What is traffic?

  • (noun): Social or verbal interchange (usually followed by 'with').
    Synonyms: dealings
    See also — Additional definitions below


Traffic on roads may consist of pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using the public way for purposes of travel. Traffic laws are the laws which govern traffic and regulate vehicles, while rules of the road are both the laws and the informal rules that may have developed over time to facilitate the orderly and timely flow of traffic.

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Some articles on traffic:

N11 Road (Ireland) - Link With M50
... Traffic proceeding north on the M11 is given a choice to stay on the main carriageway (which becomes the M50), or take the exit at what is junction 17 on the M50, in order to stay on the ... Traffic on the N11 inside Dublin proper is expected to ease due to traffic being given other route options before entering the city ...
Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer - IP-DSLAM
... User traffic is mostly IP based ... These devices then extract the IP traffic and pass it on to an IP network ... IP-DSLAMs extract the IP traffic at the DSLAM itself ...
Traffic (band)
... Traffic were an English rock band whose members came from the West Midlands ... which time Winwood joined Blind Faith, Traffic reunited in 1970 to release the critically acclaimed album John Barleycorn Must Die ... In 2004, Traffic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ...
Hasselt - Transport
... Hasselt is at the junction of important traffic arteries from several directions ... The outer ring road serves to keep traffic out of the city centre and main residential areas ... The inner ring road, the so-called "Green Boulevard", serves to keep traffic out of the commercial centre, which is almost entirely a pedestrian area ...
Traffic - Congestion Mitigation - Intelligent Transportation Systems
... allow better monitoring and control of traffic in order to optimize traffic flow ... per year has not been keeping pace, this has led to ever-increasing traffic congestion ... As a cost-effective solution toward optimizing traffic, ITS presents a number of technologies to reduce congestion by monitoring traffic flows through the use of sensors and live cameras or analysing ...

More definitions of "traffic":

  • (noun): The amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time.
    Example: "Heavy traffic overloaded the trunk lines"; "traffic on the internet is lightest during the night"
  • (noun): Buying and selling; especially illicit trade.
  • (noun): The aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time.
  • (verb): Trade or deal a commodity.
    Example: "They trafficked with us for gold"
  • (verb): Deal illegally.
    Example: "Traffic drugs"

Famous quotes containing the word traffic:

    Too much traffic with a quotation book begets a conviction of ignorance in a sensitive reader. Not only is there a mass of quotable stuff he never quotes, but an even vaster realm of which he has never heard.
    Robertson Davies (b. 1913)

    There was a girl who was running the traffic desk, and there was a woman who was on the overnight for radio as a producer, and my desk assistant was a woman. So when the world came to an end, we took over.
    Marya McLaughlin, U.S. television newswoman. As quoted in Women in Television News, ch. 3, by Judith S. Gelfman (1976)