Posts Tagged ‘Traffic’

The War on Dana Milbank’s Car

D.C. shouldn't get statehood until Washington Post columnists can violate traffic laws with impunity!

Gear Prudence: Should I Really Be Wearing All This Lycra?

Gear Prudence: What do you do when approaching a four-way stop with multiple drivers on the other streets who don’t know how to yield the right of way or make a decision? Do you race through? Do you direct traffic? Do you stare and make funny faces?—So Tired Of People Pausing Extraneously, Dammit
Dear STOPPED: According [...]

Downtown Sinkhole Blamed on Blocked Storm Drain

The good news is that the downtown sinkhole at 14th and F Streets should be fixed by Friday. The bad news is that fixing it is going to come with a hefty price tag.
Speaking in front of the sinkhole this afternoon, Deputy Mayor Paul Quander said the roads surrounding the sinkhole, which have been at [...]

Police Investigating Garbage Truck Driver’s Unusual Death

A Maryland garbage truck driver received mortal injuries in a surprising way Monday afternoon—by falling out of his truck's cab. Now the case is under police investigation.
Seventy-one-year-old Oxon Hill resident James Harvey Harris was driving a trash truck north on South Capitol Street SE Monday afternoon, according to D.C. police. Harris' truck hit a bridge [...]

Truck Flips Over on 295 Ramp

This is not how trucks are supposed to look! According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the above truck flipped over on the  I-295 ramp by the 11th Street Bridge this afternoon and is still wreaking traffic havoc. Since the truck is all over it, police have shut down the ramp.
MPD isn't sure yet how the [...]

Hate Speed Cameras? There’s An App For That

In good news for the lead-footed, D.C. started reducing the prices for some of its steep traffic camera fines last year. But one app producer wants to help people avoid the tickets entirely.
Inspired by taxi-driving relatives who were seeing their profits eaten up by multiple monthly traffic tickets, Virginia resident Faris Gessese, his brother Joseph, [...]

2012 in Mosts and Leasts

Every year brings press released dressed up as reports on a city's personality, and 2012 was no different. Here's what superlatives, many of them based on arbitrary interpretations of statistically dubious data, told us about ourselves this year.
We're Rude
D.C. is the third rudest city in the nation, according to Travel + Leisure. Washingtonians are so [...]

The Needle: Yes, Traffic Is Getting Worse Edition

Why Don't You Get A Job? The November jobs numbers are out, and unemployment is at its lowest rate since 2009! At 8.6. percent, everything sounds really good, until you remember that the boost is probably due to holiday hiring, and the fact that several hundred thousand more people simply just gave up on finding [...]

The Needle: To Catch A TV Predator Edition

Don't Get Mad, Get Even: YouTube is already good for bringing fame and fortune to people, whether they deserve it or not. Now an Arlington man is hoping it's good for bringing justice, too. After someone took a TV he'd ordered online off his porch, Rob Richards posted surveillance video of the delivery and the heist [...]

The Needle: Thanksgiving Edition

Congestion Nation: Apparently traffic has gotten so bad that the Weather Channel has started covering it, as if it were a natural phenomenon like fog or a snowstorm. The network has a Thanksgiving travel rating up today, which ranks the southern portion of the Beltway the seventh-worst road in the nation this weekend. Friday, though, [...]

The Needle: Under Arrest Edition

Suspected Shooter: Authorities say they've arrested one of the men responsible for yesterday's broad daylight shooting outside a funeral on U Street. Brandon Miller, of Girard Street NW, was taken into custody late last night. Miller will be charged with the murder of Jamal Coates. Still at large, according to the Metropolitan Police Department: A [...]

The Needle: A River Runs Through It Edition

Clean Me a River: Long-time Washingtonians may sometimes wonder what's going through the heads (or digestive tracts) of people fishing on the banks of the Potomac River. For decades, the river's been considered so polluted as to be a national disgrace. Turns out those people fishing were just ahead of the curve, though; a new [...]

Nuclear Summit Annoys More Drivers Than Previously Thought

The District continues to beef up its credentials as the "parking ticket capital of the nation." Earlier this week, parking enforcement officers were even ticketing cars in designated no-ticketing zones.
This morning, Department of Public Works staffer Kevin Twine sent an email to several Northwest D.C. neighborhood listservs, informing residents of the ticketing snafu:
"To ease the parking burden created by the [...]

Not Shoveling Your Sidewalk Can Kill

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Hey, asshole.
Yeah—talking to you, guy who didn't shovel his sidewalk after 35 inches of snow.
Asa Fukuhara, a 32-year-old Agriculture Department engineer, died yesterday in Prince George's County after he was likely forced to walk in the street because snow blocked his path.
Think about that next time you decide Mother Nature to take [...]

District Limerick: (SN)Off topic

That two-story lot was just hooey
But good for commuters from Bowie
Their cars and their trucks
Can park for six bucks
Free bonus: Make biking more screwy
When Target and Best Buy invested
We knew it would get more congested
But more halfwits swerving
At 14th and Irving
Should make that place wholly detested

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