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Beat the heat with hot fun in the summertime

Summertime is here … and we are experiencing a heat wave. Now is the time to beat the heat with hot fun in the summertime and sit back, relax and unwind!

As you continue your summer fun-filled vacations and travels, do remember a simple safety tip to beat the heat, while enjoying the fun and sun of the outdoors throughout the state: Connect. Know. Go. Take a tip from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and use FL511 for every trip. See real-time traffic camera views and more.

Before leaving, drivers should check the interactive road map on FL511.com for real-time traffic information and incident alerts in English or Spanish. They can also view roadway cameras showing nearby current driving conditions on their route.

The FL511 mobile app, available on the Apple App Store or Google Play, features an interactive map showing traffic speeds and incidents on roads around the user’s location. One of the features of the app is Drive Mode, allowing motorists to use the app in a hands-free manner.

Additional ways to receive traffic information includes following one or more of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511), such as @FL511_State.

The Florida 511 Traveler Information System from FDOT is the state’s official source for real-time traffic and travel information. The FL511 app, website, and Twitter feeds provide information on Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways, allowing drivers to avoid unnecessary delays, as well as receive updates on crashes, congestion, construction and more. For more information, please visit www.FL511.com.

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