The NSW Government's newly updated Live Traffic phone app is aiming to make the dreaded daily commute a little easier for long suffering motorists.
This new version of the app is greatly improved as it now allows users to discover if there are any expected delays on their chosen route.
Prior to this update, users would only be updated on traffic delays in Sydney or greater NSW rather than just those delays that were relevant to them.
Users can also save their favourite travel routes and schedule the app to begin updating them automatically at a set time each day.
The app is currently available on iPhone, iPad and the Android platform and will complement existing traffic information available through websites and social media. Motorists can also visit livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au.
It also spells the end for the F3 Freeway specific “Critical Alerts Service”, which has been in operation since late 2010.
Roads Minister Duncan Gay declared that the F3 service was no longer necessary, saying “we have made significant improvements to the Live Traffic NSW service”.
Mr Gay strongly encouraged all users to adopt the new app, but in the meantime he assured all current F3 Critical Alerts Service users that they would be automatically “migrated onto a new email system”.
The Minister also reminded users that it was illegal to use a mobile phone whilst driving.