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Looking for an old flash/shockwave puzzle game: directing traffic

I remember playing a game ages (ten years?) ago on (now defunct) bonus.com, which involved manipulating different-coloured cars using switches and other things. I played it on a desktop computer, and it used flash or shockwave. One needed to get a certain amount of cars into specific places to pass the level. The game was played from a top-down perspective. There were many levels. I think, though I may be mistaken, that the game had a person's name in the title. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by Quilford on Nov 2, 2014 - 10 answers

California driver contesting a speeding ticket in West Virginia

A person with a California driver's license gets a speeding ticket while driving through West Virginia. The speed alleged on the ticket was 15 miles over the posted limit. What would be the insurance consequences if the driver simply paid off the ticket without contesting it? How could the driver find out more information about whether s/he should contest the ticket, or plead guilty to a lower speed? In what state should the person be looking for a lawyer to best answer her/his questions? What should be this person's next step? Also, would the answers be different if the alleged speed was 10 (or 9, or 5, or whatever) miles over the posted limit?
posted by mediareport on Apr 23, 2014 - 4 answers

One Second of Red Light Camera Flash = 1 Month of Worrying

Could a red light camera flash lead to an unregistered vehicle ticket due to just-expired out-of-state plates? [more inside]
posted by tasty on Nov 3, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me become a better, more confident driver

Until very recently, I lived in a college town where having a car was completely unnecessary. Though I had my license, I rarely drove. I am now in a place where having a car isn't absolutely necessary, but more convenient. At my parents' behest, I also now have a car, which I'm very grateful for. However, there's such a mental block for me to drive said car that I haven't driven anywhere for over a week. Any suggestions to overcome this general avoidance of driving? [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jul 18, 2013 - 32 answers

How can I be more zen about driving, when everyone wants to kill me?

I've had a particularly awful experience on Friday that made me pull over and cry for a few minutes. LA freeways are a nightmare, and I really need ideas on how to internally deal with assholes on the road, and repeated incidents of dangerous aggression. I don't know how everyone else does it! [more inside]
posted by Tequila Mockingbird on Feb 16, 2013 - 47 answers

How to model the accident rate on a certain stretch of road

How could I approach modeling the number of accidents on a certain stretch of road? I've got some semi-ecological approaches in mind but no idea if they're workable. Are there standard approaches to this sort of problem? [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on May 7, 2012 - 9 answers

What is the best way to drive in traffic? --bumper-to-bumper or allowing some space?

What is the best way to drive in traffic in order to smooth out the flow and get to your destination quickly? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Apr 27, 2012 - 21 answers

Information about rate of traffic per address/intersection

Where can I find information about the rates of automobile traffic (per minutes/day/month) per address or intersection?
posted by digdan on Mar 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Do hands-free headsets help reduce accident rates?

Lazyweb: Have there been any studies of traffic accident rates after passage of the hands-free laws in so many municipalities in the USA? [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Nov 16, 2011 - 3 answers

GPS traffic updates: Fact or Fiction?

Do the fancy higher-end features (traffic, eco route, etc.) of auto GPS units actually work? [more inside]
posted by CKmtl on Aug 20, 2011 - 7 answers

What side of the turnpike should I choose?

Is there a safety difference between the car-only lane and the car/truck/bus lane on the NJ Turnpike? Any other strategic difference? [more inside]
posted by scblackman on Aug 13, 2011 - 5 answers

I'd like to avoid a collision!

Driving etiquette Filter: On a two-lane limited access road, when would the left lane be considered thru-traffic lane versus the passing lane? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Oct 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Looking for traffic accident details

Is there a way to find out details about a particular traffic accident and death that occurred in New Jersey on May 11? The only additional info I have is the name of the deceased. [more inside]
posted by shortfuse on May 23, 2008 - 11 answers

How do electronic traffic times signs work?

How do those overhead signs on expressways know how fast traffic is moving in order to calculate a travel time estimate? And when the traffic is light, do the estimated times on those signs reflect the legal speed limit or the current speed of the traffic? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Apr 29, 2008 - 15 answers

Valencia Street Parking

In San Francisco, CA, on Valencia Street, in the Mission, I've noticed that many people park in the turn lane. Is this legal? [more inside]
posted by mto on Oct 18, 2006 - 13 answers

Goodbye traffic?

Real-time traffic info on GPS car navs: gimmick or gold? [more inside]
posted by dentata on Jul 27, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I stop traffic on a major freeway?

How do I stop traffic on a busy freeway? [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold on Mar 2, 2005 - 17 answers

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