With or without voice activated navigation in your car, drivers no longer need to resign themselves to hours of gridlock traffic. This holiday, INRIX Traffic, a free smartphone app, can help avoid delays out of town, along the way to your intended destination and back home again!
Timed traffic forecasts help to plan your getaway so to beat the traffic, with alerts of accidents and other traffic delays to avoid along the way.
Vacationers using INRIX to guide their drives can look forward to more time spent enjoying their time off and less time behind the wheel—a savings that they’ll also see in their pockets, as less money spent on gas burned in traffic means more money to spend having fun.
“Our analysis of Labor Day traffic trends shows the majority of Labor Day travelers leave on Friday afternoon. But this approach usually costs drivers more time than it saves because of added delays due to heavier than expected traffic,” said INRIX Director of Community Relations Jim Bak.
A New Yorker heading to the Hamptons, for instance, will spend 40 minutes longer traveling to their destination via the Long Island Expressway (LIE) than the Sunrise Highway – even though the LIE route is a shorter distance – because of traffic.
“Holidays just like accidents and weather can make it nearly impossible to get out of town without experiencing some type of delay. With INRIX Traffic, you spend more time enjoying your holiday weekend with friends and family and less time idling behind the car in front of you,” added Bak.
INRIX Traffic is a free app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone that transforms drivers’ smartphones into their own personal traffic reporter. The app taps into the world’s largest community of drivers to help travelers save time, fuel and frustration with up-to the minute insight into current traffic conditions for all highways, city streets and other heavily travelled local roads nationwide.
Highly-accurate INRIX Arrival Times, available through the iOS version of INRIX Traffic (and soon to come on other platforms), may be sent ahead along with your selected route to friends and family waiting for you at your destination.
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