Hurricane season is here. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) wants Floridians to be prepared prior to the wake of disaster and devastation. A great way for motorists to do this is to download and use FDOT’s FL511 Mobile App to keep an eye on traffic incidents and to help them plan ahead. It’s the best way to Travel Smart with the Florida 511 Mobile App – Connect.Know.Go.
If a hurricane threatens the state, potentially millions of people may be ordered to evacuate, or choose to do so voluntarily. The Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) and its mobile app can help people evacuate more safely and efficiently, with a wealth of travel information that is provided.
The FL511 system is the state’s official source for traffic and travel information. FL511 provides information on congestion events, crashes, construction and maintenance activities; and travel times on all interstates and toll facilities and several Florida routes, so drivers can make better choices about their travel plans. The free information service is accessible by mobile app, website in English and Spanish, Twitter messages, Facebook, Instagram, texts alerts and more.
FL511 provides camera snapshots on major Florida roads, so users can see road conditions throughout the state. The goal is to provide information about current conditions to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently. To accomplish its goal, FL511 provides the latest traffic information and road conditions throughout Florida, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Before heading out, drivers should visit the FL511.com website for important traffic information and incident alerts. In addition, be sure to download the FL511 Mobile App, now with voice interaction feature so users can speak a request for their destination. Once on the road, have a passenger check to avoid using a phone while behind the wheel. Get the Florida 511 Mobile App on Google Play, or download it from the Apple App Store.
Travelers can follow FL511 on 13 Twitter handles, on Facebook @FL511, and Instagram @Florida_511. For more information, visit the website at FL511.com to Connect.Know.Go.