It’s been a bitterly cold winter in many parts of the United States and spring breakers and snowbirds alike are now descending on Florida. Visitors come for the beautiful beaches, warm weather, and a needed break from the Arctic chill that has gripped much of the nation this winter.
Millions of additional vehicles will be on Florida roads this spring. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages motorists to drive carefully and download the FL511 App or access the website FL511.com to help make the trip a breeze in the Sunshine State! The Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) has a wealth of information to make any drive safer and reduce travel time.
Features include providing route-specific directions and travel times; snapshot cameras on interstates, toll-roads and other major roadways; and alerts about congestion, crashes, blocked roads, detours and severe weather to help motorists make informed decisions about driving plans.
Spring breakers and snowbirds may find the cameras helpful when returning home too, so they can see road conditions on I-95, I-75 and other major roads leading out of Florida. Once on the road, FDOT reminds travelers that only a passenger can check the app in a moving vehicle. For solo travelers, please use Drive Mode or pull over, find a safe spot to park, and check the app while not driving, if needed.
This March and April, let FL511 ease trip to and from Florida. To learn more, visit the website and download the FL511 Mobile App from the Apple App Store or Google Play.