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Solar eclipse could create once-in-a-lifetime road hazards

Jenni Bergal denverpost.com The Aug. 21 total eclipse will cut directly across 14 states, from Oregon to South Carolina WASHINGTON — The moon will block out the sun, and day will plunge into night. Birds will stop singing, crickets will start chirping, and many people will gasp, weep, or even howl when they see the…

‘Gun-wielding’ road rage woman arrested, police say

Samuel Chamberlain foxnews.com Police in Texas have arrested a Houston-area woman after identifying her in connection with two separate road rage incidents. Amanda Downs, 25, of Baytown, was arrested in La Porte Friday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Investigators say Downs was captured on video Aug. 2 pointing what appeared to be…

Puny Humans Still See the World Better Than Self-Driving Cars

Aarian Marshall Wired.com A confidence booster for you, puny human: The machines don’t have you beat. Yet. Yes, the autonomous car is coming, and fast. Tesla delivered the first of its much-anticipated Model 3s last week, complete with the Autopilot feature that allows the cars to drive themselves on well-marked highways. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class can…

Ele.me to pay rewards to catch out bad drivers

Chen Huizhi shanghaidaily.com POPULAR online food delivery service ele.me is offering rewards to customers who report traffic violations by its riders through its WeChat account. The announcement was made at an event with Shanghai traffic police yesterday to promote road safety among e-bike riders delivering food. Residents are encouraged to take pictures of the company’s…

City in China punishing bad drivers with slogan shouting

Elizabeth Shim upi.com July 21 (UPI) — Drivers in a southeastern Chinese city may be thinking twice about running a red light, after a report on a special type of punishment for traffic signal violators went viral on social media. ChinaNews.com reported Friday the public security bureau of Ji’an, Jiangxi Province, began in July to…