CHICAGO, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions, provides 4th of July driving tips this holiday season. This year, the Federal holiday is observed on Friday since the holiday falls on Saturday. Many people may take off Thursday (an extra day) to make for a four-day summer weekend. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the two highest traffic days of the year are July 3rd and July 4th. NAVTEQ Traffic.com offers drivers a way to check the traffic online or on-the-go and consider alternate routes for a quicker and more pleasant weekend.
Check the traffic and consider alternate routes:
1. Save 1-866-MY-TRAFC (1-866-698-7232) to a phone favorites list before leaving home. This free hotline provides speed dial access to NAVTEQ Traffic.com--ideal for avoiding heavy traffic, construction, and accidents on your long weekend trip. 2. Use your wireless handheld device to connect to the Web with MOBI.TRAFFIC.COM. Visit http://mobi.traffic.com, a free wireless Web site for the same great traffic information you get from online. 3. Send an SMS text message to get real-time traffic information for city hotspots. Simply text your CITY CODE, (NY, CHIC, PHL, LA, etc.) to TRAFC (87232). City codes can be found at help.traffic.com/city-codes-used-for-sms--ideal for getting instant traffic information. 4. Going to the fireworks? Think about parking a little further away and walking in. You'll walk right past the traffic on the way out. 5. Going away for the weekend? Think about driving early in the morning, or late at night, when traffic is lightest. Just make sure you don't drive tired.
* Source: Insurance.com. Available at: http://www.insurance.com/article.aspx/Deadliest_Days_to_Drive_Insurancecom_2007_Update/artid/523.
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