This Week in Traffic: 20 April 2007

Stamford Times Can’t Format an Article

This article from the Stamford Times demonstrates two things: They shouldn’t let their IT folks set up the online newspaper because, really, who uses center formatting for a newspaper article and, oh yeah, there’s some traffic calming information in there.

16 Students Killed in Egypt

Two days after the Viriginia Tech shootings, 16 teenage students were killed, and 8 injured in a head-on collision in Egypt. Why didn’t this make the national news?

Keokuk, Iowa is REMOVING Traffic Signals

If you know anything about small towns, you know that their traffic signals are sources of community pride. However, when it goes overboard, traffic delays skyrocket, maintenance costs soar, and people start to realize that signals are not a fix-all. Keokuk is experimenting with a more rational approach to their signalization, and getting rid of their ancient unwarranted electromechanical signal controllers in the process.

If you See a Girl, Alone on the Highway…

She might have lost her soccer game

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2 Responses to This Week in Traffic: 20 April 2007

  1. Ken says:

    Re: “16 Students Killed in Egypt… Why didn’t this make the national news?”

    That was a rhetorical question, right? Short answer was “not here, not American.” For more amusement, read the print edition of yesterday’s Washington Post where a bombing in Iraq claimed more lives than the VA Tech shooting, but it gets a 2-paragraph article while the mourning and analysis of the VA Tech tragedy gets over 5 pages of print.

  2. Tom says:

    That soccer Mom should not get her kid back. Leaving your teenager alone along the highway?

    I hope to god I don’t become like a lot of parents I see lately… taking their kids sports waaaay too seriously. I can see myself getting excited along the sidelines and yelling a little but punishing your kids for not doing well in sports? What’s worse are the parents that yell at (or yet even worse, fight with) the coaches, refs other parents. Put them in jail.

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