AAA Offers Free Towing for Cinco de Mayo Weekend

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Most of us have no idea what Cinco de Mayo is about -- its origins, reasons for celebrating, or what it even means. What we do know, however, is that it's another excuse to get plastered.

And that's cool. This is South Florida. We need no real reasons to get our drinking on.

What isn't cool, however, is drinking and then driving. It's not only dumb; it's dangerous.

So, in an effort to curb all the stupid, AAA is doing something pretty cool and offering -- even to non-AAA members -- a free ride to anyone who is drunk and can't drive home.

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New Reversible Lanes on I-595 Scheduled to Open March 26

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The new I-595 reversible lanes will kick off at 2 p.m. on March 26, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced.

To alleviate congestion, three sets of reversible lanes will move traffic east in the morning, then west in the evening.

As a sort of test run, the lanes will be free to commuters for the first week of operation as officials test the lanes' equipment and allow drivers to get used to the changes.

See also: New Reversible Lanes on I-595 Coming Soon: Try Not to Drive Directly Into Incoming Traffic!

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I-95 Toll Rate Hike Coming This Month

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The Florida Department of Transportation is about to increase the rate to drive from the Golden Glades interchange to Interstate 395 from 25 cents to 50 cents.

That's mainly because state officials had underestimated how much people hate the crap out of sitting in jammed-up traffic on I-95.

On a really bad day, commuters should expect to pay as much as $10.50 in tolls, which will be up from $7.

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Florida Has the Sixth Worst Drivers in America

You know by now that commuting in Florida is about the worst thing you can do, next to having someone punching you in the crotch or slamming your hand into a plugged-in waffle iron.

But now our driving horribleness as been documented and ranked.

And the findings show that Florida drivers are the sixth worst in the nation.

That's actually surprising. We're bad enough to crack the Top 5 in anyone's list.


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Florida Senators Introduce Bill to Increase Speed Limit to 75 MPH

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Know what we need more around these parts? Crazy-ass drivers challenging Chuck Yeager's sound barrier speed record on our highways.

And thanks to some lawmakers, that just may happen sooner than we think.

Florida Sens. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, have joined forces in a bipartisan effort to allow a 75 mph speed limit on some Florida highways as well as an increase in mph on other roads.

These parties can't agree on guns, weed, medicare, taxes or Stand Your Ground. But when it comes to wanting to go faster, it's UNITED FOR ALL!

See also: With Ambulance Service Cut, Alligator Alley Rescues May Take Awhile

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Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Starts Today: Big Buck Boats

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Ticket sales are up for the world's largest in-water boast show, which starts today. Last year, 100,000 people attended but you may remember, the extravaganza was hampered by Superstiorm Sandy's landfill in the Northeast,.

The show, which runs through the weekend features crazy expensive yachts, big time boat dealers, and more salesmanship than you can shake a captain's hat at.

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Las Olas Boulevard Bridge to Be Closed Until Friday Morning

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Heads up, people that commute the East Las Olas Boulevard Bridge.

Due to construction, the bridge will be closed Thursday night to Friday morning.

So you may want to take the detour, or find another route if you travel through and around Ft. Lauderdale beach.

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New Reversible Lanes on I-595 Coming Soon: Try Not to Drive Directly Into Incoming Traffic!

Categories: News, Traffic

Driving on 595 and I-95 makes you want to light a pillowcase full of kittens on fire and punt it off the overpass you've been stuck on for the past hour.

It's atrocious.

So, what's the solution? REVERSIBLE LANES, OF COURSE!

That's right. I-595 will soon be opening reversible lanes that go one way in the morning and then the other way in the afternoon.


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I-95 Toll Rate Hike is Being Considered by State Officials

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State officials have underestimated how much people hate the crap out of sitting in jammed up traffic on I-95.

So much so that they are now looking to propose raising the maximum toll rate from $1 to $1.50 a mile.

The initial idea for charging a toll on the express lanes was to reduce traffic in those lanes to keep traffic moving along. People would rather not pay a toll and would stick to the regular lane, thus reducing bottle neck traffic in the express lane, officials thought.

State officials don't commute on the I-95 much, we take it.

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Las Olas Boulevard Bridge to Close Tuesday as Construction Continues

Categories: Broward, Traffic

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The seemingly never-ending construction on the east Las Olas Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway will continue even later Tuesday night, which means the bridge will be closed to traffic until Wednesday morning.

This means detours and irritation and confirmation that the Traffic Gods hate you.

The bridge will be closed for construction from 9 p.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday.


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