MIAMI (CBS4) – More than two million people across Florida will hit the road this holiday weekend, according to the American Automobile Association, and law enforcement and traffic experts want to make sure they do so safely.
Employees at state Department of Transportation’s Regional Transportation Management Center will be watching hundreds of traffic cameras closely to give drivers real time information to help keep them from getting caught up in congestion or worse.
Drivers who have a road trip planned are urged to call 511, check traffic status online and view live traffic cameras. They can also download the 511 Mobile app which uses GPS to pinpoint a vehicle’s location and show traffic incidents around them.
The Florida Highway Patrol urges drivers to leave plenty of time to get to and from your Thanksgiving destination so you do not speed or drive aggressively. Troopers will be out writing tickets to aggressive and impaired drivers.
They also want to remind you that texting while driving is now illegal in Florida and they will be keeping an eye out for that as well.
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