Best graphic traffic updates (2000)
Like a number of other stations, Channel 4 is now supplementing its morning news broadcasts with an info banner that runs along the bottom of the screen. Some of the data presented is superfluous: How many times do we need to see what temperature it's going to be at noon? But the notes about drive times on major thoroughfares, presented in the simplest, most user-friendly manner possible, are a godsend for anyone who may not have time to stick around for the more complete traffic reports offered up by Luan Akin, local TV's finest eye in the sky. In addition, Channel 4 continues to offer Pinpoint Traffic, an easy-to-read map that allows viewers to see how their personal drives are moving -- or not. Consider these features a road-rage chill pill.