor indicator I follow from the National Restaurant Association: Restaurant Performance Index Posts Moderate Gain in April Driven by stronger same-stores sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) posted a moderate gain in April. Show More Summary

Pinterest Drives Traffic — and Commerce — Online [Infographic]

Pinterest might be one of the most frequently talked about social networks, but as of December 2014, it wasn’t even one of the biggest in terms of the number of users. Still, if you look at the sites driving the most traffic, Pinterest is among the top five. Show More Summary

The Debunker: No, You Can’t Blame Your Belly on Traffic

A recent study found an association between traffic noise exposure and an increase in abdominal body fat. But it was only an association.

This McDonald’s Asks Drive-Thru Customers To Bend The Laws Of Physics

McDonald’s is trying all kinds of new things to attract younger customers and sling fries at them, but we’re not so sure about their plan to increase drive-thru traffic in the United Kingdom by bending the laws of physics. “Please use both lanes to place your order,” a new sign says. Both? An Alert Twitter user somewhere in the UK … [More]

Dr. Gridlock: Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

We’re heading into a hot and humid weekend with chances for storms each day, says the Capital Weather Gang.While there’s no huge event to mess with your local travel plans, there are many summery activities to draw crowds. The Nationals are on the road this weekend, but D.C. United has a game in RFK Stadium at 7 p.m. Saturday.Read full article >>

NC Police Allegedly Pull Guns on Former Duke Basketball Star

Former Duke University basketball star Nolan Smith tweeted about a confrontation with Durham, N.C., police, in which officers making a traffic stop approached him, allegedly with guns drawn.

“Drivers In The 1980s” Archives Traffic Jam Style

Photo books tend to be the most accurate predictor of future lookbook trends. So with that in mind, we turned an eye on “Drivers In The 1980s.” The 96-page archive was created by Chris Dorley-Brown, who spent two summers in the … The post “Drivers In The 1980s” Archives Traffic Jam Style appeared first on Selectism.

Photos: Big Rig Busts Through 10 Freeway Center Divider At La Brea Avenue

A big rig crashed right through the center divider on the 10 Freeway early this morning in Mid-City. No one was badly hurt, but the crash did snarl traffic in both directions during the morning commute. [ more › ]

Mich. Man Brutally Beaten by Cops Settle for $1,400,000

Floyd Dent, a Michigan resident who was brutally beaten by Inkster Police during a traffic stop has settled his lawsuit for almost $1.4 million on Thursday, the Guardian reports, the same day the officer involved appeared before court to learn whether he would be headed to trial.

BBC iPlayer's Poor Traffic Figures: Another Blow To BBC Three's Online Plans

The rise and rise of online viewing – particularly among young adults – has been cited by BBC management as a key driver of their daft plan to move BBC Three, the youth-focused TV channel, online only. That rationale only holds water if online viewing does indeed continue to rise and rise. And [...]

Nickelodeon Opening Flagship Retail Store in London

The destination store featuring SpongeBob, Dora, Turtles and other merchandise is located in Leicester Square, the top foot traffic location? in all of Europe. read more

Action on unfair traffic fines: What took so long?

22 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: The chief justice of California has asked for an "emergency rule" so Californians do not have to pay for a traffic infraction before going to court. ("State chief justice says unpaid traffic fines should get day in court," May 21)

DA to review police shooting of man throwing rocks

22 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police in the town of Pasco, Wash., fatally shot orchard worker who'd been hurling rocks into traffic

Protesters Block Midtown Traffic To Demand Better Rent Protections

Shortly after 4:30 p.m. yesterday, a small but vocal group of protesters calling themselves "Angry Housing Activists and Tenant Activists and Racial Justice Activists of New York City" stepped out into Third Avenue at 41st street, blocking midtown traffic with an enormous black banner that read "Cuomo: Stronger Rent Laws Now!" [ more › ]

Thriving Media Site Closes In on 40% of All Internet Traffic

One Internet site now accounts for almost 37% of all downstream Internet traffic — and that number is growing. Time magazine reports that Netflix is now in the ballpark of 37% in North America during peak evening hours. That number....

Overturned big rig snarls traffic on 10 Freeway; several lanes closed

An overturned big rig is expected to snarl traffic on the 10 Freeway in Mid-City for  hours after it crashed into a center divider Friday morning, shutting down several lanes in both directions.

Watch Kendrick Lamar Rap Atop A Traffic Light Pole For “Alright” Video

In Kendrick Lamar’s last video, the great “King Kunta” clip, Lamar rapped from the rooftop of a closed-down Compton swap meet. He’ll do that one better in his new video for “Alright,” the Pharrell collaboration from his new album To Pimp A Butterfly. (It’s good to see that “Alright” is about to become a single; […]

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