As college students begin their annual trek to Florida for spring break, the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) can help both students and residents navigate roadways.
FL511 is the state’s official source for traffic and travel information. It provides current road and travel conditions in Florida, so drivers can make better choices about their travel plans. The service includes a website in English and Spanish, mobile app, Twitter messages, text alerts, and more. FL511 also provides camera views on major Florida roads, so users can see road conditions throughout the state. The goal is to increase driving safety and reduce travel time.
Spring breakers who are driving to Florida from another state can check the FL511.com website or download the mobile app before starting their trip, and view driving conditions on major roads throughout the state. Once in the sunshine state, spring breakers can use the website or app for specific driving directions, travel times for point to point trips, and view current road conditions along their route. When on the road, have a passenger check to avoid using a phone while behind the wheel. Passengers can also view roadway camera snapshots on their route. The FL511 mobile app, available from the Apple App Store or Google Play, features an interactive map showing traffic congestion and incidents and camera snapshots on roads around the user’s location. FDOT encourages all drivers to use FL511 to increase driving safety and reduce travel time.
The FDOT also encourages spring breakers to use FL511 during their vacation in Florida, and for the portion of their trip on Florida roads when returning back to college.
The FL511 App, website, and Twitter feeds provide information on Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways, allowing spring breakers and other drivers to avoid unnecessary delays, as well as receive updates on accidents, congestion, construction and more. Travelers can follow FL511 on 13 Twitter handles, on Facebook @FL511, and Instagram @Florida_511. For more information, visit the website at www.FL511.com.