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Multi-vehicle crash on M1 south of Brisbane causes traffic chaos

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A multi-vehicle crash in Brisbane’s south created chaos on Tuesday morning, with reports of motorists stuck in traffic for more than four hours. Queensland police Sr Sgt Todd Sucic said a 12-vehicle nose-to-tail accid...

Why bike lanes don’t make traffic worse – video

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Cities in the UK and around the world are installing new bike lanes to help reduce emissions, but some claim they are making traffic worse. The argument goes that bike lanes means less space for cars and therefore mor...

Secondhand bikes and city traffic: the joy and grit of an African cycle race

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The half-finished, two-storey roundabout at the centre of Lunsar is not much to look at – a circular concrete shell that one day, maybe, will be finished and become a clock tower similar to those in nearby Makeni and ...

DoorDash driver’s video shows officer firing stun gun in Tennessee traffic stop

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A Tennessee police officer who used his stun gun on a DoorDash driver wrote an arrest report saying the man had become argumentative while denying he was speeding, refused to hand over identifying information, demande...

Traffic, tickets, gas: rideshare and delivery app workers fight to unionize

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For nearly three years, Kevin Zhou has worked as a delivery driver in New York City for DoorDash, UberEats, Grubhub and other food delivery apps, and often has to work 12 to 16 hour days just to make enough to make en...

Defense rests after Kim Potter describes ‘chaotic’ traffic stop that killed Wright

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The defense has rested in the trial of a Minnesota police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Black motorist Daunte Wright. Kim Potter, 49, is charged with manslaughter in Wright’s death during a traffic stop on ...

Freight traffic between Great Britain and Dublin drops by a fifth

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Freight traffic from Great Britain to Dublin Port has dropped by a fifth since Brexit while business with the EU has leapt by more than a third, a report shows. Exporters and importers in Ireland have been avoiding th...

New Zealand Covid: Ardern unveils post-lockdown ‘traffic light’ system linked to 90% vaccination rate

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More than 18 months into the pandemic, New Zealand has announced its roadmap for a post-lockdown future – and says dropping restrictions hinges on the country hitting some of the world’s most ambitious vaccination rat...

Squid Game’s success reopens debate over who should pay for rising internet traffic

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The breakout success of the Korean drama Squid Game has prompted a local broadband provider to launch legal action to force the maker, Netflix, to help pay for the huge surge in traffic, the latest flashpoint in the a...

‘It was war’: school-run parents tackle petrol crisis traffic chaos

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Bounds Green primary school sits on a road so busy it has a bridge for a pedestrian crossing. Even on a good day the air is acrid, suffused by mephitic fumes belched continuously by traffic on the A109, which bisects ...

Five arrested after Iain Duncan Smith ‘hit on head with traffic cone’

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Five people have been arrested after Iain Duncan Smith was allegedly hit on the head with a traffic cone during the Conservative party conference. Greater Manchester police (GMP) said it arrested three men and two wom...

Insulate Britain protesters bring traffic to halt on M1 and M4

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The climate campaign group Insulate Britain is staging its 10th day of protests in the past three weeks. The organisation said about 30 activists have blocked roundabouts at junction 3 of the M4 near Heathrow airport,...

Wild boar family navigate traffic in Rome – video

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A family of wild boar were filmed walking on the Via Trionfale in the northern suburbs of Rome. In recent years wild boar have been wreaking havoc in Rome, even causing fatal car crashes. The animal is believed to be ...

‘Unjust practices’: US prosecutor takes stand against minor police traffic stops

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A Minnesota prosecutor who filed manslaughter charges against a police officer who shot and killed the black motorist Philando Castile in a 2016 stop for a broken tail light says he will no longer pursue cases involvi...

Europe’s distrust of the traffic light system threatens UK holidays

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Uncertainty surrounding outbound travel from the UK is causing an atmosphere of distrust among hoteliers and travel suppliers in Europe, according to tour operators and industry bodies. Prior to the government announc...

Deadly traffic: the fuel drivers caught up in Pakistan-Iran border tensions

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Karim Jan* spent the festival of Eid al-Fitr sitting in the scorching May sun as he had spent the previous five days, waiting in a long queue of traffic to get into Iran. Like hundreds of other drivers, Jan came to th...

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