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An Observant Traffic Worker Saved This Street-Crossing Pooch’s Life

If you live in Arizona and use State Route 51 on your commute, you know how busy this road can be. As you can imagine, this area is no place for a little puppy to be wandering around, but one unlucky dog recently found herself on the crowded highway.

Someone at the Department of Transportation’s Traffic Control Center was monitoring the highway’s cameras when he spotted the pooch. That’s when he decided to take action.

No one knows where the dog came from, but she was seen attempting to cross State Route 51 In Pheonix.

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Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) employee Gil Estrada was monitoring the cameras that day when he noticed the terrified dog. When he picked her up in his car, she was curled up on the median.

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The dog was given to the Arizona Equine Rescue Organization (AERO), and they offered to help find her a home.

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Last night, Jan. 25th, 2016 an employee who monitors ADOT cameras noticed a dog on the freeway median of SR51. The…

Posted by Arizona Equine Rescue Organization on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

So far, the owners of the pooch haven’t come forward, and AERO plans to put her up for adoption. They have named her ADOT in honor of the employee who saved her life.

Would You Dare Cross This Dangerous Highway In France? Many Try, Few Succeed.

When driving to and from work, most people wonder “will there be bad traffic?” If you happen to be one of the lucky commuters who has to drive on the Passage du Grois that runs between the Gulf of Burn and the island of Noirmoutier in France, you’d wonder “will there be a road?” This roadway is infamous for being the victim of the changing tides. At low tide, which only happens for a short period every day, the water is just low enough for people to safely pass on the road.

I don’t know about you, but if my road back home is under water for the majority of the day, I’d invest in a boat (or perhaps submersible vehicle). 

A few cyclists cross the Passage du Grois. The sun is shining and the road (for now) is above water.

Imagine driving along and running into this. Time to put the car in reverse.

At least there are some handy signs to warn you in case you miss the road disappearing right in front of you.

Some people never learn: Exhibit A.

Some people never learn: Exhibit B.

If there’s one place in the world where you definitely don’t want to be in a traffic jam….

“Excuse me, sir, you can’t park here.”

If all else fails, you can always cross the Passage du Grois the old-fashioned way.

(via: acidcow.com)

One thing’s for sure, life as a commuter on the Passage du Grois is never boring. 

Protesters hit the streets after seeing Laquan McDonald video

Protesters enraged by what they’ve seen today in the video of the police shooting of 17-year-oldLaquan McDonald have taken to the streets of Chicago, with many marching peacefully, some interlocking arms to block intersections and others engaging police officers.

Though the shooting ofMcDonald by OfficerJason Van Dyke took place over a year ago, it was a lawsuit filed by an independent journalist that set a Nov. 25 deadline for the city to release footage of the incident. Well aware of the reaction the video would ignite, Van Dyke was charged today with first degree murder.

Not surprisingly, protesters hit the streets as soon as the video hit the Internet.