Free traffic system provides up-to-date information about driving conditions and travel times
With more than 100,000 spectators expected to pack the grandstand and infield at the Daytona International Speedway during the Speedweeks at Daytona 2017, the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Florida 511 Traveler Information System can help stock car racing fans find the easiest route to the iconic racetrack.
Before hitting the road, visitors and residents can check Florida 511 for up-to-date traffic information about congestion, crashes, closures and construction on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads and major metropolitan roadways.
And because the traffic information is free, Florida 511 may prove to be a motorsport fan’s best friend during the nine-day event that begins on Saturday, February 18 and culminates with the 59th running of the Daytona 500 race on Sunday, February 26.
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. Users can also register for a My Florida 511 personalized services account and create custom door-to-door routes to favorite destinations. Each route includes travel time estimates, traffic incident information and the ability to schedule email or text alerts.
In addition to using the mobile app, motorists can:
- Visit FL511.com for interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion and crashes, travel times and traffic camera views.
- Call 511 toll-free for updates.
- Follow one of the 13 statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511), including @FL_511_I4,@FL511_I95 and @FL511_CENTRAL.
FDOT encourages all drivers to check Florida 511 to travel safely and experience fewer delays. Check Florida 511 before leaving or have a passenger check during a commute to avoid using a phone while driving.