TrafficTicketFilter: I was in a minor accident where I rear-ended someone because traffic stopped suddenly and I was unable to stop in time. Do I really need a lawyer for the court date regarding my ticket? [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Feb 6, 2007 -
A motorcycle cop turned on the flashing lights and started weaving back and forth between cars on the highway. The passes kept getting wider, gradually prompting everyone to clear out of all 4 lanes and hang back about 1/4 mile behind him. Then he continued these sweeping 'S' maneuvers across the lanes for miles. By the time I had to exit, prevailing speed had dropped from 75 to 40. What was he doing, and why?
posted by nakedcodemonkey
on Feb 5, 2007 -
I purchased a service to deliver traffic to one of my web sites. I know it reeks of scam, but I was curious. That's beside the point.
The terms of service don't state anything about the timeframe in which that traffic will be delivered. It's come in dribs and drabs (then entire purchase would take years, literally, to be delivered). And their stats do not match mine. Every single day shows them delivering more traffic than my whole site gets.
That said, I have two questions.
1) What is the legal basis for timely delivery of such a service, given that timeliness is not discussed in their terms at all. There ought to be a reasonable assumption of how long they have to perform their service, right?
2) Since legal action is not a reasonable option (it would cost more to get a refund than the refund is worth), what are some ideas for completely legal ways I could put a spotlight on this company's potentially fraudulent but certainly terrible service?
posted by JWright
on Jan 25, 2007 -
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 -
Trafficfilter: at a problem intersection, what traffic solution would most benefit me – a stoplight, a traffic cop, a rotary, or something else? [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit
on Oct 12, 2006 -
Does anyone happen to know how to find an electronic version of Title 18 Chapter 3 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations? Damn that DC, only certain titles of the DCMR have been made available online
(apparently for the simple reason that DC can't muster the staff to put them all online
, bleah). I'm hunting for the actual law that establishes DC's driving infraction point system, something that's apparently codified in said Title 18 Chapter 3, and would love to get a version of the law that I can keep archived on my computer!
(Apparently, the entirety of the DCMR is available on Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw, but non-law peons like myself don't get the benefit of this. Double bleah.)
posted by delfuego
on Sep 24, 2006 -
I am currently building a 'community' website which is like the Yellow Pages with user reviews. For example, the website lists all the Florists, Plumbers, and Massage Therapists in the area, and then allows people to post a review for the particular service. The website is for a community of about 75,000 and it won't be difficult to get the word out about the website. The challenge is getting people to 'generate' the content. How can we incentivize people to write reviews? Any examples of websites that are doing this right? Most importantly, any creative ideas from the savvy marketers out there on how to get people to write reviews and generate our critical content with minimal financial incentive?
posted by jasondigitized
on Sep 14, 2006 -
I've seen some cameras up on street lamps and the top of traffic signals in Oakland, California, specifically around Telegraph and Grand. How do I find out what these are for and who is watching?
posted by trixare4kids
on Aug 13, 2006 -
TrafficTicketFilter: I was cited for CVC 21651(A)(1) in Aliso Viejo, CA. Please help me determine if I can beat this ticket. [more inside]
posted by zzztimbo
on Aug 6, 2006 -
How do you get people to find and read your site without resorting to chicanery? [more inside]
posted by krark
on Aug 2, 2006 -
I have been looking for a non-java web traffic stats service that provides referral link information. I have only been able to find non-java ones that do not provide this information (they just count hits but don't tell you where they came from). I need non-java because sites like lulu.com etc. don't allow java services like the very good statcounter.
posted by Moose
on Jun 17, 2006 -
What are the best ways to track referrer links & to track traffic to a Livejournal account or community? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains
on Apr 19, 2006 -
My wife showed up to traffic court to take her lumps, but the clerks were mass-dismissing cases without even letting people in to see the judges. What gives? [more inside]
posted by mph
on Apr 19, 2006 -
We're going from SF to Tahoe tonight but can't leave until 4:30 p.m. or so. Should we even bother leaving ASAP or should we just wait? [more inside]
posted by epugachev
on Mar 31, 2006 -
Northern Virginia: I need to appear soon in Arlington County traffic court, and I'd like to get legal assistance with my case. The metro area is full of law firms - would anyone care to recommend a good one?
posted by atavistech
on Mar 27, 2006 -
Host Network Monitoring: I have a colo box. I can watch traffic levels on it using mrtg. But how do I find out what is causing the traffic I see on the pretty graphs? [more inside]
posted by cmm
on Mar 21, 2006 -
Graphic Design/Business Filter: My creative business is in serious need of a good Traffic management/scheduling software solution. So far we found Robohead
. A web-based application. Anybody used this? [more inside]
posted by tkchrist
on Mar 1, 2006 -
I received a mailed notice for when to appear in court to challenge a traffic ticket. I have subsequently lost that notice. I'm in Toronto, Ontario. How can I find out when I'm supposed to appear in court? [more inside]
posted by lemur
on Feb 27, 2006 -
Guerilla Marketing - I created a website as a lark that has become quite popular. All this early last week. I'm looking to compile a list of tools and techniques to push the popularity (without spending any money of course). What would you suggest? [more inside]
posted by dhacker
on Feb 26, 2006 -
Help me find and resolve a traffic bottleneck at my co-location. We launched a new web-app (it registers users and delivers flash content) at my work and the server fell over at about 17 conn/sec. Help me prevent this from happening again. [more inside]
posted by fishfucker
on Feb 14, 2006 -
L.A.TrafficFilter: getting from Studio City to San Pedro by 7:00 a.m. sharp tomorrow morning (via the 101/110) -- what's a good timeframe to expect? [more inside]
posted by scody
on Jan 12, 2006 -
I’m driving considerably more than I used to, and have noticed an interesting phenomenon as a result. At least once a day, I see a driver coming towards a stop sign, prepared to make a rolling stop, fixated on looking to their right. At the final second, they look to the left and slam the brakes upon seeing an approaching vehicle.
I’d like to figure out why these folks look to the right, instead of the left, which is the lane that will crash into them first. Am I just noticing the bad drivers because they stand out, or there a better explanation?
posted by yorick
on Dec 3, 2005 -
Download limit question: If I can only download 20gb of data a month, whats the best (free) windows software for measuring and analysing all traffic coming in (and out) of my internet connection? Thanks...
posted by kev23f
on Oct 31, 2005 -
Early nineties, blue lights on a traffic light below the standard green one. Am I crazy? What were they for? [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim
on Oct 24, 2005 -
I'm considering a drive from NJ to NH, and there are various potential trouble spots on the way. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze
on Sep 6, 2005 -
NYCTrafficFilter: Help me avoid the worst of it. I have to drive from Maine to Long Branch, NJ for a wedding this weekend. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have to leave Portland at around 1 p.m. on Thursday. This means I'll be nearing NYC right around rush hour. Google Maps suggests going 84 to 91 to 95, over the GWB, to Garden State Parkway to Rt. 36. Should I trust Google on this one?
posted by damn yankee
on Aug 23, 2005 -
Is there any place (online or otherwise) where I can get historical data on southern California freeway traffic patterns? [more inside]
posted by thefinned1
on Aug 4, 2005 -
TrafficTicketFilter: I've been asked to prove that I have paid all my traffic tickets for the past 5 years and I have no clue how. Where should I call/go to get retroactive traffic ticket records? city court? state court? DMV? This is in Atlanta, Georgia. [more inside]
posted by costas
on Aug 2, 2005 -
Can I proceed through a red light when it is clearly not possible
for traffic to be coming from the opposing direction? [more inside]
posted by mike9322
on Jun 30, 2005 -
So I've been noticing for some time that whenver I'm on the highway and encounter some kind of construction or whatever that forces one to merge, that if I dutifully merge over as quickly as possible I then watch as people in the lane that is bound to run out move past me. I'm wondering why this is so -- why people are rewarded for merging at the last possible moment. As it seems that usually at the merge point the two lanes take turns as far as which car moves forward, it seems that the two lanes should move at the same speed. Can anyone explain why this doesn't seem to be so?
posted by jgballard
on Apr 25, 2005 -
Since April 1st, my blog's traffic has spiked, due to a dramatic increase in hits from Google image searches (like, 400-500 a day). What's going on? [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow
on Apr 5, 2005 -
When did Los Angeles drivers begin to consistently make illegal left turns, against a red light? In LA last week, my wife and I noticed that the last two or three cars making a left turn at an intersection did so even though the green arrow had stopped showing. And are there other places besides Southern California where these (belated, illegal, dangerous) turns happen regularly? [A bit more inside] [more inside]
posted by WestCoaster
on Feb 19, 2005 -
What free hit counter do you guys recommend for a blog?
posted by guictx
on Feb 9, 2005 -
Internet Traffic Reports?
I know there's a site where Internet Traffic figures are posted, but is there a site that offers news about Internet "incidents." For example, right now, the Yahoo Group I belong to is either very impaired, or completely down. And, while it's somewhat pointless (sort of like schedules for the subway--hey it comes when it comes), I'd like to know WHY.
posted by ParisParamus
on Dec 23, 2004 -
I'm not in the technology business, so this may seem like a fairly simple-minded question. I've a client who claims their website receives a certain number of visitors (not hits, unique visitors) a month. Is there a way to validate this - a non-illegal/non-hacking way of counting what interest one website may generate without them knowing it? Perhaps a website like google or the like that provides this service?
posted by eatdonuts
on Dec 1, 2004 -