Gridlock Guy

Gridlock Guy: Confessions of a song-infused speeder

Hearing one of your favorite songs might have caused you to mash the gas a little harder and with little purpose. But this column isn’t about your sonic-speed-sin. It’s about mine.

Gridlock Guy: The evil art of enablement in the car

Correcting a driver, especially someone we love, can open a good door to discussion—if done correctly and without an overly emotional infusion. Sometimes behavior stops when the right person says the right thing.

Gridlock Guy: The local road work-reporting problem and the British solution

Reporting traffic incident information in real-time can be like drinking from a fire hose. There are so many sources with varying levels of credibility and boiling that info stream into clear, concise, accurate bits takes an army with know-how. The WSB Traffic Team and I pride ourselves on doing this, but the hardest part is tracking construction projects. Unless we can see them on the WSB Jam Cams, being certain about any road work, especially surface street closures, is very tough. But a U.K. geo-tech company is trying to enter the American scene and launch a plan that has worked across the pond over the last ten years.

Gridlock Guy: How WSB Traffic covered Zeta’s effect on Atlanta

Just the threat of any kind of rain in drive time is enough reason for alarm in Atlanta, but Zeta brought heavy rain and high winds last week. WSB's 'Gridlock Guy' Doug Turnbull looks back at how our traffic team covered Zeta's impact on the roads.

Gridlock Guy: Georgia road fatalities surprisingly high in 2020

Recent GDOT numbers have surprisingly shown that traffic fatalities in Georgia are slightly higher in 2020, compared to the same time in 2019. This bucks at a recent annual trend of decreasing highway fatalities, partially due to 2018’s Hands-Free Georgia anti-distracted driving law and the continuing evolution of vehicle safety.

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