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Use Florida 511 During Shriners International Convention in Daytona Beach

TALLAHASSEE — With an estimated 15,000 visitors preparing to travel to Daytona Beach for the annual meeting of Shriners International, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages attendees and residents to use the Florida 511 Traveler Information System to arrive safely and with fewer delays.

The 2017 Imperial Session of Shriners International will take place at the Ocean Center from Sunday, July 9, through Thursday, July 13. The fraternal and charitable organization is known for its parades featuring tiny cars driven by adults and support of the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Florida 511 is a free service that provides real-time traffic information in English and Spanish about interstates, highways, most toll roads and many major roadways in Florida.

Visitors and residents can check the statewide interactive road map on FL511.com or by downloading the free Florida 511 mobile app, available on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Users also can register on the website or mobile app for a My Florida 511 personalized services account to create and save door-to-door routes to the convention center, hotels, restaurants and other favorite destinations. Each route includes travel time estimates, traffic incident information and the ability to set up custom email or text alerts. Users also can view traffic cameras showing current driving conditions, including roadways leading to and near the Ocean Center such as I-4, I-75 and I-95.

Those resources can help visitors and residents during the convention that includes a Shriners parade scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, along Atlantic Avenue (State Road A1A) from Sun Splash Park to the Ocean Center.

Additional ways to receive traffic information from the Florida 511 system include calling 511 toll-free from any phone within the state and following one or more of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511), such as @FL_511_I4, @FL511_I95, @FL511_Central and @FL511_Estatal.

FDOT encourages all drivers to visit the Florida 511 website before leaving or have a passenger check the mobile app to avoid using a phone while driving.

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