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traffic

1. 
a. the business of commercial transportation by land, sea, or air
b. the freight, passengers, etc., transported
2. trade, esp of an illicit or improper kind
3. Chiefly US the number of customers patronizing a commercial establishment in a given time period

traffic

[′traf·ik]
(communications)
The messages transmitted and received over a communication channel.
(engineering)
The passage or flow of vehicles, pedestrians, ships, or planes along defined routes such as highways, sidewalks, sea lanes, or air lanes.

traffic

Data transmitted over a network. Traffic is a very general term and typically refers to overall network usage at a given moment. However, it can refer to specific transactions, messages, records or users in any kind of data or telephone network. See PPS.
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Adhering to this rule, he said, will curb traffic jams, prevent obstruction of pedestrian movement and reduce chances of major traffic accidents.
The VVIP movement led to severe traffic jam on the main roads which caused hardships for motorists in the provincial metropolis, he added.
When asked the Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Khurram Janbaz about traffic jam, he urged citizens to cooperate with traffic wardens and park their vehicles in single queue instead of making multiple queues in front of shopping malls.
Due to the illegal bus stands, not only the local residents were facing immense problem but also traffic jams on roads have become a common occurrence.
The traffic jam was formed because of the drive-by passenger vehicles who stopped to help truck drivers move.
Kilometers-long traffic jam was also generated in the opposite direction - from Sunny Beach resort to Aheloy.
However, no further information was available on the reason for the traffic jam.
The new 'Jam Ahead Warning' feature shows drivers in advance exactly where a traffic jam is located and crucially alerts them to slow down if they are travelling too fast.
I am sure everyone knows this by now, but for some reason time ticks away very slowly when you are stuck in a traffic jam.
Makers of the Traffic Jam Assistant say their gadget will allow stressed-out drivers to sit back and relax while the software takes over, braking, accelerating and steering a vehicle at speeds of up to 50kph.
Bosch, a leading international supplier of automotive technology and services, is currently laying the remaining groundwork for the launch of its pioneering Traffic Jam Assistant system, a software programme that can guide vehicles through highway traffic jams.
At morning and evening peak hours, the spillover of vehicular movement results in massive traffic jam on Ring Road near Maharani Bagh area.