Save time, money and frustration by navigating traffic surges this holiday weekend
AAA reports that over 33.2 million people traveled by car over the 2008 Thanksgiving weekend*. While the holidays are a great time to see friends and family, they can be a challenging time to drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration**, Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday of the year for drivers. NAVTEQ Traffic.com offers driving tips for the holiday season:
-- Get a good night's sleep before your trip (at least 8 hours). -- Drive long trips with a passenger who stays awake to talk to the driver. -- Schedule regular stops, every 100 miles or two hours. -- Refrain from text messaging while driving. -- Avoid alcohol and medications that may impair performance. -- Pull off into a safe area and take a brief nap, if you are feeling drowsy. -- Walk around or do a few exercises to get rid of grogginess. -- Rely on NAVTEQ Traffic.com for the most up-to-date traffic information.
NAVTEQ Traffic.com helps drivers plan routes, both before they leave home and on the go.
1. Connect to http://mobi.traffic.com, a free wireless Web site for mobile traffic hotspot reports.
2. Text your CITY CODE (NY, CHIC, PHL, LA, etc.) to TRAFC (87232) to get instant traffic updates for the worst city area delays. NAVTEQ Traffic.com city codes can be found at http://bhelp.traffic.com/city-codes-used-for-sms .
3. Call 1-866-MY-TRAFC (1-866-698-7232), a free automated voice hotline for speed dial access to roadway updates.
"We're preparing for the year's most popular road trip holidays," says Alex Wiegand, vice president, NAVTEQ. "If www.traffic.com is helpful for every day commuters, it's indispensable for holiday travel."
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4,400 employees located in 195 offices and in 44 countries.
NAVTEQ and Traffic.com are trademarks in the U.S. and other countries. All rights reserved.
Web site: http://www.traffic.com/