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Dover traffic: 'We were stuck in traffic for 16 hours'

BBC News

UK officials are to assist with French border checks at the Port of Dover, after the government said motorists had suffered "extraordinary disruption". Motorists were caught up in long delays through Kent, due to high numbers of holidaymakers and understaffed French border posts amid heightened security checks. Ollie Burridge, who is travelling with his family to Barcelona from South Wales, told the BBC they had been stuck in traffic for 16 hours waiting to board a ferry.


VIDEO: Strolling swan holds up city traffic

BBC News

A swan out for a leisurely stroll brought Monday morning traffic to a near standstill in Manchester city centre. The bird reduced cars and HGVs to crawling speed as it went for a waddle along Great Ancoats Street just after rush hour at 10:00 GMT. The video was filmed and tweeted by Joe Daly, a literature promoter, as he left his home in the city centre. Mr Daly also called the police, who made sure the bird was safe as they got the traffic moving again along the dual carriageway.


Traffic deaths fall below 4,000 in Japan for first time in 67 years

The Japan Times

In 2016, the number of people who died in traffic accidents dropped by 213, or 5.2 percent, from a year earlier to 3,904. The figure was the third-lowest since 1948, the first year for which comparable data became available. It was last below 4,000 in 1949. The 2016 figure was less than a quarter of the record 16,765 logged in 1970, according to the agency. An agency official attributed the decline to traffic safety education; improved vehicle performance, like automatic brakes; and better road conditions, such as more intersections with clearer lines of sight and easier-to-see traffic lights.


How to Measure Foot Traffic Using Data Analytics - KDnuggets

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Businesses big and small have to face the modern-day truth that brick-and-mortar stores just don't cut it on their own anymore. Online retail, especially for places focusing on a niche demographic, is an absolute must with our current technology. However, this doesn't mean physical locations should cease to exist. In fact, your business might not be able to make it without one. To make your storefront a success, you need to get customers to come inside.


Fan stops traffic to get a selfie with The Rock

Mashable

Dwayne'The Rock' Johnson is all about making his fans happy and sometimes that means halting traffic to do so. SEE ALSO: The Rock flawlessly recreated his most iconic '90s outfit for'SNL' The Rock was driving in his pickup after work when a fan pulled up beside him, recognized the actor, and started to freak out. In a Facebook post, he wrote, "I rolled the passenger window down to say hello and then he REALLY freaked out." The fan immediately parked his rig in the middle of the road and went to stand next to The Rock's driver side window, which was in the way of oncoming traffic. The actor pulled out his phone to record the hilarious encounter.