Traffic Apps

Your smart phone is a very sophisticated piece of technology, capable of some incredible things these days. Use it to your advantage by loading it with tools that make life easier and more enjoyable. With only needing an internet connection, your web browser can be used for more than just researching Medicare supplement plans.

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to find your way around the city or in a new place you are unfamiliar with. Trying to use a large, physical paper map can be time consuming, confusing, and dangerous when trying to look at it while driving. GPS systems can be expensive, hard to mount in the car, and could run out of battery on you. Luckily, your smart phone has plenty of apps you can use in place of a map to make sure you get around safely and efficiently.

 

Google Maps is the perfect app for reliable mapping and turn by turn directions for trip taking. The information on roads, road closures, businesses, and even live traffic delays are all incredibly accurate using Google Maps thanks to the immense amount of data it uses based on the millions of people who use it. You can find the best routes for your trip, find gas stations, coffee shops, and places to eat along the way, and avoid traffic jams and road closures.

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Waze is another fantastic app for taking trips. Similar to Google Maps, the amount of data from the millions of people using the app every day allows it to have extremely accurate drive times and traffic conditions. It uses real time traffic condition data to find the best routes for the quickest trips, or to find the best ways around traffic when things change. It will even update your route for you during the drive when it thinks a different way will actually be faster.

 

The added benefit to using Waze is that it allows users to input real time traffic hazard information as they are driving. If there is a car stopped on the side of the road or a pothole in the street, it will tell you. If there is a car accident or traffic jam it will tell you that as well. It will even tell you that there is a Cop up ahead. These features make using the Waze app extremely convenient and get you to where you need to go safely and efficiently.