What is the 511 Traffic System?
The 511 Traffic System
You have probably heard of 911, and you might have even used 411 at some point, but 35 states make use of a similar system. It’s called the 511 traffic system. If you haven’t heard of 511, you might be missing out.
Designed For Travelers
The 511 system is designed for travelers, whether they are daily commuters or on a road trip, on our nation’s highways. Simply dial the easy number—5-1-1—and you’ll get real-time traffic updates. What kind of information is shared when you dial the 511 system? You will receive information on route detours, accidents, road closures, and highway conditions. 511 also provides information on border crossing wait times (depending on the state), current AMBER alerts, and any ride-sharing details. You can even access live camera feeds via 511 smartphone apps.
Where To Find More Information
So how can you check in with 511? The easiest way is dialing the number, but you can also utilize the app, view your home state’s 511 homepage, or follow your home state’s social media accounts. The 511 traffic system is managed by the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The FHWA oversees the design, construction, and maintenance of our nation’s highway system; the organization was founded on October 15, 1966.
Out Of State Vacationers
While Oklahoma doesn’t have a 511 system set up, it’s still a great resource to use when you’re traveling out of state. The best vehicles for you to embark on your journey with are available here at Carter Chevrolet in Okarche, OK.