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Traffic Cars are A.I. cars that drive around the streets of Palmont and Rockport, helping to simulate street racing. They appear in free roam, race events, Pursuits, and Team Escapes. Traffic cars are not real life licensed vehicles, however, some models are inspired by real life licensed vehicles.

They are programmed to attempt to drive around anything that is in their way, but this can be a problem for players when they approach roadblocks. When driving into intersections, the AI may suddenly turn, forcing oncoming players to dodge them. The traffic AI is also known to blindly change lane on multiple lane streets/roads.

After the game patch on September 18, 2012, traffic was removed from Class Restricted events, and reduced for regular events. This allows for class restricted single player races to be uninterrupted by traffic and traffic magnets, which is great for practicing tracks. Only two drag races feature traffic, and some vehicles appear exclusively in those races.

For 2012 Winter Holidays, some traffic cars were given holiday-themed neons. In 2013, Valentine's Day neons were applied in the middle of February.

List of Traffic Vehicles

There are 9 different traffic vehicles (varying in colours);

  • Civil Car
  • Coupe
  • Hatchback
  • Minivan
  • Pick-Up Truck
  • Taxi
  • News Van (Drag only)
  • Dump Truck (Drag only)
  • Limousine (Drag only)


  • The News Van, Dump Truck and Limousine appear in the drag event Gridlock.
  • The Limousine also appears in the drag event Downturn.
  • Occasionally police vehicles may also appear in traffic, usually after a Pursuit Outrun or Team Escape. This is a glitch and not an intended feature.