Add FDOT’s 511 to your Back-to-School Plan for a safe school year

Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation
Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11:44 AM.

Tallahassee – Commuters and parents alike can expect an increase in traffic beginning early August as millions of students head back to school. To help everyone prepare for this increase in traffic, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages travelers to use 511 to stay up to date on crashes, congestion, construction and more on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways.

“More than 2.6 million students and 500,000 staff members are getting ready for another school year in the Florida public school system,” said Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart. “In addition to traditional back-to-school preparations, educating yourself on travel tools, such as 511, is one way to set you and your kids up for success in the new school year.”

There are four convenient ways for motorists to receive traffic updates:     

·         Call 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish.

·         Visit FL511.comfor interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion and crashes, travel times and traffic camera views.

·         Download the free Florida 511 mobile app available on Google Playand iTunes.

·         Follow one of the 12 statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds on Twitter

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