One of the number one comments I receive from people relocating from other states to California is that they are afraid of the traffic and how long it may take them to get to work.
Well, now you can see for yourself how the traffic is at any time of the day any day of the week. Caltrans has installed over a thousand cameras on the freeways. When you go to this website http://video.dot.ca.gov/ you can go to whatever areas you're interested in seeing. You can even see what the current temperature is.
I think it's a pretty awesome site. And if I have to travel on the freeways, I always go to www.sigalert.com and I can see what areas are moving - or not!