Use Florida 511 to Find the Best Routes to the Coke Zero 400 in DaytonaJune 26, 2017
TALLAHASSEE — For tips on how to drive for several hours while only turning left, ask a NASCAR driver. For tips on how to find the best route to the 59th annual Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, use Florida 511.
With more than 75,000 fans expected at the event on Saturday, July 1, and many more people heading to the beach or other leisure activities, all drivers can rely on the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Florida 511 Traveler Information System to arrive safely with fewer delays.
Florida residents and visitors can check Florida 511 before hitting the road for up-to-date traffic information in English or Spanish. They also can view traffic cameras on roads and at intersections near the racetrack, including Interstate 4 (I-4), Interstate 95 (I-95) and International Speedway Boulevard (U.S. 92).
The free Florida 511 mobile app, available on Google Play or the Apple App Store, features an interactive map showing traffic speeds and incidents on roadways around the user’s location. The mobile app also can suggest alternate routes. Anyone can register for a free My Florida 511 personalized services account and create custom door-to-door routes to the speedway or other favorite destinations. Each route includes travel-time estimates, traffic incident information and the ability to schedule email or text alerts.
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 and @FL511_Central.
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.