Traffic comprises pedestrians, vehicles, ridden or herded animals, trains, and other conveyances that use public ways (roads) for travel and transportation.

Traffic laws govern and regulate traffic, while rules of the road include traffic laws and informal rules that may have developed over time to facilitate the orderly and timely flow of traffic. Organized traffic generally has well-established priorities, lanes, right-of-way, and traffic control at intersections.

Traffic is formally organized in many jurisdictions, with marked lanes, junctions, intersections, interchanges, traffic signals, or signs. Traffic is often classified by type: heavy motor vehicle (e.g., car, truck), other vehicle (e.g., moped, bicycle), and pedestrian. Different classes may share speed limits and easement, or may be segregated. Some jurisdictions may have very detailed and complex rules of the road while others rely more on drivers' common sense and willingness to cooperate.

Organization typically produces a better combination of travel safety and efficiency. Events which disrupt the flow and may cause traffic to degenerate into a disorganized mess include road construction, collisions, and debris in the roadway. On particularly busy freeways, a minor disruption may persist in a phenomenon known as traffic waves. A complete breakdown of organization may result in traffic congestion and gridlock. Simulations of organized traffic frequently involve queuing theory, stochastic processes and equations of mathematical physics applied to traffic flow.


August 9, 2022

Watch a news presenter name-drop 15 Beyoncé songs in a traffic report

“Traffic is getting ‘Heated’ and it’s starting to ‘Break My Soul’ just a little bit,” the Bey-loving host said in her presentation The post Watch a news presenter name-drop 15 Beyoncé songs in a traffic report appeared first on NME.

August 5, 2022

Traffic Reporter Delivers a ‘Flawless’ Segment Filled With Beyoncé Song Titles

Sheila Watko's reference-filled report even earned some praise from the pop star's mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson

July 16, 2022

Kodak Black Arrested on Drug Charges During Traffic Stop in Florida

'Never judge a case based on the arrest," the rapper's lawyer tells

July 14, 2022

14-Year-Old Charged With Murder After 73-Year-Old Man Was Beaten to Death With Traffic Cone

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder following his participation in the fatal beating of 73-year-old man James Lambert in Philadelphia last month.

July 14, 2022

Body Cam Footage Shows Boosie Badazz Cuffed During Traffic Stop, Says Georgia Police Are Targeting Him

The footage is dated July 12 and sees Boosie Badazz and another individual being cuffed after Fairburn police pulled them over for tinted windows.

July 6, 2022

California Governor Pardons Inmate Who Received Life Sentence as Teen for Killing Sex Trafficker

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pardoned a sex trafficking victim who as a teenager was sentenced to life in prison for killing her former pimp.

June 24, 2022

Supergrass play their Glastonbury reunion show “two years late”

"Traffic was a bitch" The post Supergrass play their Glastonbury reunion show “two years late” appeared first on NME.

May 7, 2022

Willow Kayne releases ‘Human Traffic’ inspired video for ‘Final Notice’

The jungle-pop track is the first new material since her debut ‘Playground Antics’ EP The post Willow Kayne releases ‘Human Traffic’ inspired video for ‘Final Notice’ appeared first on NME.

March 24, 2022

Conor McGregor Arrested in Ireland for Alleged Traffic Violations

Conor McGregor was pulled over in his native Dublin, Ireland and arrested for alleged road traffic violations. He was charged and eventually released on bail.

March 21, 2022

Video Shows White Cop Grab, Tase Unarmed Black Man After He Asked to Speak With Supervisor During Traffic Stop

Delane Gordon was making a DoorDash delivery on March 10 when he was pulled over by an officer in Collegedale, Tennessee in an incident captured on video.

December 23, 2021

Lee Mujin on Being Billboard K-Pop 100 Rookie of the Year: ‘I’m Still Hungry for More’

"Traffic Light" was the longest No. 1 on the Billboard K-Pop 100 in 2021.

December 17, 2021

BTS Impress Their Toughest Audience Yet on ‘Corden’: L.A. Drivers Stuck in Traffic

The group performed snippets of "Butter," "Permission to Dance," and "Dynamite" on the latest The Late Late Show "Crosswalk Concert"

October 22, 2021

Lee Mujin’s ‘Traffic Light’ Tops Billboard K-Pop 100 for Seventh Week

Lee Mujin's “Traffic Light” tops the Billboard K-Pop 100 chart (dated Oct. 23) for a seventh consecutive week, boasting the highest streaming count for the past seven weeks.

August 5, 2021

Adam Schlesinger to Get His Own Musical After 2020 Death From Covid-19

Traffic & Weather runs August 5th through 14th


The Last Great Traffic Jam

September 20, 2005

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Far From Home

May 9, 1994

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When The Eagle Flies

September 1, 1974

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On The Road

October 1, 1973

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Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory

February 1, 1973

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The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys

November 1, 1971

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Welcome To The Canteen

September 1, 1971

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John Barleycorn Must Die Deluxe Edition

July 1, 1970

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John Barleycorn Must Die

July 1, 1970

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Last Exit

May 1, 1969

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October 1, 1968

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Mr. Fantasy

December 8, 1967

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