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  • April 23, 2014
    This is a video shot above Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It's a massive free-for-all traffic intersection. From what I gathered, you just drive until you almost hit somebody, wait for them to move, then speed off again. The pedestrians though -- they're the real wa... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2014
    On display at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Audi is currently testing its new Smart City Traffic Light Assistance, a system that provides a countdown until the next stoplight on your route will turn green. Alternatively, treat yourself to a jetpack and for... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2013
    If you haven't already seen it already (and because it's Friday -- YES, YES, YES!), this is a video of a traffic reporter at local news station ABC 12 drawing a penis on the monitor during her segment. Just look at that smile -- you can tell she's proud of her handiwork. And ... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2012
    We've seen similar concepts in the past, but for some reason people can't get over the idea of adding lasers to crosswalks, so here's another one. The Guardian crosswalk was designed by Ho-Joon Lim's and features lasers that either provide a visual barrier for pedestrians so t... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2012
    This is a video of an intersection in Germany that allows two pedestrians on opposite sides of the street to play a little game of pong against each other while waiting for the walk light to turn green. The game even has a timer that shows you how long you've got left until it... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2010
    The 'Sand Glass' stoplight concept by Thanva Tivawong counts down the sands of time until your light turns green so you know precisely when to neutral-drop your (roommate's) car and make a speedy getaway, leaving all the blue-hairs in your (roommate's) Civic's dust to squawk ab... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2010
    Note: The I'm not spoiling it video is after the jump. If you haven't seen this yet you should watch it. I can't really say anything without ruining it except it all starts as a routine traffic stop (for driving with an odd number of headlights under two) in Russia [insert "i... / Continue →
  • August 23, 2010
    I can barely sit in traffic for five minutes without screaming and threatening to kill everyone else around me, but nine days? I'd nuke the entire damn planet. Shit, the moon too. What?! I'm not crapping in the backseat again! Thousands of vehicles were bogged down Monday i... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2010
    Well, not actually run over them like Bigfoot or Grave Digger would, but it can drive over them. Although that's not actually the purpose. The purpose is so that cars can drive under, thus eliminating bus-stop related traffic jams. Instead of spending millions to widen roads... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2010
    Fires: they burn houses down and ruin lives. But they also make fireworks work and pipes smoke. OH THE DICHOTOMY! But what's a fire department to do when they get a rush-hour call that a child has set a recycling bin full of his sister's Barbies ablaze and the fire has sprea... / Continue →
  • May 18, 2010
    Ever wanted to accidentally push your child into traffic? Enter the Roller Buggy. ...according to designer Valentin Vodev, a lot of care and safety concerns were taken into consideration when it was designed. In addition to an extra safety belt on the child seat, the Roller B... / Continue →
  • December 1, 2009
    Honestly, I'm sure this idea has been around forever. I even invented it in my sleep once WHEN I WAS A CHILD but I didn't want to take credit for it because I didn't want my parents to find out I already knew how to drive since I'd been moonlighting as a cabbie to pay my way t... / Continue →
  • November 22, 2009
    This is a video of ninja/sign-spinner Matthew Kermode. He can spin a sign like nobody's business. But it is -- he works for a sign-spinning business! Taking his headphones off to talk with us for a second, the sign samurai handed us a card out of his wallet: "Matthew Kermode... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2009
    Just in case you were wondering, the police will tase your 72-year old grandma. You hear that, members of the geriatric species? YOU ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM THE ZAPPERY! Also, does the officer really yell "TASERED!" as he's doing it? Because that's awesome. I'm gonna start doi... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2009
    I don't care what you say, that's probably the best life those barrels could have asked for. God knows I've run over my fair share and dragged them home. NC State student Joseph Carnevale, the artist behind the Traffic Barrel Monster, has been arrested for stealing the barrel... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2009
    Apparently some 16-year old girl dove into traffic because she dropped her iPod in the street and had already blasted her remaining brains out at level 11 volume. The girl was walking across the street on Tuesday when she dropped her iPod. She went back to grab it in moving ... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2009
    The Taga Stroller Trike allows you to get some exercise while at the same time getting those pasty leeches of yours out from in front of the television -- and into traffic! HONK HONK, BEEP BEEP! Taga isn't the first pedal powered vehicle with space to load up the kiddies, it ... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2009
    The Grass Wheel was created by David Gallaugher, Kevin James, and Jacob Jebailey of the Dalhousie School of Architecture, and provides a comfortable, shoe-free mode of eco-transportation in the concrete jungle (grass-sandals guys, just saying). And I think we can all agree, it... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2009
    One day Dale Lyle got a speeding ticket in the mail issued by one of those automatic ticketing cameras. It claimed he was doing 98MPH in his 14-year old Honda Civic, a car he insisted could only do 85MPH max on a downhill slope with a tailwind. So what did he do? He did what... / Continue →
  • December 26, 2008
    High school students in Montgomery County, Maryland (where, incidentally, I used to live -- go Q.O.!) are Photoshopping pictures of their enemy's license plates, taping them to another car, and then speeding through areas with those automatic ticketing cameras. Interesting....... / Continue →