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When a new highway was built in the middle of a bushfire, it created a whole new way to travel around the city

On the night of September 1, 2015, a fire raged through the bushfire-ravaged area of Hobart’s east coast.A road was left open to motorists.For a few hours, it was a paradise.But then, the blaze spread quickly.As roads were burned, there was a whole lot of traffic.People drove around the fire in the open, sometimes taking […]

What’s it like to spend your morning cleaning up after your car?

Asphalt slurry seals can make life difficult for motorists who don’t have the proper equipment, or who live in areas where the surface is slippery.“Asphalt sludge is a very hard substance to clean up,” said Mark DeYoung, director of the University of California, Davis Transportation Institute.“It can be very damaging to the asphalt itself, to […]

Aussie driver to get hit by a bus after using street paint as a roof

Australian driver Alex Fauci is set to be hit by an oncoming bus after he used street paint to cover his car’s windshield.The accident happened at about 2:15am yesterday on the M4 in Queensland.Alex Fauccis car has been damaged, and police are appealing for witnesses.“It’s quite serious.It’s a major traffic hazard on the motorway, and […]

How to fix asphalt shingle cracks in your driveway

The asphalt shings that often crack in your house are actually cracks in the pavement.That’s because the shingled surface underneath the pavement is made up of more than one type of asphalt, said Steve Zagor, a soil scientist at the University of Missouri.There’s a layer of dirt and gravel, which acts as a barrier against […]

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