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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

Can you help me predict Orange County traffic?

How long will it take me to drive from LAX to Irvine/Newport Beach at 4pm on a Friday? [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Apr 22, 2014 - 23 answers

How can one appeal multiple traffic tickets?

My friend was riding his bike through Brooklyn early Sat morning. Streets were quiet and he was not stopping at all the red lights, just slowing & crossing the (mostly) vacant intersections. Unbeknownst to him there was a cop in a patrol car following him about 1/2 a block back. After multiple blocks the cop finally pulled him over and issued separate tickets for every red light, totally about $800 worth. Although there is no dispute that he went through the lights, this was a very dick-ish move. How to protest in court? [more inside]
posted by TDIpod on Apr 21, 2014 - 17 answers

Road conditions in Oakville, Ontario

Toronto Mefites! I'm currently in balmy western Pennsylvania, with plans today (Sunday, December 22) to drive into Oakville, Ontario. Oakville is in Halton, about 38 miles southwest of Toronto. How difficult is that going to be in light of this weekend's ice storm?
posted by Ian A.T. on Dec 22, 2013 - 12 answers

[Traffic] Driving on 95 on X-Mas & New Year's Day DC-BOS-DC: Bad idea?

How is driving on I-95 on Christmas and New Year's Day? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Nov 6, 2013 - 14 answers

Home is Where the Highway Is

What is it like owning a home near a *loud* highway or other noisy high-traffic roadway? How do you cope? Will I regret buying this house? [more inside]
posted by falldownpaul on Nov 2, 2013 - 47 answers

For the first time I'll have to commute to Sacramento during rush hour.

I will probably have to spend the entire month of November commuting into Sacramento from Davis. I will DEFINITELY have to travel during rush hour periods. I only got a car a few months ago and I've never had to do the job-type-commute-out-of-town thing before. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Oct 17, 2013 - 10 answers

What makes a ringtone audible in an urban environment?

Even with the ringer set on maximum volume, I tend not to hear my phone ringing when I'm out walking on a busy London street. I'd like a ringtone that will be audible over traffic noise, but not be earsplitting or annoying when I'm indoors. Are there any acoustic properties (other than sheer loudness) that I should look for in a ringtone to help it stand out against a background of car engines and other street noise?
posted by yankeefog on Sep 30, 2013 - 17 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

What do I plea, and how do I plea it?

I got a $260 ticket in Portland for not turning into the closest lane. Lamest ticket ever, right? So what do I plea at my court date, and how do I plea it? [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Jun 19, 2013 - 23 answers

[CA]: unable to show proof of correction before fix-it ticket due date

Asking for a friend, this is regarding CA traffic law: From what she has said, the due date of the fine/court appearance is coming up in two days and seeing as her car is still in the shop, what options does she have? Plead not guilty in hopes of buying some time, and showing up with proof of correction? She's not sure if her car will be fixed and properly smogged in time on or before the due date. [more inside]
posted by chloe.gelsomino on Jun 17, 2013 - 9 answers

The Californians

Angelenos, help me out: a family needs to get from the Valley to Long Beach Airport and back. This is like an extremely difficult word problem from a graduate-level course in Advanced Los Angeles Traffic. Help! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jun 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Advice on a cross-country route from Minneapolis to Richmond

We're driving from Minneapolis to Richmond this weekend, and want to change up our usual route. Will you locals in the major cities along our route provide wisdom/advice on the traffic and construction situation? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on May 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Visitors to L.A: Was traffic better or worse than you expected?

I reply to a fair number of L.A. travel questions here and many of the answers (including mine) often contain dire warnings about traffic. This happens even if traffic isn't directly related to the question being asked. So, visitors to our fair city, how bad was the traffic really, and what information/advice can I give to newbie LA tourists who drive? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Apr 29, 2013 - 60 answers

Did I get pulled over because a cop was bored?

Short version: In Colorado, is "the registered owner's license is expired" probable cause to pull someone over? [more inside]
posted by Perthuz on Jan 4, 2013 - 15 answers

Is downtown San Diego bikable?

San Diego: bikable? [more inside]
posted by number9dream on Dec 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Advice about a traffic violation, mandatory court appearance.

How much will this traffic violation cost me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2012 - 13 answers

Jealous? Of Denmark? Why, yes!

Danish bicycle superhighway. How could something like this get built in a US city? And what could an average citizen do to support such efforts? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Sep 22, 2012 - 11 answers

What qualifies as entrapment?

Could one argue entrapment successfully for illegal use of car pool lane if there is heavy traffic caused by ongoing traffic enforcement? [more inside]
posted by The Violet Cypher on Aug 29, 2012 - 15 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

Help with CA Traffic Law

What are the proper rules of the road for this intersection? [more inside]
posted by Frayed Knot on Apr 16, 2012 - 23 answers

New site is so much better, but no one wants to come!

Replaced an old website with a new (better?) version in Wordpress and traffic went down. Why? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Apr 12, 2012 - 14 answers

That's not a blue moon; pull over...

Can anyone point me to actual data on how often motorists receive traffic tickets? I'm looking for where the top of the bell curve is, so to speak - obviously, individuals vary widely, which is kind of the point of my question - how often does the "median" driver receive traffic tickets? [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Mar 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Lowell to Springfield, MA, traffic?

Massachusetts Travel and Traffic: From Lowell to Springfield in the afternoon/evening. When and where could I potentially hit traffic? [more inside]
posted by la_rousse on Jan 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Best Boston->New Haven Thanksgiving route?

Which Boston->New Haven route will have less traffic on Thanksgiving: 90-84-91, or 95? [more inside]
posted by Aethelwer on Nov 18, 2011 - 30 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

Avoiding Black Lung

Ozone-free air purifier for apartment on busy street? [more inside]
posted by mia_farrow on Sep 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Worth it to throw myself on the mercy of the court?

Just got a ticket for misuse of a turn lane. Any point going to court to contest it or try to make a deal? (YANML) [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Aug 23, 2011 - 14 answers

huh?

why was this police car swerving across lanes? [more inside]
posted by sabh on Jul 27, 2011 - 18 answers

Is this suicidal?

How much time should I leave driving from Brooklyn to Times Square at A.M. rush hour? [more inside]
posted by dixiecupdrinking on Jul 18, 2011 - 11 answers

How to deal with a traffic ticket I got while on my bike in New York?

I was cycling in Central Park this morning and got a summons for running a red light with my bike. Now what? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Apr 17, 2011 - 18 answers

Best route to avoid traffic around LAX

How do I avoid traffic around LAX while driving to Las Vegas on a Saturday evening? [more inside]
posted by hoca efendi on Apr 8, 2011 - 13 answers

The cars are killing mah TV!

When cars drive by my house, it messes up my TV antenna signal and my Apple TV streaming. [more inside]
posted by elpea on Mar 5, 2011 - 10 answers

Turning Without Direction

Help me convince my husband that using a turning signal while drive is a good thing. [more inside]
posted by Mertonian on Feb 8, 2011 - 85 answers

Just a bit to offset the hosting bill at most.

Tips for migrating my livejournal blog to personal hosting? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Jan 16, 2011 - 6 answers

What should I expect in traffic court?

I have a date in traffic court coming up, for choosing to plead not guilty to a moving violation. What should I expect? I've never been to court before. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Nov 29, 2010 - 22 answers

How does StumbleUpon make money?

How does StumbleUpon really work (as a business and as web service)? [more inside]
posted by mhh5 on Oct 28, 2010 - 3 answers

10 miles on Highway 101: The worst way to spend an hour?

Commuting on the 101 between Petaluma and Novato or San Rafael and Novato. Which is worse? [more inside]
posted by kirstk on Aug 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Traffic Court Blues

My wife has a ticket in North Charleston for Careless Operation. The officer told her that the $255 ticket would be reduced when she showed up in court. How much will it be reduced, and is it worth asking for the court date to be changed? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Jul 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Band vs. Jersey vacation hordes

Driving on a tight timeline from NYC to Philadelphia on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend: are we screwed or really screwed? [more inside]
posted by otolith on May 27, 2010 - 17 answers

to blink or not to blink, that is the question

are new (beginning) drivers taught to use turn signals? if so, is turn signal use required by law? [more inside]
posted by msconduct on May 20, 2010 - 31 answers

Wanted by the law: me!

I think an elderly pedestrian took down my license plate number and reported me to the police. What might happen and what should I do? [more inside]
posted by GuffProof on Mar 24, 2010 - 55 answers

Fly us across DFW!

What is the fastest and easiest way to get from Denton across to the Northpark area in Dallas and back? Is there a secret passageway? [more inside]
posted by tamitang on Mar 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Light working, watch for cop?

Why do cops direct traffic when the lights are working? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Jan 5, 2010 - 23 answers

Oregon legal definition of good cause

I received a parking ticket, ended up paying late, and now I am looking to file an affidavit for relief. What qualifies as "good cause" in Oregon? [more inside]
posted by herda05 on Nov 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Best way to plan a timely day trip from Rochester to Toronto?

TorontoFilter: I have a ticket to go to this event on Friday, at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. I live in Rochester, NY. What are my options for getting there on time? [more inside]
posted by agentmunroe on Oct 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Why is there less road traffic on Fridays?

Why is there less road traffic on Fridays? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Oct 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Mysterious sign, perhaps no longer in production?

I can't for the life of me find a picture of a particular road sign, which I consistently misunderstood as a child. It's a traffic sign in North America that I saw many times as a kid but almost never any more. It was a yellow-orange sign with a "no" symbol and some random-looking detritus behind it, which I later understood to be a crumpled can. Probably a "no littering" sign, but a search on that or like terms seems to turn up nothing! A pretty silly question, I know! I ask partly because when I was a kid, I thought the item behind the "no" sign was a mouser from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
posted by RedReplicant on Oct 5, 2009 - 18 answers

Name that SF story -- traffic jam edition.

Identify a science fiction story about a giant, unfixable traffic jam. (spoilers inside.) [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Sep 16, 2009 - 29 answers

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