Monday, March 16, 2009

Traffic Jams Can Cause Heart Attacks?


Stuck in traffic? Take it easy, your chance of suffering a heart attack just increased significantly. A new study out of Germany has uncovered evidence that getting stuck in traffic makes you much more likely to have a heart attack within an hour's time. Yikes, that means I'm prime for one right now after sitting through that mess on the freeway this morning!

Here's an article on the study results.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.