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Use FL511 for back to school travels

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) wants to ensure that motorists using Florida roadways are aware of safe driving practices and the benefits of using the Florida 511 Traveler Information System known as FL511. FDOT’s FL511 is an available tool that helps drivers travel Florida interstates, toll roads and major arterial roads and Connect. Know. Go. … safely. FDOT encourages drivers to plan ahead by using FL511 to find convenient routes to schools and after-school activities.

FL511 can help motorists who are driving to and from school by letting them know before they get on the road if there are any incidents or other conditions that may cause a delay, if using a highway, interstate, or traveling in some major metropolitan areas. Drivers may want to find several of the live camera views and save those, to check conditions on roads and intersections before leaving home. The system can also help with after-school activities, by providing suggested travel routes, estimated travel times, and conditions on roads to or from the activity, if part of the FL511 system.

Before leaving home, 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.

Drivers can register on the website for alerts and routes. When using the mobile app, drivers can put in an origin and destination to get a route to their destination. Route-specific text and email alerts can include travel speeds, travel time estimates and information about congestion, construction and incidents.

Additional ways to receive traffic information from Florida 511 include 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.

popdevteamUse FL511 for back to school travels