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What do you do when the court has no record of your "crime"?

I received a traffic ticket for driving without headlights on in Los Angeles, but now the court has no record of my citation. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Get me outta here!

Escape from New York! (By car during the New York Marathon.) [more inside]
posted by The Straightener on Oct 31, 2009 - 5 answers

Busted by the pen nazi

I got a traffic citation last night, and I think the cop was a dick. I want to report him, but I want to do it the right way. What do you think? [more inside]
posted by hollyanderbody on Oct 28, 2009 - 83 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

That "commercial vehicle" only section of Downtown San Francisco

San Francisco Filter: What's the deal with the 'commercial vehicle' only area in the financial district? No one seems to notice or care. [more inside]
posted by sammich on Sep 28, 2009 - 2 answers

Driving in reverse

Another video search. This one was about cars being driven in reverse in the opposite lane to avoid "tailbacks". It was captured by someone driving legally and was almost certainly in Russia or some neighbouring country. Anyone? Anyone?
posted by Neiltupper on Sep 26, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I drive traffic to my new sports blog?

Another questions about driving traffic to a new blog - but this one is specifically about a sports blog. [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Sep 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Waiting at blinking yellow lights for next set of lights to turn green: required?

Traffic question: on the road in front of a fire station in CT USA, there are two traffic lights, one just before the station and one at the corner the station is on. When the first set of lights are blinking yellow and the second set is red, people tend to stop at the yellow lights. Is that required? [more inside]
posted by Baethan on Sep 18, 2009 - 9 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

What Causes Traffic Noise?

Traffic noise. What percentage of it is caused by: 1) The internal combustion engine and associated systems (as opposed to an all electric vehicle) 2) Air turbulence of the vehicle moving through space, 3) Other mechanical issues.
posted by rhcclark on Aug 23, 2009 - 13 answers

A Strange and Mercurial Beast

I use Google Analytics to track traffic to my crappy little writing blog. On Wednesday, I had 20 visits from 13 visitors. On Thursday, I had 99 visits from 89 visitors, of whom 95% were "direct link" visitors. This is obviously nonsense. What on Earth happened? [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Jul 24, 2009 - 10 answers

How can I increase traffic to a porn site?

How does one go about promoting a porn site? I do freelance work, and recently received a proposal from a client who wants me to do promotions work for a porn site; my commission would be based on increased traffic. I have to admit total cluelessness in this arena, so I'm hoping Ask MeFi can help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Will I get stuck in Chicago traffic if I drive from the Milwaukee airport to South Bend, Indiana, starting at 4 pm Friday?

Chicago-driving-filter. If I leave Milwaukee (airport) at about 4 pm on Friday, and drive to South Bend, Indiana, will I spend hours in Chicago rush hour traffic? Can I avoid that somehow? What if I could move my departure time a bit earlier? Is this the route to take? [more inside]
posted by ruff on Jul 15, 2009 - 18 answers

Montgomery's Tavern & beyond.

Torontocyclingfilter: I'm planning a 50 mile ride this weekend. Is Yonge St. a good call? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Jul 9, 2009 - 13 answers

Traffic driving from Western, MA to Newark, NJ next Sunday?

Should I expect traffic driving from Western, MA to Newark Liberty Airport next Sunday afternoon between Noon and 3 PM? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jul 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Where can I find historical data of which were the most popular or most visited web sites around a particular time?

Where can I find historical data of which were the most popular or most visited web sites around a particular time in the past? Looking specifically for April, 2007. [more inside]
posted by procrastination on Jun 8, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I get from point A to point B while avoiding crowd C?

Memorial Day Traffic Filter: Are there any resources out there (either online or widely available for purchase in stores) that provide tips on getting around by car while avoiding horrible traffic (particularly along the New York-Philadelphia-Baltimore-DC corridor)? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on May 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Resource that archives motorcycle traffic incident reports for San Diego, CA?

Is there any resource that archives traffic incident reports for San Diego, CA? I'm thinking of SigAlert mostly, but their website doesn't seem to keep the info long after the alert is resolved. [more inside]
posted by toomanyplugs on May 15, 2009 - 2 answers

Exit Plan Strategery for the Nissan Pavilion (VA/DC)

Help me if you know anything about Nissan Pavilion in Northern Va! Are the traffic problems still as bad as they used to be? If so, does anybody have any tips? [more inside]
posted by actionPetential on May 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Can a cop retaliate to an objection to a fine he's issued by adding a more serious offence?

I was recently issued a minor traffic infringement by a Melbourne police officer. I told him that I believed the charge was unfair and that I intended to contest it in court. He told me that if I did, he'd then present me with an additional, more serious charge. Was this just bluster to dissuade me from contesting the charge, or could he in fact do that? [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Apr 16, 2009 - 12 answers

Who creates traffic laws?

Who creates traffic laws? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Apr 8, 2009 - 13 answers

traffic on riverside drive

NYC biking filter: what is traffic like on riverside drive weekday mornings between 7am-9am? [more inside]
posted by nanhey on Apr 7, 2009 - 11 answers

Missed My Traffic Court Date

Got a traffic ticket and missed my court date but the letter they sent me to appear in court had the wrong driver's license name and number. Right auto information though. [more inside]
posted by onich on Mar 13, 2009 - 7 answers

How can I get Google Analytics to provide a by-visitor report like Sitemeter does?

How can I get Google Analytics to act like Sitemeter? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Mar 8, 2009 - 3 answers

chicago traffic question

Chicago traffic question: I have to pick up a friend from O'Hare at 5:30pm on Thursday. I'll be driving from the loop. What can I expect? [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Feb 17, 2009 - 18 answers

Raw Live Traffic Data numbers?

Can I access Google's (or someone elseraw traffic data outside of map form? [more inside]
posted by JakeTimberlake on Feb 12, 2009 - 4 answers

I usually go in the middle of the day...

TrafficFilter: Help me get to San Diego! [more inside]
posted by Korou on Jan 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me get to Killington tonight, tonight!

How should I drive to Killington, VT from Ridgefield CT tonight? Given the holiday and rush hour, what route will take the least time? [more inside]
posted by Opposite George on Jan 16, 2009 - 8 answers

A perfect phrase for traffic

When you're going against traffic, is that bad? Of course not, even though it sounds bad. And if you're going with traffic -- that's bad, even though it sounds good. Confusion is built in. Here's the QX: Years ago I heard a perfect phrase for this. Something like "If we leave at three, traffic's our friend." Maybe that was it. But has anybody ever heard something along these lines. Thx!
posted by Brzht on Jan 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Urchin reports IP addresses as "other"?

Web analytics question: I'm running Urchin on our own IIS webserver, to analyze our typical W3C Extended format logfiles. Everything works fine but for some reason almost 80% of visitor IP addresses are reported as "other." Each line in the actual logfiles has an IP address. What's happening between there and Urchin?
posted by Tubes on Dec 29, 2008 - 0 answers

29mph over in Michigan - Idiot step brother - 79 in a 50 - What are we looking at?

Michigan Speeding - Step brother got hit for going 79 in a 50 - 29 friggin miles over in a car i co-signed ... info no where to be found on MI.gov... [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Dec 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Traffic ticket issue.

LegalFilter: I've been given a ticket, but I was allegedly clocked going faster than the speed the ticket reads. If I go through with a formal hearing, could I be penalized for going faster than what the ticket says? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2008 - 13 answers

How to make a traffic ticket disappear in LA?

Can a lawyer make this gridlock ticket go away? Do you know a good one in the L.A. area? [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Dec 8, 2008 - 12 answers

Don't Tread On Me

What is this metal structure called? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Nov 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Can I ignore this ticket?

What should I do with an exorbitant traffic ticket from NV? I live in Canada, with an Australian passport, and visit the US semi-regularly. Oh yeah, and I didn't do it... [more inside]
posted by chromatist on Nov 19, 2008 - 12 answers

Quantifying the Slashdot Effect

I'm trying to figure out if a server I'm working on can withstand being linked to by very high traffic websites. Can anyone tell me the basic traffic characteristics of, say, a front page link from: Drudge Report, Yahoo! Buzz, Huffington Post, Slashdot, Reddit, or Digg? I'm using ab (ApacheBench) and I'd like to have some idea of how many requests, and at what level of concurrency, I should be trying to make this server capable of pushing out. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by evariste on Oct 24, 2008 - 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

Pleading traffic tickets online in New York?

How can I plead my New York State traffic ticket online if the system does not recognize me? And: is this a smart idea in my circumstances? Yes, I realize that this is not legal advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Switching off Traffic Lights

I'd like to ask a relatively simple question – what would happen if we switched of traffic lights when we didn't really need them? I'd like to know from an environmental aspect what effect turning off the nations traffic lights would have towards saving electricity and reducing emissions. From a social point of view could the nation's road users manage with such a change? And from a technical innovation view point – could it and should it happen and if so how?
posted by SarahM on Sep 10, 2008 - 22 answers

A Woman In Danger?

My friend, who hasn't lived in Texas for decades, was dismayed to learn that there was a longstanding warrant for her arrest in Texas for a traffic violation she could not have committed. The warrant's for not paying a fine. (She thinks someone stole her driver's license and identity.) [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Sep 5, 2008 - 15 answers

Who's right (of-way)?

Who has the right of way in this situation? There's a north-south street crossing an east-west street. The north-south street has stop signs. The east-west traffic does not stop. A car (car #1) approaches from the south intending to turn LEFT (westbound), but has to wait for the east-west traffic to clear. While waiting, another car (car #2) pulls up from the north at the southbound stop sign, intending to go straight. So who goes first, 1 or 2? [more inside]
posted by mrnutty on Aug 6, 2008 - 24 answers

right turn on red from outside lane

I know it's legal to make a right turn on a red light after a complete stop (at least in CA). Does that apply when there are *two* right turn lanes? That is, in areas where there are two right turn lanes, I've never thought twice about making a right on red when I'm in the lane closest to the curb. But I've always been a bit skittish about making a right on red in the "outside" lane. Is a right on red (after a complete stop) legal from the "outside" lane as well?
posted by edjusted on Jul 13, 2008 - 13 answers

state of illinois traffic ticket

A few months ago, I was stopped by the IL State Police, and I received a ticket. I need to go to court to obtain my drivers license back [not that I didn't go the DMV office, that day, and get a new one]. Nonetheless, I want to get it cleared up however; I've washed my ticket. Is there a website or helpful phone number to call - to either pay it or find my court date. Moreover, the ticket was issued in the Chicago district. Thanks for help!
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Why do traffic lights have a blink cycle?

Why do traffic lights switch to flashing red after a power outage? [more inside]
posted by ChrisManley on Jun 23, 2008 - 15 answers

Help me get to Merriweather Post Pavilion tonight

DC area filter: What is the best route to Merriweather Post Pavilion at rush hour, from the South? I'm headed to MPP for the Iron Maiden show tonight, plan to leave Fredericksburg at 4:30 PM. Are there any secrets to navigating traffic or parking? Is 95N to MD 32 to US 29 the best route at that time a day? I know it's DC at rush hour and every route will likely suck. Looking for whatever edge I can get via insider knowledge. Thanks!
posted by COD on Jun 18, 2008 - 8 answers

The Secret Policeman's Other Database

(The Secret Policeman's Other Database) - Do the police ever keep a database of traffic warnings they've given out? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Jun 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Golden Gate Bridge vs Bay Bridge, which will have worse traffic on a Friday afternoon?

Golden Gate Bridge vs Bay Bridge, which will have worse traffic on a Friday afternoon? [more inside]
posted by jcruelty on Jun 12, 2008 - 16 answers

Question about police rank when it comes to the traffic beat.

Question about police rank when it comes to the traffic beat. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Jun 11, 2008 - 16 answers

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