Florida 511 Provides Time-Saving Traffic Information

 

Staff Report

The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 511 Traveler Information System provides up-to-date traffic information on crashes, congestion, construction and more on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways.

There are four convenient ways for motorists to receive traffic updates: Call 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish; visit FL511.com with interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion and crashes, travel times and traffic camera views; download the free Florida 511 mobile app available for Android and Apple devices; and follow one of the 12 statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds on Twitter.

FDOT reminds all travelers to check 511 before traveling, have a passenger check 511 or pull over to avoid distracted driving.

For traffic updates from Twitter, FDOT encourages travelers to follow the FL511 Twitter feeds for traffic updates. Find feeds for FL511Statewide, FL511 Tampa Bay, and on major highways such as FL511 I-75 and FL511 I-4.

Call 511 before driving or have a passenger call to avoid using a phone while driving.

Customize a trip at FL511.com before leaving to minimize time spent on the phone.

Leave yourself ample time to reach your destination to avoid feeling rushed.

Take regular breaks and rotate drivers during long trips to avoid driving while fatigued.

Always wear a safety belt.

Don’t drink and drive.

Florida 511 features traffic information on all interstate highways, toll roads and many other metropolitan roadways. It includes commuter travel times and reports on crashes, congestion and construction, public transit, airport and seaport information.

America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alerts notify the public of the most serious child-abduction cases. Silver Alerts notify the public when law enforcement agencies are searching for missing adults or citizens with cognitive impairments, including Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Alerts notify the public when law enforcement officers are searching for an offender who has seriously injured or killed a law enforcement officer.

FL511.com provides travel information, traffic camera views and free personalized services, including customized travel routes and e-mail, text and phone call alerts.

Voice-activated and touch-tone navigation are available when calling 511.