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Friday, 04 November 2005
Traffic

traffic

This afternoon I spent over three hours behind the wheel. My favourite way of monitoring the traffic conditions ahead of me is by phoning the AA roadwatch service before coming up to a place where I have an alternative route. Often an accident occurs ahead of me after I have departed from my starting point, so it is not feasible to simply rely on conditions at the time of departure.

However there are a few internet sites worth checking for live traffic conditions, depending on the nature of your journey.

There is the Highways Agency which can forecast conditions for a particular date and can be used to see the CCTV traffic pictures (in Bristol only).  They are also responsible for Traffic Map.

The AA and the RAC also purport to give live traffic news for England.

Traffic Master is a commercial site with much of the same information.

As far as the provinces go the situation gets a bit confusing:

For those in the North, the Scottish Executive provides a service called NADICS (National Driver Information and Control System).

For those in the West, the Welsh Assembly provides the more humble-sounding Traffic Wales traffic information service.

Across the Irish Sea we have the Traffic Watch Northern Ireland provided by an agency within the Department for Regional Development (four CCTV traffic pictures in Belfast available online).

With a tip of the hat to Ian at work and to Roy’s Journal.

Posted by bigblue on 04/11/2005 at 11:21 PM
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