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Shoulder (road)

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A shoulder, or hard shoulder is an emergency stopping lane by the verge of a road or motorway, on the right in countries which drive on the right, or on the left side in India, Japan, the UK, Australia, and other left-side driving countries. [1]

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A1 road (Great Britain)

The A1 is the longest numbered road in the UK, at.

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A2 road (England)

The A2 is a major road in southern England, connecting London with the English Channel port of Dover in Kent.

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A27 road

The A27 is a major road in England.

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Active traffic management

Active traffic management (also managed lanes, smart lanes, managed/smart motorways) is method of increasing peak capacity and smoothing traffic flows on busy major highways.

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An ambulance is a vehicle for transportation, from or between places of treatment, and in some instances will also provide out of hospital medical care to the patient.

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Aquaplaning or hydroplaning by the tires of a road vehicle, aircraft or other wheeled vehicle occurs when a layer of water builds between the wheels of the vehicle and the road surface, leading to a loss of traction that prevents the vehicle from responding to control inputs.

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Asphalt, also known as bitumen, is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum.

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Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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Breakdown (vehicle)

A vehicle breakdown is the mechanical failure of a motor vehicle in such a way that the underlying problem prevents the vehicle from being operated at all, or impedes the vehicle's operation so much, that it is very difficult, nearly impossible, or else dangerous to operate.

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A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle.

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A bus (archaically also omnibus, multibus, motorbus, autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers.

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Bus lane

A bus lane or bus-only lane is a lane restricted to buses, often on certain days and times, and generally used to speed up public transport that would be otherwise held up by traffic congestion.

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Cat's eye (road)

A cat's eye is a retroreflective safety device used in road marking and was the first of a range of raised pavement markers.

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Central Jersey

Central Jersey is the central region of the U.S. state of New Jersey.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Community Transit

Community Transit (CT) is the public transit authority of Snohomish County, Washington, United States, excluding the city of Everett, in the Seattle metropolitan area.

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Concrete, usually Portland cement concrete, is a composite material composed of fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement (cement paste) that hardens over time—most frequently a lime-based cement binder, such as Portland cement, but sometimes with other hydraulic cements, such as a calcium aluminate cement.

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Contraflow lane reversal

Contraflow lane reversal is the altering of the normal flow of traffic, typically on a controlled-access highway (such as a freeway or motorway), to either aid in an emergency evacuation (the most common usage of the term in the United States) or, as part of routine maintenance activities, to facilitate widening or reconstruction of one of the highway's carriageways (the most common usage in the United Kingdom).

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Controlled-access highway

A controlled-access highway is a type of highway which has been designed for high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated.

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Dual carriageway

A dual carriageway (British English) or divided highway (American English) is a class of highway with carriageways for traffic travelling in opposite directions separated by a central reservation.

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Emergency vehicle

An emergency vehicle is any vehicle that is designated and authorized to respond to an emergency in a life-threatening situation.

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Federal Highway Administration

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a division of the United States Department of Transportation that specializes in highway transportation.

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Fire engine

A fire engine (also known in some territories as a fire truck or fire appliance) is a vehicle designed primarily for firefighting operations.

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Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.

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Florida Department of Transportation

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is a decentralized agency charged with the establishment, maintenance, and regulation of public transportation in the state of Florida.

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Fog is a visible aerosol consisting of minute water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface.

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Gravel is a loose aggregation of rock fragments.

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High-visibility clothing

High-visibility (HV) clothing, a type of personal protective equipment (PPE), is any clothing worn that has highly reflective properties or a colour that is easily discernible from any background.

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Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma was an extremely powerful and catastrophic Cape Verde hurricane, the strongest observed in the Atlantic in terms of maximum sustained winds since Wilma, and the strongest storm on record to exist in the open Atlantic region.

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Interstate 10 in Florida

The of Interstate 10 in Florida is the easternmost section of the east–west Interstate 10 (I-10) in the Southern United States.

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Interstate 4

Interstate 4 (I-4) is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Florida, maintained by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

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Interstate 405 (Washington)

Interstate 405 (I-405) is a north–south auxiliary Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Washington.

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Interstate 5 in Washington

Interstate 5 (I-5) is an Interstate Highway on the West Coast of the United States, serving as the region's primary north–south route.

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Interstate 580 (California)

Interstate 580 (I-580) is an 80-mile (129 km) east–west Interstate Highway in Northern California.

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Interstate 66

Interstate 66 (I-66) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States.

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Interstate 75 in Florida

Interstate 75 (I-75) is a part of the Interstate Highway System and runs from the Hialeah–Miami Lakes border, a few miles northwest of Miami, to Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Interstate 95 in Florida

Interstate 95 (I-95) is the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States; its southernmost segment serves the Atlantic coast of Florida.

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Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic.

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Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Jingjintang Expressway

Jingjintang Expressway(Part of), also known as the Jingtang Expressway, links Beijing via central Tianjin to the Tanggu District in eastern Tianjin.

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M25 motorway

The M25 or London Orbital Motorway is a motorway that encircles almost all of Greater London, England (with the exception of North Ockendon), in the United Kingdom.

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M42 motorway

The M42 motorway is a major road in England.

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M6 motorway

The M6 motorway runs from junction 19 of the M1 at the Catthorpe Interchange, near Rugby via Birmingham then heads north, passing Stoke-on-Trent, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Lancaster, Carlisle and terminating at the Gretna junction (J45).

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M60 motorway

The M60 motorway, Manchester Ring Motorway, or Manchester Outer Ring Road, is an orbital motorway in North West England.

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M62 motorway

The M62 is a west–east trans-Pennine motorway in Northern England, connecting Liverpool and Hull via Manchester and Leeds; of the route is shared with the M60 orbital motorway around Manchester.

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Mancunian Way

The Mancunian Way is a two mile long elevated motorway in Manchester, England.

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Minneapolis–Saint Paul

Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota.

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Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States.

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N7 road (Ireland)

The N7 road is a national primary road in Ireland, connecting Limerick and Dublin.

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD; Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques, OCDE) is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 35 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade.

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Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada.

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Ontario Highway 401

King's Highway 401, commonly referred to as Highway 401 and also known by its official name as the Macdonald–Cartier Freeway or colloquially as the four-oh-one, is a controlled-access 400-series highway in the Canadian province of Ontario.

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Ontario Highway 403

King's Highway 403 (pronounced "four-oh-three"), or simply Highway 403, is a 400-series highway in the Canadian province of Ontario that travels between Woodstock and Mississauga, branching off from and reuniting with Highway 401 at both ends and travelling south of it through Hamilton and Mississauga.

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Police car

A police car (also called a police cruiser, cop car, prowler, squad car, radio car or radio mobile patrol (RMP)) is a ground vehicle used by police for transportation during patrols and to enable them to respond to incidents and chases.

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Raised pavement marker

A raised pavement marker is a safety device used on roads.

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Republic of Ireland

Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland.

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Richmond–San Rafael Bridge

The Richmond–San Rafael Bridge (also officially named the John F. McCarthy Memorial Bridge) is the northernmost of the east–west crossings of the San Francisco Bay in California, USA.

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A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places that has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by foot or some form of conveyance, including a motor vehicle, cart, bicycle, or horse.

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Road debris

Road debris, a form of road hazard, is debris on or off a road.

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Road verge

A road verge is a strip of grass or plants, and sometimes also trees, located between a roadway (carriageway) and a sidewalk (pavement).

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Roads in Ireland

The island of Ireland, comprising Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, has an extensive network of tens of thousands of kilometres of public roads, usually surfaced.

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Rumble strip

Rumble strips, also known as sleeper lines, alert strips, audible lines, sleepy bumps, wake up calls, growlers, drift lines, and drunk bumps, are a road safety feature to alert inattentive drivers of potential danger, by causing a tactile vibration and audible rumbling transmitted through the wheels into the vehicle interior.

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Run-off-road collision

A run-off-road collision (or roadway departure) is a US term for a type of single-vehicle collision that occurs when a vehicle leaves the roadway.

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Rush hour

A rush hour (American English, British English) is a part of the day during which traffic congestion on roads and crowding on public transport is at its highest.

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Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.

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A sidewalk (American English) or pavement (British English), also known as a footpath or footway, is a path along the side of a road.

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Snohomish County, Washington

Snohomish County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington.

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Sound Transit Express

Sound Transit Express (ST Express) is a network of regional express buses, operated by the multi-county transit agency, Sound Transit.

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Speed limit

Road speed limits are used in most countries to set the maximum (or minimum in some cases) speed at which road vehicles may legally travel on particular stretches of road.

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Stormwater, also spelled storm water, is water that originates during precipitation events and snow/ice melt.

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Subbase (pavement)

In highway engineering, subbase is the layer of aggregate material laid on the subgrade, on which the base course layer is located.

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The Sun-Sentinel is the main daily newspaper of Broward County, Florida.

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Super two

A super two, super two-lane highway or wide two lane, in the United States, is a two-lane surface road built to highway standards, typically including partial control of access, occasional passing lanes and hard shoulders.

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The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times is a daily newspaper serving Seattle, Washington, United States.

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Traffic congestion

Traffic congestion is a condition on transport networks that occurs as use increases, and is characterized by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased vehicular queueing.

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Tule fog

Tule fog is a thick ground fog that settles in the San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento Valley areas of California's Great Central Valley.

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Wide outside lane

A wide outside lane (WOL) or wide curb lane (WCL) is an outermost lane of a roadway that is wide enough to be safely shared side by side by a bicycle and a wider motor vehicle at the same time.

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Wrong-way driving

Wrong-way driving (WWD) is the act of driving a motor vehicle against the direction of traffic.

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2+1 road

2+1 road is a specific category of three-lane road, consisting of two lanes in one direction and one lane in the other, alternating every few kilometres, and separated usually with a steel cable barrier.

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